How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
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Mary the Paralegal 

Ted needs a date to take to Robin's awards banquet, so Barney hooks him up with Mary, who may be a call girl.

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Robin Scherbatsky
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Robin invites everybody to a banquet and Ted is insecure about bringing a date or not. Barney offers to hook him up with a prostitute while Robin brings a real date. Ted pretends to be cool with the fact that Robin has moved on, but Robin's date is her sleazy colleague Sandy Rivers whom Ted and Marshall constantly make jokes about when watching him on TV. With all these people in the same room, the evening seems to be getting interesting. Written by Anonymous

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Alyson Hannigan's husband (Alexis Denisof, also starring on Buffy and Angel) stars as a news reporter Sandy Rivers. See more »

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When Ted and Mary are shown exiting the elevator the down arrow is lit up despite the earlier disclosure that Ted and Mary were going upstairs. See more »

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Barney: Or, it's a chance to mess with her head by showing up with someone hotter! Even better, triple threat: hotter, and bigger boobs!
Ted: That's only two.
Barney: Count again...
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References Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) See more »

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Hey Beautiful
Written by The Solids
Performed by The Solids
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Neil Patrick Harris Is The Star
19 November 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After a few so so episodes, How I Met Your Mother returns to form thanks to one man. Step forward Neil Patrick Harris.

Plot In A Paragraph: Robin invites everybody to an awards show and Ted is worried about bringing a date or not. Barney offers to hook him up with a prostitute when Robin brings a real date. Ted is horrified Robin's date is her sleazy colleague Sandy Rivers whom Ted and Marshall constantly make jokes about when watching him on TV.

Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan and Cobie Smulders all offer solid support but it's Neil Patrick Harris who really knocks it out of the park in this episode. He has been the shows saviour at times. Whenever their is a great episode, it features Neil Patrick Harris's Barney Stinson heavily.

The guy who plays Sandy Rivers, is Alexis Denisof and he is Alyson Hannigan's real-life husband.


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