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The Final Page: Part One 

Ted wants to rub his new building in the face of an old professor, Barney is the victim of a lengthy jinx, Marshall and Lily run into an annoying old acquaintance, and Robin gets an opportunity to fire Patrice.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Doug Mand ...
Devil Stick Ron
Frank Viola ...
Himself (voice)
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Kailey Michael Portsmouth ...
College Student (as Kailey Portsmouth)


Each of the friends somewhat admit that they have who they consider a "pit guy": someone who, if they had the power, would throw into a pit in their basement to banish forever, much like in The Silence of the Lambs (1991). For Ted, that person is his ex-architecture professor, Professor Vinick, who told Ted at the time that he had no talent and would never become an architect. Now that the GNB headquarters is about to open, Ted decides to invite Professor Vinick to the opening ceremonies to show him wrong. Professor Vinick's response makes Ted hold onto that grudge even harder. For Robin, that person is her co-worker, Patrice, who is now dating Barney. Robin will not however admit that Patrice is her pit guy because she still loves Barney herself. Robin has a chance to throw Patrice into her make believe pit when Robin has to fire a co-worker of her choice. For Lily and Marshall, that person is Daryl LaCorte, a colleague from Wesleyan who saw himself as their best friend after one ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance






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17 December 2012 (USA)  »

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Seth Green who appears in this episode played Oz, the love interest of Alyson Hannigans character on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. See more »


When Barney is jinxed, he describes his day in great detail without speaking, ending with begging the others to say his name. Ted comments he didn't understand a word, then just before the scene changes Robin clearly says 'sorry Barney' which should have broken the jinx. See more »


Ted Mosby: This is gonna be a long jinx. Like Yom Kippur services long. The only difference is Yom Kippur's a fast and this one's gonna be a slow.
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References Revenge of the Nerds (1984) See more »


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Hopefully The Season Is Picking Ip
14 February 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This episode is one of the sillier episodes of "How I Met Your Mother" but unlike a lot of this season, it is a lot of fun. And it's all down to one man. Neil Patrick Harris take a bow sir.

Plot In A Paragraph: Ted wants to rub his new building in the face of an old professor, Barney is the victim of a very lengthy jinx, meanwhile, Marshall and Lily run into an annoying old acquaintance, and Robin gets an opportunity to fire Patrice.

Neil Patrick Harris is a lot of fun (when isn't the man brilliant??) as the silent Barney, and the episode ends with a surprise revelation about Barney's future plans....

Guest stars Seth Green (Alyson Hannigan's co-star in Buffy) and Perer Gallagher are both fun here too, hopefully this sees a turn Round in the fortunes of the season.

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