Lily is still trying to find her passion in life after returning from San Francisco. In order to do that, she will have to work somewhere - anywhere - to finance it. After a failed waitressing job, Ted offers her a job as an office assistant with his company. When she arrives at the office, she meets the head architect, Hammond Druthers, who she considers an inconsiderate blowhard who treats Ted like a child, and who is not a very good architect to boot. Lily uses a technique from her kindergarten class to try and make Druthers a nicer person to work with. Meanwhile, Marshall is having a difficult time with one of his professors. She, he's guessing in her forties or fifties, just got divorced over the summer and is taking it out on the students. After learning that she is attractive, Barney makes it his mission to trap a cougar so that the cougar won't attack her students anymore. Written by
Did You Know?
Hammond Druthers says the line 'once again with feeling' to Ted in front of Lily. Alyson Hannigan, the actress who plays Lily; stars in the popular 'Once more with feeling' episode of Buffy the vampire slayer. See more
When Lily is having her flashback montage explaining why she felt the need to steal Druthers's baseball (specifically when Druthers is on the phone to his mother in his office), you can see that the ball is clearly already missing from its case before she was supposed to have stolen it. See more
I can't stop thinking about you. Please give me another chance.
Barney, I teach all day. It's the last thing I wanna do when I get home.
But you don't understand. See, I've been going easy on you. Holding back 'cause I was afraid you'd break a hip or something. This time, no mercy. I don't care how long it takes, days, weeks, half a year.
Fine, come in. You can start while I finish grading some papers.
Written by Andrew Creighton
Performed by The World Record See more