How I Met Your Mother: Season 7, Episode 10

Tick Tick Tick (14 Nov. 2011)

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Barney and Robin are afraid to break the news to Nora and Kevin that they cheated with each other and want to get back together, while Ted and Marshall get stoned together at a concert.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nora's Dad
Hippie Dude
Nora's Mom
Goatee Guy
Singer #1


In the sober light of day after Barney and Robin's romantic liaison, they have to decide if the night together meant anything beyond a roll in the sack. Regardless, they have to decide what to do about it with regard to their respective relationships with Nora and Kevin. Things are made more difficult when the four are supposed to be attending a social work function on a harbor cruise, which means that they are are captive together for the evening. Barney and Robin know that they have to be on the same page about what to do, but that may be easier said than done. Meanwhile, Ted has bought tickets to a groovapalooza concert for himself, Marshall and Lily. As is their regular concert routine, Ted also buys some weed for them to smoke at the concert. However, pregnant Lily doesn't think that either she or Marshall should get high in her state. When Marshall can't resist, he and Ted go on a stoned journey of discovery through the arena in search of some nachos for a hungry Lily. Their ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance






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14 November 2011 (USA)  »

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When Marshall and Ted are searching for the nachos, right before they enter the women's bathroom line, there is a sign that says "Gotham" - a reference to the city that fictional character Batman hails from. See more »


The exterior shots of the arena are of the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, OR. See more »


Marshall Eriksen: [Having an epiphany after getting high and believing they've missed the entire Groove show] I'm sorry, Ted. I still want to have fun, but want to be a good husband and father too. Just not enough time, you know
Ted Mosby: I know, it all goes by so damn fast you know.
Marshall Eriksen: We're getting old.
[sees Lily]
Marshall Eriksen: Lily!
[hugs her]
Marshall Eriksen: I'm so sorry that we ruined our night
Lily Aldrin: What are you talking about? You've been gone for less than two minutes!
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References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »


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Performed by Crooked Fingers
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Brilliant Episode
6 February 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Barring the episode where Marshall's Dad dies, this was the saddest episode of the show. I didn't actually cry at the end, like that episode, but I was gutted for Barney.

Plot In A Paragraph: Barney and Robin are afraid to break the news to Nora and Kevin that they cheated with each other and want to get back together, while Ted and Marshall get stoned at a concert.

Neil Patrick Harris knocks it out if the park once again as Barney Stinson. Barney has never looked as vulnerable as he did during that look at Robin, and Neil Patrick Harris was heart breakingly superb. Any episode that features the brilliant Neil Patrick Harris's character in the main storyline is always excellent. I could go on and on about the brilliance of this episode, and in particular Neil Patrick Harris but I won't bore you with it.

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