The Complete History Of The ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Slap Bet

05.20.15 4 years ago 9 Comments


How I Met Your Mother was well-known for long-running gags like the Playbook, the Bro Code, and the continuing verbal desecration of Robin’s homeland, Canada. None of these, however, matches the epic brilliance of the Slap Bet, which began as a wager between Marshall (Jason Segel) and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) over Robin’s (Cobie Smulders) secret past. The winner would get to slap the loser in the face with no fear of retaliation, thus directly resulting in the birth of “Slapsgiving.”

In honor of HIMYM‘s dedication to showcasing the kind of stupid stuff that friends sometimes do with one another, we’re looking back at the history of the Slap Bet.

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