After Barney is banned for life from the local laser tag club for his rough play, Ted adds it to what he calls his "Murtaugh" list, named after the Danny Glover character in Lethal Weapon (1987), he who said "I'm too old for this $#*!". Barney ends up seeing Ted's Murtaugh list as a challenge and bets Ted that he can do everything on the list in twenty-four hours. Conversely, Ted tells Robin that he is looking forward to growing old. So Robin and Barney come up with an alternate list of "old folks" things for Ted to do, Ted who double bets Barney that he can complete the items on that list before Barney finishes the Murtaugh list. Meanwhile, after Lily asks him, Marshall agrees to coach Lily's kindergarten class' basketball team. Lily sees it as potential dad training for Marshall. But Lily may change her mind when she sees that Marshall is a dictatorial taskmaster as a coach, as opposed to the touchy-feely coach she wanted. Written by
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At the end of the scene where Barney accepts the challenge of doing everything on the Murtaugh list, he says "OK chumps, lets do this." He then storms to the bathroom while shouting his own name in a very specific manner. This is a spoof of Leeroy Jenkins, a World of Warcraft
(2004) player character. In a player made in-game movie that quickly became very famous within the World of Warcraft community, Leeroy Jenkins is in a team that's in the middle of going through a battle plan for their upcoming whelps fight in Upper Blackrock Spire. Before the leader is finished explaining the plan, Leeroy suddenly interrupts and says "OK chumps, lets do this.". He then proceeds to start the fight by charging head first through a doorway, while shouting his name in the same specific way that Barney shouts his when storming to the bathroom. Leeroy's charge ruins his team's well thought out plan for the battle, killing himself and the rest of his team in the ensuing battle. See more
The Murtaugh List came about around the time I turned 30. It all started with your uncle Marshall's beer bong. He always pulled it out at parties when we were in our twenties, and we were still doing it when we were thirty. Only thing is, when we were twenty, the next day was like this.
[Cut to Ted and Marshall bumping each other
But by the time we were thrity, the next day was like this.
[Cut to Ted in the sofa, moaning
And that's when I realized there was only one man who could relate: ...
References Lethal Weapon 2
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