As Lily's grandparents gave her and Marshall title to their house to do whatever they want, they have decided to sell it as a house on Long Island has little appeal to them, that is until they see how their real estate agent has elegantly furnished the house to show it and after they go back to their own apartment, which now seems really small in comparison. They break the news of their plan to move to Long Island by telling their friends that they are going to host Thanksgiving dinner at the house, and never leave. Robin in particular tries to talk them out of making the move, she who has more motives in wanting them to stay close to her in the city than usual. Meanwhile, both Barney and Ted are feeling like it has been a bad year for them with regard to their female relationships, Barney with the break-up with Nora and not getting Robin, while Ted had the bad issues with Zoey, Victoria and the Slutty Pumpkin. Rather than "play for the other team" together (which they do contemplate)... Written by
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Much of the episode is centered around Ted and Barney becoming a couple to raise a child together. Neil Patrick Harris
and Josh Radnor
actually played a couple in the play "The Paris Letter". See more
When Barney arrives back from buying diapers, he attempts to place them on the table next to the door. He struggles to make them stay upright as they are not piled up correctly. Just as the camera angle is about to change, the pile begins to fall over but in the next shot the pile is in perfect order and standing up straight. See more
I wish men could have children on their own, like seahorses!
References Diff'rent Strokes
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