Ted is relating to his kids the story of a woman he met over the Internet in 2007 whose name he no longer remembers, so refers to her only as "Blahblah". Before meeting her, Barney believes Blahblah is probably crazy as are all women prowling the Internet for a hook-up, but that she is probably hot to overcome that craziness. After the gang meets Blahblah, Barney's assertions are strengthened. But in getting to know Blahblah and Blahblah getting to know everyone else, the gang discuss the first time each met the other. Lily and Marshall have told their story so often that they have it down to a fine art. But everyone else's story may have the same basic structure from both parties involved, but it's the subtleties that seem to differ. The story of Ted and Lily's first meeting is especially troublesome, and the true details which may never be totally known unless an impartial third party who may have been more lucid at the event comes forward. Written by
Did You Know?
Barney's hot/crazy chart features the "Mendoza diagonal;" a girl below the diagonal is to be avoided. In baseball, the "Mendoza line" refers to a batting average of .200; a hitter below the line is having a terrible year. See more
When Ted first described meeting Marshall he said that he walked in the room and saw his roommate (Marshall) with his feet on the wall. But in this episode when Ted first walks in the room and meets Marshall, Marshall is standing up spraying deodorant and hiding a joint. See more
Ted, the only hot girls that troll the internet for dudes are crazy, hookers or dudes.
Okay, she's not crazy, she's not a hooker, she's not a dude. Although there's this guy I pass on my way to work every day that's all three. Scares the crap out of me.
References The Karate Kid
I am a scientist
Performed by Guided By Voices
(played in flashback scene when Ted met Marshall) See more