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26th Feb '17 2:09:52 PM nombretomado
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** [[TheKarateKid Ralph Macchio]] and more importantly ([[RootingForTheEmpire for Barney]]) [[spoiler:William [[InvokedTrope Zabka.]]]]

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** [[TheKarateKid [[Film/TheKarateKid Ralph Macchio]] and more importantly ([[RootingForTheEmpire for Barney]]) [[spoiler:William [[InvokedTrope Zabka.]]]]



* FunnyBackgroundEvent: The clown joins in with Barney in hating Ralph Macchio. Becomes a MeaningfulBackgroundEvent when it's revealed that [[spoiler: the clown is Johnny from the Cobra Kai Dojo, Ralph's rival in ''Film/TheKarateKid''.]]

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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: The clown joins in with Barney in hating Ralph Macchio. Becomes a MeaningfulBackgroundEvent when it's revealed that [[spoiler: the clown is Johnny from the Cobra Kai Dojo, Ralph's rival in ''Film/TheKarateKid''.''Film/{{The Karate Kid|1984}}''.]]



** In "The Bro Mitzvah", [[spoiler: the whole "Barney's worst night ever" was planned by Robin and his friends. And the clown is [[RootingForTheEmpire Barney's favorite]] [[InvokedTrope actor]] in TheKarateKid, William Zabka.]]

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** In "The Bro Mitzvah", [[spoiler: the whole "Barney's worst night ever" was planned by Robin and his friends. And the clown is [[RootingForTheEmpire Barney's favorite]] [[InvokedTrope actor]] in TheKarateKid, ''Film/{{The Karate Kid|1984}}'', William Zabka.]]
14th Jan '17 6:49:58 AM DustSnitch
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* [[ActuallyPrettyFunny Actually Pretty Brilliant]]: In "The Fortress", Robin admits that she actually thinks some of the devices Barney has in his apartment (originally intended for his days as a bachelor) are genius.

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* [[ActuallyPrettyFunny Actually Pretty Brilliant]]: ActuallyPrettyFunny: In "The Fortress", Robin admits that she actually thinks some of the devices Barney has in his apartment (originally intended for his days as a bachelor) are genius.



* ArkhamsRazor: See {{Badass}}. [[spoiler:Which tale of teen rebellion is true? Only kindergarten teacher Lily's, where she painted herself as basically an {{Expy}} of [[TheWire Omar]] and the scourge of the neighborhood.]]
* {{Badass}}:
** [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in "Twelve Horny Women". Ted, Robin, Barney, and Lily all brag that they were a "Badass" in their youth, and by "Badass" they mean, "Rude juvenile delinquent". None of it's true, of course. [[spoiler:Except for Lily.]] In that same episode, Lily calls Marshall a Badass when he [[spoiler:comes up with the trick that helps him win his case.]]
** Invoked in "Lobster Crawl," when Robin appears at the Laser Tag game dressed as [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]].

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* ArkhamsRazor: See {{Badass}}. [[spoiler:Which tale of teen rebellion is true? Only kindergarten teacher Lily's, where she painted herself as basically an {{Expy}} of [[TheWire Omar]] and the scourge of the neighborhood.]]
* {{Badass}}:
** [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in "Twelve Horny Women". Ted, Robin, Barney, and Lily all brag that they were a "Badass" in their youth, and by "Badass" they mean, "Rude juvenile delinquent". None of it's true, of course. [[spoiler:Except for Lily.]] In that same episode, Lily calls Marshall a Badass when he [[spoiler:comes up with the trick that helps him win his case.]]
** Invoked in "Lobster Crawl," when Robin appears at the Laser Tag game dressed as [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]].
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15th Oct '16 8:21:00 PM nombretomado
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* [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Social Networks Always Spoil]]: Right after the SeasonFinale, the {{Facebook}} page of the show put a picture of [[spoiler:Cristin Milioti as the Mother, with her face in full display]]. That spoiled the hell out of the people who hadn't watched the episode yet. Specially the audience from outside the US (which is pretty big).

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* [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Social Networks Always Spoil]]: Right after the SeasonFinale, the {{Facebook}} Website/{{Facebook}} page of the show put a picture of [[spoiler:Cristin Milioti as the Mother, with her face in full display]]. That spoiled the hell out of the people who hadn't watched the episode yet. Specially the audience from outside the US (which is pretty big).
5th May '16 9:04:36 PM nombretomado
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* ActorAllusion: In "P.S. I Love You" the gang watches a Canadian version of Vh1's Behind the Music devoted to Robin Sparkles. Among the people they interview is Dave Coulier. At one point in his interview he says his classic catch phrase "Cut. It. Out!" complete with gestures. Future!Ted remarks [[FullHouse "I always did like that joke."]]

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* ActorAllusion: In "P.S. I Love You" the gang watches a Canadian version of Vh1's Behind the Music devoted to Robin Sparkles. Among the people they interview is Dave Coulier. At one point in his interview he says his classic catch phrase "Cut. It. Out!" complete with gestures. Future!Ted remarks [[FullHouse [[Series/FullHouse "I always did like that joke."]]
20th Apr '16 4:38:16 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* CastingGag: The guy who Alyson Hannigan's character runs into right after returning to the college after 15 years? It's [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Oz]]!



* HeyItsThatGuy[=/=]CastingGag: The guy who Alyson Hannigan's character runs into right after returning to the college after 15 years? It's [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Oz]]!
17th Apr '16 5:46:05 AM OlfinBedwere
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* CreatorBreakdown: Robin, when writing her ObsessionSong.

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* CreatorBreakdown: Robin, when writing her ObsessionSong.[[invoked]]



* PyrrhicVictory: Marshall wins a class action lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company, but the judge was unwilling to hurt the company by fining them the intended 25 million dollars and so reduced it to 25 ''thousand'' (.1% of the original). Marshall is very upset, as more was probably spent on court fees and lawyer paychecks for each side. [[spoiler: This inspires him to apply to be a judge so he had more influence on the system]].

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* PyrrhicVictory: PyrrhicVictory:
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Marshall wins a class action lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company, but the judge was unwilling to hurt the company by fining them the intended 25 million dollars and so reduced it to 25 ''thousand'' (.1% of the original).original, and in fact only ''$500'' more than the company had already offered out-of-court). Marshall is very upset, as more was probably spent on court fees and lawyer paychecks for each side. [[spoiler: This inspires him to apply to be a judge so he had more influence on the system]]. It gets taken UpToEleven later in the season when we found out that [[spoiler:the judge's refusal to award costs ended up financially wrecking Marshall's law firm, who are eventually left with just Marshall and one other employee, have had virtually no cases since the lawsuit, and almost certainly go bust after Marshall leaves to join Lily on her trip to Italy]].
19th Mar '16 5:27:06 AM Hossmeister
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11th Oct '15 3:17:21 AM erforce
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* JadeColoredGlasses: [[ScrewDestiny Enough is enough.]] [[SnakesOnAPlane Ted has had it with these motherfucking signs from the motherfucking universe. Everyone strap in. He's gonna make some fuckin' decisions on his own.]]

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* JadeColoredGlasses: [[ScrewDestiny Enough is enough.]] [[SnakesOnAPlane [[Film/SnakesOnAPlane Ted has had it with these motherfucking signs from the motherfucking universe. Everyone strap in. He's gonna make some fuckin' decisions on his own.]]
7th Jul '15 11:32:12 AM nombretomado
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*** However, since Barney is unable to talk due to the Jinx, his "scream" is done [[TalkingWithSigns with his notebook]] a la [[LooneyTunes Wile E. Coyote]].

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*** However, since Barney is unable to talk due to the Jinx, his "scream" is done [[TalkingWithSigns with his notebook]] a la [[LooneyTunes [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Wile E. Coyote]].
28th Feb '15 2:48:49 PM lildragon96
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Marshall not telling his mother about his and Lily's moving to Rome foreshadows [[spoiler: how he deals with receiving a judgeship; he tries to keep it from Lily until he can tell her in person. He even uses the same line: "This is face-to-face news."]]
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