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
Did You Know?
Nazanin Boniadi, who plays Barney's love interest - Nora, was a Scientologist. She was 'selected' to be Tom Cruise's potential wife. She spent some time with him and got close. Then, a senior member of Scientology came to visit. Nazanin was unwell and didn't give the best impression of herself. The relationship ended swiftly after that. She was apparently heartbroken. She has gone on to find success in Homeland. See more
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
I miss my dad, Ted... I miss him so much.
When I was a kid, we would spend the summers in the upper peninsula. And every year we wouldn't get in the cabin till the middle of the night. And so, it'd be pitch black in the middle of the woods. I could never see anything in front of the headlights, but I always felt so safe... cause my dad was driving. He was like some sort of superhero that could just see way out into the darkness... and now he's just gone, and it's pitch black. I can't ...
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