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How I Met Your Mother: Challenge Accepted

Robin and Barney bond when they intervene in Ted's relationship (until they run into Nora), and Marshall and Lily watch a ticking clock as he fears that he soon will be the victim of food poisoning. Meanwhile, Ted performs his Best Man duties at a very important wedding.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 6x24
Production Number: 6ALH23
Airdate: Monday May 16th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Aug 11, 2011
FI (MTV3) Dec 27, 2012


Special Guest Stars

Guest Stars
Bob OdenkirkBob Odenkirk
As Arthur
Jennifer MorrisonJennifer Morrison
As Zoey (Zoey Pierson)
Marshall ManeshMarshall Manesh
As Ranjit
Nazanin BoniadiNazanin Boniadi
As Nora
Dave FoleyDave Foley
As Mr. Bloom

Co-Guest Stars
Bette RaeBette Rae
As Mrs. Berkelheimer
Breanna YdeBreanna Yde
As Little Girl
Kyle S. MoreKyle S. More
As Hipster Dude
Main Cast
Josh RadnorJosh Radnor
As Ted Mosby
Jason SegelJason Segel
As Marshall Eriksen
Cobie SmuldersCobie Smulders
As Robin Scherbatsky
Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris
As Barney Stinson
Alyson HanniganAlyson Hannigan
As Lily Aldrin
Bob SagetBob Saget
voiced Narrator / Ted, 2030
Episode Quotes
Ted: I want to press the button to blow up the Arcadian!
Barney: I want to press it!
Ted: I want to press it!
Barney: I want to press it!
Robin: Guys! I dated you both, and neither of you are good at pressing - or even finding - "the button". After some awkward pawing around, that building is going to fake an implosion, say 'baby, that was great', and go to sleep.

Episode References
Lily introduces a new class pet guinea pig, Mr. Buttons 2, after Mr. Buttons 1 (and its fate) is mentioned by Barney in episode 6x18 "A Change of Heart".

Other Episode Crew

CreatorCraig Thomas (1)  |  Carter Bays
Executive ProducerCarter Bays  |  Pamela Fryman  |  Craig Thomas (1)  |  Stephen Lloyd (1)  |  Chris Harris (1)
Co-Executive ProducerSuzy Mamann Greenberg  |  Theresa Mulligan Rosenthal  |  Chuck Tatham  |  Jamie Rhonheimer  |  Kourtney Kang
Supervising ProducerJoe Kelly (3)
ProducerRob Greenberg  |  Tami Sagher  |  Stewart Halpern
Co-ProducerRobia Rashid  |  Missy Alexander
Associate ProducerJohn Mabry  |  Reid Watanabe
Production DesignerSteve Olson
EditorSusan Federman
CastingMarisa Ross
Unit Production ManagerSuzy Mamann Greenberg
Second Assistant DirectorDorothy A. Steinicke
Music EditorMichael Brake
Music SupervisorAndrew Gowan
Costume DesignerJulie Bennett Block
Key GripRobert G. Lestak
Set DesignerDaniel Saks
Set DecoratorSusan Mina Eschelbach
Property MasterDavid Baker (3)
Script SupervisorJanet Kagen
Production CoordinatorKelly Harris
Script CoordinatorGeorge Sloan
Post Production SupervisorBryan Dych
Re-Recording MixerCharlie McDaniel, III  |  John Bickelhaupt
GafferSteve Blaich
Director of PhotographyChris La Fountaine
Associate DirectorJim Rose (1)
Executive Story EditorMatt Kuhn
Production AccountantJames Jimenez
ScoreJohn Swihart
Main Title Theme Written/performedThe Solids
Department Head Make-upJennifer Turchi
Original CastingMegan Branman
Assistant To The ProducerPatrick Kang  |  Shannon Dietterick
Hair Department HeadGrace Hernandez
Production SoundMichael L. Clark
Writers' AssistantKristin Rejkowski  |  Matthew Blitz
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