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I don't see this as much of a tv conceit. The earmuffs usually used on shooting ranges do not go anywhere near blocking out all sound. It is quite standard to carry on conversations while having them on I've done so every time I've been at a shooting range with someone else. I assume we tend to raise our voices a bit, but I don't think it's even all that ...


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As this interview (from 2008) with co-creator Craig Thomas reveals: We've had a plan since the pilot and we actually shot a little piece of it at the beginning of season two, using the kids, because we knew if we waited until the finale of the series, the kids would have aged like six years. So yeah, part of our plan for how we want to end it all ...


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As a sports shooter of now almost 23 years I can tell you: It's not an issue! You hear each other a bit muffled but still very well understandably. You only have to raise your voice because of the gun noises around you, not because of the muffling by the ear protection. We normally use this type here:


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It's not "icksnay". It's "ixney", which is "nix", as in stop talking about it. He's telling them not to mention his real name in front of the woman he's trying to fool.


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Yeah this question seems to come up a lot since the Family Guy episode where Peter asked this. Interestingly enough even though it's well known that Bob Saget is the voice of the Narrator he is not credited. No reason has been given so far as to why he is the Narrator. They have even shown Future Ted in the show and he sounds just like Present Ted. My best ...


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In "Slap Bet" (Season 2 Episode 9) Marshall was granted 5 slaps to be delivered any time in the future without warning. In "Disaster Averted" (Season 7 Episode 9) Marshall was granted 3 slaps of the same kind. 5 + 3 = 8 out of which 6 slaps have been executed. The 1st slap was executed in "Slap Bet" (Season 2 Episode 9) The 2nd slap was executed in "...


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There's an episode earlier in that season (before the "Broath" episode) where Barney is going to have dinner with Nora's parents, but he doesn't want to wear the tie. He exchanges 3 slaps to get rid of the tie. The episode is called "Disaster Averted". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disaster_Averted


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It's Robin: [Source] From TV Guide (May 2012): "It had to be Robin." That's what How I Met Your Mother co-creator/showrunner Craig Thomas says about Barney's big bride reveal on Monday's Season 7 finale. "There was just no other way," he tells TVGuide.com. "We always knew it was gonna be Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin (Cobie ...


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From the HIMYM Wiki: Not much is known about Barney's career. However, it is known that he works for the AltruCell Corporation, then later Goliath National Bank after AltruCell acquires GNB in a hostile takeover (Episode 4x02: The Best Burger in New York) It is assumed that he is a high ranking member in the company. He has said that he ...


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First of all, if you haven't seen the series finale, this answer might be considered a spoiler (it was for me, as I haven't seen the finale yet). But I'm also not going to put the whole answer into a spoiler block, so if you have fear DON'T READ ANY FURTHER. I found this very interesting article about exactly this question. It argues that How I Met Your ...


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Excerpt from Wikia, you can check this link for more details The Blue French Horn first appeared in the Pilot episode, in which Ted steals it for Robin after she saw it in a restaurant called "Carmichaels" and he said it reminded him of a 'Smurf penis' and she said she'd like one for her apartment. From this point onwards, Robin kept in on the mantle in ...


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According to the How I Met Your Mother wiki, the original five slaps have all been used. However, Barney offered Marshall another three as payment on a separate bet, one of which has been used. Two remain as of this date.


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There are special electronic ear protectors that can do that. Guns.com The premise of electronic muffs is quite simple. While the passive muff provides hearing protection, battery powered electronic components inside the electronic muffs include microphones, amplifiers and speakers that gather, amplify and transmit low volume sounds — like voices — ...


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The scene that resolves the bet was cut for time. In the last few seconds of the finale as aired, Ted gets back with Robin (or at least suggests it) and the show ends. But there was a scene that shows Lily paying Marshall over that bet, according to Alyson Hannigan. Hannigan took to Twitter to reveal what scenes were cut in addition to tying up some loose ...


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Well, it is kinda well-explained on IMDb FAQ page, The thing to keep in mind is that the driving lesson scene in "Arrivederci Fiero" is a flashback to sometime "last year"; if Ted didn't misspeak, that means sometime in 2006. Barney has a car by the Season 1 finale, "Come On," assuming that it wasn't part of some ruse; either way, he's definitely driving ...


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Build Series has a video where Billy Zabka and Ralph Macchio talk briefly about their time on the set of How I Met Your Mother, and how they took a photo at the end of their time on How I Met Your Mother, and when they sat down with the creators for Cobra Kai they talked about their ideas and they morphed into something much bigger. Whether the show ...


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That flashback was from the Season 3 finale Miracles: Barney was crossing the street to the get to the hospital when he is hit by a bus driving the wrong way down a one way street. [Source]


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He's using Pig Latin and the specific word he's saying is 'ixnay' which means 'no'.


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The whole episode is about people trying to impress the people from their past. Ted tries to win over the professor with his new building and Daryl wants to impress Lily and Marshall with his business. However, after Marshall and Lily turn him down, he realises "he doesn't need the validation of some people he met in college". The money he wanted to give ...


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You're mixing reality and fiction here. Josh Radnor, the actor who plays Ted, was heavily allergic to dogs. It was uncomfortable for him to be in the set of Robin's apartment even when the dogs weren't there. Especially when Ted and Robin finally got together and therefore were going to be on the set of Robin's apartment (since Ted's apartment lacks ...


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It may be for various reasons From Wikipedia, In television, cancellation refers to the termination of a program by a network, typically because of low viewership, financial losses, or unfavourable critical reviews. Other potential reasons for canceling television programs include controversies involving the program's cast, conflicts among the ...


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Marshall was an environmental lawyer, and while he had stints in corporate law, creative license laws wouldn't have been his area of expertise. (You can read his character's bio here.) And even if Ted had easy access to the right kind of lawyer, and it actually occurred to him that the movie was a suit-worthy offense (that wouldn't just end up being an ...


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One thing to note is that the sound of a gunshot and the sound of 2 people talking have an entirely different frequency, volume and length. The human voice has a frequency of around 85-250 Hz, a volume of around 60 db and usually a length of a couple of seconds. A gunshot from a small caliber weapon is around 150-2500 Hz in frequency, has a volume of around ...


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You're gonna have to realize quite soon that Barney doesn't believe in many things, especially early in the series. He just believes in whatever goes his way at this exact moment. Like Breno said, this special case is very close to hypocrisy, and maybe even selfishness and egocentrism. This is a typical do as I say, not as I do scenario.


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Similar dialogue definitely appears in the movie in relation to Billy (DiCaprio), an undercover cop that tries to infiltrate crime boss Costello's crew. This is first invoked by his cousin, drug dealer Sean: Billy: In your line of work, if I gave you like, what, say, 10,000, what could I get back? Sean: You know what you usually say at these moments. ...


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Earmuffs for hearing protection are designed for just that: hearing protection. They are intended to bring volumes down to a safe level that won't cause injury or damage the wearer's hearing. Each model is rated for a given reduction in volume, listed as NRR (noise reduction rating), generally in the range of 20-40 decibels. If they blocked out all sound, ...


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It is that most likely the producers shot this flash back scene back in season 7 as they had access to Katie Holmes being the slutty pumpkin in the backround during the production of the episode. They probably saved and later edited this clip into season 9 for the flash back footage, this can be confirmed by a few simple observations between the s7 episode ...


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They appeared to be short on time, and were trying to get rid of things they had grown attached too. So throwing it out was likely easier than trying to sell, but I had the same thought. Why not sell it?


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