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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The very first reference of the ducky tie Barney would end up wearing later in the series 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
Kids, if there's one big theme to this story - and I swear, we're totally, almost not really that close to the end - it's timing. Timing is everything.
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.14
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