Barney initially makes fun of it, but has to wear it when he loses a bet from Marshall and Lily. From then on Barney is seen wearing it in every episode. It is even seen wrapped around Barney's arm in The Slutty Pumpkin Returns, when Barney turns up almost naked in the Halloween Party on the roof of The Apartment's building.
According to the bet Barney has to wear it for a whole year, but in Disaster Averted, he tries to get out of wearing it for the rest of the year. He even offers Marshall a lot of cash if he lets him take it off. It turns out that Barney wants to take it off because he is meeting Nora's parents and he wants to make a good impression. When Marshall finds out about this, he lets Barney take the tie off in exchange for the addition of three more slaps to his one remaining slap. Barney agrees to this, but when Marshall immediately slaps him twice after that, he realizes that he made a mistake.
The Ducky Tie is not seen again, until Marshall and Barney's trip to Atlantic City, during Marshall's freak-out on his son's impending birth. Barney agrees to wear the tie, if they both turn their phones off for a whole hour, and get incredibly intoxicated. After one hour, Barney turns on his phone and finds 17 voice mails from Lily, who is in labor and needs them to be in New York immediately, while a drunk Marshall throws casino chips everywhere.
- The Naked Truth
- Ducky Tie
- The Stinson Missile Crisis
- Field Trip
- Mystery vs. History
- The Slutty Pumpkin Returns
- Disaster Averted
- Good Crazy
- The Magician's Code - Part One
- The Magician's Code - Part Two
|Friends & Family||Lily Aldrin • Ted Mosby • Robin Scherbatsky • Barney Stinson • Marvin Eriksen Sr. • Judy Eriksen • Marvin Eriksen Jr. • Marcus Eriksen • Ashley Eriksen • Martin Eriksen • Marvin W. Eriksen|
|Places||MacLaren's Pub • The Apartment • Wesleyan University • Goliath National Bank • Marshall and Lily's apartment • Marshall and Lily's house • AltruCell Corporation • Gazola's • Honeywell & Cootes|
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|Friends & Family||Ted Mosby • Robin Scherbatsky • Marshall Eriksen • Lily Aldrin • Leslie • Loretta Stinson • James Stinson • Eli Stinson • Sadie Stinson • Jerome Whittaker • J.J. Whittaker • Carly Whittaker|
|Places||MacLaren's Pub • Barney's apartment • Goliath National Bank • AltruCell Corporation • Lusty Leopard • Laser Tag • Stinson house • Puzzles|
|Phrases||Awesome • Suit Up • Legendary • Have you met • Wait for it • Challenge Accepted • What Up • Patent Pending|
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