Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 19, 2005
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
Genre
How I Met Your Mother » Season 6
How I Met Your Mother - 06x16 Desperation Day

6x16 Desperation Day

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4.38/5 (8 votes)
First Aired: Feb. 14, 2011 on CBS
Summary: Barney declares Feb. 13 a holiday for desperate women; Marshall receives a Valentine's Day surprise from Lily; Zoey and Ted work on figuring out their relationship.

Main Characters in this Episode



Guest Stars

Marvin Eriksen Sr. played by Bill Fagerbakke
Judy Eriksen played by Suzie Plakson
Nora played by Nazanin Boniadi
Bev played by Lennon Parham
Anna played by Artemis Pebdani
Tori played by Kelsey Crane
Hotdog Buying Guy played by Jesse Heiman
Beautiful Woman played by Brenda Koo

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Episode Quotes

Barney Stinson: Every woman wants a date on Valentine's Day. That neediness reaches its climax - what up - on February 13th. A magical night, when a 10 has the self esteem of a 4, and the depraved enthusiasm of a 2. Now, there's only one thing you can't do.
Robin Scherbatsky: Please say "widows."
Barney Stinson: Wherever you are, or whoever you're under, you must get home alone by 11:59 p.m. Otherwise, you're on a date on Valentine's Day.
Robin Scherbatsky: Barney, Desperation Day assumes that all single women freak out about Valentine's Day.Which we do not. Case in point: I will be spending February 13 with some lovely single ladies from work...
Barney Stinson: [Interrupts] Trolls.
Robin Scherbatsky: ...who could care less about Valentine's Day.
Barney Stinson: Lying trolls.
Robin Scherbatsky: And we will be celebrating the fact that we don't have to spend it with some dippy guy carting around roses and stuffed toys all night. Oh, no offense, Ted.
Ted Mosby: And none was taken until just then.
Ted Mosby: They're actually called British Morning Socks.
Zoey Pierson: Don't get in your own way!
Barney Stinson: [about Robin and her anti-Valentine's Day friends] Please, you might as well be dog-earing a tear stained bridal magazine while wolfing down the box of chocolates you had delivered to yourself at work from your fiancé that no one has ever met.
Bev: Gerard is real!

Mistakes/Goofs

  • Goof (factual errors): When playing the Nintendo Marshall mentions he has Super Mario Kart, a Game for the SNES console, not the 8-bit NES. Later in the episode Marshall and Ted are playing with controllers for the NES Console.
  • Goof (factual errors): When Marshall shows up while Lily is watching Predator, we can hear Arnold Schwarzenegger saying "Come on, come on. Kill me! I'm here... Kill Me!" Then, a few seconds later, we hear machine gun fire. There is no machine gun fire in the movie "Predator" after Schwarzenegger says those lines. These lines are right after he and the Predator physically fight and Schwarzenegger is tempting the Predator into his trap.

Trivia

  • The shirt that Marshall wears throughout the episode says 'Tarkenton Physical Education' on it. Fran Tarkenton was the quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings for most of the 60s and 70s where Marshall is from.
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