Each of the friends somewhat admit that they have who they consider a "pit guy": someone who, if they had the power, would throw into a pit in their basement to banish forever, much like in The Silence of the Lambs (1991). For Ted, that person is his ex-architecture professor, Professor Vinick, who told Ted at the time that he had no talent and would never become an architect. Now that the GNB headquarters is about to open, Ted decides to invite Professor Vinick to the opening ceremonies to show him wrong. Professor Vinick's response makes Ted hold onto that grudge even harder. For Robin, that person is her co-worker, Patrice, who is now dating Barney. Robin will not however admit that Patrice is her pit guy because she still loves Barney herself. Robin has a chance to throw Patrice into her make believe pit when Robin has to fire a co-worker of her choice. For Lily and Marshall, that person is Daryl LaCorte, a colleague from Wesleyan who saw himself as their best friend after one ...
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A syndicated re-run of this episode, that aired during the week of 19-Dec-2016, included digital replacement of some incidental background signage with posters for the film Why Him?
(2016), which stars Bryan Cranston
, who was prominently featured on the poster. Cranston had played Hammond Druthers, Ted's boss. See more
The rules of "Jinx" are that only a person present can unjinx by saying the name. Why didn't Ted unjinx Marshall an Lily at the end? He was there and Barney had already released his jinx. See more
This is gonna be a long jinx. Like Yom Kippur services long. The only difference is Yom Kippur's a fast and this one's gonna be a slow.
Syndicated re-run of this episode aired during the week of 19-Dec-2016 included digital product placement not in the original broadcast of the episode. Specifically, scenes in the park had generic background signage replaced with posters for the film Why Him?
, which opened on 23-Dec-2016. See more
References Van Helsing
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