Barney and Robin contemplate drastic positive changes in their lives when Marshall and Lily announce that Lily is pregnant, but renege on their promises when Marshall and Lily tell them that it was a false positive.

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Initially excited Lily and Marshall get a positive reading on a home pregnancy test, but find out 36 hours later from Lily's gynecologist that she is in fact not yet pregnant. Those 36 hours not only affect Lily and Marshall who have differing emotions about life as a threesome, but Barney and Robin as well, each who reflect on their immediate futures, the major decisions they are contemplating which could also turn on a dime as quickly as Lily and Marshall finding out about the false positive. Robin has to decide whether to take a high profile job as a game show model, or to take a less prestigious and hard behind the scenes research job at a cable news network. Barney, who just received a huge Christmas bonus, has to decide whether to spend the money selfishly on himself by buying a diamond encrusted suit, or the use the money for more philanthropic purposes. Through it all, Ted feels like he has to be the voice of reason, he who is also dealing with his high school friend Punchy's ... Written by Huggo

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Ted Mosby: [Ted has just smashed his gingerbread house because Marshall said that after the pregnancy false alarm, he and Lily want a dog]
[to Marshall and Lily]
Ted Mosby: Are you kidding me? All you ever talk about is having kids, and now you have one little freakout, you want to get a dog instead? No, unacceptable! You're gonna turn around, go home, get naked, lie together as man and wife until Lily is great with child! Right now.
[couple still look at him]
Ted Mosby: I'M SERIOUS, GO GO GO!
Robin Scherbatsky: [...]
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A Diamond Suit And A Gingerbread House
27 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: When Marshall and Lily announce that Lily is pregnant, Barney and Robin contemplate big changes in their lives, but renege on their promises when Marshall and Lily tell them that it was a false positive. Meanwhile Ted is arranging his friend Punchys wedding, and Barney really wants a diamond suit.

I enjoyed the Barney storyline, and the ensuing "Barney's Favourite Things" his diamond suit and the scene at the church with Barney's brother, James's Dad.


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