Voice of Ted, 2030
Trivia: The music that plays in Ted's flash forward to his and Robin's wedding is the same music that the blue instrument string quartet played while Ted tries to win Robin over one last time in the Season One Finale "Come On."
In season one's "The Wedding", Marshall does not like Lily's idea of a "fun wedding" and prefers a traditional wedding, but here Marshall tries to convince Lily to have their wedding at the Mall of America.
At the end of the episode, when the group are watching Robin's video and dancing while she drinks beer to the side, whenever the shot is of the laptop on the table, we can see a cola bottle to the left. However, when it changes to a shot of the group there is only a beer bottle on the table.
Lily: You still shouldn't have told us. What kind of boyfriend are you?
Ted: See that's just it, I'm not the boyfriend. I'm the mistress. The mastress... the master... what are we gonna call it?
Barney: I'm pretty sure we're gonna call it mistress.
Barney: I've got it! The ultimate wager: Slap Bet.
Marshall: Oh, Slap Bet! We used to do those when I was a kid.
Lily: What the hell's a slap bet?
Marshall: Whoever's right gets to slap the other person in the face as hard as they possibly can, but no rings.
Barney: You got something to say to me?
Marshall: What are you talking about?
Barney: I know Robin was never really married.
Marshall: How could you possibly know that
(Barney looks at Lily as she looked away)
Marshall: You told him?!
Lily: I had to I'm a Slap bet commissioner!
Lily: Oh right, like you need an excuse to watch porn.
Barney: CANADIAN Porn! Trust me when I tell you their universal health care system doesn't cover breast implants. If I have to sit through one more flat-chested Nova Scotian riding a Mountie on the back of a Zamboni, I'll go OOT of my mind.
Barney: Your tombstone will read "Lily Aldrin: Caring wife, loving friend and Slap Bet Commissioner"
Marshall: And on Barney's grave it'll read "Got slapped by Marshall so hard he died"!
Ted: So, what's the deal with you and malls?
Robin: I thought you said if I didn't want to talk about it I didn't have to.
Ted: Yeah, with those people, but I'm your boyfriend. Come on! what is it? Did you get arrested at a mall?
Ted: Dumped at a mall?
Ted: Found out you were Canadian in a mall?
Robin: Let it go.
Ted: Trapped under a fake boulder at a mall?
Robin: Let it go.
Ted: Maulled at the mall?
Robin: Let it go!... and who gets trapped under a fake boulder at the mall?
Ted: Not me in Ohio when I was nine, that's for sure.(Robin looks at him funny)
Ted: You never got divorced?!
Robin: He moved to Hong Kong, I figured that was good enough.
Ted: That's not good enough! You order pancakes, you get waffles, that's good enough!
(Marshall found out Robin's not really married)
Ted: Are you serious?
Marshall: Yeah, dude, she's not married. Not good at parking legally, either.
Robin: I wanna stress that I was young!
Barney: Yeeaaah you were.
Robin: And I didn't know any better!
Barney: They never do.
Robin: And it started out as an innocent modeling job!
Barney: It always does.
Woman: I just turned thirty.
Barney: It's slap-o-clock.
Barney: (After slapping Marshall three times) Oh my god. Are you gonna cry?
Marshall: (Holding his face in pain) No. You're gonna cry.
[Discussing the possibility of Robin having been a porn star]
Lily: She does have the fake orgasm noises down.
Lily: What? The walls are thin.
Ted: That's not what I'm "Hey!"ing you about!
Lily: Ted, even if she is married, it's a Canadian marriage. It's like their money, or their army. Nobody takes it seriously.
(After being told what a slap bet is)
Lily: That's so immature
Marshall: You can be Slap Bet Commissioner.
Lily: Ooh, I love it. What are my powers?
Barney: If a problem arises and we need a ruling, that's your job. But you have to be unbiased and put the integrity of slap bet above all else. This is an honor you will take with you to your grave. On your tombstone, it will read, "Lily Aldrin, caring wife, loving friend, Slap Bet Commissioner."
Barney: Our friend Robin used to do porn-, wait for it, -ography!
Ted: Yeah, we didn't really need to wait for that..
Ted: Trust me, not only do they tell each other everything, they want to know everything!
Marshall: So after the shower I was brushing my teeth and I was like, oh man I wanted to have some orange juice I should've done that first! But I already had the toothpaste on the toothbrush so I just went ahead a brushed them anyway.
Lily: What happened next?
Lily: So, just to be clear... you wanted everybody to go the mall -- today?
(While they were watching the video)
Marshall: If this is the '90s, why does it look like 1986?
Robin: The '80s didn't come to Canada till, like, '93.
Ted: You're driving me crazy! No wonder your fake husband moved to Hong Kong!
Robin: He moved there for business!
Robin: What database did you use?
Ted: I used the "Canadian Mall Marriage 6000"
Ted: You're scared of the seven dwarves?
Robin: Just Doc. He's creepy. I mean, the guy went to medical school. What's he doing living with 6 coal miners?
Barney: (after being slapped by Marshall who "won" the slapbet) Your hand is monstrous!
Marshall: What did you expect? You've seen my penis.
Robin: (after Barney has played the beginning of the Robin Sparkles video, saying it was porn) Porn? I wish it was porn. It would be less embarrassing.
Robin: You remember my friend in Canada who got married way too young?
(When discussing to the Oh moment when you find something that is a deal breaker Ted daydreams of his and Robin's wedding)
Ted: I love you.
Robin: I used to be a dude.
The German episode title is "Schlag auf Schlag", meaning "Slap upon Slap". The French title is "Pari frappé", an exact translation. The Italian title is "Lo schiaffone", meaning "The Slap".
International Airdates: Czech Republic: January 19, 2010 on Prima COOL
This episode was nominated for the 2007 Emmy Award for Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Series.
Music: "Let's Go to the Mall" by Robin Sparkles
This episode was previously titled "Robin Sparkles." The episode's title change occurred due to the creation of a Robin Sparkles Myspace page. The show's creators wanted Robin's secret to surprise the audience, thus the title of the episode changed so that people who stumbled upon Robin Sparkles's Myspace would not make the connection to the show.
Robin being a teen singer who toured malls is based on the 80s teen pop star Tiffany, who made a name for herself by doing a singing tour of malls all across the U.S to promote her self-titled first album.
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