How I Met Your Mother: Season 2, Episode 9

Slap Bet (20 Nov. 2006)

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The gang discovers that Robin's been hiding a huge secret, but they have no idea what it is. Marshall thinks she is married, and Barney thinks she was a porn star.

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Ted is learning a few secrets about Robin: she's scared of the seven dwarfs, and she refuses to go to the mall. Although she is up front about why she fears the dwarfs, she refuses to tell Ted and the others about why she won't go to the mall. Marshall believes it's because she got married in a mall and is still married. Barney believes it has something to do with Robin having performed in a porn video. The two of them make a slap bet with each other: whoever is right gets to slap the other across the face as hard as he can. They even ask Lily to be the slap bet officiator, as long as she promises to be unbiased. Ted tries to find out Robin's secret, but she asks him to respect her privacy on this issue. When Ted does eventually pry it out of her, he wishes he didn't know as he doesn't know what to do with the information. But as time goes on, Barney actually finds out that it has to do with a video starring someone named Robin Sparkles. It is only then that Robin makes full ... Written by Huggo

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In the episode "Slap Bet" you meet "Robin Sparkles" (Canadian Teen Pop Star) where you find out by Robin that "Let's Go To The Mall" started as an innocent modeling job but in real life Cobie Smulders started her fame as a model where she got noticed by a agent and started her life as an actress. See more »

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Ted Mosby: Wha... I don't get it! Why won't Robin tell me why she hates malls?
Barney: Ted, you should be happy Robin has a secret. The more you learn about a person, the better chance you have of hitting the fatal "Ohhh..." moment.
Marshall: The "Ohhh..." moment?
Barney: Yeah. That moment when you find out that one detail about a person that is going to be a deal-breaker.
[Flashback to Barney with different girls]
Girl #1: It's a promise ring. I made a pact with God to stay a virgin till I'm married.
Barney: Ohhhh...
Girl #2: I don't have an eating ...
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References Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »

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Let's Go to the Mall
Written by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas
Performed by Cobie Smulders
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