We've got so much going on in this week's episode! First, Marshall bequeaths the fourth slap (!) to Ted and Robin. They're psyched about it...until it's time to decide who actually gets to do the slapping. Meanwhile, Lily has daddy issues and Marshall acts completely inappropriately, which leads to Lily's estranged father (Chris Elliott) to show up at their door on Thanksgiving Day. There's a lot to talk about here, so let's get to it!
First of all, my apologies for the lack of a recap last week. I was in sunny Florida all week and didn't get a chance to watch the episode until Saturday. (Which also meant that I missed all of the Internet craziness sparked by "Lorenzo von Matterhorn." Wikipedia, you're no fun anymore.) It was a great episode, though, and I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did.
Moving on to this week...
Future Ted lets us know that 2009 was the first year that Lily and Marshall hosted Thanksgiving in their very own apartment. Marshall exits a taxi, talking on his cell phone. He's telling Lily all about the perfect turkey he found-not realizing that he left it in the taxi. But Ted and Robin save the day by rescuing the turkey from the Port Authority lost and found. Marshall is beside himself with happiness, and as a reward, he offers the fourth slap from 2006's slap bet to be shared between Ted and Robin. (Cue a quick reminder from Future Ted about the rules of Slap Bet, how Marshall and Barney are involved, and a rundown of the slaps that have already taken place.) He has a few rules though: they have to use it before sundown on Slapsgiving; the two of them must decide among themselves who will get to slap Barney; and Barney will have to be tied to a chair that has been deemed the Slap Throne. This pleases everyone-except Barney, of course.
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