It's moments before Barney's wedding. He's got the jitters over whether he picked the right woman for his bride, and as a result whether the wedding will be a disaster. Ted and Barney reminisce about Ted's friend Punchy's recent wedding, which they declare was the worst wedding ever. There were several possible lead ups to the disaster of Punchy's wedding. One possible cause might have been Ted feeling insecure both about his non-married status compared to all his high school friends in attendance, and them waiting for the screw-up that was supposed to be Ted's toast. His past toasts were now legendary because of video posts by Punchy on the Internet. Another possible cause of the disaster might have been Barney trying to test his pick-up plays on unsuspecting women at the reception, while he lied about a series of telephone calls he made. And yet another possible cause might have been what Robin decided about telling or not telling Barney that she still had feelings for him. But Ted ... Written by
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Former big brother 8 houseguest Jen Johnson can be seen during Ted's speech during the wedding flashback scene. See more
Ted and Robin's scene smoking cigars at Punchy's wedding in Cleveland is on the same balcony that Ted and Barney smoked cigars at the end of Season 2 at Lily and Marshall's wedding, which took place in New York. See more
What do you think of this tie?
Ohh, thank God. Barney needs you right before his wedding, you assume there's at least one dead hooker in the closet.
[laughs and discretely checks the closet
[Holds up another tie
Is this one better?
Look, the tie is great, and it's perfectly normal to have some pre-wedding jitters.
I'm not having jitters. It just occurs to me that once I put this tie on I can never take it off. I have to wear this tie forever, and ever. And sure, this tie is skinny now, but what...
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.14
Groove Is In the Heart
Written by Dmitry Brill
, Towa Tei
(as Chung Dong-Hwa), Lady Miss Kier
(as Kierin Kirby), Herbie Hancock
, and Jonathan Davis
Performed by Dee-Lite
(as Deee-Lite) See more