How I Met Your Mother

Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap

Season 5, Ep 9, Aired 11/23/09
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  • Episode Description
  • On Thanksgiving, Barney's on high alert after a slap that must be used by sundown is bequeathed to Ted and Robin by Marshall. Meanwhile, Lily's estranged father suddenly arrives.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Josh Radnor

    Ted Mosby

  • Neil Patrick Harris

    Barney Stinson

  • Alyson Hannigan

    Lily Aldrin

  • Jason Segel

    Marshall Eriksen

  • Cobie Smulders

    Robin Scherbatsky

  • Fan Reviews (12)
  • Another very disappointing episode in this awful season

    By nananabatman, May 06, 2013

  • The 2nd Slapsgiving (4)

    By Lostindharma, Mar 07, 2013

  • Slap # 4.

    By Jon_MW_14, Aug 29, 2011

  • OMG another boring episode

    By cloudav23, Nov 26, 2009

  • Disappointing.

    By avi01, Nov 28, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Robin: But I've never slapped Barney before—above the waist!

    Notes (3)

    • The Italian episode title is "La vendetta della sberla", meaning "Revenge of the Slap".

    • International Airdates: Australia: April 15, 2010 on Channel 7; United Kingdom: July 22, 2010 on E4; India: October 12, 2010 on Star World; Czech Republic: December 16, 2010 on Prima COOL; Germany: January 26, 2011 on ProSieben; Slovakia: November 22, 2011 on JOJ Plus

    • Alternate Title: "Lily's Dad" (the title was changed before airing)

    Trivia (2)

    • In the flashback to Lily's wedding when her bridesmaid is "Dead to her," Lily is wearing a nice white veil.  But Lily's veil was thrashed in the parking lot before her wedding.

    • In this episode we learned that Lily's dad was not invited to her wedding. However, on "Something Borrowed" Lily claims that the reason why she had to give up the acoustic guitar player for a harp was that her father, knew a guy, whose daughter played the harp. Also, on "Moving Day",when Marshall suggest that they need to marry Ted as well as each other, Lily says "I can tell you right now, my father is not paying for that wedding", which suggests her father payed for their wedding.

    Allusions (2)

    • Lily's "You're Dead To Me" Look, complete with her hair flying in the air and her eyes glowing, is a nod to Alyson Hannigan's previous role of Willow on Buffy, the Vampire Slayer. In Season 6, Willow had become quite adept at magic, and when her lover was murdered and she couldn't use her powers to bring the girl back to life, she went on a rampage, going after the man who shot her; As she wreaked havoc, her eyes and hair turned black.

    • The Lily Dead to Me sound is the start of the theme to the movie Halloween.

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