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
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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
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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
[after being rejected from yet another job
This is a disaster. How am I gonna come back from this?
Okay, I'm just gonna ask this. Do you really wanna come back from this?
What's that supposed to mean?
Architecture is killing you, Ted, and it's killing us to watch it killing you. You're like that goat with the washcloth. You want it so bad, and every time the world tries to take it away from you, you keep grabbing it! But you know what? It's just a washcloth. Why do you even want it?
Written by The Solids
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