Barney takes Ted to matchmaker Ellen Pierce, but while Barney gets thrown out, Ellen promises to find a woman for Ted within three days. This promise has disastrous results: the woman that suits him the best has already a boyfriend. Lily and Marshall have problems with some sort of cockroach or mouse that is in the apartment and they cannot get rid of. Written by
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Ted's favorite book is "Love in the time of Cholera" by Garcia Marquez. The book starts with an old man reminiscing how he came to be with the love of his life, similarly to how Ted tells the story to his children. See more
After Ted returns from his appointment with the dermatologist, he tells everyone that she's engaged. A few minutes later, Lily is trying to talk him out of interfering with the wedding plans by pursuing her. She says that the doctor is getting married on Saturday. But Lily doesn't know this information. The audience knows because we heard it from the doctor at the appointment. But Ted never mentioned in the scene when the wedding was to take place and no time has passed for Lily to have learned that specific information off-screen yet. See more
You give me 3 days and I will find the woman you will marry.
No, thanks. I don't need an algorithm to meet women. It's New York, you know. Plenty of fish in the sea!
Plenty of fish in the sea!
[grabs a calculator form the desk and starts clicking away
There's 9 million people in New York. 4.5 million women. Of course, you want to meet someone roughly your own age - let's say plus, minus 5 years. So if you take into account the most recent census data that leaves us ...
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Written by Jim Seals
and Dash Crofts
Ted's guilty pleasure song See more