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Here are the Official Slap Bet Rules - VIDEO

by Joel Keller, posted Dec 28th 2006 1:29PM
How I Met Your Mother: Slap BetOne of the funniest half-hours of comedy on TV in 2006 was the "Slap Bet" episode of How I Met Your Mother. Besides "Robin Sparkles'" video for "Let's Go to the Mall," there was the matter of the "slap bet" Marshall and Barney had with each other over the nature of Robin's secret. Because things went back and forth, each guy got to slap the other as hard as they could, with Lily being the "Slap Bet Commissioner."

Carter Bays and Craig Thomas alluded to a few of the "slap bet" rules on the episode, but if you're curious what the complete and official rules are, they have created a set, which was forwarded to us by our friends at AOL TV. The rules are posted after the jump. Among the funnier ones: "When issuing a slap, the slapper must avoid lips and noses at all costs. The goal is for the palm of the slapper's hand to connect with the meaty part of the slappee's cheek thus providing utmost enjoyment and pain. If you're seeing handprint on cheek, you're doing something right."

Also after the jump is a video montage of the slaps from the episode. Hopefully, that will tie you over until new episodes start again on January 8.

THE BILL OF SLAPS

1. A slap bet is created when two parties involved in a disagreement, argument, or difference of opinion mutually agree that whichever party is proven right (or winning party) gets to slap whichever party is proven wrong (or losing party) across the face as hard as they possibly can.

2. In all Slap Bets, a Slap Bet Commissioner must be appointed. In the event of a discrepancy, the Slap Bet Commissioner makes the final ruling. The Slap Bet Commissioner must be someone fair and unbiased, someone kind hearted but not afraid to rule with an iron wrist.

3. When issuing a slap, the slapper must avoid lips and noses at all costs. The goal is for the palm of the slapper's hand to connect with the meaty part of the slappee's cheek thus providing utmost enjoyment and pain. If you're seeing handprint on cheek, you're doing something right. In the event of a bloody nose, the Slap Bet Commissioner shall award the slappee three slaps to be used in succession. Suggestion: The Dead Man's slap (rule 8.)

4. When issuing a slap, the slapper must not wear any rings, gloves, or other finger/hand ornaments to protect the safety of the slappee.

5. When issuing a slap, the slapper must keep one foot on the ground at all times to protect the safety of the slappee.

6. In the event of Premature Slapulation, (when the slapper slaps the slappee as hard as he or she possibly can and then afterwards, finds out that the slap was not warranted), the slappee gets to slap the slapper at least three times.

7. The Blind Man Slap: If the Slap Bet Commissioner deems the slappee particularly deserving, the Slap Bet Commissioner can issue The Blind Man Slap in which the slappee must close their eyes while being slapped.

8. The Dead Man Slap: Backhanded slaps are permitted only if used in succession. For example, if the Slap Bet Commissioner awards the slapper multiple slaps, the slapper can use a backhand if and only if it's preceded by a forehand. This is commonly referred to as The Dead Man Slap and is the only existing slap that allows the slapper to connect with both sides of the slappee's face thereby earning maximum slappage.

9. When the slappee gets slapped, he/she must accept the fact that they've just got slapped. Any retaliation against the slapper, by the slappee, will result in no less than ten slaps (with a set number to be delivered by the Slap Bet Commissioner.)

10. The most important rule: Enjoy! Few things in this world match the sheer joy one receives from slapping a friend right across the face. Especially after being proven right. So slap away!

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Alicia

YEA! Finally a video posted that I can see!

This was one of the funniest episodes EVER! Thanks for posting the highlights!

December 29 2006 at 9:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
eizzumdm

Video doesn't play for me either (Safari). Screw this AOL WannabeTube BS.

December 28 2006 at 4:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Myron

Video doesn't play on firefox without some plugin. Other 99.9% of videos online play just fine using Flash. Please don't post AOL crapware videos.

December 28 2006 at 4:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jennifer

Pinwiz, i was wondering the same thing.. Hmm.

December 28 2006 at 3:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
elizabeth

We still have this episode saved on our DVR. I'm guessing it will stay there until season 2 is out on DVD.

December 28 2006 at 3:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
TomB

I can't believe AOL agreed to show a video without a commercial. They must be getting a kickback from CBS or something.

December 28 2006 at 3:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David

I need to start watching this show.

December 28 2006 at 2:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wheel see

weird video doesn't play on my mac in any browser

December 28 2006 at 2:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Pinwiz

By those rules, didn't Marshall invalidate his future slaps? His first of five was a backhand.

December 28 2006 at 1:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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