Ted visits a tattoo removal clinic to get his butterfly tattoo removed and he's attracted to his doctor, Stella. She warns him that he will have to go through ten one hour sessions and it it will be very painful. Ted understands and he wants to go out with her, but she can't, as long as Ted is her patient and it's a violation of AMA rules. In addition, she tells Ted up front when he suggests that they can go out when the sessions are over, the answer will be no. Ted is convinced that he can change that no into a yes after ten sessions. During these sessions, Ted tries to charm Stella, but it appears it's not working. One ploy he tries is to be very nice to Stella's receptionist, Abbey, but Stella still says no and Abbey is attracted to Ted. When session ten arrives, and the tattoo removal is complete, when Ted asks her once again, we find out why Stella can't go out on a date with him. Ted, upset that this isn't going to happen, finds a way so they can go out together. Written by
Did You Know?
The lab coat worn by 'Stella Zinman' is owned by actress Sarah Chalke
and was worn by her in Scrubs
(2001). She reveals in the commentary for this episode that the pocket protector she wears with her lab coat covers the patch that says "Dr. Elliot Reid", her character on Scrubs. See more
Britney Spears appears to be wearing a wedding ring on her left hand in a couple of the shots that occur in the doctor's office. Her character is supposed to be single. In other scenes she's not wearing a ring on her left hand. See more
Hi. Ted Mosby her to see Dr. Zinman.
I'll let her know.
[She just sits there
That's funny. That's funny, smart and great.
References Manos: The Hands of Fate
Written by Alex Chilton
and Chris Bell
Performed by Big Star See more