On last night’s episode, Ted found out that Lily has been purposely sabotaging his relationships for years. This is funny, because Lily is supposed to be nice, but it’s also funny because the scene where Ted learns this turns into a parody of one of the greatest Tom Cruise/Jack Nicholson movies of all time, all references to which and parodies of will never EVER get old. Two other references that will never get old: nerds waiting in line for Star Wars movies, and the band Creed sucking. All three are together in this one short clip!
(Some setup is needed: the characters are sitting around in their pajamas because they’re supposed to be watching their friend Robin anchoring a very early morning news show. So that’s what that is in the background that they’re ignoring.)
Later in the show, Barney and Marshall fly over the city at night in their pajamas — a Big Lebowski reference, of course:
So basically, if there’s a joke that was funny in the ’90s that is still funny today, this show has it. (Reminder: you can now watch the full episode on CBS.com.)