Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 19, 2005
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
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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

Episode Quotes

Lily Aldrin: [Lily has had enough of Marshall being cooped up in the Eriksen house since the funeral, and Ted's presence does not help] Marshall, I'm going home.
Marshall Eriksen: [pauses from game session with Ted, comes to Lily] What?
Lily Aldrin: I'm flying out tonight before the big storm, and I want you to come with me.
Marshall Eriksen: I can't right now, 'cause my mom needs me.
Lily Aldrin: Well, I guess it's been helpful for her for you to be here playing Super Mario Kart for 14 hours a day...
Ted Mosby: [Surprised] You have Super Mario Kart?
Marshall Eriksen: Hell, yeah. [points to cartridge. Ted gets it and loads into the SNES]
Lily Aldrin: ...but your mom doesn't need you. Your life in New York needs you, it needs you really bad.
Marshall Eriksen: Baby, don't go.
Lily Aldrin: [kisses Marshall and leaves] Please come home soon.
Marshall Eriksen: I miss my dad, Ted... I miss him so much.
Ted Mosby: I know.
Marshall Eriksen: When I was a kid, we would spend the summers in the upper peninsula. And every year we wouldn't get in the cabin till the middle of the night. And so, it'd be pitch black in the middle of the woods. I could never see anything in front of the headlights, but I always felt so safe... cause my dad was driving. He was like some sort of superhero that could just see way out into the darkness... and now he's just gone, and it's pitch black. I can't see where I'm going. I can't see anything...
Ted Mosby: They're actually called British Morning Socks.
Zoey Pierson: Don't get in your own way!

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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