On January 1, 2012, Marshall heads back to St. Cloud, Minnesota to spend the day alone with his father to keep on with a tradition between the two: hold a tailgate party while watching the Vikings/Bears game. Marshall resists any change to what he sees as that tradition, which may not be easy due to the activity happening around him. Regardless, Marshall has come to tell his father of the exploits of his and Lily's and their friends' New Year's Eve celebrations. Marshall and Lily discussed whether or not they should tell Lily's father about her pregnancy. Lily had up to this point resisted the idea of telling him if only not wanting to be disappointed by him yet again. Kevin tried to convince Robin that she should try and get a job working in front of the camera once again. Their New Year's Eve celebration alone together took an unexpected turn when Robin got a telephone call from an inebriated on-air Sandy Rivers, who needed her help with his New Year's Eve live national broadcast. ...
Did You Know?
The website for Puzzles Bar, shown in this episode, is real. You can access it at puzzlesthebar.com. See more
The Minnesota Vikings have not played on a New Years Day Game since 1978. See more
[with the failure of Puzzles, Ted, Barney, Kevin, and Doug watch the New Year's Eve countdown, and see Robin on the screen
Oh my God...
[Speaking on the broadcast
This is Robin Scherbatsky filling in for Sandy Rivers. You know, America, tonight I've been groped, slapped and puked, and until ten minutes ago, I had no idea I'd be on national television...
That's my girl.
...but that's the magic of New Year's. When that clock strikes midnight, we all get a fresh start. and I don't know ...
Puzzles the Bar Official Theme Song
Written by Carter Bays
& Craig Thomas
Performed by Josh Radnor
& Neil Patrick Harris
with Kal Penn See more