When Ted declines Barney's offer to design the new GNB building, Barney ties to woo him by using all of his best womanizing tactics. Meanwhile, Robin is still not over her relationship with Don and drunk dials him.

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When Barney tells Ted that the new GNB headquarters building project is back on and that the job is his once again, Ted declines, preferring his quieter life now as college professor as opposed to his previously horrible experience working at GNB. Ted and Marshall realize that Barney's resulting unusual behavior is him making the moves on Ted like he makes the moves on the women he's trying to pick-up. Meanwhile, Robin catches a bit of Don's new television show. She tells the gang that she was all right seeing Don again despite their bad break-up, but Lily is certain that there is more to the story, what she calls "the poop". Lily discovering what Robin actually did leads to a showdown of contact entries in Robin, Lily and Marshall's respective cell phones. Written by Huggo

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Marshall makes a reference about Ted's building being like the Death Star from Star Wars. In the next scene Ted is wearing a long sleeve white shirt with a black vest. This is a clear reference to Han Solo from Star Wars See more »

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In Chicago, local nighttime news is generally shown at 10 o'clock, not 11 as portrayed here. See more »

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Barney Stinson: [about to hit on a random woman] Hi. I'm Barney Stinson.
Marshall Eriksen: And I'm Marshall, Barney's wingman.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Three Solid Episodes In A Row
26 January 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Neil Patrick Harris knocks it out if the park once again as Barney Stinson as How I Met Your Mother.

Plot in A Paragraph: When Barney tells Ted that the new GNB headquarters building project is back on and that the job is his once again, Ted declines, preferring his life as a college professor as opposed to his horrible experience working at GNB. Barney is devastated, and reacts in typical Barney fashion. Ted and Marshall realise that Barney's resulting unusual behaviour is him making the moves on Ted like he makes the moves on the women he's trying to pick-up. Meanwhile, Robin catches a bit of Don's new television show, and starts leaving abusive messages on his voicemail.

Any episode that features the brilliant Neil Patrick Harris's character Barney Stinson in the main storyline is always excellent. I could go on and on about the brilliance of this episode, and in particular Neil Patrick Harris but I won't bore you with it.


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