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Bedtime Stories 

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On the bus to Farhampton, Marshall tells Marvin bedtime stories about Ted, Robin and Barney in rhyme.



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Having dropped Daphne and the Hummer off, Marshall and Marvin are now on a bus to the Farhampton Inn. Marvin, however, is cranky, so Marshall does the only thing that will get him to sleep - something that Lily discovered worked recently - which is to read him poems in rhyme. But Marshall left Marvin's rhyming book in the Hummer, leaving Marshall to come up with rhyming stories of his own, with the help and often exasperation of his fellow passengers. As one rhyme works, something happens on the bus to awaken Marvin again crying. The stories that Marshall tells Marvin, however inappropriate, are: "Mosby at the Bat", where Ted tries to figure out if a dinner he is having with a Physics professor named Lisa is a business dinner or a date; "Robin Takes the Cake", where Robin steals and eats a wedding cake and the reason why; and "Barney Stinson: Player King of New York City", where Barney, while contemplating hitting on a woman in the bar, explains why, against Lily's assertions to the ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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25 November 2013 (USA)  »

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In the second bedtime story Robin runs into Simon who is clean cut and lives in New York. However, in season 8 episode 15, Barney obsesses over finding out who Robin stalked. He travelled to Canada to interrogate her exes where Simon was displayed as still living in Canada, still sloppy, and balding. If this is a flashback to one of Robin's breakups BS (Before Stinson), then Simon must have only briefly cleaned up and then moved back to Canada and regained weight after running into Robin. Maybe just a plot hole. See more »


When Barney looks at the street sign, he says "twenty-second street" but the sign reads "22st." See more »


Gus: [to Marshall] Forgive me, but but before you got here, did you smoke a joint? You don't tell kids a tale that crass.
Narrator: ...I guess he had a point.
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27 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

This episode was a B-side that only embarrassed the cast and any who kept watching for more than ten minutes.

It should never have passed first-draft status, let alone a rehearsal. I've looked forward to every episode of HIMYM, and was happy to accommodate the occasional slow or forced script. But this was an insult. The conceit was worthy for two or four lines, but for an entire episode? I would love to have heard the opinions of the cast when they were back in their trailers after having to regurgitate this script. The fact that it was made and not shredded afterwards makes it clear that everyone concerned was too busy updating their resumes and phoning their agents to worry about doing the right thing by their faithful viewers.

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