How I Met Your Mother: Season 3, Episode 14

The Bracket (31 Mar. 2008)

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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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Trivia

If you go to tedmosbyisajerk.com there is a site designated to trashing Ted Mosby. It includes a song "Mosby is a Jerk [Ted]" that is over 20 minutes in length. It also has a letter written to "Dear Resident" with Resident hand-written into pre-typed letter from How I Met Your Mother: Ted Mosby, Architect (2006). See more »

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Barney reveals that one of his "crimes", that he committed to one of the women of his past, was stealing her car and driving away from their camp in the woods, leaving her there alone. In an earlier episode "Arrivederci, Fiero" (s2e17) it is revealed that Barney can't drive a car and is, in fact, very afraid of the idea. See more »

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Barney Stinson: This is a nightmare! Some woman that I slept with and screwed over is trying to ruin my life. God, why is this happening to me?
Lily Aldrin: It's karma.
Barney Stinson: Nah, it's not Karma. She's stripping in Vegas... plus we're good.
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Why this show is so IMDb-censoring awesome.
12 November 2008 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

If you pause at a certain moment when Barney's going through pictures in his head, for a split-second there's a picture of Madeleine Albright among the others (referring to a joke from a previous episode).

The fact that this series never forgets anyone or anything, that everything (well, everyone goofs) is so meticulously planned. Wow. SIMPLY AMAZING!

If you pause at a certain moment when Barney's going through pictures in his head, for a split-second there's a picture of Madeleine Albright among the others (referring to a joke from a previous episode).

The fact that this series never forgets anyone or anything, that everything (well, everyone goofs) is so meticulously planned. Wow. SIMPLY AMAZING!

(Oops, did I just double that? My bad...)


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