Ted does not want to move in with Stella because he hates New Jersey. Robin prematurely quits her TV job because she incorrectly thinks that she already has a new job.



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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 goleafs84

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Comedy | Romance





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6 October 2008 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


When Ted misses out on stuff at the beginning of the episode he says "Aw man." A reference to him being the blitz. See more »


Ted and the gang are shown riding MTA trains back and forth to New Jersey, but they do not go to New Jersey and are visually distinct from NJ Transit trains that do. See more »


Barney Stinson: [after everyone refuses a fist bump] I am not putting my fist down until it gets the privilege of someone else's knuckles tapping lightly yet decisively.
[Passes fist around]
Barney Stinson: Pretty, pretty?... Pretty, pretty?... Then know this. Until my fist gets the respect it deserves - Nay, demands - it will not yield. It. Will. NOT! Yield.
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Art at Stella's house
20 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was just wondering if anyone had any idea who the artwork is by on Stella's walls? Please let me know if so! colleen.gennaro@gmail.com

I love this show, I think its one of the greats. And being originally from new jersey, and hating it, i can definitely sympathize with the great debate. i also really loved sarah chalke's guest stint on the show, much better without Britney spears being involved. why the hell does a comment have to be a minimum of 10 lines? That is just ridiculous. I only wanted to ask if anyone had any idea whose art that was and instead I'm writing a random paragraph about absolutely nothing. I apologize.

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