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Recap / How I Met Your Mother S 4 E 23 As Fast As She Can

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When Ted runs into Stella, he leaves a bad impression, leaving her current fiance, Tony, to try and make Ted's life better after stealing his bride-to-be and supposedly ruining Ted's life.


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  • Funny Background Event: While Ted and Stella are bailing him out of jail, Barney hits on a policewoman by suggestively playing with her handcuffs.
  • Title Drop: Stella does the honors during a conversation with Ted.
    Ted: Okay, I'm gonna say something out loud that I've been doing a pretty good job not saying out loud lately. What you and Tony have... what I thought for a second you and I had... Wwhat I know that Marshall and Lily have... I want that. I do. I keep waiting for it to happen, I wait for it to happen and... I guess I'm just... I'm tired of waiting. And that is all I'm going to say on that subject.
    Stella: ...You know that once I talked my way out of a speeding ticket?
    Ted: Really?
    Stella: I was heading upstate to my parents' house and was doing, like, ninety on this country road and got pulled over. So this cop gets out of his car and he kinda swaggers all over and he's all like, "Young lady, I have been waiting for you all day." So I looked up at him and I said: "I'm so sorry, officer. I got here as fast as I could."
    Ted: For real?
    Stella: Nah. It's an old joke. [pause] I know that you are tired of waiting, and you may have to wait a little while more, but she's on her way, Ted. And she's getting here as fast as she can.
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