Ted and Zoey's feud continues during a fundraiser at the Museum of Natural History. Meanwhile, Marshall confesses to Lily that he enjoys his job at GNB, and a prank by Barney and Robin may lead Barney to his real father.



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Zoey has written an op ed piece in the newspaper criticizing Ted by name, calling him and his friends fat cats. Ted is offended by the piece as he knows he and his friends are definitely not fat cats, despite they all attending a black tie fund-raiser at the Natural History Museum courtesy of GNB. There, Lily learns that Marshall has aspirations to be a fat cat, which she has to reconcile against her own feelings of what she wants from her husband. Barney and Robin go on a quest to touch as many "do not touch" objects they can in the museum. Along with a past trip by Barney to the museum, their quest has an unexpected consequence concerning Barney's life. And Ted meets one of the fund-raiser's primary benefactors, George Van Smoot - self nicknamed "The Captain" - who happens to be Zoey's rich, older husband. The interaction between the Captain - who actually likes Ted - Zoey and Ted leads to slightly altered positions in the Ted/Zoey fight, and not just over the Arcadian. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance





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8 November 2010 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


When Ted is using the architecture of the building to whisper across the museum, this is actually possible. While it cannot confirm this is possible in the New York museum that they were in, This is possible in The Union Terminal building in Cincinnati, Ohio which coincidentally is Cincinnati's History Museum. There are two water fountains on opposite sides of the dome in the entry way were you can speak across the crowed room as if you were right next to each other. See more »


At the Natural History Museum, Barney says that the last time he saw his Uncle Jerry was in July 23rd 1981 when he was 6 after he knocked down the Blue Whale Exhibit. In "Hopeless", They say that it is September 1983 when they last saw each other. In a related subject Barney would not have been 6 in 1981. In episode #1.15 "Game Night", Barney tells his story about Shannon and states that it happened in 1998 and that he was 21. This means he was born in 1977. He would have been 4 in 1981. See more »


College Marshall Eriksen: [Lily sees a College Marshall exhibit and she asks College Marshall to return to her] You can't have me. Look at the sign.
[Lily sees EXTINCT tag at exhibit signage]
College Marshall Eriksen: I'm extinct. I've gone the way of Jane's Addiction.
Lily Aldrin: Actually, Jane's Addiction got back together.
College Marshall Eriksen: They did?
Lily Aldrin: Yeah, they've done a few tours, they've put out a new album.
College Marshall Eriksen: Are you serious? That is awesome! Are they just as good?
Lily Aldrin: [pause] Sure.
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References The Last Dragon (1985) See more »


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A Revelation Is Made
26 January 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

More of the same as Zoe continues her campaign to save The Arcadian, and stop the new GNB building from being made, and ruin Ted's dream in the process.

Plot In A Paragraph: The Gang attend a black tie function at the Museum Of Natural History, Ted runs in to Zoe, who continues to cause him problems, Meanwhile Marshall and Lily are struggling with who they are, and Barney and Robin play a game of seeing who can touch the most things that say "Do Not Touch" which leads to a surprise revelation.

I enjoyed the Barney storyline, and the ensuing revelation but less so everything else. I really dislike the Zoe character, and hope they do not pursue this as a romantic interest for Ted, although all the signs point to it.

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