How I Met Your Mother: Season 3, Episode 10

The Yips (26 Nov. 2007)

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Barney has trouble hitting on women at the Victoria's Secret after party and so has to return to the woman who took his virginity.



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Trish (as Meredith Roberts)


Ted talks his four friends into joining a gym with him. There, Robin loses all signs of her femininity, Marshall gets the trainer from hell, while Lily gets the trainer who wants to nurture other things in her. Through it all, Ted seems never to be around, until... Meanwhile, Barney runs into Rhonda at the gym, she the older woman friend of his mother's to who he lost his virginity. He is offended that she doesn't remember him, especially since she at the time told him that he was best sex that she had ever had, and being what many in the neighborhood called "the man maker", she had had many men. Barney is devastated that when she finally does remember who he is, she confesses that Barney's brother James paid her to tell him those things to boost his confidence. As those words were what made Barney the man he is today, he loses all his ability to talk to women effectively. He hopes that attending a Victoria's Secret fashion show post party will provide him the atmosphere to get his ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama | Romance





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In the episode "First Time in New York", Barney remembers his first time and claims that his comforter stank of menthol cigarettes for weeks. However, in this episode, the younger Barney is shown having his first time in Rhonda's bed, not his. See more »


Rhonda: You know that paper boy? I let him put one in the hedges, if you know what I mean.
Rhonda: Did you see that new pool boy? I let him snake my drain, if you know what I mean.
Rhonda: You know that Chinese food delivery man? I had sex with him. I haven't thought of a funny way of saying it, it was just twenty minutes ago.
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Barney Stinson = Best Comedy Character in a TV Show EVER
27 September 2010 | by (Valhalla) – See all my reviews

... and I am not lying about that the only one which comes close is Spike from BtVS and Angel.

The Gang goes to a Gym and there Barney meets the woman he lost his virginity to when he was 23 (and she's old would you believe)? and she doesn't remember him.

Barney tells the gang about how he lost his virginity which references the earlier episode from season 1 "Game Night" and it turns out she lied about him being "The best she's ever had" then... Barney loses ALL HIS CONFIDENCE in doing what he does best.

That was the funniest part how Ted and Barney were in that Victoria's Secret place and he can't do what he does best (which it's what he does most of his life and no it's not lying).

Then Barney tries and tries to regain his position to the woman he lost his virginity to as "The best she's ever had" and this time truthfully and after delay it works.

Niel Patrick Harris in my opinion is an amazing actor... well it was different from his role in "Dr Horrible's Sing along blog" and different from him in real life... well I haven't met the guy but I do read the Trivia to actors I like.

This is definitely the Highlight of the Season.

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