While out looking for Barney on the day of the wedding, Robin and Ted reminisce about past relationships. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily finally resolve their issues and Barney befriends two young guys eager to meet women.



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Ted and Robin are out in the middle of the night looking for a missing Barney. Their conversation steers primarily to Ted's past love life, and their respective takes on the good and the bad. In this discussion, Ted also talks about when if any is the right time to let go of the things you love. Barney, meanwhile, is out wandering the streets in a drunken stupor. He comes across two young men named Justin and Kyle who are just coming into their sexual awakening. The threesome become mentor and eventually willing students. And after Lily storms out of the hotel room during her and Marshall's fight after he brings up San Francisco, Marshall continues the argument with several of the ghosts that are haunting that room. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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3 February 2014 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The two younger guys Barney teaches how to live in this episode are based off (and resemble) the creators of the show Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. According to DVD commentary on previous seasons the creators claim to have had a similar situation happen in real life and base the character of Barney off of that interaction. See more »


While The Mother is in labor Ted is wearing a wedding ring. However in future episodes Ted and The Mother are not married until a few years after their son is born. See more »


Victoria: Unbelievable. And I assume this is all in the hopes that Robin'll ditch her own wedding and run off with you?
Ted Mosby: What? No. I would never...
Victoria: You would never run off with a girl on the day of her wedding? Riiiiiii...
Ted Mosby: Okay, that's a fair point.
Victoria: I'm not done. -iiiiiight.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


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Very satisfied
3 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the best non-mother related episode. I'm glad after the two episodes (Unpause, How Your Mother Met Me)That The season has picked up. I loved how Barney finally passed on his playbook to two new guys to pick up girls with a very good quote - "It's only legendary when your friends are there". Also, when Craig and Carter brought back the balloon and Ted. The symbolism with letting go of the balloon, and finally let go of Robin finally after 7 years (because season 9 is over the summer of 2013). It was a great episode, and I'm starting to feel that there are only 7 episodes left until the end. Until Ted finally meets the true love of his life, and we get that sweet ending we deserve for 9 seasons of awesome television.

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