How I Met Your Mother: Season 4, Episode 24

The Leap (18 May 2009)

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While Ted struggles with an unorthodox architecture project, Robin finds out that Barney is in love with her, and Marshall threatens to take a long-considered leap from the roof to a neighboring building.

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It's approaching Ted's thirty-first birthday, and he's at a desperate time in his professional life. He refuses to take the job as an architecture professor since he sees that as a failure of not being an actual architect. So he takes the only design job offered to him: to design a restaurant, a rib joint, in the shape of a cowboy hat. For three solid days, this job is the focus of his life to the exclusion of all else including celebrating his birthday (much to his friends' chagrin, they who planned a surprise party for him on the rooftop). But Lily's pet goat throws a small wrench into Ted's life. Up on the roof, Marshall is contemplating making the literal six or seven foot horizontal leap to the roof of the adjacent building (where there is an inviting hot tub), missing which would mean falling several stories to the ground. Although he's thought about doing it for years, he seems closer now to doing it than ever. And Barney thinks that he's in love with Robin and plans on telling... Written by Huggo

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In a flashback where we see Marshall's many attempts of jumping across the buildings, we see him dressed as Dracula during the Halloween segment. Jason Segel is a huge fan of Dracula and once tried to write a Dracula musical involving just puppets. The idea was incorporated into his movie, Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008). See more »

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When Ted jumps across the building, a close up of his feet is shown. In this shot he is wearing plain black gym shoes. But in the next shot when he makes it to the building he is wearing black dress shoes. See more »

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Narrator: That was the year I got left at the altar. It was the year I got knocked out by a crazy bartender. The year I got fired. The year I got beat up by a goat, a girl goat at that. And dammit, if it wasn't the best year of my life. Because if any one of those things hadn't happened, I never would have ended up in what turned out to be the best job I ever had. But more importantly, I wouldn't have met your mother. Because, as you know, she was in that class. Of course that story is only just ...
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15 July 2010 | by (Valhalla) – See all my reviews

***This maybe containing unintentional spoilers*** This is one of the best things ever to be filmed on TV or released in cinema not because it is so funny but because it has pretty much everything you'd expect in a HIMYM episode there are some episodes where it's just funny or just serious (there are only a few) but this has both which makes it an overall classic. The lines that made me laugh are not just delivered by Barney Stinson but by almost everybody: Ted, Marshall, Lily, Robin even Bill the guy at the hospital made me burst into hilarity. Who the hell hates this show? I'd really like to know their grounds if they've watched this. This jump-starts the Robin/Barney love relationship, she pulls a Mosby on Barney (for those of you who don't know it's the line "I think I'm in love with you" delivered by Ted in the pilot) but it's fake, she's not in love with Barney just overheard a conversation revealing it. It has everything in a HIMYM episode, JUST WATCH IT!!!!!!!!!!


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