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Recap / How I Met Your Mother S 9 E 17 Sunrise

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As Ted and Robin search for a drunken Barney, Marshall is visited by the ghosts living in his room. Meanwhile, Barney passes on his wisdom to a new generation.


This episode provides examples of:

  • Brick Joke: The Stinger where Ted asks Robin if he should have kissed her after their first date.
    Robin: Yeah, I did.
    Ted: Dammit!
  • Internal Reveal: This time, Ted tells Robin that he is moving away to Chicago right after the wedding. He also finally tells Robin the real reason he and Victoria broke up.
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  • Passing the Torch: Barney passing "The Playbook" in napkin form to Justin and Kyle.
  • Those Two Guys: Justin and Kyle.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot:
    Barney: [to Justin and Kyle] I'm gonna teach you how to- [retches] -live.
  • Wham Line: Ted drops the news of his impending departure to Robin (the last of the Gang to know) with the same amount of explosive power as when he told Lily and Barney.
    Robin: But... What about when we get back from our honeymoon? What about our first night out at the bar, what then? Is it gonna be weird?
    Ted: No.
    Robin: How can you be so sure?
    Ted: Because I'm not gonna be there. I'm moving to Chicago.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Justin and Kyle had thought that Barney was a zombie.


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