Ted is telling his children about a series of seemingly unrelated events that took place in 2009 all at around the same time: Robin getting food poisoning and vomiting on air; Barney miscalculating that a Czech super model will be his two hundredth sex partner; and Marshall overusing poster sized charts he has made up by the graphics department at GNB. Why is he telling them these stories in combination? Because they all led to him standing on a certain street corner at a certain time which resulted in him meeting their mother. As Ted is standing on that corner at that time, he is tapped on the shoulder by... Written by
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When Marshall presents his pie chart of his favorite bars, the bar that is in second place is called McGee's, the real life New York City bar McClaren's is based on. See more
Lily is still gone after having been told a disgusting joke by Barney. When they flashback to Marshal's chart intervention scene, which must have taken place quite a while earlier, Lily is not in this scene, even though she wouldn't have been mad at them at this time. See more
[about Pauline, the woman bodybuilder he slept with
Every inch of her tasted like roast beef and creatine.
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