How I Met Your Mother: Season 2, Episode 8

Atlantic City (13 Nov. 2006)

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Marshall and Lily elope to Atlantic City, but they discover that getting married in Atlantic City isn't as easy as getting married in Las Vegas



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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Big Chinese Gambler
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Now that Marshall and Lily are back together, they have to decide if that means that an imminent wedding is also part of their future. After some convincing by Marshall for Lily to woo him the right way, they do decide to get married. A perceived problem is that most of Marshall's family now hate Lily for walking out on him in the first place. To avoid the wrath of the Eriksen's at a wedding ceremony, Marshall and Lily decide to go to Atlantic City to elope, with only their three closest friends by their side. Although some do have some work issues to get around, all three of Ted, Robin and Barney head off to Atlantic City for the event. But once there, Marshall and Lily run into an obstacle that it takes three days to get a marriage license in New Jersey. Lily in particular does whatever she has to to make sure they get married on this day. Meanwhile, the guys seem more preoccupied with being tourists in Atlantic City than they are with the wedding. Ted is preoccupied with Robin's ... Written by Huggo

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Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) actually spoke reasonably accurate Mandarin Chinese during this episode. The game they played can be loosely translated as "Can or Cannot?" See more »


The wedding/keno receptionist calls out keno numbers 35 and 27, but neither number lights up on the keno board visible in the background, on which other numbers are illuminated. See more »


Narrator: [about the game Shing Hasabu Shing] Now, I had been to a lot of casinos before that night, and I've been to a lot of casinos since, but in all that time I've never seen a game quite like this one. To this day, I have no idea how it was played. But luckily, Barney did.
Lily Aldrin: Do you understand what's happening?
Ted Mosby: Not a clue.
Robin Scherbatsky: Do you think he's winning?
Ted Mosby: I don't even know if he's playing.
Marshall Eriksen: Wait, I get it. I understand this game.
Ted Mosby: No, you don't.
Marshall Eriksen: I totally understand the game, Theodore. Barney, split your tiles....
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Barney's Gambling Secret Revealed
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Plot In A Paragraph: Lily and Marshall decide to elope to Atlantic City to get married and the gang drop everything to go with them to celebrate the occasion. However getting married in Atlantic City proves to be harder than they ever anticipated. Can Barney win them the money to get married by a captain at sea.

Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) actually spoke reasonably accurate Mandarin Chinese during this episode. The game they played can be loosely translated as "Can or Cannot?"

Once again Neil Patrick Harris brings the laughs and Alyson Hannigan and Jason Segel also excellent again too!! They are quickly becoming my favourites behind NPH.

A bonus point in the rating for the scene where Barney plays the game.

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