How I Met Your Mother: Season 4, Episode 9

The Naked Man (24 Nov. 2008)

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When the gang learns that a bold, desperation date move got Robin into bed, Ted and Barney decide to try it out for themselves.

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Ted is relaying to his children the story of how he moved on to the next woman after Stella left him right before the wedding. Her name was Vicky, a woman he saw every day in the elevator. After a week of furtive glances, he asked her out to which she accepted. Based on a ploy by Robin's latest date to sleep with her (the ploy called "the naked man"), the gang discuss the effectiveness of the ploy and the role of sex in their respective lives. Specifically between Marshall and Lily, they debate if love is the only reason to sleep with another person. Robin needs to defend her decision to sleep with Mitch, the naked man guy, with whom she may not have ever seen again after that date. And Barney urges Ted to employ the naked man technique on Vicky, despite Ted believing that he may have a future with her. Written by Huggo

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The bookmarked poem by Pablo Neruda is "Mañana XXVII", the first line of which is "Desnuda, eres tan simple como una de tus manos". In English, that's "Naked, you are as simple as one of your hands". The rest of the poem describes features of his lover's naked body. See more »

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Ted's underwear is visible in the scene where he is practicing poses for his Naked man. You can clearly see it left of the lamp which is supposed to cover his body. See more »

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Barney Stinson: The Naked Man is going to revolutionize the one-night stand. It's like the forward pass in football, the slam dunk in basketball, the technique in hair cutting where you put the hair between two fingers and you cut from the top - It's a total game changer!
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One Of The Best Episodes
24 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

TV gold right here ladies and gentleman, this is one of THE best episodes of "How I Met Your Mother"

Plot In A Paragraph: When the gang hear of a desperate move by a date got Robin in to bed, Barney is impressed enough to want to try it, and convinced Ted that he too should try the move known as "The Naked Man". Meanwhile Lily tries to compile a list of reasons to have sex.

This was brilliant. When Barmey and Ted were both naked trying out positions for the naked man, I was actually howling with laughter, and did not stop!! It was hilarious.

I was talking about this episode the next day in a bar with my friends, and they all agreed it was one of the best episodes.


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