Now that Robin and Barney have announced their engagement to their friends, Ted and Lily fight to be their primary wedding planner, the two who have very differing views of what Robin and Barney should do for the big day. During their battle, they eventually admit to the other why they want to focus their attention on this task. Despite the less than the traditional loving relationship she has with her father, Robin still wants Barney to go through the ritual of asking him for her hand in marriage, which Barney is afraid to do because of Mr. Scherbatsky's cold and unfriendly demeanor. But Robin learns that her father has gone through a transformation - at least in his own mind - the reason for such which could affect his role in the wedding.
Did You Know?
In the episode where Ted and Lily argue about if there should be a band or a DJ at Barney and Robin's wedding, ted votes for a DJ. However, at the very first episode before Ted meets Robin and talks to Carl's Lebanese girlfriend, he points out that in his opinion, a band is better. See more
Robin's dad claims he did wetwork for the CIA in the 1980s. He's Canadian. The CIA wouldn't use him for wetwork. See more
Robin Scherbatsky, Sr
This is Barney? This man is blonde. Grown men are not blonde!
References The Departed
Written by Tom Verlaine
(uncredited) and Richard Lloyd
(Attributed to Television)
Performed by Television See more