Ted is desperate to bring a "+1" to Robin and Barney's wedding, and currently has Jeanette as that +1 despite he realizing that she is crazy. Robin and Barney are so adamant that Jeanette not be Ted's +1 that Barney swears Ted to secrecy in how he is helping Ted find an alternate +1: by staging plays from his playbook, which he purportedly burned in front of Robin but in reality burned a fake book instead. If Robin finds out about the playbook, there may be no reason for Ted to have a +1 as there will be nothing for him to bring a +1 to. Meanwhile, Lily, as The Captain's new art buyer, is attending a gallery showing by an up and coming artist named Strickland Stevens. Marshall is confident that he can play the art buyer husband at functions so important to Lily's career which may not be the most obvious fit for Marshall. This gallery showing may test Marshall's actual ability in this role. Written by
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When Barney is talking to Ted through the ear piece he says "Iceman to Neruda". Iceman and Neruda were the code names they were using while picking up girls using the play book. Barney's code name being " Iceman" is a reference to Val Kilmers character in the 1986 movie "Top Gun". Ted's code name was Neruda, which is a reference to Ted's favorite poet "Pablo Neruda" which he talks about in season 4, episode 9 "The Naked Man". See more
The wine bottle Ted holds and announces as being some Cotes du Rhône is in a Bordeaux bottle (with shoulders). See more
So, there's this big gallery opening tonight...
Oh, we'd love to, but we've got this, hum...
Genesis reunion. Madison Square Garden. Front row. It's gonna be legen...
I wasn't inviting you guys.
Oh, thank God! There is no concert.
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.14
When The Sun Goes Down
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