How I Met Your Mother: Season 7, Episode 13

Tailgate (2 Jan. 2012)

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After celebrating New Year's Eve, Marshall visits his father's graveside to carry on their tradition of tailgating. Meanwhile, Barney and Ted open a bar called "Puzzles," and Robin is forced to fill in for an inebriated news anchor.

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On January 1, 2012, Marshall heads back to St. Cloud, Minnesota to spend the day alone with his father to keep on with a tradition between the two: hold a tailgate party while watching the Vikings/Bears game. Marshall resists any change to what he sees as that tradition, which may not be easy due to the activity happening around him. Regardless, Marshall has come to tell his father of the exploits of his and Lily's and their friends' New Year's Eve celebrations. Marshall and Lily discussed whether or not they should tell Lily's father about her pregnancy. Lily had up to this point resisted the idea of telling him if only not wanting to be disappointed by him yet again. Kevin tried to convince Robin that she should try and get a job working in front of the camera once again. Their New Year's Eve celebration alone together took an unexpected turn when Robin got a telephone call from an inebriated on-air Sandy Rivers, who needed her help with his New Year's Eve live national broadcast. ... Written by Huggo

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The website for Puzzles Bar, shown in this episode, is real. You can access it at puzzlesthebar.com. See more »

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Marshall Eriksen: [Lily is upset that her father paid little attention over the phone that she was pregnant] Hey baby, I'm sorry. I want our kid to believe that the universe is magical, you know, like my dad taught me.
Lily Aldrin: You know what my dad taught me? Nothing, 'cause he was never there.
[Grabs Marshall's Enigmas of the Mystical book and makes a fake reading]
Lily Aldrin: June 22nd, 1996. Brooklyn, New York: A man misses his daughter's high-school graduation. Later, she discovers that his babysitting money has been spent on a ...
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Puzzles the Bar Official Theme Song
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