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
When everyone is watching Robin's report in the bar at the beginning of the scene, she signs out, stating her full name. However, Robin mispronounces her last name. She pronounces it phonetically, saying "BAT-ski" instead of "BOT-ski." See more
Kids, before I met your mother; when I was still out there searching; I learned something valuable: love is not a science.
Wow, that was a great story dad
[gets off the couch
[Also gets off the couch
We're gonna go watch TV.
[Continues, kids sit back down grudgingly
You see, sometimes in life you just have to accept that certain things can't be changed...
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At My Most Beautiful
Written by Peter Buck
(uncredited), Mike Mills
(uncredited) and Michael Stipe
Performed by R.E.M. See more