How I Met Your Mother: Season 1, Episode 2

Purple Giraffe (26 Sep. 2005)

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After telling Robin that "He loves her", things fall apart for she and Ted and he figures that it's all over for the two of them, but not for long as Ted finds out from Lily after she met ... See full summary »



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After telling Robin that "He loves her", things fall apart for she and Ted and he figures that it's all over for the two of them, but not for long as Ted finds out from Lily after she met Robin that she (Robin) likes him and Ted tries once again to win her affections, by throwing a party at his and Marshall's place, but it turns into 3 parties in 3 nights, when Robin was a no show for the first 2. Meanwhile, after Lily said yes to Marshall's marriage proposal, she has become extra affectionate to him in the bedroom and Marshall is worrying about finishing a huge paper to write for law school, that is due soon. Written by goleafs84

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After the second party, Marshall said: "Alright, we threw two parties. Everybody had fun. Everybody wanged, everybody chunged". This is a reference to the 1986 song "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" by Wang Chung. See more »


Robin: You can't turn off the way you feel.
Ted Mosby: [pantomimes turning a dial on his chest] Click. Off. Let's make out.
Robin: What?
Ted Mosby: What, that was the off switch! And I turned it off... I mean, yes, sure, I wanna fall in love, get married, blah blah blah, but... on the other hand, you, me... the roof...
Robin: There's no off switch.
Ted Mosby: There's an off switch. And it's off.
Robin: [leaning in] No it's not.
Ted Mosby: Yes, it is.
Robin: No, it's not.
Ted Mosby: Yes. It is...
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A party trifecta!
7 December 2013 | by (victoria b.c canada) – See all my reviews

Things were going so well for Ted & Robin…Until Ted told Robin he loved her. Ted finds out he has a chance to remedy his mistake when he finds out from Lilly that Robin digs him. The problem is that Ted comes on too strong, whereas Robin wants something casual. When he sees Robin on T.V, while she's covering a story about a kid being stuck in the crane machine, Ted casually races over, and acts like he was there all along. Ted decides to throw Robin a party. After Robin doesn't show up, he tries again with a second party. A demoralized Ted tries one final time for a third party, and Robin finally shows. Meanwhile, Lilly has become sex crazed after getting engaged with Marshall. Marshall gets flustered, because he has a paper due for law school. The things we do to impress women. It's clearly amazing the lengths we will go to, so we can get their attention. This episode puts that on display, rather adroitly. This is essentially the real introductory with Robin. I realize she had lots of screen time in the pilot, but this is where she meets the gang, so I consider it to be her real debut for the show. I never understood Ted wanting to get married so badly, but he is easy to like due to his charming demeanor, and his strong morals. Everything was clicking instantly with this show, and I thought it furthered everything perfectly. If the finale on the roof between Robin & Ted doesn't make you smile, you have issues. The characters are used very well. Marshall & Lilly's hunger for one another sexually was amusing, and Barney is epic as always. It's a fantastic episode


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