Barney gives Ted, his best man, a gift for Robin to hold on to. That gift, a signed photograph of Wayne Gretzky, is ruined while in Ted's possession. Ted is certain he was sabotaged, but by who and for what reason he isn't sure. Ted the detective goes on a quest to find the perpetrator, which isn't an easy task as Lily keeps reminding him that he has never been very good at deduction. Meanwhile, both Barney and James' biological fathers, Jerry and Sam, are in attendance for the wedding - Sam who will now be performing the wedding ceremony - which will be the first time in a while that Loretta will have seen these two of her ex-lovers. Both Barney and James have had fantasies of their respective father and Loretta getting back together so that they can be a traditional nuclear family, which adds a strain between the brothers. But Loretta, Jerry, and Sam may have some say in Barney and James' fantasies coming true. And after Marshall and Daphne seem to be getting along, Daphne all of a ...
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Nancy Travis originally played Barney's step mom when he first met his dad (played by John Lithgow) however in this episode Nancy Lenehan plays his wife. See more
I see what you're doing, you didn't bring your dad here to marry us, you wanna get him back together with mom, which is completely insane, by the way.
My dad is single, mom is single, your dad is happily married and with two kids. Which one makes more sense?
I agree, it's a tie.
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