Barney and James fight over which one of their fathers will get back together with their mom, Ted becomes a victim of "Zabkatage," and Daphne becomes inexplicably upset with Marshall.

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Barney gives Ted, his best man, a gift for Robin to hold on to. That gift, a signed photograph of Wayne Gretzky, is ruined while in Ted's possession. Ted is certain he was sabotaged, but by who and for what reason he isn't sure. Ted the detective goes on a quest to find the perpetrator, which isn't an easy task as Lily keeps reminding him that he has never been very good at deduction. Meanwhile, both Barney and James' biological fathers, Jerry and Sam, are in attendance for the wedding - Sam who will now be performing the wedding ceremony - which will be the first time in a while that Loretta will have seen these two of her ex-lovers. Both Barney and James have had fantasies of their respective father and Loretta getting back together so that they can be a traditional nuclear family, which adds a strain between the brothers. But Loretta, Jerry, and Sam may have some say in Barney and James' fantasies coming true. And after Marshall and Daphne seem to be getting along, Daphne all of a ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance

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The music playing while Barney's parents are trapped in the elevator is a soul version of the groups mainstay "bang bang bangety bang," which was first introduced in 5x17. See more »

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Barney Stinson: I see what you're doing, you didn't bring your dad here to marry us, you wanna get him back together with mom, which is completely insane, by the way.
James Stinson: My dad is single, mom is single, your dad is happily married and with two kids. Which one makes more sense?
Barney Stinson: I agree, it's a tie.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
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Written by Charlie Reid & Craig Reid
Performed by The Proclaimers, with Jason Segel & Sherri Shepherd singing along
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Pointless!
18 November 2013 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

I have never seen an episode as pointless as this one. Not going into details, this episode bought HIMYM to new low. As weak as this season's starting already was, the last episode bought some freshness but this one totally overshadowed it by a load of unreal story telling.

Seems like the producers are just churning out anything that comes to their minds for the sake of completing the season and hence the series. This show is great and I expect it to remain the same. There were just a few laughs which is what not what this show was about. Buck up, please. Don't let this season to be remembered as the one of the worst in the arena of all TV Series.


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