Marshall and Lily's entire world for the past five months has been Marvin to the exclusion of all else, including their friends. Now that Mickey has taken some of the child rearing off their plate, a constantly tearful Lily and Marshall now worry about what their mortality means for little Marvin's welfare if they were to depart the world sooner than later. As they complete their will, they run into the obstacle of who they will name as Marvin's guardian. As they exhaust the list of all their living blood relatives, dismissing each for one reason or another, their thoughts turn to their three best friends, who all actively campaign for the position. That campaigning irks Marshall and Lily, who decide to choose between the three using one of Marshall's passions in life. The question becomes how much of the unusual scrutiny Barney, Robin and Ted will endure for the opportunity to be Marvin's godparent and potential guardian.
Did You Know?
The suit that Marshall is wearing during the competition is the matching jacket to the pants talked about in the episode "The Magician's Code: Part 1" (7.23), as Robin and Ted recount for Lily the time Marshall had "unlucky" pants. See more
[Walking outside with Lily
You smell that? That's the smell of urine that isn't Marvin's.
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
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