During a pajama party to watch Robin's early morning talk show, Lily recounts her efforts to sabotage most of Ted's relationships after Ted's girlfriend, Karen, finds a woman's earring in his bed. Barney learns the pleasures of nightshirts, and after Karen and Ted break up, Ted and Robin promise to be each others' "back-up spouse".

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It refers to these movie series...

Star Wars

This Movie Series is referred to by The Front Porch part of How I Met Your Mother Season 4
The film Star Wars is referenced when Lily pretends to be Ted's girlfriend and disguises herself as Darth Vader. Lily shows her ignorance of Star Wars when she quotes "Live long and prosper" a line from the character Spock in Star Trek. Ted and Marshall are dressed as Luke Skywalker and Chewbacca respectively, and Marshall even imitates his bear-like cry in sympathy when Ted gets dumped.
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It parodies these movies...

The Big Lebowski

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This Movie is parodied by The Front Porch part of How I Met Your Mother Season 4
The scene in which Marshall is flying in his nightshirt is a parody of the scene in The Big Lebowski where the Dude is flying over L.A. after being knocked out.
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It refers to these movies...

A Christmas Carol

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This Movie is referred to by The Front Porch part of How I Met Your Mother Season 4
Barney starts to make fun of Marshall wearing a nightshirt by naming him after the characters in nightshirt from famous movies. He says, Um, something about Scrooge! referring to the character of Scrooge in A Christmas Carol.
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A Few Good Men

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This Movie is referred to by The Front Porch part of How I Met Your Mother Season 4
The scene where Ted is interrogating Lily about his break up with Robin is a reference to A Few Good Men, in which Tom Cruise argues with Jack Nicholson demanding he tell the truth.
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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This Movie is referred to by The Front Porch part of How I Met Your Mother Season 4
Barney starts to make fun of Marshall wearing a nightshirt by naming him after the characters in nightshirt from famous movies. He asks, Was it nice to finally get out of that crowded bed and take Charlie to the chocolate factory? referring to Charlie's Grand-father in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
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It's a Wonderful Life

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This Movie is referred to by The Front Porch part of How I Met Your Mother Season 4
Barney starts to make fun of Marshall wearing a nightshirt by naming him after the characters in nightshirt from famous movies. He says, "And if Clarence the angel says it's true, it must be true.", referring to the 2nd class angel Clarence Odbody in It's a Wonderful Life.
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Peter Pan
part of Disney's Peter Pan

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This Movie is referred to by The Front Porch part of How I Met Your Mother Season 4
Barney starts to make fun of Marshall wearing a nightshirt by naming him after the characters in nightshirt from famous movies. He asks, So, flying to Neverland with Peter and Tink, was that amazing?, referring to the children flying to Neverland in Peter Pan.

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

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This Movie is referred to by The Front Porch part of How I Met Your Mother Season 4
Barney starts to make fun of Marshall wearing a nightshirt by naming him after the characters in nightshirt from famous movies. He asks, Was it nice to finally get out of that crowded bed and take Charlie to the chocolate factory? referring to Charlie's Grand-father in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
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It refers to these books...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
written by
part of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

This Book is referred to by The Front Porch part of How I Met Your Mother Season 4
Barney starts to make fun of Marshall wearing a nightshirt by naming him after the characters in nightshirt from famous movies. He asks, Was it nice to finally get out of that crowded bed and take Charlie to the chocolate factory? referring to Charlie's Grand-father in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

It plays these songs...

The Man In Me
performed by Bob Dylan

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This Song is played in The Front Porch part of How I Met Your Mother Season 4
When Marshall (and later Barney with Marshall) is flying through the air in his nightshirt, this song is playing in the background.

It refers to these people...

Creed

This Person is referred to by The Front Porch part of How I Met Your Mother Season 4
After it is revealed that Lily had a hand in breaking up many of Ted's relationships, there is a flashback scene to their college days, when Lily planted a 'Creed' CD in Ted's room, making Ted think it belonged to Angie, his girlfriend.
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Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

With Arms Wide Open
performed by Creed

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Higher
performed by Creed

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How I Met Your Mother Season 4

# Title Air Date
How I Met Your Mother
4:24 The Leap May 18, 2008
4:1 Do I Know You? Sep 22, 2008
4:2 The Best Burger in New York Sep 29, 2008
4:3 I Heart NJ Oct 6, 2008
4:4 Intervention Oct 13, 2008
4:5 Shelter Island Oct 20, 2008
4:6 Happily Ever After Nov 3, 2008
4:7 Not a Father's Day Nov 10, 2008
4:8 Woooo! Nov 17, 2008
4:9 The Naked Man Nov 24, 2008
4:10 The Fight Dec 8, 2008
4:11 Little Minnesota Dec 15, 2008
4:12 Benefits Jan 12, 2009
4:13 Three Days of Snow Jan 19, 2009
4:14 The Possimpible Feb 2, 2009
4:15 The Stinsons Mar 2, 2009
4:16 Sorry, Bro Mar 9, 2009
4:17 The Front Porch Mar 16, 2009
4:18 Old King Clancy Mar 23, 2009
4:19 Murtaugh Mar 30, 2009
4:20 Mosbius Designs Apr 13, 2009
4:21 The Three Days Rule Apr 27, 2009
4:22 Right Place Right Time May 4, 2009
4:23 As Fast As She Can May 11, 2009

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