Ted musters up the courage to talk to a girl at the bar, but then discovers she's there with one of his exes. Meanwhile, Lily is mad at Marshall because he told his dad they're trying to have a baby, and Robin lets herself go.

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Ted sees a beautiful woman sitting alone at the bar reading a book. He and Barney argue on who gets the privilege of approaching her. After Ted wins the battle, he may change his mind as he soon finds out that she is a friend of an old girlfriend, Cindy, with who their relationship ended very badly. But Ted also remembers that Cindy's roommate - who Ted only saw the back of - could actually be Ted's soul mate. Will Ted risk approaching this woman while receiving the wrath of Cindy on the chance that that woman is Cindy's roommate? Meanwhile, Robin has had a difficult summer trying to get over Don, and the way she looks shows it. And Lily and Marshall have scheduled tonight as the first night they will try to conceive a child. Marshall has even saved himself for two weeks in preparation. But someone may get between Marshall and Lily getting together this evening: Marvin Sr., who is a little too involved in Marshall's life for Lily's liking. Written by Huggo

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About 11 minutes in, One of Marshall's coworkers yells "spank that butt big fudge" while he is walking down the hall to go home and impregnate Lily. Big Fudge is the nickname Marshall earned at the bar as skee ball champion in Jenkins (season 5 episode 13). See more »

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There is a shot of the "fourth wall" behind the booth at McLarens that includes a wall which intersects the table and the wall of the booth behind Marshal. This contradicts the layout of McLaren's from several different episodes which involve shots of the "fourth wall". See more »

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Ted Mosby: [about a girl at the bar] She's got her shields up anyway; she's reading a book.
Barney Stinson: Yeah! At a bar! The book might as well be called Are Ya There Barney? It's Me Horny. That is not what "shields up" looks like.
[Enter Robin disheveled]
Barney Stinson: THAT is what "shields up" looks like.
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References The Warriors (1979) See more »

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Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)
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Written by George Harrison
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Jason Segel & Alyson Hanigan Are Brilliant
26 January 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A really fun episode, Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigan are both excellent, as is the always brilliant Neil Patrick Harris.

Plot in A Paragraph: Ted is alone at the bar and sees a beautiful woman sitting alone reading a book. He is contemplating approaching her When Barney turns up, and calls "Dibs" on her, Ted and Barney argue over who gets the privilege to hit in her. After Ted wins the battle, he may change his mind as he soon finds out that she is a friend of an old girlfriend, Cindy, with who their relationship ended very badly. Meanwhile, Robin has had a difficult time trying to get over Don, and Lily and Marshall are trying to have a baby, but Marvin Sr., is a little too involved in Marshall's life for Lily's liking.

We also find out that Ted meets the kids mother at a Wedding where he is the best man.


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