"How I Met Your Mother" Ducky Tie (TV Episode 2011) - Plot Summary Poster

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Plot Summary

  • The five friends are having dinner at Shinjitsu, a Japanese teppanyaki. It's Marshall's favorite restaurant, while Barney hates it there. Two topics of conversation emerge for the evening. The first is if Barney can perform a prescribed series of teppanyaki chef moves, which ends up being a bet between Barney and Marshall/Lily. If Barney wins the bet, he can touch Lily's now emerged ample pregnancy breasts. If Barney loses the bet, he has to wear Marshall's rubber ducky emblazoned tie for one year, the tie which he thinks is hideous. After they make the bet, Marshall and Lily have to figure out if Barney is hustling them - as it begins to look like Barney maneuvered their way to the restaurant without initially looking like he did - since Barney winning the bet could perhaps be their worst nightmare. The second is Ted's recent encounter with ex-girlfriend Victoria, who was the dessert caterer at the architect's ball. Their meeting ignited old feelings between the two, some good and some not so good. In the latter category is the fact that Ted officially cheated on her with Robin. During their meeting, Victoria made a few admissions of her own which may dictate if there is a future for the two of them.

    - Written by Huggo
  • After running into an old girlfriend that he had once cheated on, Ted tries to make amends with her after believing that fate may be giving him a sign; meanwhile, Marshall and Lily make a bet with Barney that involves him wearing a tie he dislikes.

    - Written by JJ Jones
  • At the Architect's Ball, Ted runs into Victoria, who tells him that she's getting married. Meanwhile, Barney places an unlikely wager with Marshall and Lily in order to see Lily's breasts.

    - Written by jgp3553@yahoo.com


Marshall's new ducky tie is not impressing anyone, but Barney's "slam" ("Duck, duck, gross") is even less impressive...

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