How I Met Your Mother: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (19 Sep. 2005)

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It's the year 2030 and an older Ted Mosby is telling the story to his son and daughter about how he met and will eventually marry their mother. This is where we meet for the first time Ted, Lily Marshall, Barney and Robin.

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In Brooklyn, Marshall Eriksen, a terribly insecure, sissy but sweet law student, pops the question to his assertive girlfriend Lily Aldrin, in an inadvertently explosive way (with champagne). This makes their year long cahoot, Ted Mosby, anxious that he may be left all alone. His overbearing 'other best friend', Barney Stinson, forces Ted to play a 'pick-up' game in the bar where he has decided to hunt for Lebanese girls. To both their surprise, Ted actually meets a suitable girlfriend, TV reporter Robin. As soon as he sees her on TV, Ted rushes to her apartment (with five dogs) to declare his love - while the others wait in Bangladeshi Rajit's cab- which startles her. Written by KGF Vissers

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Creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas wrote the pilot's script with single-camera elements, mainly for the multiple scenes and flashbacks. See more »

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During this episode, Ted's kids are dressed differently than they are for the rest of the series. The couch and background are also different. (The implication during the series is that, the whole show is meant to be a story being told in one sitting.) See more »

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Barney: Ted, do you remember what I told you the day we met?
[flashback to the same bar, where a younger, goatee-wearing Ted sits in a booth. Barney drops down next to him]
Barney: Ted, I am gonna teach you how to live.
[Ted stares at him]
Ted: Barney. We met at the urinal.
Barney: Oh, right.
Barney: Lesson one, lose the goatee. It doesn't go with your suit.
Ted: I don't have a suit.
Barney: Lesson two, get a suit. Suits are cool. Exibit A.
[motions to his own suit, then winks to a girl off camera]
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"Meet Me At The Bar In 15 Minutes & Suit Up"
15 July 2010 | by (Valhalla) – See all my reviews

In Brooklyn Marshall Eriksen, a terribly insecure and sissy but sweet law student, pops the question to his assertive girlfriend Lily Aldrin, in an inadvertently explosive way with champagne. This makes their yearlong cahoot Ted Mosby (who tells the story in flashback to his offspring) anxious he may be left all alone. His overbearing 'other best friend' Barney Stinson forces Ted to play a pick-up game in the bar where he had decided to hunt for Lebanese girls. To both surprise, Ted actually meets a suitable girlfriend, TV reporter Yasmin. As soon as he has seen her on TV, Ted rushes to her apartment (with five dogs) to declare his love -while the others wait in Bangladeshi Rajit's cab- which startles her...When I First Saw This Episode Was When I Got Hooked Into HIMYM. I Saw Ted Saying "It's physics, Marshall. If the bottom bunk moves, the top bunk moves too." I Am A Huge Fan Of HIMYM & I'm STILL Wondering How They Got Away With Saying That On A PG Rated TV Show. When It Was Coming Out I Assumed It Was A Chick Show Like "Sex & The City" I Still Regret Thinking That. This Will Forever Be Remembered As The Beginning Of One Great TV Series.


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