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In the commentary for this episode on the season one DVD, the cast reveals that Neil Patrick Harris was nervous about the scene when he has to kiss Amy Acker's character since they are friends.
The actor that played the weatherman in this episode also played Vampire Lou in the episode "Mary the Paralegal".
The storm mentioned in the episode is referred to by the weatherman of Metro News 1 as tropical storm Willy. According to NOAA the tropical storm name Willy has not and would not be used for a storm name in the Atlantic Ocean. Willy is a storm name that could be used in Western Australia and was last used for naming a storm there on March 10, 2005.
Alyson Hannigan (Lily), Alexis Denisof (Sandy Rivers), and Amy Acker (Penelope) were all on the same show before, Angel Season 4's "Orpheus". Alexis Denisof played Wesley and Amy Acker was Fred who were regulars on Angel, and Alyson Hannigan guest starred as Willow.
This is the first time we get a glimpse of the potential mother. The perfect woman Ted stands up is described as liking dogs, playing bass, did the Times crossword, favorite book was Love in the Time Of Cholera, favorite singer Odis Redding, and wants a boy and a girl.
We know Ted has a boy and a girl and wants to have a dog (or five) "episode 101", the mother plays bass "episode 512", Ted's perfect woman listens to Otis Redding "episode 119", Ted wants someone to do the Times crossword with "episode 522", and Ted's favorite book is Love in the Time Of Cholera.
Show creators Craig Thomas and Carter L. Bays play the fake paramedics that show up to help Barney's fallen angel.
During Lily's flashback to her prom in 1996, the music playing in the background is Verve Pipe's "Freshman", which wasn't released until 1997.
The teacher that stops Lily, Robin, and Barney at the door when they first arrive at the prom is played by Ira Ungerleider, the writer of the episode.
Robin says she never went to prom because she had field hockey nationals in the spring, but in "Slutty Pumpkin", she said that she only played solo sports, which field hockey is not.
Lily keeps stating that her wedding is only 9 weeks away, but tells Barney and Robin that the wedding is 71 days away on prom night (10 weeks).
The man that plays Vampire Lou guest stars in a later episode, "Come On", as a weatherman.
When Ted is on the steps outside Robin's apartment talking to imaginary Victoria the paper bag with the vegetables inside is very crumpled, but moments later when he walks in Robin's door the bag is perfectly straight.
At the beginning of the episode we see 20 hours ago Robin woke up to go see Lily's kindergarten class, but later Robin tells Ted that it's Saturday night. Why is Lily's class in school on a Saturday?
Guest Alexis Denisof is, in reality, married to Alyson Hannigan. The two also worked together on both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.
When Marshall looks in the mirror, his guilt makes him imagine his reflection as a gorilla. The shots alternate between the imaginary gorilla reflection and the real Marshall standing in front of the mirror. However, you can clearly see that someone had to stand in front of the mirror wearing a gorilla mask to give off the reflection.
At the karaoke bar, we see a shot of Lily closing the karaoke song book and placing it on the table. In the next shot of Barney and Marshall's coworkers, we can see in the corner Lily again closing the karaoke song book and placing it on the table.
After Barney translates Sergey's demand not to bother him while he's working, Marshall is surprised to learn Barney speaks "Ukrainian". The language Sergey spoke in is, in fact, Russian.
At the beginning of the episode, Ted opens the "hot" oven using an oven mit, but when he is getting the cupcakes out of the oven the door starts to close and Ted uses the bare part of his arm to nudge the door back open.
Victoria also uses a bare finger to dip into the under-baked cupcake to show that its still liquid inside. Even with "baker's hands," real bakers would never test baked goods that way.
In this episode, Barney says that after finding out that Shannon and Greg were dating, he decides to "Suit up". But in the third season episode "The Yips" he said he went straight to his brother James who told him to go to the Manmaker.
In the Re-Return flashback featuring Ranjit, there are some minor continuity errors with the costuming, including Ted's tie being different, but more noticable is that Ranjit's blue jacket in the original version is replaced by a red sweater.
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relationship woes, jumping back into the dating world, buddies and gal pals, Romantic Comedy, Sitcoms