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Subway Wars 

The guys race each other, each using a different form of transportation, from the pub to a restaurant seven miles away because a friend claims that Woody Allen is there.

Director:

Pamela Fryman

Writers:

Carter Bays (created by), Craig Thomas (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby
Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen
Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky
Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson
Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin
Maury Povich ... Maury Povich
Geoff Stults ... Max
Laura Bell Bundy ... Becky
Marshall Manesh ... Ranjit
Jan Bryant ... Mildred
Shaughn Buchholz ... Waiter
James Price James Price ... Large Man (as James Price Jr.)
Steve Rizzo ... Giant Calculator
Koby Rouviere ... Young Marshall
Nick Toren ... Tourist
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Storyline

Their friend Max spotting Woody Allen at Gregor's restaurant downtown gets the gang discussing what constitutes a real New Yorker. They all feel that Robin isn't one, while she believes she knows the city better than the rest of them. That starts an impromptu race to Gregor's seven miles away, with Robin believing taking a taxi is the fastest, Lily the subway and Ted the bus. Barney has a special plan which involves a leisurely steak meal. And Marshall needs to run the seven miles, which he really doesn't understand why until later in the day. But each really needs to win this race to compensate for something happening in their respective life. As the five go through the process of trying to get to Gregor's, talk show host Maury Povich factors into the equation of being a New Yorker for all of them. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

While on the bus, Ted points out the Alberta Building to the man sitting next to him. This is the same building Ted identified as his favorite building in the city, and where the gang crashed the party of Jefferson Van Smoot in How I Met Your Mother: Robots vs. Wrestlers (2010). See more »

Goofs

In the bar we see Ted with a laptop, when the gang take off on their race Ted grabs his laptop and runs out of the bar. Once outside Ted no longer has his laptop See more »

Quotes

Barney Stinson: [Future Ted is explaining why Barney needed to win the race] And firing half my department freed up the money to double my own salary, and this chick from Boston was wicked hot in bed last night, and I'm getting more muscular, even though I've stopped working out, and I've got this amazing poker group... And I smell incredible!
Narrator: [interrupting the story] Actually, Barney did not need to win.
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Connections

References 24 (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Marshall vs. The Machines
(uncredited)
Performed by Jason Segel
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A Drop In Quality, But Still Fun
26 January 2015 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

It was inevitable after 3 quality episodes at the start of season 6, there would be a drop somewhere, and here it is!! A silly but still fun episode.

Plot In A Paragraph: At Maclarens the gang discussing what constitutes a real New Yorker. They all feel that Robin isn't one, while she believes she knows the city better than any of them. After Woody Allen is spotted at Gregor's restaurant downtown, it starts an impromptu race to Gregor's seven miles away, with Robin believes a taxi is the fastest, Marshall needs to run the seven miles, Lily uses the subway and Ted catches the bus. Meanwhile Barney has a special plan. But each really needs to win this race to compensate for something happening in their respective life.

As usual Neil Patrick Harris is the best thing in the show, but Alyson Hannigan and Jason Segel are not far behind him.


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