It's a few weeks before the wedding. In their continuing slap bet, Marshall wants the next slap he exacts on Barney to be the most painful thing that Barney has ever experienced. Marshall knows however that this threat means nothing to Barney as Barney is now immune to Marshall's constant taunting. Marshall, as such, proceeds to tell Barney a story of the extensive training he got from the masters of slaps to achieve his goal, that three part training which includes how to exact slaps of a combination of speed, strength and accuracy. Marshall not only has to convince Barney that he went through this training, but to convince Barney enough that Barney is once again traumatized by Marshall's constant taunting. Written by
Did You Know?
The chapter titles in this episode reference Kill Bill. The fake children's book "The Slapping Tree" is written by Pai Mei, the kung fu master who taught Bill, Elle Driver, and The Bride in the Kill Bill movies. See more
During Marshall's training with the Strength slapmaster, his right hand glows golden. But when he slaps the Accuracy slapmaster, he slaps with his left hand. See more
If you're really nervous, don't think of it as a slap. Think of it as a high five... for your stupid face.
Adagio for Strings
Written by Samuel Barber See more