How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
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The Fortress 

It's weeks before Barney and Robin's wedding, and one of the many things they still have to decide is where to live. The one thing Robin insists is that they don't live at Barney's ... See full summary »


Michael J. Shea (as Michael Shea)


Carter Bays (created by), Craig Thomas (created by) | 5 more credits »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby
Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen
Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky
Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson
Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin
Kyle MacLachlan ... The Captain
Cyrus Deboo ... Husband #1
Ogy Durham ... Tabatha
Jessica Gardner ... Wife #3
Bianca Haase ... Cheryl
Karen Lew ... Ms. Hamaguchi
Grace Parra ... Wife #2
Emily Roche ... Young Woman
Erik Van Wyck ... Husband #3


It's weeks before Barney and Robin's wedding, and one of the many things they still have to decide is where to live. The one thing Robin insists is that they don't live at Barney's apartment. So it goes on the market. However, Barney doesn't want to sell it to just anyone, but someone who is worthy of what was and will always be in his heart his "Fortress of Barnitude". Robin has a slightly different idea, which isn't as easy to achieve as she would like when she and others learn more and more about with what Barney has equipped his apartment. Meanwhile, Lily hasn't spent much time of late with her family because of her job with The Captain. She seems to be at his beck and call, and doesn't seem to mind. Marshall understands, until it affects a planned evening out. So, Marshall decides to cheat on Lily with someone who Lily knows. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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English | French

Release Date:

18 March 2013 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The show Ted was watching, "Woodworthy Manner", is a spoof of Downton Abbey. See more »


Barney lowers a green screen on the balcony which those viewing his apartment see as being cityscapes from around the world. This is not how green screens work, and would require them to watch the scene through a monitor. See more »


Barney Stinson: [to Ted] Oh my God, can you just be cool? Once. Please! Just once!... Can you *just once* be cool? Once! Please!
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References Superman (1978) See more »


Brandenburg Concerto No. 1: Allegro
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
[Used as intro music for the fictional TV series "Woodworthy Manor"]
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bad episode , do not watch
21 March 2013 | by juli_3888See all my reviews

This episode is just bad .. the worst of the entire series . never has how i met your mother done a worst episode than this one. Is just another poorly written filler episode . the characters are becoming nothing like they used to be . i just wanna meet the mother before this gets worse ... barney's character was the reason to watch this show.. now it's only a pointless character not able to give punch lines like before. barney poorly written , with no emotional deep nor funny , with his new "can you .. just .. OK ?" . Ted's character is becoming dumber , and bitter . and they are now changing lily .. so i do no t like this. I think old references can save the show.. like cocamouse, architecture , Marshal and sandwiches, and Robin needs a bit of emotional scenes . this episode does not worth the trouble...

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