Ted has been commuting by train from Manhattan to New Jersey to be with Stella. Problem is, Ted despises New Jersey and he does not care for the train commute, but figures when he and Stella get married, she and her daughter Lucy will move to New York, but Stella has no plans to move to New York however. Ted, Marshall, Lily and Barney go to Stella's house. They cannot go out because Stella can't get a babysitter. While there, they start "beating up" on New Jersey and an argument ensues over which is better; New York or New Jersey. In addition, Stella tells Ted she has no plans to move to New York when they get married, because she doesn't want to uproot her life, as well as Lucy's and there's an argument about where they should live. Now Ted has to decide if he will live in New York, without Stella and Lucy or be with them in New Jersey. Meanwhile, Robin is miserable at Metro News One, because of the "fluff" pieces she has to report and the puns she has to say, even if it is in bad ... Written by
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In the DVD version of this season there was a commentary on this episode, recorded by Ellis Duncan and Evan Rock, who were two actors who had filmed a scene for the show, which for some reason was not in the episode. They did not know this prior to the commentary and found out while recording when the characters they spoke to left the setting their scene was at. They even waited until the very end of the episode, hoping for some sort of tagline possibly explaining what happened or whether or not it was a joke. See more
Ted and Marshall go to a grocery store to buy beer in New Jersey. It is illegal to sell alcohol outside of liquor stores in New Jersey. See more
I HATE NEW YORK! I'm sorry but it's true. Okay, today I was walking around Price Co. Have you ever been there? It's huge! All the stores in New York are so cramped, every time I turn I knock something over. I'm like some huge monster that came out of the ocean to destroy bodegas!... I hate it. I'M TOO BIG FOR NEW YORK! Okay? I'm always trying to fit into cramped, little subway seats, or duck under doorways that were built 150 years ago. Hey, guess what: People are bigger now! Build bigger ...
Written by Tom Waits
Performed by Bruce Springsteen See more