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Something Old 

Robin searches for a locket that she buried in Central Park for her wedding, Ted helps Marshall and Lily pack for Italy, and Barney plays laser tag with his future father in law.

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Pamela Fryman

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Carter Bays (created by), Craig Thomas (created by) | 6 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby
Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen
Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky
Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson
Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin
Ray Wise ... Robin Sr.
George Barrera George Barrera ... Mariachi #1
Sonora Chase ... Mother
Jacob Guenther ... Kid #4
Daniel Harris Daniel Harris ... Kid #2
Billy 4 Johnston Billy 4 Johnston ... Tanner
Michael Leone ... Kid #1
Sam Marchan Sam Marchan ... Mariachi #3
Eduardo Reynoso Jr. Eduardo Reynoso Jr. ... Mariachi #2
Robert Daniel Sloan ... Kid #3 (as Robert Sloan)
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Robin Scherbatsky Sr. is in town. He and Barney, the son he never had, bond doing one of Barney's favorite activities, laser tag. But not all is harmonious between the father/son duo. Their bonding time leaves Robin Jr. to carry out an important task, namely finding the locket she buried near the Central Park carousel when she was a teenager, that locket which was always intended to be her "something old" at her wedding. Having trouble trying to find it, she also has trouble getting anyone to help her, which is important as that locket has more meaning to her than just the traditional symbolic wedding item. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily are having trouble trying to decide what to take with them to Italy and what to throw away, so they call in the packing expert, Ted, who is so renowned for traveling through Spain for two weeks with everything he needed in only a "hand's free belt satchel" (i.e. fanny pack). But Ted's expertise takes a back seat for another criterion which dictates what... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Italian

Release Date:

6 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

During laser tag, there are two references to the 1994 movie, Léon: The Professional. When Barney is giving a pep talk to his team one of the boys asks him, "What does that have to do with laser tag?" To which Barney responds in his face, "Everything!" This is similar to Gary Oldman's line in The Professional where he responds to a fellow officer asking who he should get to which Oldman's character responds, "Everyone!" The second reference is when Barney is perched above a doorway to shoot some kids in the back and then swings down to get two more kids while hanging upside down. This is exactly like a scene in The Professional where Léon does the same exact thing to police officers trying to enter his apartment. See more »

Quotes

Ted Mosby: This is the first thing we bought when we moved here after college. It-it was the only piece of furniture we had for a week. And now you two are moving to Italy. I mean, what if our friendship doesn't the pass the "have-you-used-it-in-a-year" test? If you can throw out this chair, who's to say that you can't throw me out too?
Marshall Eriksen: That could never happen!
Lily Aldrin: You're not a chair, you're our best friend!
Ted Mosby: You can say that, but a lot can change in a year.
Marshall Eriksen: Buddy, I...
Ted Mosby: Look, I know I'm being crazy. I just... ...
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References They Live (1988) See more »

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Hey Beautiful
Written by The Solids
Performed by The Solids
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Mixed Feelings As Season Heads To Its Close
1 March 2015 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

With the title of this episode being "something old" and the next episode being titled "something new" I expected a double header focusing on the wedding of Barney and Robin, but I guess I'm wrong.

Plot In A Paragraph: Robin Scherbatsky Sr. is in town. He and Barney (the son he never had) bond doing one of Barney's favourite activities, laser tag. But not all is harmonious between the father/son duo, and soon they are at war. Literally. However their bonding time leaves Robin time to carry out an important task, namely finding the locket she buried near the Central Park carousel when she was a teenager, that locket which was always intended to be her "something old" at her wedding. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily are having trouble trying to decide what to take with them to Italy and what to throw away, so they call in the packing expert, Ted.

So Ted clearly still has feelings for Robin (who didn't know, or at least suspect that??) and Robin is having doubts about marrying Barney, and is maybe thinking Ted is the guy for her. I didn't like the end scene at all!! Everything was fine with Robin and Barney at the end of the last episode, so why bring all this negativity and doubts in to it?? On the plus side Barney and Robins Dad at Laser Tag was great fun.


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