Last night on How I Met Your Mother, two of our favorite worlds collided when Ted and Marshall got hooked on Woodworthy Manor, a fictional television program about upperclass early-twentieth-century Brits and the entanglements, garden parties, and afternoon teas that make up their lives. Sound familiar? We thought so, too, as it obviously alluded to Downton Abbey.
They made multiple references to the show throughout the episode, including an arc where Marshall and Lily get in a fight because Marshall watches the latest Woodworthy Manor without her (and even includes Ted talking in a really bad British accent). Our favorite part might have been when the gang watched an episode of Woodworthy Manor—with no less than a full high tea, of course! While The Fortress of Barnitude took center stage during this episode, we loved hearing allusions to one of our favorite homes.
Did anyone else catch the references? What did you think?