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.
Did You Know?
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
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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
[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!
[interrupting the story
Actually, Barney did not need to win.
Marshall vs. The Machines
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