How I Met Your Mother: Season 6, Episode 16

Desperation Day (14 Feb. 2011)

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Lily goes to Minnesota to bring Marshall back, but he's not ready to leave yet. Meanwhile, Ted and Zoey's relationship gets off to a rocky start, and Barney searches for a female "victim" the night before Valentine's Day.

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It's approaching Valentine's Day 2011, and romance is not looking good for most of the gang. Robin and Barney have a laser tag date as friends on the actual day. Robin, single and proud of it, is spending the day before Valentine's Day with some single girlfriends in protest of the Hallmark day. Barney has renamed the 13th Desperation Day for all the single, desperate women who feel the need to hook-up with anyone by the end of the day so as not to be alone on the 14th. In his protest against this desperation, he vows to be home by midnight alone so that he say he doesn't have a date on Valentine's. Even Lily and Marshall are going to be apart on Valentine's as Marshall is still in Minnesota helping his mother after the passing of his father. Lily decides she needs to be with Marshall so makes an impromptu trip to Minnesota to be with her husband. What Lily sees at the Eriksen household is not quite what she expects. And Ted and Zoey have decided to take their relationship at a ... Written by Huggo

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The shirt that Marshall wears throughout the episode says 'Tarkenton Physical Education' on it. Fran Tarkenton was the quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings for most of the 60s and 70s where Marshall is from. See more »

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When playing the Nintendo Marshall mentions he has Super Mario Kart, a Game for the SNES console, not the 8-bit NES. Later in the episode Marshall and Ted are playing with controllers for the NES Console. See more »

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Robin Scherbatsky: Desperation Day had come and gone and you have neither gone nor come.
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