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The gang begins to realize their romantic partner reminds them of one of their parents. Meanwhile, Barney and Nora's planned romantic evening is ruined by a string of bad events.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x7
Airdate: Monday October 24th, 2011

Director: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Matt Kuhn

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Dec 15, 2011
ZA ( Aug 04, 2013


Guest Stars
Amber StevensAmber Stevens
As Janet
Bill FagerbakkeBill Fagerbakke
As Marvin Sr.
Chris ElliottChris Elliott
As Mickey
Cristine RoseCristine Rose
As Virginia
Frances ConroyFrances Conroy
As Loretta
Riley Thomas StewartRiley Thomas Stewart
As Young Barney
Vicki LewisVicki Lewis
As Dr. Sonya
Wayne BradyWayne Brady
As James
Sathya JesudassonSathya Jesudasson
As Kevin's Mom
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


Ted tells his children that in the fall of 2011, all of his friends were in relationships. So, when Barney's brother visited, there were some logistical issues. Nora excuses herself to the bathroom, claiming it's so she can have her own seat since they really do need a bigger booth at this point. Barney tells the crew that Nora is going to finally let him have sex with her, based on the fact that she told him that she has a special treat for him tonight. In the flashback, he air guitars ala Bill and Ted. She tells him that she hopes he's ready for tonight, because he's going to be using muscles that he doesn't know he has yet and she hopes he'll have aspirin, because his bum is going to be killing him tomorrow night. This perplexes the crew, as well as Barney. She tells him that they are going ice skating and then she tells him that after that, they are going to shag. This makes Barney very happy...

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