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
Did You Know?
In the ninth episode of the fourth season, Mitch performs the act of "The Naked Man" when he felt like his date with Robin wasn't leading anywhere. The Naked Man is an act that consists of getting naked once the girl you are with leaves the room. In the "Monopoly" episode of the show Doogie Howser, which stars Neil Patrick Harris (Barney Stinson), the Naked Man was introduced. See more
In the beginning of the episode, Ted states that he has walked into very strange stuff in his room over the years. When the goat is shown, the date below says 6 May, while he states in an earlier episode that the thing with the goat happened on his 31st birthday, which is on April the 25th See more
All this time I had been suiting up, when I should have been suiting down.
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