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Life Among the Gorillas 

With Victoria in Germany, Ted faces the pitfalls of long-distance relationships. Marshall has trouble fitting in at Barney's company.

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Dr. Aurelia Birnholz-Vazquez (as Diane Louise Salinger)
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After a month of long-distance-relationship with Victoria, she's already sent Ted three care packages full of stuff he likes, but he hasn't sent her any. Marshall works in Barney's office and doesn't like it all or the people he works with, but Barney talks him once again into keeping the job. Marshall decides that it must be easier to work in the office if he adapts to the people he is working with and gets some "get psyched" training from Barney. Written by Sab

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The first appearance of Colbie Smulder's husband. See more »

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When Marshall looks in the mirror and sees himself as a gorilla, the shot over his shoulder looking at the mirror shows part of him in the foreground. You can see him wearing a gorilla mask as he looks in the mirror. See more »

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Bilson: Okay, Eriksen, let's get to work. It's 2:00 a.m. It's raining outside. Ding dong! What? The doorbell? Oh, hello, Jessica Alba in a trench coat and nothing else. But wait - knock, knock. Somebody's at the back door?
Marshall: I don't have a back door.
Bilson: [Ignores this] Oh, my gosh, Jessica Simpson? What a surprise. Two Jessicas, you gotta pick one. What do you do? Go.
Marshall: Right. Well, uh... I'm engaged, so...
Bilson: Fiancee's out of town. What do you do? Go.
Marshall: We're still engaged, even if she's...
Bilson: Okay, fiancee's dead. ...
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References The Golden Girls (1985) See more »

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Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Bon Scott
Performed by Neil Patrick Harris
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A So So Episode
19 November 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A very so so episode

Plot In A Paragraph: After a month of long-distance-relationship with Victoria (Ashley Williams), she's already sent Ted (Josh Radnor) three care packages full of stuff he likes, but he hasn't sent her any. Marshall (Jason Segel) works in Barney's (Neil Patrick Harris) office and doesn't like it all or the people he works with, but Barney talks him into keeping the job. Marshall decides that it will be easier to work in the office if he adapts to the people he is working with and gets some "get psyched" training from Barney.

As a fan of Victoria, I was not thrilled with the way that she was wrote out. In fact I was annoyed. There is not much to like in this episode. Neil Patrick Harris is always fun as Barney, and I enjoyed the Karaoke bar scene, in fact that was the best scene in the episode. Whilst it's a change to have Robin (Cobie Smulders) lusting after Ted (Josh Radnor) she pulls it off with more dignity than Ted managed during his pining phase.

Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigan were excellent in this episode.


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