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Season 6: Episode 4 - Subway Wars

Subway Wars: Using all different modes of transportation in Manhattan, the gang races to see who can get to a restaurant downtown fastest to see Woody Allen, each facing obstacles along the way, each one needing to win for their own very significant reasons.  Utilizing the Microsoft “Bing” computer application, throughout the episode we occasionally cut to a map of Manhattan showing everyone’s locations, represented by different colored icons.   Lily on the stalled subway, Robin in a taxi she stole from someone, Ted depressed on a bus because he read some negative reviews from students on a website critiquing teachers, Barney is horrified as his plan backfires; faking a heart attack at a restaurant to get the ambulance ride downtown, but to his frustration, they have to take him to nearest hospital which is uptown, and Marshall running all the way.  They cross each others paths one time or another during the race, each one preoccupied with their own thoughts. Ted, Barney and Robin come together near the restaurant falling over each other to get to it first.  Robin wins. We discover that Marshall and Lily gave up on the race (and the race to get pregnant) and had Ranjit take them to Coney Island.  Barney tackles Ted to make sure that Robin wins.  In the end it is Maury Povich (who Robin runs in to multiple time throughout the race), not Woody Allen dining at the restaurant.   Ted, Barney, Robin, Maury Povich and Marshall’s friend Max, who mistook him to be Woody Allen in the first place, enjoy the restaurant together.  Runner throughout episode of Robin experiencing for the first time a number of different “New Yorker” experiences, now finally feels like a true New Yorker.