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Season 6: Episode 14 - Last Words

Last Words: The gang is in Minnesota for the funeral of Marshall's father Marvin Sr., each trying to find the appropriate role to help Marshall. Robin is the "vice girl" armed with a purse filled with everything from booze to cigarettes to pills. Lily's job is to allow Marshall's mother to pick on her so that she can take care of her, allowing Judy who has been going non-stop, to finally relax.  Ted and Barney try to cheer up Marshall with videos of men being hit in their privates. Making matters even worse for Marshall is that his childhood nemesis Trey, who is as annoying as ever, is conducting the sermon, the theme being "last words". Marshall is frustrated as he recollects different moments to determine what his father's actual last words to him were. His last conversation with his father was petty and somewhat insignificant compared to those of his other family members. However, Marshall eventually realizes he has a voicemail from his father that he had not listened to because his phone had been dead. When he finally gets the courage to listen, he realizes his father's final words to him were "I love you." This experience leads each of the gang to call their father that night after the funeral and Barney calls his Mom and tells her he is ready finally to meet his father.