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 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 the point of doing anything to get out of wearing the ducky tie and thinks he has a way to convince Marshall to let him off. As Marshall ponders ... Written by
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In the cutaway scene with Lily and Marshall in the bathtub, Lily is reading a book titled "Pamela Was Robbed." This is likely referencing director Pamela Fryman's loss in the Outstanding Directing category at the Prime Time Emmy Awards (for the episode "Subway Wars"). 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.
However, she told Ted she had a boyfriend and that she lives or came from another room in the building. She wasn't trapped in the room so could have left at any time. See more
[after Barney agrees to new arrangements, Barney removes the Ducky tie
I'm free. God, this feels so good! I - I
[Barney notices Marshall stretching and preparing to slap
This was a mistake. I want to put the tie back on. I want to put the tie back on! Why do I have to be Barney Stinson now?
[Marshall slaps Barney
Three slaps remaining!
Three slaps. Wow, I like the sound of that. I think I'll save those bad boys. You know, for a rainy day.
Okay, the worst is over.
[Marshall slaps Barney again
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