But Marshall remembers even more stuff he forgot (from what? A day ago?). He went down to talk to his parents after they couldn't get a cab. He brings his dad an umbrella from the Kangs, and admits his dad was right. The cab shows up then, so Judy blows Marshall a kiss and gets in. Mr. Erickson lingers back to tell Marshall he has a little advice for him: "Rent Crocodile Dundee III. I caught it on the cable last night. It totally holds up!" Back in the present, Marshall says that, since that's the second-best of the Croc trilogy, he can live with those being the last words. His phone finishes charging, so he picks it up. While he checks it out, some guy asks Robin for vodka and dirty playing cards. She's got it covered. Marshall, looking at his phone, says he has a voicemail from his dad. I actually appreciate the continuity of his phone being somehow not available last episode carrying over into this one.
After commercials, Marshall tells them all his phone's been out of juice, so his dad must have called the day that he, uh... Lily asks if he's okay, and he gets poignant about holding in his hand the last words his dads will say to him. He wants to hit play, but he can't, because: What if it's worse than Crocodile Dundee III? That's a question I often ask myself. Thankfully, not many things are. He notices his mom's about to collapse, but Lily tells him she'll take care of Judy. The rest of the gang tells Marshall not to put so much pressure on last words; they don't mean much. Barney says all the famous last words you hear about are total lies, like Nathan Hale, who Barney claims actually didn't say "I only regret that I have one but life to lose for my country" last, because he then said, "I'm peeing my pants." They continue to push Marshall to do it, so he goes outside to listen to it alone. Which gives a cute blonde girl a chance to hit Robin up for the good stuff.