|“The Wedding Bride”|
| First aired:|
May 17, 2010
Tony's movie, The Wedding Bride, is released. It turns out to be based entirely around the wedding between Ted and Stella and Tony's involvement. However, in the movie, Ted is a villian and Tony is a hero. The gang all see the movie and reflect upon it.
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Marshall ultimately helps him cope with it, reminding Ted that he is fundamentally a nice guy. Ted rushes to the cinema where Royce is again watching the film and admits the film was based on his being left at the altar. He kisses Royce in front of the screen displaying a kiss scene from The Wedding Bride and takes her back to his apartment for pancakes. Royce then reveals her "baggage" - left at the altar three times, has a gambling addiction, and shares a bed with her brother. Ted asks her to leave.
- The fictional movie The Wedding Bride is first mentioned in As Fast As She Can. The website and theatrical poster for the said movie was also displayed in the episode.
- The movie version of Stella is seen in an arcade which resembles Kiddie Fun Land. In Miracles, Ted proposes to the real Stella in an arcade.
- The movie version of Stella could be seen wearing the same dress that the real Stella wore in Shelter Island.
- In the trailer, Jed Mosely is said to be "such a douchebag". This refers to his real-life counterpart, Ted, who was on several occasions called a "douche" himself, such as in Mosbius Designs and Robots Versus Wrestlers.
- Both Robin and Ted display their habit of saluting phrases that sound like military ranks (such as "Major Baggage"), as first seen in Slapsgiving.
- The flashbacks to Ted's proposal in Miracles, Ted's two-minute date with Stella in Ten Sessions, Ted and Stella kissing on the couch in Do I Know You?, and Ted fetching Tony and her daughter, Ted finding Stella's farewell note in his room on the wedding day, and Tony and Stella together on the barge all from Shelter Island.
- The notion of a person having a "but..." was previously discussed in Little Boys.
- This is not the first time that a member of the group unintentionally helped robbers ransack an apartment; Barney and Robin had helped several people "move out" of their apartment as part of completing the Murtaugh list in Murtaugh.
- Barney has always had an issue with women in their 30s. This was shown previously in Little Boys, Intervention, and Zoo or False.
- The Stinsons introduced the fact that Barney sees films' intended antagonists as protagonists, as he does here in saying that The Wedding Bride got everything right about Stella's relationship with Ted, both the intended antagonist and his best friend.
- While with Royce and her friends, Jed Mosley's similarities with Ted surfaced, including the butterfly tattoo from Wait For It, the red cowboy boots from Everything Must Go, Ted over-pronouncing "encyclopedia" from Intervention, and Ted's battle with the goat from The Leap.
- "Baby Doll" was previously used by Barney in Girls Versus Suits -- i.e., "Drop the act, baby doll! Daddy's home!" Ted also says "I'm back, baby doll!" upon both of his drunken returns to MacLaren's in The Pineapple Incident.
- Future Ted censors a dirty word used by Barney by using "Kiss" (the F word) instead. He's done this for his children in How Lily Stole Christmas with the word "Grinch" (unknown profanity, most likely C or T word), in How I Met Everyone Else with the word "Sandwich" (marijuana), in Murtaugh with the word "Stuff" (the S word), and in Bagpipes with the word "Bagpipes" (sex).
- The episode also reveals Tony's last name, Grafanello, which has never been mentioned since his debut in Shelter Island.
- Robin mentions the propaganda footage of Kim Jong-il riding a horse, which she first noted in The Front Porch as part of a Korean channel that often defeats her network in the ratings.
- In this episode Robin complains about Marshall being "too nice" because he helped some people rob an apartment, mistakenly thinking he was helping them move. However, in Murtaugh she herself did the same thing with Barney.
|Robin:||You can't treat New York City like it's the small, friendly, crime-free, inbred, backwoods, po-dunk, cow-tipping, Minnesota hickville where you grew up!|
|Future Ted:||(Marshall, Lily and Robin are all talking about how dumb The Wedding Bride looks) Kids...you know where this is going. (cuts to Lily, Robin and Barney at the theater seeing The Wedding Bride)|
|Barney:||Oh go on honey, kiss him!|
|Future Ted:||Your uncle Barney wasn't saying kiss...|
|Jed Mosely:||(repeated line) No-can-dosville, babydoll!|
|Barney:||Baggage is the cornerstone of America's greatest national product.|
|Ted, Marshall, Robin, Lily:||(anticipating) Porn!|
|Barney:||Actually, it's porn. No women works in porn without having major baggage.|
|Ted, Robin:||(saluting) Major Baggage.|
Notes and TriviaEdit
Goofs and ErrorsEdit
- In Perfect Week, Jim Nantz claimed, that Barney never slept with a fatty. However in the last scene of this episode, one fat woman in the back carries a baggage called "Slept with Barney" (as some other women in this scene).
- One possible explanation is that the woman got fat after her encounter with Barney, allowing the statement to remain true.
- The episode mentions the fight with the goat, however when the fight happened it was Ted's 31st birthday. He was no longer with Stella, she could not know about it.
- It is also true, however, that Ted has been in contact with Tony (and/or Stella), the screenwriter of the film, at least once (the time he accepts the job of architecture professor at university), which could slightly imply that he has let it slip to him.
Allusions and Outside ReferencesEdit
- Barney alludes to Sesame Street and the character Big Bird, by describing a place where Marshall's overt geniality is normal as a street where a giant yellow bird lives.
- Ted mentions Adolf Hitler during the bar scene with Royce and her friends.
- According to Robin, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il ranked The Wedding Bride as his second favorite movie.
- Instead of seeing The Wedding Bride, Marshall states that he wanted to watch Avatar again.
- Marshall said that he thought that the movie Spaceballs was about him.
- The "baggages" in the background include being a fan of the Chicago Cubs, believing that Elvis Presley is still alive and "Slept with Barney".
- Jed Mosely's catchphrase in the The Wedding Bride was also one of Josh Radnor's lines in Not Another Teen Movie:"No can dosville, babydoll", also in The Leap Ted uses the catchphrase 'no can dos' when Marshall asked him went to the roof.
- Jed Mosely is playing the arcade version of Hydro Thunder.
- Guest Malin Akerman can also be seen with Josh Radnor in his 2010 directorial debut, Happythankyoumoreplease.
- Judy Greer - Royce
- Jason Lewis - Movie Tony
- Malin Akerman - Movie Stella
- Chris Kattan - Jed Mosley
- Arshad Aslam - Brian
- Jeremy Glazer - Bruce
- Jacob Hopkins - Billy
- Gloria Calderon Kellett - Rachel
- Miranda Lilley - Patricia
- Tom Virtue - Minister
Donna Bowman of The A.V. Club rated the episode with a grade B-. 
Amanda Sloane Murray of IGN gave the episode a grade of 9.3. She stated that the concept of a romantic comedy within a romantic comedy was a challenge for the writers, given the task of creating a fictional movie for the episode and casting actors who have themselves played characters in romantic comedies. 
DeAnn Welker of Television Without Pity rated the episode with a grade B-. 
- The Wedding Bride at the English Wikipedia
- The Wedding Bride at the Internet Movie Database
- The Wedding Bride at TV.com
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