One of Barney's exes is sabotaging his love life, but he doesn't know who. So he makes a NCAA Basketball Tournament-style bracket to figure out which women he wronged the worst.

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Of late, Barney has been trying to pick up women as usual, and as usual things are initially going well with his scam pick-ups, but after he steps away for a few second he returns for the woman to give him a harsh slap across the face. He finds out what's going on when seen with Barney, Lily is approached by a woman telling her that Barney is a lying cheat that will say and do whatever just to get into her pants. As the woman Lily describes could be a number of the women that Barney has slept with through lies and deceit, Barney has to figure out who she is. To narrow the list down, Barney is inspired by Ted and Marshall's love of NCAA basketball and decides to have his own version of March Madness, with the top sixty-four prospects pairing off in individual matches - with the gang deciding which girl is the winner in each pairing - until the final girl is determined. But they are only able to narrow things down to the final four. As only Lily knows what the girl looks like, she ... Written by Huggo

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One of the restaurants shown in the background when Barney and Lily are on the street is Nolita, the setting for Kitchen Confidential (2005). See more »

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In this episode when Lily is sitting in the bar & when Abby (Britney Spears) comes in to warn Lily about Barney, the same scenario can be viewed in the episode How I Met Your Mother: Everything Must Go. We can clearly see that the hair style which Abby portrays in the 2 episodes is different even though it was the same instance in both the episodes - it's a bit curly in this episode, but straight in the other. See more »

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Lily Aldrin: [Lily is trying to get him to confront Meg, a girl he slept with] Lily, this girl hates me. I hooked up with her in an apartment I was pretending was my own, told her I loved her, and then ditched her there. She got arrested for trespassing, bit a cop, and spent eight days in jail. Oh, crap, there she is! If she sees me, she's gonna kill me!
Lily Aldrin: Okay, here's what we're gonna do.
[Calls out]
Lily Aldrin: Hey, Meg! Over here! Look who it is! Yo old friend Meg: Barney! Barney?
Barney Stinson: [Trying to hide] If she kills me, I want...
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Spoofs Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989) See more »

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Neil Patrick Harris Prominent Again In Seasons Best Episode So Far
17 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Plot In A Paragraph: Barney has been trying to pick up women as usual, and as usual things are initially going well with his plays, but if he steps away for a few seconds he returns for the woman to give him a slap across the face. He finds out what's going on when seen with Barney, Lily is approached by a woman telling her that Barney is a lying cheat that will say and do whatever just to get into her pants. As the woman Lily describes could be a number of the women that Barney has slept with then abandoned, Barney has to figure out who she is, but only Lily knows what she looks like.

Neil Patrick Harris is an absolute delight here, I seem to right that almost every episode of late, he has been the best character in this show for several episodes in a row now. I love him, I think he is fantastic.


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