How I Met Your Mother

Monday Night Football

Season 2, Ep 14, Aired 2/5/07
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  • Episode Description
  • When a funeral conflicts with the Super Bowl, the gang vows to avoid hearing the score and watch it together on Monday. This proves difficult, as Marshall is threatened with the score by a boy in Lily's class, while doing the news puts Robin in danger of finding out who won.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alyson Hannigan

    Lily Aldrin

  • Bob Saget

    Voice of Ted, 2030

  • Cobie Smulders

    Robin Scherbatsky

  • Jason Segel

    Marshall Eriksen

  • Josh Radnor

    Ted Mosby

  • Fan Reviews (10)
  • The true story of the super bowl

    By Lostindharma, Aug 22, 2012

  • The gang miss the Super Bowl for a funeral and must go the entire next day without finding out the score.

    By pudgebyrd722, May 07, 2012

  • The gang misses the football game, so they avoid hearing the winner of the game so they can watch the game together Monday night.

    By Jon_MW_14, Aug 15, 2011

  • Everyone misses the Superbowl.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Apr 23, 2010

  • Gridiron Gang!

    By GeorgeJobson, Feb 15, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Barney: Emmitt Smith! Thank God!
      Emmett Smith: I get that a lot.
      Barney: You gotta tell me! Who won the Super Bowl last night?
      Emmett Smith: The game was last night? You know, once you win two or three of those, it's
      Barney: But you're Emmitt Smith! What could be more important than the Super Bowl?
      Emmett Smith: Dance, my friend. Dance.

    • Marshall: Check this out. I got extorted by a five-year-old today.
      Robin: I almost got fired today.
      Barney: I met Emmett Smith today.
      Lily: Ooh, you go first!
      Ted: I tried out the sense-decimeter 5000 today!
      Lily: Yeah, go ahead Barney.

    • Ted: So wait, a funeral is the only time a year when you don't suit up?
      Barney: Ted, have I taught you nothing?
      Ted: Virtually.

    • Barney: Ted, take this key and swallow it! Ted: No! Barney: Come on, Ted. You eat salads, it'll be out by dinnertime. Ted: Lots more, no. Barney: Ted, please. I got a lot of money riding on this game. If I don't handcuff myself to this radiator, I'll check the score. Please take the key! Ted: Fine. But only because you didn't think of a bathroom plan, and I think that's funny.

    • Ted: Almighty TiVo, we thank you for all the gifts you have given us. The power to freeze live TV to go take a leak is nothing short of godlike. Let's not forget fast forwarding through commercials. It seems greedy to ask anything more from you, oh Magic Box. But if you malfunction and miss the Superbowl, we will destroy you in the alley with baseball bats. Amen.

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    Notes (3)

    • The German episode title is "Das Montagsspiel", meaning "The Monday Game". The Italian title is "La partita del lunedì sera", meaning "The Monday Night Game". The French title is "La fièvre du SuperBowl", meaning "Super Bowl Fever".

    • International Airdates: Czech Republic: January 27, 2010 on Prima COOL

    • Music: Peter Bjorn & John - "Young Folks"

    Trivia (1)

    • At the wake Ted proposes that they all should meet the next day at 6 p.m. to watch the Super Bowl, he also says that it will be difficult to go the next 18 hours without finding out the score. At the beginning of wake scene when Carl was talking we can clearly see the time and it says 2:36 a.m. which means 18 hours from that point will be 8.36 p.m. and not 6 p.m. as Ted proposed.

    Allusions (1)

    • When asked by Barney what's more important than the Super Bowl, Emmitt Smith replies, "Dance, my friend, dance," referring to his appearing on—and winning—Dancing with the Stars.

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