Ted makes a final attempt to win Robin's heart. Marshall and Lily's relationship is in jeopardy.



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Ted, feeling once again that Robin is the girl for him, decides to make one last ditch attempt to win her heart by performing a grand gesture. His plan entails waiting for her in her apartment, which he can only do by borrowing Lily's spare key. With one small glitch, Ted is able to pull off his grand gesture. Overwhelmed, Robin, doesn't know how to respond. Her answer - with Ted only accepting a "yes" or "no" with no in-between - takes into consideration a work issue. To help Robin make up her mind, Ted feels like he has to produce an act of God... with a little help from one of Barney's old girlfriends who would rather see Barney dead than help him. Meanwhile, Marshall finds out that Lily applied for a summer long art fellowship in San Francisco when he listens to a voice message left on their answering machine that offers her the position. As the two argue over what it means for their relationship and their upcoming wedding, neither has the heart to finish the argument for fear of ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance





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15 May 2006 (USA)  »

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Joss Whedon connections: Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof from Angel (1999) played Penelope and Sandy Rivers in this episode. Denisof (Alyson Hannigan's husband and Buffy Co-star) also appeared in two other episodes as Sandy Rivers. See more »


Penelope mentions having slept with Barney twice in the back of his car, but in "Arrivederci, Fiero" it is revealed that Barney doesn't own a car and in fact cannot even drive. However, Barney often lies to women and could easily have told her that some random car was actually his. They slept in the car; she never said that he drove it. See more »


Barney: Ted, waiting naked in a girl's bed wearing whipped cream undies does not work... *usually*. The setting - Martha's Vineyard, 1999. The characters: Yours truly and a raven-haired au pair by the name...
Lily: [Slaps him. He stares aghast] Universe.
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References ER (1994) See more »


Air on the G String
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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23 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have watched an incredible amount of TV in the last decade, ranging from the Wire to Friends, from the Sopranos to The Office. I've seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. After I was finished with Friends a couple of months ago, I decided to pick up the first few seasons of this show because of Jason Segal. I was hooked pretty instantly, the characters were intriguing, the plot looked promising, and the comedy was fresh.

As the first season carried on, I became interested in Ted's story. Rather than your average sitcom, it became a matter of wanting each new episode as well as enjoying the one that you were watching now. Before I knew it, I had hit the Season 1 finale: "Come On". As most sitcoms go, I expected to be unfulfilled with a needless cliffhanger, but instead I got something completely foreign to comedy TV (with the exception of "Casino Night" from The Office). HIMYM has brought the joys that I hoped it would, but it has never quite returned to the peak of the Season One finale.

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