While Barney celebrates a pregnancy false alarm, Marshall and Lily try to figure out if it's time to have a baby.

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Barney is told by one of his sexual conquests that she may be pregnant with his baby. When Barney learns that she isn't pregnant, he celebrates by creating what he hopes will be a new national holiday: Not a Father's Day. Ted and Robin try to open Barney's eyes to who are not fathers. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily are contemplating having a baby. When Marshall has to skip a planned baby making session due to a work meeting, Lily begins to wonder if she and Marshall really are ready to be parents. She calls in Robin and Ted for their advice, they who are on opposing sides of the issue. As Robin and Ted debate the general issues of parenthood, Lily, with the assistance of a bottle of wine, goes to Marshall's office invading his meeting to tell him her decision in only the way a drunken wannabe mom can. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance

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The degree on the wall in Marshall's office is from Ohio Wesleyan University. Marshall, however, attended Wesleyan University in Connecticut. See more »

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Robin states "I have a permit for that" for the handgun in her purse. Private citizens in New York City cannot get "carry permits" for handguns. See more »

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Lily: [about having a baby] Marshall's really excited. But I think he only see's what's cute about having a baby, not what's hard about it.
[Flashback]
Lily: Like the other day, while Marshall was playing with baby Jeremy, I was talking with Jeremy's mom.
Charlotte: Thank so much for inviting us over. I have not talked to another adult in like weeks. Well, besides my husband, but 'It's your turn to change him' and 'Make him shut up' really doesn't count as conversation. Sorry. I'm rambling. I haven't gotten laid in ...
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Cats in the Cradle
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Written by Harry Chapin & Sandy Chapin
Performed by Neil Patrick Harris
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Neil Patrick Harris Take A Bow Sir
23 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A great episode that features the brilliantly Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson in its main storyline.

Plot In A Paragraph: While Barney celebrates a pregnancy false alarm by creating a holiday called 'Not A Father's Day' Marshall and Lily come down with baby fever and they try to decide if they should have a baby. The fact that Robins has a fear of children is revealed.

Once again Neil Patrick Harris totally knocks it out of the park (as he always does) as Barney Stinson. Whenever their is a brilliant episode of "How I Met Your Mother" Neil Patrick Harris is front and centre of the plot. Barney is easily my favourite character in this show and it's mainly due to Neil Patrick Harris's performance being so charming!! In a role that could be sleazy and creepy, he is charming and engaging.


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