Lily and Marshall have now officially moved to Long Island, which brings about many issues. For Lily and Marshall, they receive an unexpected and somewhat unwanted house guest: Mickey. Mickey, who grew up in that house, believes he is helping Lily and Marshall by pointing out what they can and cannot do with every aspect of the house. Lily/Marshall and Mickey come to a stalemate when they negotiate Mickey's living arrangement versus his help in fixing the broken fuse which has resulted in the house being in total darkness. At MacLaren's, Ted, Barney and Robin are lamenting the empty half a booth where Lily and Marshall generally sat, and which will now be emptier than usual. However, Barney comes to the realization that Lily was generally the boss of their group, and thus now he plans on taking over. That leads to an evening which has them finding unexpected surrogates for Lily and Marshall. And Robin and Kevin are still at the stage in their relationship where they want to prove to ... Written by
Did You Know?
During the poker game, one of the Russians is eating Oreos out of a poker chip tray. This is a reference to John Malkovich's Russian poker playing character, Teddy KGB, who eats Oreos the same way in Rounders (1998). See more
Ted & Barney are chatting in the strip club and in the background a man at the bar is approached by one of the girls and mid shot she is no longer there. See more
Who needs Marshall and Lily. We have a new gang and we're all gonna hang out together forever.
My shift is done. Good-bye.
Wait, stop! Technically this song's not over, so we own you. Plus, we're best friends! Where to next?
We go to underground poker game in mostly abandoned insane asylum.
Yes! This is going to be AWESOME. And when it is I want you all to remember who lead you there: Barney Stinson; new gang leader.
[Cut to sketchiest poker game ever
The intro sequence for this episode is a special one-off revolving around the Barney character, with the show re-titled "How I Met Your Barney", and with revised theme music with lyrics sung by Neil Patrick Harris (Barney) See more
We Built Chip Cities
Sung to the tune of "We Built This City"
Music and original lyrics by Bernie Taupin
, Martin Page
, Dennis Lambert
& Péter Wolf
Performed by Josh Radnor See more