How I Met Your Mother: Season 2, Episode 2

The Scorpion and the Toad (25 Sep. 2006)

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Barney gets Marshall back out on the singles market, but Barney keeps taking all the prospects from him. And Ted's convinced that Lily is back because she wants Marshall back, even though she says she's never been better.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nicole Garza ...
Ken Cosby ...
Cab Driver
Crazy Man
Amy (as Lara Boyd Rhodes)
Art Professor


Barney feels that its time for Marshall to get out in the dating scene once again. He likens Marshall being single to a kid in a candy store, with any candy ready for his picking. Barney tells him that he'll be Marshall's wing man in picking up girls. Their nights out don't quite work out that way, but when the opportunity finally arrives for Marshall and a potential date, Marshall doesn't seem to know what to do. Meanwhile, Robin receives a surprise visit: from Lily. Lily implies that she had the best summer in San Francisco, not only with the art fellowship, but with life overall. Robin tells Ted about Lily's return, the two who argue about whether they should tell Marshall. But when Ted finally sees Lily, he has a different point of view. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama | Romance





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First time an episode is directed by someone other than Pamela Fryman. Rob Greenberg directs this episode. See more »


When Barney is "taking a leak" after disappearing, he sticks out his head facing North (from the spectators point of view, merely, towards Ted's room). We know that the bathroom is actually facing West (spectator's point of view, again. Opposite the kitchen). Is he peeing on a plant? If so, why does Marshall seems so cool about it? See more »


[Barney is chatting with twin sisters at McLaren's, both of which he stole from Marshall]
Barney Stinson: So then, I was promoted to assistant ménage-er - manager. Why do I keep doing that?
[Lily storms in and glares at Barney]
Barney Stinson: Lily?
Lily Aldrin: You gave me chlamydia, you jerk!
[Lily throws a drink in Barney's face, then storms out]
Barney Stinson: So, where was I? Ah yes, assistant ménage-er - I did it again. I can't believe it!
[Lily storms in again, this time wearing a hat, and changing her voice slightly, yells:]
Lily's "twin": You gave my twin sister ...
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