Ted meets with his ex-girlfriend from college--a girlfriend who cheated on him constantly and Marshall and Lily can't stand, and Marshall tells the story about how he forgot to bring his pants to work.

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While Ted, Barney, Marshall and Lily have a beer at the bar at 2am, Robin, who drops by the bar, has just woken up to start her new job at the morning show. Barney is relaying a story about Marshall at work that day, he who was getting dressed for work after a basketball game at the company gym when he realized that he forgot to bring his suit pants, meaning that he had to go to work wearing his athletic shorts. Barney plays a hand at what Marshall ultimately wore for the rest of the work day. And Ted is telling the gang that his old girlfriend Karen is in town. Karen was Ted's first real girlfriend in high school and through some of college. She was pretentious and chronically cheated on Ted, which are the primary reasons that Marshall and Lily hate her. But Ted always took her back when she came running. As Marshall and Lily try to persuade Ted not to fall into the same trap he always has with Karen let alone even see her, Ted fills in a few more of the blanks regarding what he has ... Written by Huggo

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Previously, Barney says that Gary Blauman (Taran Killam) quit his job and is dead. He not only reappears in this episode but shows up at Robin and Barney's Wedding season 9 episode 21 ironicly named Gary Blauman (mar 17, 2014) See more »

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Lily says that she painted Marshall naked because he ate her bowl of fruit, but previously Lily painted Marshall naked for a nude art class she wanted to take. See more »

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Ted Mosby: So, Karen in New York. Weird, right?
Lily Aldrin: Ted, you can not get back together with Karen.
Ted Mosby: I never said I was gonna get back together with her. But I was thinking, she's new in town, would it be the worst thing in the world if I gave her a call?
Marshall Eriksen: No. No, Ted, it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. It would be the fourth worst thing. Number one: a super volcano. Number two: an asteroid hits the Earth. Number three: All the Evel Knievel movies are lost. Number four: Ted calls Karen. Number five: ...
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An Entertaining Episode
1 January 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Plot In A Paragraph: While Ted, Barney, Marshall and Lily have a beer at the bar at 2am, Robin, who drops by the bar, has just woken up to start her new job at the morning show which airs live at 4am. Barney is relaying a story about Marshall at work that day, he who was getting dressed for work after a basketball game at the company gym when he realised that he forgot to bring his suit pants, meaning that he had to go to work wearing his athletic shorts. Barney hilariously plays a hand at what Marshall ultimately wore for the rest of the work day. And Ted is telling the gang that his old girlfriend Karen is in town. Karen was Ted's first real girlfriend in college. She was pretentious and often cheated on Ted, which are the main reasons that Marshall and Lily hate her. But Ted always took her back when she came running. As Marshall and Lily try to persuade Ted not to fall into the same trap he always has with Karen.


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