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
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
Unbelievable. And I assume this is all in the hopes that Robin'll ditch her own wedding and run off with you?
What? No. I would never...
You would never run off with a girl on the day of her wedding? Riiiiiii...
Okay, that's a fair point.
I'm not done. -iiiiiight.
References The Wizard of Oz
Written by Susanna Hoffs
and Billy Steinberg
Performed by The Bangles See more