10/16/2012 04:19 am ET Updated Oct 16, 2012

'How I Met Your Mother': Marshall And Lily Try To Pick Who Should Be Marvin's Guardian If They Die (VIDEO)

Marshall and Lily faced a hard truth about what new parenthood had done to them on the latest "How I Met Your Mother." After agreeing to let Lily's dad keep an eye on Marvin, they tried to reconnect with the gang. But they didn't get much information out of them as everyone was respecting their previous edict: If whatever was happening in their lives wasn't an 8 out of 10, then don't both Marshall and Lily with it.

After a near-death scare, the couple decided they needed to find a guardian for Marvin in the event anything did happen to them. This culminated in a hilarious game show in their apartment that saw Barney, Robin and Ted competing for the coveted position.

The bit had them answering open-ended questions about how they would deal with certain situations that would come up in Marvin's life. But as it progressed, the gang's true feelings came out. They missed being able to talk to their friends. Marshall and Lily tried to defend their stance that Marvin was their only priority, but it only hurt the others.

Ultimately, though, the couple realized that they'd gone too far. They didn't know anything about their friends' lives anymore. So they took a night for themselves and helped the gang close MacLaren's, determining that anything happening in the lives of their friends was automatically an 8 or higher.

As for that guardianship question, they penned in the names of all three of their best friends.

The gang's back together on "How I Met Your Mother," Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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