Robin Scherbatsky Sr. is in town. He and Barney, the son he never had, bond doing one of Barney's favorite activities, laser tag. But not all is harmonious between the father/son duo. Their bonding time leaves Robin Jr. to carry out an important task, namely finding the locket she buried near the Central Park carousel when she was a teenager, that locket which was always intended to be her "something old" at her wedding. Having trouble trying to find it, she also has trouble getting anyone to help her, which is important as that locket has more meaning to her than just the traditional symbolic wedding item. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily are having trouble trying to decide what to take with them to Italy and what to throw away, so they call in the packing expert, Ted, who is so renowned for traveling through Spain for two weeks with everything he needed in only a "hand's free belt satchel" (i.e. fanny pack). But Ted's expertise takes a back seat for another criterion which dictates what... Written by
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During laser tag, there are two references to the 1994 movie, Léon: The Professional. When Barney is giving a pep talk to his team one of the boys asks him, "What does that have to do with laser tag?" To which Barney responds in his face, "Everything!" This is similar to Gary Oldman's line in The Professional where he responds to a fellow officer asking who he should get to which Oldman's character responds, "Everyone!" The second reference is when Barney is perched above a doorway to shoot some kids in the back and then swings down to get two more kids while hanging upside down. This is exactly like a scene in The Professional where Léon does the same exact thing to police officers trying to enter his apartment. See more
Robin Scherbatsky, you're a girl!
Shut up! You're a girl.
That's been established. The new information here, is that you're a girl!
References Animal House
How to Fight Loneliness
Written by Jay Bennett
and Jeff Tweedy
Performed by Wilco See more