Ted's plans to make his own design firm in his apartment hit a snag when his personal assistant begins sleeping with Robin, and Marshall tries to find a way to make himself indispensable at his workplace.

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Ted and Marshall are facing job security issues. GNB has been laying off employees of late. To ensure that he is not one of those laid off, Barney feels that Marshall needs to find his "man" niche: something specific that distinguishes him as being a great guy to have around, regardless of job performance. After going through the endless possibilities, Marshall decides to be the "sports guy", the one in the office who runs the fantasy baseball league. This job ends up being more stressful than his real job. After his own layoff, Ted is still trying to get his own architectural firm - Mosbius Designs - off the ground, the company which he is operating out of his and Robin's apartment. Ted seems more concerned about the cosmetics of the company as opposed to finding clients. Robin thinks he's procrastinating on this new phase of his life. Ted and Robin's life changes when Ted hires an assistant named PJ, who ends up doing double duty as professional in Ted's office and paramour in ... Written by Huggo

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Ted tells Robin the story of the architect who designs a sinking library. Ted explains that the architect was either too proud or arrogant and makes the mistake of not taking the account of the books weight which causes the library to slowly sink into the ground year after year. This story is a common urban legend, and there has never been a library sinking due to the weight of the books in it (although there have been libraries that have sunk due to other reasons). See more »

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Barney Stinson: I told you to hire a cute assistant that you can sleep with, but instead you hire a cute assistant that *Robin* can sleep with and of course he's going to sleep with her, Ted, look at her! She's the greatest woman on the planet!-I'm getting off-topic: You're an idiot! That's my message: You're an idiot!
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Barney Stinson: No. One person storming off isn't enough! Marshall, storm off with me!
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How a good sitcom became a stupid show with pathetic characters.
20 April 2009 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I stopped watching the show during season 2 but decided to watch this episode because of its entrepreneurship topic. In fact its summary reminded me of the "Ted Mosby : Architect" episode even if I wasn't expecting it to be as funny. The only thing I was afraid of was the usual Marshall dumb arc. To sum things up the episode confirmed I was right in the first place to give up on the show. First the whole Marshall story was as stupid as most of his lines. There's nothing interesting nor funny about him. Second the Ted arc was really disappointing and only a fifteen seconds long scene between him and Robin deserved our attention. At the beginning she said something about procrastination then Ted mentioned how hard it was to actually work freelance and was wondering if he would ever managed to realize his dream. The rest was dead boring and most of the scenes even pathetic. Last but not least I was amazed that the writers managed to turn the beautiful and smart Robin from season 1 into an empty shell. And what about Lily ? We saw her like two seconds and then she just vanished.

Considering how bad this episode was I really wonder why the show hasn't already jumped the shark. It's even sadder when you think of great episodes like "Mary the Paralegal". A few years ago I also remember posting on a forum about how watching it could be seen as a personal development therapy. It used to be so interesting and funny, even creative at times. It seems the writers just gave up on it probably like so many viewers. Enduring its twenty minutes was so painful that I think I will never go back to it, even if the story seems inspiring.

So I strongly recommend newcomers not to waste their time and long time fans to move on because there're far better series out there. What about Being Erica for example ? Its protagonist should help you remember how great our favorite Canadian reporter used to be !


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