Each of the friends somewhat admit that they have who they consider a "pit guy": someone who, if they had the power, would throw into a pit in their basement to banish forever, much like in The Silence of the Lambs (1991). For Ted, that person is his ex-architecture professor, Professor Vinick, who told Ted at the time that he had no talent and would never become an architect. Now that the GNB headquarters is about to open, Ted decides to invite Professor Vinick to the opening ceremonies to show him wrong. Professor Vinick's response makes Ted hold onto that grudge even harder. For Robin, that person is her co-worker, Patrice, who is now dating Barney. Robin will not however admit that Patrice is her pit guy because she still loves Barney herself. Robin has a chance to throw Patrice into her make believe pit when Robin has to fire a co-worker of her choice. For Lily and Marshall, that person is Daryl LaCorte, a colleague from Wesleyan who saw himself as their best friend after one ...
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This episode was originally entitled "Silence of the Jinx". See more
The rules of "Jinx" are that only a person present can unjinx by saying the name. Why didn't Ted unjinx Marshall an Lily at the end? He was there and Barney had already released his jinx. See more
I'll tell you how my day went you bastards, I spent an hour in a taxi unable to tell him where to go. So I got reamed out at work for being late. But at least when they asked who was too busy to work this weekend, I couldn't say anything, so that's my Sunday! Now I beg of you in the name of Destiny's Child... Say my name! SAY MY NAME!
Yeah, I didn't get any of that.
Syndicated re-run of this episode aired during the week of 19-Dec-2016 included digital product placement not in the original broadcast of the episode. Specifically, scenes in the park had generic background signage replaced with posters for the film
, which opened on 23-Dec-2016. See more
References Van Helsing
Written by The Solids
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