Marshall loves his car, a Fiero, which he got when he was sixteen. The car represents his youth, which he is slowly losing to being a suit wearing corporate lawyer. So he plans on celebrating when the Fiero hits its 200,000th mile. With less than a mile to go with Ted already breaking out the cigars, the car dies. While the gang waits at the mechanic's shop to see if the Fiero will survive, they reminisce about memorable incidents that have happened in the car, in particular ones that bonded certain friendships. When Marshall learns that the car is repairable but will cost more than it's really worth, Marshall has to decide if the money is worth holding onto his past. Written by
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The song featured in this episode is "I'm gonna be" by The Proclaimers. More often referred to as "500 miles". See more
Marshall talks about "a bum who threw up in the back seat" which was really Thai food spilled by Robin while Lily was driving but the Fiero is a two-seater car and has no back seat. (Ironically, the previous flashback memory of picking up a hitchhiking Waldo demonstrates this lack of a back seat as Marshall, Ted and Waldo share two front seats. That, and anything, including Thai food, spilled during hard braking would fly forward, not toward the "back seat".) See more
So you made a life changing decision to not change your life at all.
References Pulp Fiction
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