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* AcceptableTargets: Canada, as per the norm. Highlights include Lily declaring that a Canadian marriage, like their money and military, is not real and Barney commenting on the quality of Canadian porn.


* ADateWithRosiePalms: Invoked after Barney gets slapped.
-->'''Barney:''' God, your hands are enormous!
-->'''Marshall:''' What do you expect? You've seen my penis.


* ArmorPiercingSlap: The eponymous Slap Bet.

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* ArmorPiercingSlap: The eponymous Slap Bet.Marshall's slaps send Barney face-down to the floor, thanks to Marshall's giant bear hands.


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* BlatantLies: When Ted is trying to cover up the fact that he told Robin's secret to Marshall he claims that the database he used to look up her fake marriage was the "Canadian Mall Marriage 6000".
* BogglesTheMind: {{Invoked|Trope}} by Ted, who tries to use a Scrabble game to broach the subject of whether Robin has ever been married.
-->'''Ted:''' 'Husband'
-->'''Robin:''' There's no 'P' in 'husband'
-->'''Ted:''' Hmm… you seem to know a lot about husbands…


* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: We see three examples of Barney experiencing an "Oh moment" (a deal-breaking revelation from a romantic interest): a woman who made a pact with God promising to stay a virgin until marriage, a woman with an eating disorder, and a woman who just turned 30.

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: We see three examples of Barney experiencing an "Oh moment" (a deal-breaking revelation from a romantic interest): a woman who made a pact with God promising to stay a virgin until marriage, a woman with an eating disorder, and and ... a woman who just turned 30.

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* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: The video for "Let's Go to the Mall," which was filmed in the 90's, is inexplicably in widescreen and HD. This is especially impressive given that it's being streamed from the internet in 2006, long before HD video streaming was commonplace. Could be easily [[HandWaving hand waved]] in that the story is merely being told by Future Ted, and such minor details were left out for convenience.

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* SpoilerTitle: Narrowly averted. The episode's original title was "Robin Sparkles," but it was changed to "Slap Bet" when the producers realized it might spoil the plot twist.


* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The three examples we see of Barney experiencing the "oh" moment in a relationship are: a woman who made a pact with God promising to stay a virgin until marriage, a woman with an eating disorder, and a woman who just turned 30.

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The We see three examples we see of Barney experiencing the "oh" moment in an "Oh moment" (a deal-breaking revelation from a relationship are: romantic interest): a woman who made a pact with God promising to stay a virgin until marriage, a woman with an eating disorder, and a woman who just turned 30.

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The three examples we see of Barney experiencing the "oh" moment in a relationship are: a woman who made a pact with God promising to stay a virgin until marriage, a woman with an eating disorder, and a woman who just turned 30.


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* ConfessToALesserCrime: Robin doesn't want her friends to find out she was a Canadian pop star, so she lies and says the reason she doesn't like malls is that she got married in one.

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-->'''Robin''': I ''wish'' it was porn, it would be less embarrassing.

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* NotWhatItLooksLike: Although it wound up biting him in the ass, you ''have'' to give Barney some leeway; the opening to the "Let's Go To The Mall" music video ''did'' look like the beginning of a porno.

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* NoodleIncident: Barney tries to prove that Lily doesn't know all of Marshall's stories; the two stories mentioned involve a donkey eating his pants, and having to get nickels pumped from his stomach.


* SoBadItsGood: The "Let's Go To The Mall" music video is described this way InUniverse.

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* SoBadItsGood: The "Let's Go To The Mall" music video is described this way InUniverse.InUniverse.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: While inquiring Robin about her aversion to malls, Ted asks if she got trapped under a boulder at a mall, leading to this:
-->'''Robin''': Who gets trapped under a boulder at a mall?\\
'''Ted''': Not me in Cleveland when I was six, that's for sure.


* TheEighties: Robin's music video is shot in this style because the decade didn't came to Canada 'til 1993.

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* TheEighties: Robin's music video is shot in this style because the decade didn't came come to Canada 'til 1993.

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* EventTitle: Much of the episode is set during the duration of Barney and Marshall's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Slap Bet]].


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* SecondaryCharacterTitle: Some international releases renamed the episode "Robin Sparkles".

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