| First aired:|
May 7, 2007
Marshall and Lily are about to get married but the wedding is becoming one disaster after another.
Marshall and Lily are about to get married, however, nothing seems to be going right for either of them. Much to Lily's disgust, Scooter, her high school boyfriend, shows up at the wedding having been invited by Lily's family (even though Lily did not invite him personally), and then tries desperately but unsuccessfully to win her back. Lily also has no flowers for the ceremony, and her harp player is in labor and about to deliver a baby. To top things off, Lily's veil was found ruined, and Lily thinks that the wedding is just falling apart.
Marshall is also having a difficult time, as one of Lily's relatives gave him highlighted tips in his hair, and in an attempt to correct it, he shaves off a patch of hair on his head. Marshall and Lily then see each other, and they are about ready to call off the wedding. However, Ted has a plan. Since both Marshall and Lily always wanted a small wedding in a park, Ted suggests that they go outside, hold a small ceremony like they always wanted, and then go perform the ceremony in front of all of their guests. With Barney recently licensed to marry people, all they need is something to cover Marshall's bald patch, which comes in the form of a fedora.
Marshall and Lily are then married by Barney, in front of only Ted and Robin. Then, without a worry about how the big ceremony takes place, they go inside, and hold the wedding ceremony in front of the family and all other friends. However, no one else knows that Marshall and Lily had been married right before. They then hold the wedding reception, which carries over into Something Blue.
- Lily's high school boyfriend Scooter appears at the wedding, he was first introduced in Best Prom Ever
- It is explained in this episode why Marshall is wearing a hat at his wedding in Showdown.
- When Marshall and Lily are contemplating where to have sex for the first time as a married couple (the reception hall bathroom), it is once again a place where Ted is present. This is similar to the episode First Time In New York, in which there is a flashback to Ted being awake for Marshall and Lily losing their virginity.
- This is the second reference to the main cast smoking cigarettes, after it was shown Robin smoked in Moving Day. This is the main plot of Last Cigarette Ever.
- The list of occupations of girls that Barney has banged is referenced and listed off later on in Girls Versus Suits.
|Ted:||Barney, unless you have one in your car, stop suggesting Native American Headress!|
|Ted:||Dude you shaved your freaking head.|
|Marshall:||Yeah, yeah but is good. I'm gonna shave it all off. What a great solution! Just go bald cause it's cool, right? Bruce Willis, Michael Jordan, Britney Spea... OH GOD WHAT DID I DO! How could you let me shave my head?!?|
|Marshall:||You're the worst best man ever! I HATE YOU! I'm not going out there. I'm leaving and I'm never coming back. I'm gonna find that money under the rock by that tree and go live with the guys on the beach in Zihuatanejo.|
|Ted:||But those guys are criminals|
|Marshall:||Only Red, Andy was falsely accused.|
|Marshall:||Hat! We thought of authentic Native American headdress before we thought of hat.|
Notes and TriviaEdit
Goofs and ErrorsEdit
- Lily said her dad owed a harp player, but her dad didn't attend because Lily hated him.
Allusions and Outside ReferencesEdit
- The title of this episode and the following episode (Something Blue) is a reference to the wedding tradition which proscribes that a bride should have "something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue."
- After shaving his head, Marshall says he's leaving and never coming back. He's going to go "find that money under the rock by the tree and go live with the guys on the beach in Zihuatanejo." Ted says that they are criminals, but Marshall corrects him saying that Andy was falsely accused. This is a reference to The Shawshank Redemption.
- Marshall's wig-out about his hair is inspired in part by the viral video Bride Has Massive Hair Wig Out.
- The song played on guitar during the impromptu outdoor wedding is Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring.
- The piece played on piano during the opening of the episode is "La Réjouissance" from Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks.
- The harpist plays the first two measures of the Minuet in G major by Christian Petzold (formerly attributed to Bach).
- After Lily's Cousin gives Marshall's hair cool tips, Marshall states that he looks like one of the Backstreet Boys.
- While trying to win Lily back, Scooter quotes the Guns N Roses song November Rain.
- Love Song - Haunt
- David Burtka - Scooter
- Meagen Fay - Janice Aldrin
- Michael Mantell - Ben
- Joe Manganiello - Brad
- Candice Accola - Amy
- Thomas Bethke - Gardener
- Shulie Cowen - Andrea
- P.J. Marino - Bartender
- Rachelle Wood - Woman
- Kathleen Bartholomew - Wedding Guest
Staci Krause of IGN gave the episode a 9.5 out of 10, stating that Marshall and Lily's wedding "was everything that we hoped it could be, and we were trying not to tear up as much as Barney was." She praised both Marshall and Lily's storyline saying that they wwere both having terrible days, that would eventually bring them closer. She also enjoyed Barney's 'superpower', saying that it "was definitely something that we'd expect of Barney, although he surprised us later in the episode." 
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