A question by Kevin about the origins of a "No Boogie-boarding" sign outside MacLaren's makes the gang reminisce about Hurricane Irene which hit New York in the summer of 2011 and which was the impetus to the incident that prompted the sign to be erected. Safety conscious Ted wanted to leave the city before the approaching hurricane. While Barney, Lily and Robin thought that Ted was overreacting, Marshall, who was between jobs and had just lost his medical insurance until his new job started in two weeks, was suffering from hypochondria and wanted to leave. But telephone calls from various parents, news of the strength of the hurricane as it got closer and closer to New York, and interpersonal relationships between the five at that time made them continually change their individual minds about whether to go or stay. Meanwhile, Barney is at a point of doing whatever he can to get out of wearing the ducky tie. He thinks he has a way to convince Marshall to let him get out of wearing the... Written by
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In the cold open, when Barney is beckoned into the alley by a man in a fez, behind them is a sign reading "DUK TAI TRADING COMPANY," an obvious reference to his duck tie, the disappearance of which the scene is meant to explain. See more
The girl Ted brings to barneys apartment, disappears after the lights go out and no explanation is given to why she is not there anymore. See more
[Barney has offered Marshall another slap so he can take off his ducky tie
Don't let him tempt you, baby.
I don't know Lily, we have a baby on the way, an extra slap would come in handy.
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