Ted tries to have a telepathic conversation with Barney, because that worked so well with Stella: Dude, Carl's going to kill us if we don't kick everyone out of here right now.
Barney's Brain: Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take ya. Barney's eyebrows dance to the beat.
Ted's Brain: Barney, I'm serious. We promised we wouldn't mess the place up.
Barney's Brain: Bermuda, Bahamas, come on pretty mama. The face dancing continues.
Ted's Brain: All right; I guess you have a point. Ted and Barney face the crowd, and Ted announces "The bar is open," as the patrons scream and pump their fists in delight.
In the car, as Robin drives Marshall to the airport, she tells him she thinks they're being stupid. She doesn't understand the big deal over one little ritual fading out. Marshall explains that all their little rituals are slowly dying off. "Do you know what we used to do every day, the second I got home?" Robin says, "Oh man, I don't want to hear about your crazy monkey sex." Marshall ignores this and explains that they used to tell each other what they had to each that day while apart. Of course after the menu comparison, his story starts to veer off into crazy monkey sex territory.
In the Town Car, where Lily is telling the same story, Ranjit says, "Oh, Lily, TMI -- too many informations." Hee. Lily also misses their lunchtime phone call to say they loved one another. She flashes back to one in particular, in which Marshall had to talk to her in legalese, because he was in a meeting at work.
LILY: "Hey, baby, it's lunchtime, and I love you."
MARSHALL: "I reciprocate in principle, although with the caveat that there seems to be..." he looks around his office, full of co-workers and/or clients, "a bit of a surplus here on my end."
LILY: "No, I love you more!"
MARSHALL: "Do we need to get in a room together and bang this thing out?" By the look on Marshall's face, it's clear Lily says something provocative to him, but we don't get to hear her. Once he can speak, Marshall adds, "Those sound like agreeable terms, although I may need to adjust my briefs..." and then after all that code, "Love you, too." Adorkable!
In the car with Robin, Marshall confesses that when Lily called today, he let the call go to voicemail. But the thing he missed most was kissing on New Year's Eve. In Ranjit's car, we learn from Lily that she and Marshall slept through midnight. I think my husband and I might have too, if our kids hadn't kept us up.