The gang encounters a guy at the wedding who intentionally stirs up trouble among them, and Marshall finally arrives at the Farhampton Inn.



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Marshall and Marvin are almost at the Farhampton Inn, they who get a ride for the final stretch from an unexpected source, the driver who seems to know just a little too much about Marshall's life without he knowing who she is. Meanwhile, someone associated with the wedding that neither Robin or Lily seems to know approaches them. As they try to figure out who he is, he ends up working his charm on them, before something he says ends up driving them apart, perhaps forever. That same person does exactly the same thing later with Barney and Ted. Marshall's current chauffeur may be able to shed some light on who this person is, and why a "bass player wanted" ad is the final straw for her in wanting to get her revenge on him. And Ted and Barney discuss what Ted sees as Barney's overuse of the phrase "that's the dream". They have to decide what really is "the dream" for both of them. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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16 December 2013 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The $600-a-bottle scotch brand name, Glen McKenna, is made up. The creators thought it best that way, to avoid legal issues. It is named after Chris McKenna, a writer/producer who has worked with the shows creators. See more »


When Ted steals the $600 bottle of Scotch for Barney, Barney says "That's grand larceny."

Actually, in New York, for the crime to qualify for "Grand Larceny," the item stolen must have a value of over $1000. See more »


Marshall Eriksen: At the reception, I'll yell, "The lead singer sucks skunk junk" after every song. I'll come up with something better than "skunk junk". No, no, "skunk junk" is pretty solid.
The Mother: You can't yell that at the lead singer because I don't suck skunk junk.
[baby Marvin Eriksen is heard to say "skunk junk"]
Marshall Eriksen: For the record... his first word was "Mommy".
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References Bambi (1942) See more »


Marshall Vs. the Machines
Written by Carter Bays & Craig Thomas
Performed by Jason Segel
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Bass Player Wanted (#9.13)
12 August 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I like this episode by watching how the show gets Ted closer to the mother. A pretty good idea. That said I don't like mother. Her character is nauseatingly sweet and annoying.. Guess I was hoping for somebody better and cooler for Ted and this is not going to happen. And Unfortunately we will get to see more of her now that she is in the hotel, but the good thing is that the creators of this show are able to make it funny even with such an annoying person as her.

Was glad to see Marshall! The beginning of him walking was fun. So was his first interaction with the mother in the car. Although I have trouble understanding how she recognized him so easily.

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