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Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra 

In an attempt to deliver a devastating final slap to Barney, Marshall explains how he mastered the Slap of A Million Exploding Suns.


Pamela Fryman


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby
Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen
Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky
Cristin Milioti ... Tracy McConnell (credit only)
Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson
Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin
Wanya Morris ... Boyz II Men
Shawn Stockman ... Boyz II Men
Nathan Morris ... Boyz II Men
Stacy Keibler ... Karina
Nazanin Boniadi ... Nora
April Bowlby ... Crazy Meg
Katie Walder ... Shannon
Eva Amurri Martino ... Shelly
Joe Nieves ... Carl


It's a few weeks before the wedding. In their continuing slap bet, Marshall wants the next slap he exacts on Barney to be the most painful thing that Barney has ever experienced. Marshall knows however that this threat means nothing to Barney as Barney is now immune to Marshall's constant taunting. Marshall, as such, proceeds to tell Barney a story of the extensive training he got from the masters of slaps to achieve his goal, that three part training which includes how to exact slaps of a combination of speed, strength and accuracy. Marshall not only has to convince Barney that he went through this training, but to convince Barney enough that Barney is once again traumatized by Marshall's constant taunting. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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Did You Know?


The chapter titles in this episode reference Kill Bill. The fake children's book "The Slapping Tree" is written by Pai Mei, the kung fu master who taught Bill, Elle Driver, and The Bride in the Kill Bill movies. See more »


During Marshall's training with the Strength slapmaster, his right hand glows golden. But when he slaps the Accuracy slapmaster, he slaps with his left hand. See more »


Marshall Eriksen: Which mountain?
Lily Aldrin: No, not Witch Mountain. Slap Mountain.
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References Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) See more »


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Had to bump up the reviews because im a sad loser nerd who loved this season
12 May 2018 | by salmh-98070See all my reviews

I just am so shocked that this episode and this season in general has such low ratings. i really loved this season. Has it got the emotion and profundity that the earlier seasons carry... no. But its so hilariously aware and comfortable with itself i dont care. Actually it still does i cried loads in this season so screw yall youre all ridiculous. This episode was funny af. peace

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13 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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