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Ducky Tie 

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At the Architect's Ball, Ted runs into Victoria, who tells him that she's getting married. Meanwhile, Barney places an unlikely wager with Marshall and Lily in order to see Lily's breasts.


Rob Greenberg


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Episode cast overview:
Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby
Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen
Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky
Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson
Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin
Ashley Williams ... Victoria


The five friends are having dinner at Shinjitsu, a Japanese teppanyaki. It's Marshall's favorite restaurant, while Barney hates it there. Two topics of conversation emerge for the evening. The first is if Barney can perform a prescribed series of teppanyaki chef moves, which ends up being a bet between Barney and Marshall/Lily. If Barney wins the bet, he can touch Lily's now emerged ample pregnancy breasts. If Barney loses the bet, he has to wear Marshall's rubber ducky emblazoned tie for one year, the tie which he thinks is hideous. After they make the bet, Marshall and Lily have to figure out if Barney is hustling them - as it begins to look like Barney maneuvered their way to the restaurant without initially looking like he did - since Barney winning the bet could perhaps be their worst nightmare. The second is Ted's recent encounter with ex-girlfriend Victoria, who was the dessert caterer at the architect's ball. Their meeting ignited old feelings between the two, some good and ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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Did You Know?


In the scene where Ted took Victoria to the bus, you can see that the license plates from the bus are from California not from New York. See more »


There are numerous continuity errors when the chef is cooking on the stove top, including disappearing/reappearing oil bottles and the cart that the chef first brings over missing in some shots. See more »


Barney Stinson: [about Lily's boobs] What are you waiting for, Lil? Bust 'em out, make 'em dance!
Lily Aldrin: No!
Barney Stinson: [singing] Let your boobies show!
Marshall Eriksen: Okay, I'm sorry, pal, but the party of my wife's sweater is a private event, and I'm the bouncer, so...
Robin Scherbatsky: Dude, I think they are the bouncers.
Marshall Eriksen: Okay, can we stop talking about my wife's breasts? It's... Ted ran into Victoria!
Ted Mosby: I know, I'm-I'm still a little shaken about it, I mean, there she was after all these years, the emotions, and memories, and... Jeez, Lily, it's like you have a butt...
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That it's was Legen "wait for it" dary...LEGENDARY
19 March 2019 | by esamshSee all my reviews

Quick and easy then boom the most beautiful episode..

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English | Japanese

Release Date:

26 September 2011 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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