Although he vowed to Robin and Marshall that he would never tell them, Ted finally tells his kids that at one time both Robin and Marshall used to smoke. In 2009, they both felt like they had good reason to do so. Marshall, only an occasional smoker, always said that each cigarette was his last. But when his old boss, the meanest man nicknamed Artillery Arthur, became his new boss, he thought he was going to be fired - again. So when Marshall found out that Arthur was a smoker, Marshall used it as a bonding mechanism to keep his job. Robin, at the time anchoring the morning show, had just gotten a new co-anchor named Don Frank. Don was a career morning show host, moving from morning show to morning show across the country. Robin hated Don for what he represented: a person who had given up on his career, stating that they were on a nothing show that nobody watched. Deep down, Robin feared that he was right. So when she managed to get a scheduled on-air interview with then New York City... Written by
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Ted's kids act shocked that the gang all smoke but in season 2, at Lily and Marshall's wedding, Robin and Lily go outside to smoke. See more
Don seems to indicate that there's no one left in the studio where the show is being done. But when he's trying to make the point that no one is watching. He points out that there's a number on the bottom of the screen for someone to call the station if they're watching. For that number to show up on the screen there would have to be at least a producer somewhere in the studio. And probably a technician as well. See more
You are so gonna hit that.
No, I'm not! I just want to know him on the newsdesk.
And on the bedroom, and on the coffee table, and on the floor...
Spoofs Bull Durham
Old Men's Party
Performed by Gerhard Trede See more