It's New Year's Eve 2005 and Ted spends a large portion of his Christmas bonus for a limo for he and the gang. In addition, he has outlined a plan how they will ring in the New Year. Unfoirtunatley, things don't always go as planned.



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It's New Year's Eve 2005, and Ted wants to pull out all the stops for his friends. He decides to rent a limo (driven by their old cabbie friend Ranjit) which will take them to each of their five chosen parties in three hours, and return to the best one by midnight to ring in the new year. They are on a tight time schedule so there is no room for change or improvisation from the plan. Not included in their night is Robin as she is planning on spending it with her new boyfriend Derek. But in her place is Ted's date, the unusually friendly Marybeth. The night starts off well, but one wrench after another another is thrown into the plan, some which are definite nuisances, while others they gladly accommodate. But even those in the latter category don't always come off as they anticipate, especially when it involves one of the group needing to head off alone. Will they be at their dream party at midnight and will they all be together? Written by Huggo

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19 December 2005 (USA)  »

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Not Moby: Who?
Robin Scherbatsky: Moby... the recording artist, Moby.
Not Moby: No.
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Not Moby: I thought you said "Tony."
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Not Moby: No.
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New Year's Eve 2005
28 July 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

(1) How much do I like this episode? 2/5. (2) Directing: 2/3. (3) Editing: 2/3. (4) Plot/Story: 2/5. (5) Dialogue: 2/3. (6) Memorability/Uniqueness: 1/3. (7) Quality of characters: 2/2. (8) Acting: 3/5. (9) Cinematography: 2/4. (10) Style/Art Direction/Wardrobe/Make-up & Hair: 2/3. (11) Emotion/Experience of watching it/Catharsis: 2/5. (12) Entertainment value: 1/4. (13) Overall quality: 2/5.

Overall rating: 25/50, which is 50% and so a 5/10.

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