Lily has gone into labor, and Marshall is no where in sight. As Lily is feeling the physical pain associated with the contractions, she requires the assistance of Ted and Robin to keep her mind on other things by telling her stories of their past, whether she's heard the stories before or not. One of the longer but simpler stories involves the mysterious door at MacLaren's which one by one each walks through to experience the wonder on the other side. But as she makes it into the delivery room about to give birth, Marshall is still no where to be seen, although someone in her life is there, he who she may not want to see at this specific time. Meanwhile, a drunk Marshall is stranded in Atlantic City with Barney. They try one tactic after another to make their way back to New York City, most of those tactics surrounding the motorcycle to be won through one of the slot machines. As they eventually do manage to secure transportation, their ultimate destination is outside of their control... Written by
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This episode was originally entitled "Tell Me a Story". See more
In this episode, in order to distract Lily from labor pain, Ted tells Lily the story of the time Robin went to second base with a man she thought was Neil Young. However, in Season 5 Episode 7: The Rough Patch, Robin says that Neil Young is her favorite musician. It is unlikely she would make this mistake. See more
Lily, if you don't push, I will shove this baby up your throat and pull it out of your mouth!
References Cocoon: The Return
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