When Ted leaves the bar early to prepare a Thanksgiving feast for his friends, the gang winds up partying all night with The Blitz, an old friend from college who has bad luck. As a result Ted is forced to spend Thanksgiving with Zoey.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It refers to these movies...

Apocalypse Now

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie is referred to by Blitzgiving part of How I Met Your Mother Season 6
Marshall and Ted talk about a time when they listened to Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon while watching The Wizard of Oz over "sandwiches". The event is a reference to Dark Side of the Rainbow. They did it again by playing "Weird Al" Yankovic's Greatest Hits and watching Apocalypse Now.
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Cinderella

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie is referred to by Blitzgiving part of How I Met Your Mother Season 6
Ted says that if Zoey is a cartoon character name, then she is the evil stepmother from Cinderella.
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Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie is referred to by Blitzgiving part of How I Met Your Mother Season 6
The gang makes reference to the film Ferris Bueller's Day Off when describing their participation in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and again when they talk about how you have to slow down because life moves pretty fast.
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The Wizard of Oz

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie is referred to by Blitzgiving part of How I Met Your Mother Season 6
Marshall and Ted talk about a time when they listened to Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon while watching The Wizard of Oz over "sandwiches". The event is a reference to Dark Side of the Rainbow. They did it again by playing "Weird Al" Yankovic's Greatest Hits and watching Apocalypse Now.
  • Buy The Wizard of Oz on Amazon
  • Buy The Wizard of Oz on iTunes
  • Buy The Wizard of Oz on GooglePlay

You, Me and Dupree

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie is referred to by Blitzgiving part of How I Met Your Mother Season 6
Lily and Ted make references to hating Renee Zellweger, Reese Witherspoon, and Kate Hudson. Lily also wants her money back as she hated You, Me and Dupree.
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It refers to these television series...

Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies

This Television Series is referred to by Blitzgiving part of How I Met Your Mother Season 6
Lilly mentions Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner.
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Lost

This Television Series is referred to by Blitzgiving part of How I Met Your Mother Season 6
Jorge Garcia makes numerous references to the series Lost, like making up a phone number with the numbers 481-516-2342 and telling his friends he feels like "the Blitz curse" was like living on an island for eternity. On the show, Garcia's character, Hugo "Hurley" Reyes, believed himself to be cursed after winning the lottery with those numbers.
  • Buy Lost on Amazon
  • Buy Lost on iTunes
  • Buy Lost on GooglePlay

Tom and Jerry

This Television Series is referred to by Blitzgiving part of How I Met Your Mother Season 6
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  • Buy Tom and Jerry on GooglePlay

It refers to these groups...

Led Zeppelin

This Group is referred to by Blitzgiving part of How I Met Your Mother Season 6
Steve makes a comment about the band Led Zeppelin re-uniting at his cousin's bar mitzvah.
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It refers to these video game series...

Grand Theft Auto

This Video Game Series is referred to by Blitzgiving part of How I Met Your Mother Season 6
The Blitz (now Steve) shows up at the bar because he decides that "Grand Theft Auto" can wait.
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  • Buy Grand Theft Auto on GameStop

It refers to these people...

Kiss

This Person is referred to by Blitzgiving part of How I Met Your Mother Season 6
Zoey paints Robin's face like Paul Stanley from Kiss.
  • Buy Kiss on Amazon
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It refers to these songs...

Eat It
performed by "Weird Al" Yankovic

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  • Type: Song
This Song is referred to by Blitzgiving part of How I Met Your Mother Season 6
Ted and Marshall talk about the time they were eating a "sandwich", listening to Weird Al's Greatest Hits while watching 'Apocalypse Now'. They talk about how amazing it was that the song 'Eat It' was playing when Marlon Brando first appears in the film.

It refers to these television episodes...

Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
Season:  4  / Episode:  10 
Hush

This Television Episode is referred to by Blitzgiving part of How I Met Your Mother Season 6
There were multiple references to the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Hush" - the game "The Gentleman" referring to the villains of the episode, and the special effect of the "Blitz" entering Ted as he slept replicating the effect of the voices leaving the mouths of sleepers in "Hush".

It refers to these albums...

"Weird Al" Yankovic's Greatest Hits
performed by "Weird Al" Yankovic

  • Date:
  • Type: Album
This Album is referred to by Blitzgiving part of How I Met Your Mother Season 6
Marshall and Ted talk about a time when they listened to Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon while watching The Wizard of Oz over "sandwiches". The event is a reference to Dark Side of the Rainbow. They did it again by playing "Weird Al" Yankovic's Greatest Hits and watching Apocalypse Now.

Dark Side of the Moon
performed by Pink Floyd

  • Date:
  • Type: Album
This Album is referred to by Blitzgiving part of How I Met Your Mother Season 6
Marshall and Ted talk about a time when they listened to Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon while watching The Wizard of Oz over "sandwiches". The event is a reference to Dark Side of the Rainbow. They did it again by playing "Weird Al" Yankovic's Greatest Hits and watching Apocalypse Now.

It refers to these video games...

Madden NFL 2001
part of Madden NFL

This Video Game is referred to by Blitzgiving part of How I Met Your Mother Season 6
"The Blitz" leaves the bar early because he just got Madden 2K1, and he can't stop thinking about it.

Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

Fool In The Rain
performed by Led Zeppelin

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Stairway to Heaven
performed by Led Zeppelin

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Communication Breakdown
performed by Led Zeppelin

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When the Levee Breaks
performed by Led Zeppelin

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Whole Lotta Love
performed by Led Zeppelin

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More by Led Zeppelin

Christine Sixteen
performed by Kiss

Calling Dr. Love
performed by Kiss

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Detroit Rock City
performed by Kiss

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Love Gun
performed by Kiss

More by Kiss

How I Met Your Mother Season 6

# Title Air Date
How I Met Your Mother
6:1 Big Days Sep 20, 2010
6:2 Cleaning House Sep 27, 2010
6:3 Unfinished Oct 4, 2010
6:4 Subway Wars Oct 11, 2010
6:5 Architect of Destruction Oct 18, 2010
6:6 Baby Talk Oct 25, 2010
6:7 Canning Randy Nov 1, 2010
6:8 Natural History Nov 8, 2010
6:9 Glitter Nov 15, 2010
6:10 Blitzgiving Nov 22, 2010
6:11 The Mermaid Theory Dec 6, 2010
6:12 False Positive Dec 13, 2010
6:13 Bad News Jan 3, 2011
6:14 Last Words Jan 17, 2011
6:15 Oh Honey Feb 7, 2011
6:16 Desperation Day Feb 14, 2011
6:17 Garbage Island Feb 21, 2011
6:18 A Change of Heart Feb 28, 2011
6:19 Legendaddy Mar 21, 2011
6:20 The Exploding Meatball Sub Apr 11, 2011
6:21 Hopeless Apr 18, 2011
6:22 The Perfect Cocktail May 2, 2011
6:23 Landmarks May 9, 2011
6:24 Challenge Accepted May 16, 2011

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