Two new couples are borne at approximately the same time. Lily has just moved into her run down and tiny new apartment. After taking a look at it, Ted and Robin know she can't live there. Robin would invite her to stay at her place, but Lily is allergic to dogs. And none of the gang have ever even been to Barney's place, he who doesn't offer. But after a mishap at Lily's place, she is desperate to stay with Barney if only for a short time. After some pleading, Barney reluctantly agrees. Barney's reluctance turns to joy when he sees that Lily can be of some use in life. Barney and Lily fall into fake wedded bliss. Is a divorce imminent? Meanwhile, Marshall is lamenting not being able to do typically couple oriented activities anymore, those things such as going to concerts, to the theater or to brunch. But when he asks his old law school friend Brad, who is also going through a recent break-up himself, to use his second ticket (which was originally purchased for Lily when they were ... Written by
Did You Know?
This episode marks the first appearance of Barney's apartment, The Fortress of Barnitude. See more
When Lily makes breakfast for Barney, after going out for groceries because there was nothing in the refrigerator, Barney makes it clear that he wants no food in the apartment. But in How I Met Your Mother: The Duel
, when Ted suggested Barney might move in with him, Marshall claims Barney cooks in the nude, which wouldn't be true if he allows no food in his apartment. See more
Your Uncle Barney was always a bit of an enigma. In all the years we lived in new york, none of us had ever set foot in his apartment. Until one day, one of us did.
[In Barney's bed, Lily and Barney wake up
It's a pretty good story. And believe it or not, alcohol did not play a role.
Written by Benny Andersson
and Björn Ulvaeus'
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