How I Met Your Mother

Episode 7.13 : Tailgate

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

January 02, 2012




Comedy, Romance

Show Period

2005 - 2014

Production Company

Fox TV

Cast and Crew


Pamela Fryman


Carter Bays, Craig Thomas

Main Cast

Additional Cast


On New Years' Day, Marshall is at the cemetery to visit his father's grave and have a private tailgate party with his father and to his dismay his brothers Marcus and Marvin Jr, show up to do the same. Marshall attempts to retain his privacy and tells his father about the gang's New Year's Eve. Ted and Barney decide to convert Ted's apartment into a bar called "Puzzles" and invite everyone up to celebrate. All seems fine until the scene grows chaotic and Ted's apartment is trashed by the drunken crowd. Meanwhile, Robin gets called in last minute by a drunken Sandy to produce NYE live at Times Square. Robin is left chasing after Sandy, who has gone off, and stalling the broadcast. However, it works out in her favor as she gets to go on camera live to fill in for Sandy and count down to the New Year. Meanwhile, Lily finally calls her father in Chicago to tell him she is pregnant and he seems to have no reaction. However, Lily is surprised to find him on her doorstep New Year's Day having driven all night to congratulate her in person.

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