During a game night Robin gets to meet Victoria. What actually was planned to be a funny night turns quite serious when Barney's former love Shannon gives an old tape to Lily which shows the "real" Barney. While watching the tape an embarrassed Barney storms off. When he returns, Barney tells a story from 1998, when he seems to have been a whole different person, and what made him the person he is today. To make Barney feel better, all others also tell their most embarrassing stories. Written by
Did You Know?
Apart from How I Met Your Mother: Pilot
(2005), and until the airing of the sixth season episode How I Met Your Mother: Hopeless
(2011), this was the only episode to feature a different title sequence than the rest of the series, using a shorter version of the theme tune presumably to allow for more commercial time. The flying 'How I Met Your Mother' text seen in the pilot is used, accompanied by a shorter rendition of the normal theme music. The first two bars of the theme are shortened from eight to four notes, which then cuts to the ending of the normal theme. See more
At the Bar, Lily leaves the booth to go talk to Robyn at the bar, using the fourth wall escape route. The booth has always been against the wall entered from the far end. See more
You brought the game to the bar?
Well, we're not quitting just 'cause Ted's so far ahead.
I was winning?
Instead of the usual opening sequence, only the title is shown in white text on black background with a 3 second version of the theme. See more
Written by The Solids
Performed by The Solids See more