Is New York the intellectual and cultural hub of the planet, or is it just where you come when you want to be called a bitch and have a cat thrown in your face? Last night, How I Met Your Mother explored the positives and negatives of NYC and NJ.

No contest, right? Except that Marshall, a New Yorker in the show, steps in and speaks up for New Jersey. Traitor! Amongst his top reasons for the Garden State winning: NYC is too small. He declares in his rant: "All the stores in New York are so cramped, every time I turn I knock something over. I'm like some huge monster who came out of the ocean to destroy bodegas." Maybe Marshall just needs to move to Red Hook.