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
Did You Know?
Barney briefly mentions pulling the play, "The Scuba Diver" in the episode, "The Bracket"; thus disproving that it was not the first time he used it in "The Playbook". See more
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
[the girl from season 2's "Ted Mosby, Architect"
Look who it is, Mr. Big Shot Architect. If you're here to ask me to take down the Web site, forget it.
What Web site?
You're right, I do deserve that. That's all I came here to say. You know what? I don't care who knows about it. Excuse me. Excuse me. I, Ted Mosby, am a jerk to women. Tell your sisters. Tell your daughters to stay away! Ted-Mosby-Is-A-Jerk-dot-com.
And that little Web site went on to get 400,000 hits....
One Shining Moment
Performed by David Barett See more