It's a few weeks before the wedding. In their continuing slap bet, Marshall wants the next slap he exacts on Barney to be the most painful thing that Barney has ever experienced. Marshall knows however that this threat means nothing to Barney as Barney is now immune to Marshall's constant taunting. Marshall, as such, proceeds to tell Barney a story of the extensive training he got from the masters of slaps to achieve his goal, that three part training which includes how to exact slaps of a combination of speed, strength and accuracy. Marshall not only has to convince Barney that he went through this training, but to convince Barney enough that Barney is once again traumatized by Marshall's constant taunting.
Did You Know?
The title of this episode references an old fable - Appointment in Samarra. re-told by W. Somerset Maugham in which a man on seeing Death attempts to escape his fate. See more
During Marshall's training with the Strength slapmaster, his right hand glows golden. But when he slaps the Accuracy slapmaster, he slaps with his left hand. See more
[Barney braces for Marshall's Slap of a Million Exploding Suns, and Robin is afraid
I love you.
Enough to take this slap for me?
You Just Got Slapped
Performed by Boyz II Men See more