Bartender Doug gets Ted and Barney involved in a fight with guys sitting in the gang's favorite booth. They arrive after Doug has knocked out the guys, but take the credit anyway, earning the admiration of everyone except Marshall. But when Ted and Barney are sued by the losers, it's Marshall to the rescue. Lily struggles with two kids in her class who are also fighting.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It refers to these movie series...

Star Wars

This Movie Series is referred to by The Fight part of How I Met Your Mother Season 4
At the end of the episode Marshall uses a lightsaber to carve the turkey, referencing Star Wars.
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Fight Club

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This Movie is referred to by The Fight part of How I Met Your Mother Season 4
The scene where Marshall is actively brawling with his brothers (especially the angle of his punching shot) is reminiscent of the brawling scenes from the movie Fight Club. It is also discussed in the Eriksen's Fight Club featurette in the Season 4 DVD set. Similarly Barney punching himself and then Ted is reminiscent of the main character's first fight with Tyler in 'Fight Club'.
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Diff'rent Strokes

This Television Series is referred to by The Fight part of How I Met Your Mother Season 4
Barney uses the names of sitcoms from the 1970s and 1980s to fake a conversation, specifically using Good Times, Gimme a Break!, What's Happening!!, Diff'rent Strokes and What's Happening Now!!.
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Gimme A Break!

This Television Series is referred to by The Fight part of How I Met Your Mother Season 4
Barney uses the names of sitcoms from the 1970s and 1980s to fake a conversation, specifically using Good Times, Gimme a Break!, What's Happening!!, Diff'rent Strokes and What's Happening Now!!.
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Good Times

This Television Series is referred to by The Fight part of How I Met Your Mother Season 4
Barney uses the names of sitcoms from the 1970s and 1980s to fake a conversation, specifically using Good Times, Gimme a Break!, What's Happening!!, Diff'rent Strokes and What's Happening Now!!.
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What's Happening Now!!

This Television Series is referred to by The Fight part of How I Met Your Mother Season 4
Barney uses the names of sitcoms from the 1970s and 1980s to fake a conversation, specifically using Good Times, Gimme a Break!, What's Happening!!, Diff'rent Strokes and What's Happening Now!!.
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What's Happening!!

This Television Series is referred to by The Fight part of How I Met Your Mother Season 4
Barney uses the names of sitcoms from the 1970s and 1980s to fake a conversation, specifically using Good Times, Gimme a Break!, What's Happening!!, Diff'rent Strokes and What's Happening Now!!.
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Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

It is referred to by these television episodes...

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  8  / Episode:  13 
Band of DJ?

This Television Episode refers to The Fight part of How I Met Your Mother Season 4
Ted (the narrator) tells the kids that he's been hurt many times before in life. One clip shown of Ted getting hurt is from the episode 'The Fight' where Barney punches himself in the face, then punches Ted in the face, to prove that they were in a fight.

Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

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

 

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit:
Season:  9  / Episode:  8 
Fight

 

Masters of Sex:
Season:  2  / Episode:  3 
Fight

Fight
performed by Alicia Keys

 

Diff'rent Strokes:
Season:  1  / Episode:  10 
The Fight

 

Parks and Recreation:
Season:  3  / Episode:  13 
The Fight

Saving Hope:
Season:  1  / Episode:  4 
The Fight

 

The Office:
Season:  2  / Episode:  6 
The Fight

The Fight
performed by Giorgio Moroder

The Fight
performed by Mark Foster and Stephan Altman

The Fight
performed by Sia

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