As Ted begins his new career as a professor and is about to meet his future wife, Lily forces Barney and Robin to have "the talk" and define their new relationship.



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Lily is sadder to learn that Barney and Robin aren't a couple more so than Barney or Robin. But after that, Lily catches Barney and Robin making out, the two who confess that they have been in a sexual relationship over the course of the summer, a fact they were hiding since they didn't want to make a big deal out of their undefined relationship. Lily thinks that Barney and Robin need to have "the talk" to define what they really mean to each other. They refuse since they are quite happy having sex and that's it. When Robin is forced to go on a date with Brad, Barney and Robin almost get to the point of feeling the need to have the talk. When they still can't go through with it, Lily, ultimately with some help from Marshall, comes up with a plan to force them to have the talk. Even if they do have the talk, will they come to any conclusions? Meanwhile Ted is preparing for his first day as a college professor teaching Architecture 101. He is trying to decide what kind of professor he ... Written by Huggo

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21 September 2009 (USA)  »

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The scene in which Ted runs out of his lecture hall was filmed at UCLA. See more »


When Lily locks Barney and Robin in Robin's room so they can have "The Talk", she is meant to have unscrewed the doorknob. However, Lily is not holding the part that was unscrewed, Robin is. See more »


Barney Stinson: How do you keep a girl from becoming a girlfriend? The rules for girls are the same as the rules for Gremlins.
Ted Mosby: Gremlins?
Barney Stinson: Gremlins. Rule 1: Never get them wet; in other words, don't let her take a shower at your place. Number 2: Keep them away from sunlight; i.e., don't ever see them during the day. And rule number 3: Never feed them after midnight; meaning she doesn't sleep over and you don't have breakfast with her, ever!
Ted Mosby: What about brunch. Is brunch cool?
Barney Stinson: No, Ted. Brunch is not cool.
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References Gremlins (1984) See more »


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Oh, boy...
23 September 2009 | by (Graz) – See all my reviews

Every experienced watcher of TV shows knows this: You love a show - and you're afraid of when it's going down... because, usually, they do. Sooner or later, they all do.

There are sooo few exceptions of this rule. And HIMYM seems like one of these.

Holding up the VERY HIGH standards since '05. (...and vomit-free since'93!)

What I'm trying to say: Great episode! Great one, and I'm sure there won't be any let-downs in recent future.


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