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When Ted receives an unexpected call from The Captain, the gang reminisced about their last awkward encounter with him.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x17
Airdate: Monday February 18th, 2013

Director: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Carter Bays

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) May 23, 2013
AU (Seven) Jul 09, 2013

  • Currently 7.5/10
7.5/10 (6 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Alexis Denisof
As Sandy Rivers
Ellen Dambros Williams
As Patrice
Kyle MacLachlan
As The Captain
Main Cast
Josh Radnor
As Ted Mosby
Jason Segel
As Marshall Eriksen
Cobie Smulders
As Robin Scherbatsky
Neil Patrick Harris
As Barney Stinson
Alyson Hannigan
As Lily Aldrin
Bob Saget
voiced Narrator / Ted, 2030


The episode begins and the men are hanging out together. Ted has received a message from the Captain, on his answering machine. The Captain wants Ted to call him back at his “earliest convenience”. Ted for some reason is terrified on hearing this. The old Ted reminds his kids about who the Captain is. Ted feels that the Captain is sounding pissed. He tells Barney and Marshall he knows why the Captain is pissed. He then begins a story from a year and a half ago when the last time he met the captain. Ted mentions how he had broken up with Zoe at that point and was seeing a girl named Becky. ..

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