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?
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
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
All these years, I have been busting my hump with my secret identities and my tricks and my gadgets. I mean, I'm like Batman. But this Mitch fellow? He's Superman. He just rips off his clothes and he's good to go.
References The Dark Knight