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Romeward Bound 

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"The Captain" offers Lily a job in Rome, but will she take it? Meanwhile, Ted won't stop raving about the body of Barney and Robin's wedding planner.


Pamela Fryman


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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
Mircea Monroe ... Liddy
Robert Baxt ... Bernard
Mario Di Donato Mario Di Donato ... Auctioneer
Jocelyn Osorio ... Bellissima




Lily and Marshall's life is in a perfect place, running like a well-oiled machine. A wrench is thrown into that machine when The Captain tells Lily that he is moving to Rome, and wants her to accompany him to continue her work as his art consultant in one of the most important art cities in the world. Lily contemplates making a unilateral decision on the matter without even telling Marshall of the offer before making that decision. Marshall's own perfect job may be only one important consideration, but Lily may have secret motives for what she decides. Meanwhile, Ted and Barney spot a woman in the bar, who Ted knows from attending the same yoga class as her. He says that she has the most "redonkulous" body he has ever seen, but Barney may never be able to find out as she is wearing this over-sized coat which she doesn't seem to want to take off. Barney does whatever he can to get her to remove that coat. But what will Robin think about Barney's latest mission, especially with this ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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Did You Know?


The only line in Italian that Marshall knows, and keep saying repeatedly, is "Andiamo fratello, non Mastroianni tutti i funyuns". Funyuns are a onion-flavored corn snack and the line was intended to be "Come on Bro, don't eat all the funyuns" (as seen in the subtitles "Come on, Bro, Don't Bogart all the funyuns"). Marshall swap the name of Bogart with the name of a famous Italian actor (Mastroianni). In Italy there isn't a urban slang corresponding to the U.S. "don't Bogart..." meaning "don't keep it all for yourself", and, while the line "don't Bogart all the funyuns" works in the U.S., the line "non Mastroianni tutti i funyuns" doesn't in Italian language. See more »


When Barney is first handed the final menu for his wedding, Barney alternates holding his menu between landscape and portrait. This is further highlighted by the shots where the menu is visible: Barney, reading, moves his finger horizontally across the vertical words. See more »


Marshall Eriksen: [Marshall tries to convince Lily of accepting the Captain's assignment for her in Rome and she calls him on her speaking only one Italian sentence. subtitles appear while Marshall repeats said sentence] Come on, maybe the only sentence I know is "come on bro, don't Bogart all the Funyuns," but I know in my heart that you understand me anyway. Because no one I know has better understood anyone better than you and I understand each other. Is this trip going to be scary? Yes. Do I like the idea of ...
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User Reviews

lily gets offered her dream job in Rome by the captain and she is confused if she should take it or not.
28 July 2013 | by jain-vasu631See all my reviews

the captain offers lily her dream job as an art consultant in Rome, because of this sudden change lily is confused whether she should take it or not , she calls Marshall and he replies that he is " working on a big case". meanwhile Ted points blarney to a girl who as he says has a "redonkulous body, mission impossible ghost protocol of bodies" Barney and Ted try to take the coat of the girl.

this is funny episode all though it lacks in humor and could have a few more jokes and one liners.

it is not the typical himym episode as it has no sex stories of barney or any funny or Canadian stereotypical reference.

better than i expected , worse than i hoped.

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English | Italian

Release Date:

15 April 2013 (USA) See more »

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Color | Black and White (Italian existentialist movie sequences)

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16:9 HD
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