Marshall takes steps to make sure that he and Lily have a baby boy, but Lily has other ideas. Meanwhile, when Ted begins dating Robin's co-anchor, Barney is inspired to use baby talk to pick up women, and Robin feels betrayed.



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When Claudia and Stuart have a baby, Marshall and Lily come to the realization that they have yet even to talk about a name for their future first offspring. Marshall and Lily's individual lists outline one fundamental difference between their wants, which dawns upon Marshall: he wants a boy and she wants a girl. As the Eriksens seem to have a long history of producing boys, Marshall has to decide if he will heed the unusual advice of his father to get what he wants. Unknown to Marshall, Lily's actions may thwart his own plans. Meanwhile, Robin hates her new co-anchor, Becky, a helpless woman who acts more like a little girl than a woman. Robin learns that the little girl act turns men on, much to her chagrin. But what bothers Robin even more is that Becky is turning on one guy in particular. And as Robin and Lily believe that the little girl act turning on guys is creepy, Barney appoints his new challenge to be to pick up a woman using only a little boy act. Completing the challenge ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance





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25 October 2010 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


When Marshall mentions the name Jeremy as a potential baby name, the song "Jeremy" by Pearl Jam plays during the flashback. See more »


Lily says that Marshall is writing checks her vagina can't cash. Contrary to what viewers seem to think, she isn't talking about *carrying* the baby, but birthing it, which is the vagina. See more »


Marshall Eriksen: How come the creepy kid in a horror movie is always a girl? Or twin girls, who speak in unison.
Lily Aldrin: What about Chucky?
Marshall Eriksen: A, he was a doll. B, he was possessed by an adult serial killer, and C, how could you bring up Chucky right before bed?
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


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Baby Talk (#6.6)
26 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Yes, I agree with Robin: Becky is horrible! I wouldn't get what would attract a guy to this, it did seem way too creepy. Even Ted noticed it at the end. And she must be very annoying to work with. What I loved is that when Robin thought it was her flaw to not make a guy feel needed Barney made her see it otherwise. Well, it is true, different men want different women. Damn, Robin and Barney seem to be perfect for each other.

Lily and Marshall baby name thing was also not bad. I like how Lily didn't want any boys names because of her horrible little students. And Marshall trying to get a boy because of overprotective, kind of sexist worries of having a daughter. Although I am sure if he has a girl Marshall will not be a creepy overprotective dad who treats his girl differently than he would a boy.

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