While everyone meets Ted's new crazy girlfriend, everyone recounts their stories of how they met everyone else. But the stories turn out to have several inconsistencies.



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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 Huggo

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22 October 2007 (USA)  »

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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 »


Barney Stinson: Let's see how Blah Blah's doing on the hot/crazy scale. She started the night here, but as the night progressed, she has gotten crazier, but she hasn't gotten any hotter, and she has drifted past the Vicky Mendoza diagonal and getting dangerously close to the Shelly Galezby area. Another girl I dated. She gained twenty pounds and tried to kill me with a brick.
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The Hot/Crazy scale
11 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

We first see Barney's Hot/Crazy scale in this episode.

Plot In A Paragraph: Ted turns up at the bar with a girl who he met on the Internet. Embarrassed by this she asks him to go along with a fake story of how they met. Barney insists if she is hot, then she must be crazy, as hot sane girls do not pick up men on the Internet. He then shows Ted the Hot/Crazy scale. Meanwhile thought the course of the night and Ted tells the story of how he met everyone else, we see how Teds date ranks on Barney's scale.

The severe where Barney explains the Hot/Crazy scale is one of my favourites of this season. It's simply brilliant

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