The gang tries to finalize their plans for Valentine's Day with less than 24 hours to go. Lily faces the prospect of spending the day without Marshall.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It refers to these movies...

Predator
part of Predator

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie is referred to by Desperation Day part of How I Met Your Mother Season 6
Watching 'Predator' is a Valentine's Day tradition for Lily and Marshall.
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Sleepless in Seattle

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie is referred to by Desperation Day part of How I Met Your Mother Season 6
Marshall and Lily were supposed to watch 'Sleepless in Seattle' on their first Valentine's Day together, but when they watched the VHS tape, they discovered that Marshall's brothers taped over it with the movie 'Predator'.
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It refers to these video games...

Dr. Mario

This Video Game is referred to by Desperation Day part of How I Met Your Mother Season 6
While staying at his mother, Marshall is on a hot streak with Dr. Mario on the Gameboy.
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Super Mario Kart
part of Mario Kart

This Video Game is referred to by Desperation Day part of How I Met Your Mother Season 6
While at Marshall's mom's house, Ted gets excited when he learns that Marshall has Super Mario Kart for the Super Nintendo.

Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

It is referred to by these television episodes...

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  8  / Episode:  1 
Farhampton

This Television Episode refers to Desperation Day part of How I Met Your Mother Season 6
Barney continues his explanation of his relationship with Robin, telling Quinn that while Robin was dating Don, he started dating Nora. Barney's first date with Nora takes place in the episode 'Desperation Day'.

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  9  / Episode:  4 
The Broken Code

This Television Episode refers to Desperation Day part of How I Met Your Mother Season 6
Two days before the wedding, Lily is hopeful that Marshall will make it home in time. She pulls a chair up to the table, which causes Robin to ask who the chair is for. Lily tells her it's for Marshpillow. A flashback to the episode 'Desperation Day' is shown, where "Marshpillow" first appears.

Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

How I Met Your Mother Season 6

# Title Air Date
How I Met Your Mother
6:1 Big Days Sep 20, 2010
6:2 Cleaning House Sep 27, 2010
6:3 Unfinished Oct 4, 2010
6:4 Subway Wars Oct 11, 2010
6:5 Architect of Destruction Oct 18, 2010
6:6 Baby Talk Oct 25, 2010
6:7 Canning Randy Nov 1, 2010
6:8 Natural History Nov 8, 2010
6:9 Glitter Nov 15, 2010
6:10 Blitzgiving Nov 22, 2010
6:11 The Mermaid Theory Dec 6, 2010
6:12 False Positive Dec 13, 2010
6:13 Bad News Jan 3, 2011
6:14 Last Words Jan 17, 2011
6:15 Oh Honey Feb 7, 2011
6:16 Desperation Day Feb 14, 2011
6:17 Garbage Island Feb 21, 2011
6:18 A Change of Heart Feb 28, 2011
6:19 Legendaddy Mar 21, 2011
6:20 The Exploding Meatball Sub Apr 11, 2011
6:21 Hopeless Apr 18, 2011
6:22 The Perfect Cocktail May 2, 2011
6:23 Landmarks May 9, 2011
6:24 Challenge Accepted May 16, 2011