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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31 March 2008 (USA)  »

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As the episode ends, Neil Patrick Harris starts typing at his computer, the theme song from Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989) starts playing. See more »

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The second girl Barney and Lily go to visit, Anna, couldn't have been the stalker. When the stalker is talking to Lily, she specifically says dating Barney was a terrible mistake. But Barney had told Anna he was Ted Mosby, which she still believes. Not only should she not be in the final four, she shouldn't be on the list at all. See more »

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Lily Aldrin: [Going through the women Barney has slept with, trying to find the one that keeps sabotaging him] The girl who thought he had 12 hours to live has way more cause to ruin his life than the girl he faked proposed to.
Robin Scherbatsky: It's fake proposal girl. I mean, she hired a wedding planner!
Ted Mosby: 12 hours to live! That girl flew them both to Paris!
Robin Scherbatsky: Oh, she only bought him a one-way ticket!
Barney Stinson: Okay, okay, everybody! Hands.
Lily AldrinMarshall EriksenTed Mosby: 12 hours to live!
Robin Scherbatsky: Damn it!
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References M*A*S*H (1972) See more »

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Neil Patrick Harris Prominent Again In Seasons Best Episode So Far
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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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