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Bachelor Party 

Ted changes Barney's bachelor party plans for Marshall at the last minute, so that it won't just consist of gambling and cheap strippers. And Robin gets Lily an inappropriate shower party gift.



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Episode credited cast:
Matt Boren ...
Patricia Place ...
Stripper (as Jamie Rose Hagan)
Cousin Margaret
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Ted and Marshall have agreed that there will be no strippers at Marshall's bachelor party which they plan on holding in Atlantic City with their friends Stuart and Brad also invited. Barney plans on hiring a stripper anyway. But when Ted tells Barney on the way that they are not going to Atlantic City but to Foxwoods instead (since Ted knew Barney would have a stripper waiting in Atlantic City), Ted thinks he's pulled one over on Barney. In turn, Barney pulls a maneuver which he thinks has outfoxed the fox, although Barney's new plan doesn't come off quite the way he or anyone else quite expects. Meanwhile, Lily is having her bridal shower. Barney talks Robin into buying Lily a vibrator as a gift. When Robin arrives at the shower, she sees that it is not the vibrator type crowd. Feeling embarrassed if anyone at the shower sees what she's bought, Robin does whatever she can throughout the evening to retrieve her gift from the gift table without anyone seeing what she's done or worse ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance





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9 April 2007 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


When Barney, Ted, Marshall, and Steward are eating at a restaurant after the show, you could see Carter Bays on the wall. See more »


Robin gets Lily a black vibrator. The women at the shower exclaim that it is "just like the one Miranda gave Charlotte in Sex and the City." However, The Rabbit does not come in black (and the one Charlotte received was pink). See more »


Robin Scherbatsky: Hey, Barney, check out what I got Lily for her shower. It's kind of racy. Think you can handle it?
Barney: Uh, I've been in a tenway, so yeah.
Robin Scherbatsky: [holds out a minimal dress] It's kind of see-through.
Barney: Woah-ho-ho! You weren't kidding. You know when you should give that to her? 1850!
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References Every Which Way But Loose (1978) See more »


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Funny and charming, but somewhat forgettable
22 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

In a very strong season, "Bachelor Party" manages to stick out as one of the weaker episodes, yet is a mostly charming and entertaining episode.

Marshall's attempts at having a 'stripper-free' bachelor party go awry when Barney has to have a say in it, while Robin finds herself in awkward territory at Lily's wedding shower due to a gift she bought.

Surprisingly enough for me, the titular plot in this episode turned out to be the weaker part, often slowing down the episode. There didn't seem to be as many laughs as usual regarding Barney and Marshall, but rather, Robin's plot featured plenty of amusement. The scene that features the good ol' 'switcheroo' is one of the funniest moments in this episode.

"Bachelor Party" is funny, entertaining, stays true to its characters, but is one of the more forgettable episodes from the very strong and very consistent second season.

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