Marshall's immediate superior, nicknamed Artillery Arthur, is so named because he often, out of nowhere, will launch into a screaming tirade on an unsuspecting person. He's only one of the reasons that Marshall hates his job. Having never been screamed at like Arthur has just done to him (in this case for not finishing a report by the deadline), Marshall reacts surprisingly. He asks for advice from his friends on how to handle his feelings associated with being screamed at. Barney thinks the only way for the universe to work is for Marshall to complete the chain of screaming: scream at someone else, they who in turn will scream at another person, and so on until someone eventually screams at the original screamer. Marshall instead decides to take Lily's advice and reason with Arthur. Marshall's reasoning doesn't come out quite the way he planned. Meanwhile, Ted buys a new car that he doesn't want anyone to get dirty or to move from its prime parking spot. Written by
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At the beginning of the episode we hear Barney's voice saying, "Ted, this is New York City..." but we actually see Lily's mouth moving (Barney is not initially in the shot and the J-Cut replaces Lily's dialogue so that Lily's mouth moves but she says nothing). See more
[Telling Marshall what to do after crying in front of his boss
Marshall, you go in and you dazzle this guy with a big, eloquent speech defending human dignity. Like Abraham Lincoln.
Yeah, like it's so easy to bust out a big eloquent speech off the top of your head.
[Flash to Ted as Marshall at his job
What do you want Marshall
Justice, sir. See, we're all born with certain incontrovertible rights. The most fundamentally paramount of which is the right...
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