How I Met Your Mother

Season 2 Episode 14

Monday Night Football

8
Aired Monday 8:00 PM Feb 05, 2007 on CBS
8.9
out of 10
User Rating
416 votes
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Episode Summary

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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.moreless

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Today
1:25am
NIK
2:00am
NICK 2
4:25am
NICK 2
5:00am
NICK 2
12:00pm
LIFE
12:30pm
LIFE
1:00pm
FXX
3:00pm
FX
3:30pm
FX
10:00pm
WGNAMER
10:30pm
WGNAMER
11:00pm
MNT
WGNAMER
11:30pm
MNT
WGNAMER
11:35pm
NIK
12:00am
WGNAMER
12:30am
WGNAMER
Saturday
1:00am
WGNAMER
1:25am
NIK
1:30am
WGNAMER
2:00am
NIK
WGNAMER
2:35am
NICK 2
4:25am
NICK 2
5:00am
NICK 2
7:00pm
MNT
11:00pm
NIK
11:35pm
NIK
Sunday
1:25am
NIK
2:00am
NICK 2
NIK
2:35am
NICK 2
4:25am
NICK 2
5:00am
NICK 2
7:30am
FXX
8:00am
FXX
8:30am
FXX
9:00am
FXX
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CW
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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • The true story of the super bowl

    8.5
    This was another awesome episode. It's not often that a TV show does an episode centered on the big game. I understand that this doesn't happen as much because of legal reasons. My only complaint about this episode was how Barney bet on the winning team. I understand that this episode was filmed before the actual game and the writers didn't know who would be in the game, but Barney bet on the Bears? It's much of a complaint more of an observation. I think it's kind of funny this tradition started when Ted was drunk. I also like that Barney's gambling addiction started with a small bet. The reference to everyone blowing off the halftime show with Janet Jackson was a great reference to what actually happened. With the invention that Ted made, I am kind of surprised that you don't see this in stores. When he went to the sport bar both times, I loved the shot from his perceptive. I also like how everyone but Ted found out about the score of the game and how he found out Barney but not the rest of gang found out about the result. The ending was something I really liked in that it was a simple one.moreless
  • The gang miss the Super Bowl for a funeral and must go the entire next day without finding out the score.

    8.0
    We all know that TV shows can't say much about the Super Bowl except they're watching it. Since the episodes are filmed months before, you can't say the team or result among other things. So we've seen a few sitcoms display their creativity of how to have a decent Super Bowl episode and How I Met Your Mother did not disappoint. The gang miss the Super Bowl for the funeral of a guy they honestly don't remember. They all endure hilarious events in order to prevent from finding out the result. Everyone besides Ted somehow accidentally or intentionally finds out the score. Barney promises not to tell who won when they finally meet back up but he excuses himself where he screams because he lost all the bets he made, ruining for the others because he said who he was betting on. Despite it all, the gang still has a great time watching the Super Bowl in a great episode.moreless
  • The gang misses the football game, so they avoid hearing the winner of the game so they can watch the game together Monday night.

    9.0
    "Monday Night Football" is an awesome How I Met Your Mother episode. So the beginning of the episode is a little sad when a friend of the gang dies, which makes them miss the football game. I love how they go the day without trying to find out what happened at the football game. I love how that boy blackmails Marshall or else he'll tell Marshall what happened at the game. I love how Robin tries to avoid all the sports news on her show. I love how Ted makes that thing where he can't see or hear anyone. I love how Barney handcuffs himself to Ted's wall. I love how everyone finds out the winner anyways. I give this episode a 9/10.moreless
  • Everyone misses the Superbowl.

    9.0
    A great concept of an episode, I love how this show is so original at times. The group has to miss their every year tradition to go to a funeral of a guy they hardly even know. They end up missing it, but Ted records it, now they have to spend the rest of the day trying to not find out who won the Superbowl to continue their tradition. Everyone's plot lines were so funny. We got Barney's need to know with the gambling problem. Extortion from a kindergartner to Marshall. Robin & the news, and Ted & the sports bar. I like how everything tied up simultaneously. Everything went wrong at one moment. Barney reads the scores from a newspaper and found out he lost. Robin almost gets fired after trying to find out no to know. Lilly & Marshall almost find out after the janitor turns on the radio, and Ted almost spills all the dipping sauce. Luckily, Barney is the only one who found out the score, but as they start watching: Barney ruins it for everyone. Even if they found out beforehand, they still ended up watching it together, which I guess was the point of the episode. Great concept, hilarious plot line.moreless
  • Gridiron Gang!

    8.0
    I don't why these people have to hold a funernbal on super Bowl sunday? Well, anyway they are fored to attend a funernal rather than getting together to attend the Superbowl. they made a pact to watch it the next day, if they do know ths score and that's very hard to do. I like the way they trying to avoid the score, but some couldn't do it. This is the best episode of the season. I was a little hard on some episode. But in the end, I will find something to like. Really, it's not like finding a needle in a haystack.moreless
Nicholas Roget-King

Nicholas Roget-King

Doug

Guest Star

Monique Edwards

Monique Edwards

Producer

Guest Star

Emmitt Smith

Emmitt Smith

Himself

Guest Star

Bob Saget

Bob Saget

Voice of Ted, 2030

Recurring Role

David Henrie

David Henrie

Son

Recurring Role

Lyndsy Fonseca

Lyndsy Fonseca

Daughter

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • 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.

  • 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 like...eh.
      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.

    • Barney: High five!
      Ted: Dude, we're at a wake.
      Barney: Sorry. Solemn, low five.

    • Barney: I'm going out of this world the same way I came into it. Buck naked! Yeah! Its going to be awesome. Open bar for the guys, open casket for the ladies,
      [singing]
      Barney: What up?

  • NOTES (3)

  • 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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