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In episode Moving Day

Barney's line "I'll be at the snack shack eating our victory onion rings Han style... Solo!" references the character Han Solo from the Star Wars franchise.

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In episode Do I Know You?

Ted and Stella watch Star Wars .

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In episode How I Met Everyone Else

Barney compares himself to Yoda , a fictional character in the Star Wars universe.

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In episode The Fight

At the end of the episode Marshall uses a Lightsaber to carve the turkey, referencing Star Wars .

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In episode The Pineapple Incident

During Ted's "Hazy Memory" sequence, you can vaguely hear a sound similar to that made by the TARDIS from Doctor Who . The graphics of the sequence are also vaguely reminiscent of the time vortex from that show.

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In episode We're Not From Here

When seeing pictures from Robin's vacations, Lily says "This is like a " Where's Wally? " of exposed genitalia".

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In episode Game Night

In the game night flashbacks, the group plays Gin rummy , Yahtzee , and Poker .

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In episode The Duel

Lily calls Ted and Marshall "Knights of the Poorly Constructed Round Table", referring to the Round Table from the legends of " King Arthur ".

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In episode The Duel

Robin's date insults her using an expression in Klingon language , a fictional language that belongs to the Star Trek universe.

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In episode Cupcake

Robin refers to Victoria as Punky Brewster .

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In episode The Wedding

When Claudia and Stuart are fighting, the fight is fast forward and Stuart is seen throwing a blue remote, also seen in movie, Click (2006 film) .

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In episode Wait For It

Marshall jokes about Ted's beard calling him Chester A. Arthur .

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In episode Best Prom Ever

Marshall references The Wiggles .

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In episode Spoiler Alert

Ted calls Lily Chewbacca because she chews her food loudly, a reference to the Star Wars character. He also says that her eating ribs "sounded like Jurassic Park (film) ."

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In episode Milk

Ted says he is going to name his kids Luke and Leia, which are the names of the main characters in the Star Wars saga.

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In episode How I Met Everyone Else

Near the end of the episode, it is revealed that Ted and Blah Blah met online while playing the game World of Warcraft . Blah Blah is shown to have a masculine character and Ted has a scantily clad female character.

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In episode Do I Know You?

Robin's story on the news about the ice cream man driving a rolling meth lab on wheels is a reference to the show Breaking Bad .

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In episode Sandcastles in the Sand

Barney also references the movie Grease (film) , by saying, "Tell me more, tell me more, like, did he have a car?"

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In episode Sandcastles in the Sand

Simon expects that his band will be as big as Crash Test Dummies .

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In episode Three Days of Snow

The image of the storms shown in the cold opening imitate the exact weather conditions of 1991 Perfect Storm .

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In episode Woooo!

When Lily said to Robin 'Your nose just grew', she was most likely referring to what happens to classic fairy tale character Pinocchio when he lies.

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In episode I Heart NJ

The character of Matisse is a reference to the french movie Subway (film) . In this film, a character referred as "The Rollerskater" is recurrently seen wandering illicitly in the subway.

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In episode Benefits

Ted refers to The Postman Always Rings Twice .

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In episode The Front Porch

When Lily is confronted by Ted regarding her role in breaking up his relationships, the encounter is a reference to Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson in the film A Few Good Men .

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In episode The Front Porch

During the same flashback, Lily says "Live Long And Prosper" which is the famous line by Spock from Star Trek .

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In episode Purple Giraffe

In describing the party, Marshall says, "Everybody Wang-ed. Everybody Chung-ed," in reference to Everybody Have Fun Tonight by the band Wang Chung (band) .

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In episode Rabbit or Duck

Natalia, the date Marshall and Lily arrange to Ted, knows all the lines from  Caddyshack .

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In episode Double Date

Barney uses a '' Star Wars '' exhibition about the character Chewbacca to trick Marshall and Ted into going out for the night.

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In episode Swarley

Billy Joel is mentioned by Marshall and Ted.

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In episode Twin Beds

The scene in which both Ted and Barney talk about "getting rid of Don figuratively... or literally?" is similar to the classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller Strangers on a Train (film) .

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In episode Swarley

When Barney asks Robin and Lily to stop calling him Swarley, he says "no more Bob Swarley", a play on the name of musician  Bob Marley .

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In episode Bagpipes

Robin tells Ted that the new couple upstairs must be bagpiping pretty hard being she has a glass of water in her bedroom that is vibrating like Jurassic Park (film) .

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In episode The Playbook

Barney describes a play called "Mrs. Stinsfire" where he dresses as a woman, a reference to the Robin Williams film Mrs. Doubtfire .

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In episode The Playbook

In one of his plays, Barney claims that he's the bass player of the band Cheap Trick .

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In episode Stuff

When Barney mentions the clutter of Ted's apartment he compares it to the likeness of the restaurant Bennigan's .

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In episode The Wedding Bride

According to Robin, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il ranked The Wedding Bride as his second favorite movie.

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In episode The Wedding Bride

Marshall said that he thought that the movie Spaceballs was about him.

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In episode Arrivederci, Fiero

Ted and Marshall mention Tauntauns from The Empire Strikes Back .

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In episode Showdown

Barney and Marshall play Xbox 360 .

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In episode World's Greatest Couple

Ted says that Marshall and Brad going to the wedding together could be like the film Wedding Crashers .

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In episode Something Borrowed

While trying to win Lily back, Scooter quotes the Guns N' Roses song November Rain .

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In episode How Lily Stole Christmas

The way Marshall runs when he tries to catch up with the delivery truck is a reference to Kevin running in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

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In episode Atlantic City

The court office girl mentions the television series Candid Camera .

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In episode Cleaning House

In Barney's bedroom a Diabolik poster is seen.

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In episode Architect of Destruction

Robin says that the penis of Barney or Ted looks like Winston Churchill .

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In episode Architect of Destruction

Ted mentions that Lily and Marshall are fans of the Indigo Girls .

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In episode The Mermaid Theory

Ted and Zoey attend a retrospective for architect, Frank Lloyd Wright .

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In episode Oh Honey

Marshall, in his rant to Robin, references the ingrained rivalry between Minnesota and Wisconsin when he yells on the phone about proper manners and table etiquette

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In episode Legendaddy

Marshall mentions  NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament .

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In episode Desperation Day

Marshall begins playing old video games, mentioning Dr. Mario and Super Mario Kart

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In episode Desperation Day

When Lily talks to Marshall in his room you can see a Loch Ness monster poster behind them.

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In episode Oh Honey

Honey mentions Family of Barack Obama .

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In episode The Best Man

The dance routine performed by Robin and Barney at the reception is the same done by Patrick Swayze and Cynthia Rhodes at the beginning of Dirty Dancing .

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In episode The Best Man

Punchy remixes one of Ted's best man speeches with Auto-Tune .

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In episode The Best Man

Barney mentions LeBron James leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers during the wedding. Robin mentions Barney "LeBroning" the girls at the wedding.

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In episode The Best Man

Lily yells Hakuna Matata (song) when she fake-downs her shot at the bar at Punchy's and Kelly's wedding reception.

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In episode Field Trip

Garrison Cootes mentions that he has all five seasons of Friday Night Lights .

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In episode The Stinson Missile Crisis

The name of the episode might be a reference to the Cuban Missile Crisis .

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In episode Field Trip

Ted refers to Indiana Jones in his introduction to the field trip.

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In episode The Rebound Girl

Barney asks Lily if she received the e-mail that he sent to her CompuServe address.

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In episode The Magician's Code - Part One

Robin claims she spent some private time with Neil Young at her bedroom.

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In episode Tailgate

Ted mentions the novel Ulysses (novel) by James Joyce .

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In episode 46 Minutes

Ted mentions Party of Five .

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In episode The Broath

Lily mentions a  Metallica concert.

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In episode Now We're Even

Future Ted mentions she also had a dream involving Frankenstein and the teacup from Beauty and the Beast (1991 film) .

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In episode Dowisetrepla

Marshall references the MTV series The Real World (TV series) .

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In episode Symphony of Illumination

"Teenage Mommies", the TV show Robin is watching whilst celebrating not being pregnant, is a spoof of Teen Mom .

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In episode Third Wheel

Marshall and Barney are playing Wii .

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In episode The Sexless Innkeeper

Marshall has a story about seeing Sammy Hagar eating a Belgian waffle in Cabo San Lucas , where Hagar has a nightclub called Cabo Wabo .

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In episode Nannies

The way Mickey switched his sandwich for Marvin and then the monkey for his sandwich is reminiscent of the way Indiana Jones switches a rock for the golden idol in Raiders of the Lost Ark .

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In episode The Over-Correction

Marshall copies Chris Rock and Andrew Dice Clay for his fish stand-up comedy bits.

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In episode Lobster Crawl

Barney mentions Robin Williams .

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In episode The Magician's Code - Part Two

When Barney returns home, Quinn states that his bedroom was too " American Psycho ".

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In episode The Over-Correction

Robin borrowed Ted's special edition Weekend at Bernie's DVD.

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In episode Lobster Crawl

Barney hums Taps in saying goodbye to his tie.

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In episode Band or DJ?

Lily and Marshall mention actor and comedian Rip Taylor .

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In episode Band or DJ?

Marshall talks about some Facebook game "that has something to do with Mafia Wars and FarmVille ".

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In episode Bad Crazy

Ted says Jeanette invited him to a seance session with Marilyn Monroe 's cat.

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In episode Weekend at Barney's

In the plays at the bar, Barney's radio handle is Val Kilmer while Ted is Pablo Neruda .

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In episode Weekend at Barney's

When Barney apologizes to Ted in the elevator, the dialog is a direct reference to Seraph's Apology in The Matrix Reloaded .

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In episode The Fortress

The chute in Barney's kitchen which he calls "Escape from Bitch Mountain" is a reference to Escape to Witch Mountain .

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In episode The Ashtray

Ted references the short story The Most Dangerous Game when looking at The Captain's ashtray.

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In episode The Ashtray

Barney claimed that he and Ted went to an Art Garfunkel -concert.

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In episode P.S. I Love You

Robin's record producer, Chuck "Chuck" Gerussi, claims to have discovered Gino Vannelli .

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In episode No Questions Asked

Barney names two doves Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain , after the famous Nirvana (band) lead singer and wife. 

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In episode No Questions Asked

According to Barney, Bruce Willis is the bad guy in Die Hard .

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In episode Robots Versus Wrestlers

Lily mentions The Young and the Restless in the elevator.

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In episode Twelve Horny Women

Lily's flashback persona is based off Omar Little from The Wire .

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In episode Trilogy Time

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released in December of 2015, making the Trilogy Time depicted in 2015 on the show more special, as they were probably viewing the films to prepare for the new one.

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In episode Mom and Dad

Marshall apparently refers to Daphne as a " Trekkie ", a term used for fans of Star Trek .

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In episode The End of the Aisle

Barney mentions  Lionel Richie .

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In episode The Stinsons

The name of the episode (''The Stinsons''), is a reference to the title of the cartoon series.

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In episode Rebound Bro

Seabiscuit (film) came out in the cinemas.

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In episode The Window

Both Marshall and Lily reference the character Jenny from Forrest Gump , when they scream Run Ted, run.

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In episode Weekend at Barney's

Barney previously dressed as Iceman (Val Kilmer's character in Top Gun ) for Halloween.

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In episode Say Cheese

Lily knows the dialogue of The Goonies word for word, she first saw the film shortly after her parents broke up.

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In episode No Pressure

Lily attempts to make Ted go to 'Russia with love'. This is a reference to the James Bond movie From Russia with Love (film) .

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In episode The Playbook

Marshall describes a set of people who get married after forgoing the dating scene. A couple wearing Star Trek uniforms is shown. One gay co-worker finds the love of his life, but they are an exception, instead of declaring them married, Marshall describes pending legislation on the floor of the New York State Senate

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In episode The Final Page - Part Two

Mickey says that he is going to watch Breaking Bad while looking after Marvin.

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In episode Third Wheel

Barney says that losing the belt to Ted would be like " Jimmy Olsen capturing Lex Luthor while Superman watches impotently from the bedroom".

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In episode Slapsgiving

Ted, commenting on how old Bob looks to him, says that Bob looks like Orville Redenbacher .

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In episode Robots Versus Wrestlers

Ted tells Marissa that the architect of the Alberta, Lewis Lamar Skolnick, is one of his favorite architects. Lewis Skolnick and Lamar were both characters in Revenge of the Nerds .

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In episode The Stamp Tramp

Brad calls Honeywell Bilbo Baggins .

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In episode Last Forever - Part One

Ted and Lily shared an E.T. goodbye

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In episode Ted Mosby: Architect

The "Vandelay" in Ted Mosby's architecture firm Vandelay, Druthers and Brody is a reference to Seinfeld . In Seinfeld, Art Vandelay is an architect psydonym used by George.

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In episode We're Not From Here

When Ted and Barney are in the taxi with the two girls, Ted questions which road they are on. Barney, still posing as a tourist, says he's been watching too much "Steinfeld", referring ( Seinfeld ).

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