How I Met Your Mother: Season 1, Episode 7

Matchmaker (7 Nov. 2005)

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When Ted signs up with a matchmaking service, he learns that love is not a science. Marshall and Lily confront a creature living in their apartment.



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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 123

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Dr. Sarah O'Brien, Ted's match, is a dermatologist. In Season 3, Ted meets a woman he will get engaged to, Dr. Stella Zinman (Sarah Chalke), also a dermatologist. See more »


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Barney Stinson: [to Ted] Marshall ran away from a cockroach.
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12 November 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Plot In a Paragraph: After Robin does an on-air report on her, Barney drags Ted to a matchmaking service owned and operated by Ellen Pierce, whose business claim to fame is a 100% success rate in three days. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily are scared about a creature they see in their apartment, the creature which they can't agree if a mouse or a cockroach. When they get a closer look, they come to an agreement on what it is, which their friends find ridiculous.

Not as funny as the previous episode, but it's enjoyable non the less as poor Ted is told there is nobody out there for him and a frantic Marshal and lily try and catch the mysterious creature.

All the cast do a fine job, and it's a well directed and entertaining television.

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