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When Ted's parents come to New York for a visit, their weekend ends up being far from the ordinary when a colossal family secret is unveiled.When Ted, Robin and the gang spend the weekend with his parents, Ted is stunned when a family secret that changes things forever is unveiled at brunch. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily find it difficult to control themselves when they are forced to spend time together with Ted's parents.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x3
Production Number: 2ALH03
Airdate: Monday October 02nd, 2006

Guest Stars
Charlene AmoiaCharlene Amoia
As Wendy
Cristine RoseCristine Rose
As Virginia Mosby
Michael GrossMichael Gross
As Alfred Mosby
Noel TrueNoel True
As Waitress
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 Notes
This episode had 9.44 million viewers on its original airing.

Episode Quotes
Virginia: Oh, I forgot to tell you. Your cousin Jimmy had a wonderful time at the spa he visited.
Ted: You mean that spa the judge ordered him to go to, to quit cocaine?
Virigina: Coffee?

Lily: I wish your face would melt off.
Marshall: I wish your eyeballs would explode.
Lily: I hate you
Marshall: I hate you more

Barney: Robin, I'm his best friend, that's a commitment. You're just his girl friend. That's like a bad flu, out of your system after a couple of weeks in bed.

Marshall: Are you wearing a push-up bra?
Lily: Did you Mystic Tan your calves?
Marshall: I withdraw the question.

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