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November 13, 2006
Marshall and Lily elope to Atlantic City, but they discover that getting married in Atlantic City isn't as easy as getting married in Las Vegas.
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Throughout the episode, Barney runs into a few Chinese men who he has brief but familiar conversations with, leaving the rest of the gang puzzled. He finally tells the group that he used to visit 'the AC' on a regular basis, but he developed a serious problem and stopped. Barney is sure he can win them the money. He enters a confusing Chinese game ("行還是不行", Chinese for 'Deal or No Deal') that no one else understands. However, after watching the game in action Marshall catches on, and counsels Barney to win enough money to pay the boat captain. Marshall's advice proves sound when Barney wins the game and the gang gets the money.
Marshall and Lily are in the middle of their wedding when they decide they want to (and have to) face Marshall's family. They call off the wedding, however, the captain accidentally marries them. They ask him to undo the marriage, and the event becomes the story of the time that Marshall and Lily were married for 12 seconds.
The end scene shows Ted coming out of his room wearing Robin's bridesmaid shirt and Lily wonders if Robin is here and Marshall saying "man I hope so"
- Lily brings up Marshall family's obsession with mayonnaise, as shown in Belly Full of Turkey and Game Night.
- Marshall's uncanny ability to play games allows him to help Barney win, as shown in Game Night.
- When mentioning Marshall's proposal, Lily covers her eye, which references to the eye patch Lily had to wear after his proposal (he popped a cork into her eye in the Pilot episode).
- After their first proposal, Marshall and Lily had sex on the kitchen floor (Pilot). They repeated this act after their second proposal as well.
- After coming back from their "18 minute bachelor party" at an unnamed strip club Marshall is seen holding what appears to be a fruity drink. His love for "girly" fruit drinks is revealed two episodes later in Single Stamina.
|Marshall:||Hi, we need a marriage license, but we need to skip the waiting period because we're in love.|
|Registrar:||Awwwwww! I'm gonna waive this waiting period right now.|
|Registrar:||Is what I would say if I could waive the waiting period, but unfortunately only a judge can do that.|
|Lily:||Oh. Well, can we see a judge?|
|Registrar:||Is what I would say if there was any chance of you seeing a judge today, which there isn't.|
|Marshall:||Why are you doing this to us!?|
|Registrar:||Cuz you're on Candid Camera!|
|Registrar:||Is what I would say if--|
|Marshall:||You know what? We get it.|
- —The gang getting jerked around by the registrar
Notes and TriviaEdit
Goofs and ErrorsEdit
- Barney is still carrying the glass at the Courthouse.
Allusions and Outside ReferencesEdit
- Marshall and Lily use Mrs. Butterworth syrup in a "creative" way when they have sex on the kitchen floor.
- Lily worries that Marshall's family will crack Runaway Bride jokes during their wedding.
- The court office girl mentions the television series Candid Camera.
- When they are waiting for a judge, the painting above them is John Trumbull's famous Declaration of Independence.
- The name of Barney's complicated Chinese game, when translated to English, is Deal or No Deal. Deal or No Deal is a game show and, like the game Barney plays, involved contestants randomly guessing which attractive woman holds the item that will make them win the game.
- Richard Gant - Judge
- Todd Stashwick - Steve
- Kate Micucci - Registrar
- Monique Edwards - Producer
- Patricia Belcher - Receptionist
Staci Krause of IGN gave the episode an 8.2 out of 10 stating that it was a "a very good episode and had some great moments", although it focused to heavily on Lily and Marshall. She enjoyed Barney's moments in the episode, saying that he "made a pedicure look manly" and also praised the Chinese game he played to win money. She also enjoyed Lily and Marshall's storyline, despite it being a bit too overdone, saying that it was "a fairly decent side track." However, she said that "by far the show-stopping moment of the episode was Robin's t-shirt," stating that it could be watched over and over again and still laugh. 
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