Ted, Marshall and Barney watch the original Star Wars trilogy and suddenly think about their lives three years into the future.

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Star Wars

This Movie Series is referred to by Trilogy Time part of How I Met Your Mother Season 7
Every three years, starting in 2000, Ted, Marshall and Barney watch the entire original Star Wars movie series together.
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It refers to these movies...

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
part of Star Wars

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This Movie is referred to by Trilogy Time part of How I Met Your Mother Season 7
Barney mentions that "Han shot first". This was a big deal with the re-release of the Star Wars movies. The new ones show Greedo shooting first, but the old ones have Han doing the shooting.

It refers to these television series...

The Real World

This Television Series is referred to by Trilogy Time part of How I Met Your Mother Season 7
While talking about a Storm Trooper sex fantasy, Barney uses the catch phrase of The Real World when he says, "Let's stop being polite and start getting real."
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Wheel of Fortune

This Television Series is referred to by Trilogy Time part of How I Met Your Mother Season 7
Marshall daydreams about winning Wheel of Fortune in 2006.
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It plays these songs...

Hot Cross Buns
written by

This Song is played in Trilogy Time part of How I Met Your Mother Season 7
While Ted is playing the guitar, Marshall thinks he's trying to play Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones, but actually he's trying to play Hot Cross Buns.

Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

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How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  8  / Episode:  1 
Farhampton

This Television Episode refers to Trilogy Time part of How I Met Your Mother Season 7
Near the end of his 60 second explanation to Quinn, Barney gets to the part where he falls in love with Quinn, a woman who lets him fart in front of her. In the episode 'Trilogy Time', Barney and Quinn fart in front of each other, causing Quinn to say that this makes them a real couple.

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How I Met Your Mother Season 7

# Title Air Date
How I Met Your Mother
7:1 The Best Man Sep 19, 2011
7:2 The Naked Truth Sep 19, 2011
7:3 Ducky Tie Sep 26, 2011
7:4 The Stinson Missile Crisis Oct 3, 2011
7:5 Field Trip Oct 10, 2011
7:6 Mystery Vs. History Oct 17, 2011
7:7 Noretta Oct 24, 2011
7:8 The Slutty Pumpkin Returns Oct 31, 2011
7:9 Disaster Averted Nov 7, 2011
7:10 Tick Tick Tick... Nov 14, 2011
7:11 The Rebound Girl Nov 21, 2011
7:12 Symphony of Illumination Dec 5, 2011
7:13 Tailgate Jan 2, 2012
7:14 46 Minutes Jan 16, 2012
7:15 The Burning Beekeeper Feb 6, 2012
7:16 The Drunk Train Feb 13, 2012
7:17 No Pressure Feb 20, 2012
7:18 Karma Feb 27, 2012
7:19 The Broath Mar 19, 2012
7:20 Trilogy Time Apr 9, 2012
7:21 Now We're Even Apr 16, 2012
7:22 Good Crazy Apr 30, 2012
7:23 The Magician's Code (Part 1) May 14, 2012
7:24 The Magician's Code (Part 2) May 14, 2012