The Ducky Tie is a blue tie with yellow ducks on it. Although first mentioned in The Best Man by Ted in a scene from Barney's wedding, it was first seen in the following episode during a flashforward of Marshall and Barney's trip to Atlantic City.
The tie is originally worn by Marshall, but after making fun of it, Barney ends up having to wear it as a result of losing a bet with Marshall and Lily. From then on Barney is seen wearing it in every episode. It is even seen wrapped around Barney's arm in The Slutty Pumpkin Returns, when Barney turns up almost naked in the Halloween Party on the roof of The Apartment.
According to the bet Barney has to wear it for a whole year, but in Disaster Averted, he tries to get out of wearing it for the rest of the year. He even offers Marshall a lot of cash if he lets him take it off. It turns out that Barney wants to take it off because he is meeting Nora's parents and he wants to make a good impression. When Marshall finds out about this, he lets Barney take the tie off in exchange for the addition of three more slaps to his one remaining slap. Barney agrees to this, but when Marshall immediately slaps him twice after that, he realizes that he made a mistake.
The Ducky Tie is not seen again, until Marshall and Barney's trip to Atlantic City, during Marshall's freak-out on his son's impending birth. Barney agrees to wear the tie, if they both turn their phones off for a whole hour, and get incredibly intoxicated. After one hour, Barney turns on his phone and finds 17 voice mails from Lily, who is in labor and needs them to be in New York immediately, while a drunk Marshall throws casino chips everywhere.
- Ducky Tie
- The Stinson Missile Crisis
- Field Trip
- Mystery vs. History
- The Slutty Pumpkin Returns
- Disaster Averted
- Good Crazy
- The Magician's Code - Part One
- The Magician's Code - Part Two
|Friends & Family||Lily Aldrin • Ted Mosby • Robin Scherbatsky • Barney Stinson • Marvin Eriksen Sr. • Judy Eriksen • Marvin Eriksen Jr. • Marcus Eriksen • Ashley Eriksen • Martin Eriksen • Marvin W. Eriksen • Daisy Eriksen • Unnamed Eriksen Child|
|Places||MacLaren's Pub • The Apartment • Wesleyan University • Goliath National Bank • Marshall and Lily's apartment • Marshall and Lily's house • AltruCell Corporation • Gazzola's • Honeywell & Cootes • Nicholson, Hewitt, and West|
|Phrases||Lawyered • I'll Allow It|
|Others||Ducky Tie (object) • The Eight Slaps • Ted's best friend • You Just Got Slapped • Mabel • Tantrum • Marshall versus the Machines • Best Night Ever • Marshall Medley • Intervention banner • Marshgammon • The Fish List • The Swords • Long term bets• Five Words • Big Fudge • I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) • Singing habit • Revertigo|