How I Met Your Mother: Season 6, Episode 21

Hopeless (18 Apr. 2011)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Drama | Romance
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When Barney tries to bond with his father, he asks the gang to help make his life seem more exciting by lying about their own lives. Meanwhile, Robin runs into a guy she has a crush on.

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Barney, still dismayed at his father Jerry's straight-laced suburban lifestyle, wants to show him that the old, crazy, "never stop partying" Jerry had a better life. He wants to show his father that his own life as a crazy Jerry clone is awesome. He enlists his friends' help to show Jerry that life in the fast lane is the way to go. Giving them each a new more exciting persona, Barney and his friends take Jerry out for a night of clubbing. How far will Jerry go in order to be the dad that Barney wants? Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily make a bet at the club on who can get five telephone numbers first. And Robin runs into an old secret crush there. Being single now, she wants to start something up with him. But in the Barney-issued persona of being Ted's girlfriend, can Robin get Ted to get out of character to allow her to hook up with her crush? Ted finding a little more about her crush may provide the answer. Written by Huggo

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When Barney goes up to Jerry on the dance floor to suggest he stop dancing, Jerry (played by John Lithgow) says "Sorry, small town preacher from the mid-west, is there a law against dancing?". This is an inside joke reference to the movie Footloose (1984), which portrays a small mid-west town where dancing has been outlawed for moral reasons, a movement spearheaded by the town preacher, played by John Lithgow. See more »

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Marshall Eriksen: Game on! If I can score five numbers before you can, then we have sex in the bathroom but, if you can score five numbers before me, then we have sex in the bathroom.
Lily Aldrin: So our usual wager. Deal!
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Hey Beautiful
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Find it hard to believe
18 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The girl at the beginning in the green dress in the bar seen is credited as Kelly Curran but she looks like Heather Morris aka Brittney from (Glee)to me. Even at the end of the episode credits it credits Kelly Curran I looked at her pictures on Internet Database.com and none of the pictures of Kelly Curran look like the girl in the green dress. I think Heather Morris is gorgeous and has a fantastic comedic timing and presents. Who else can deliver a line like "did you know that dolphins are just gay sharks" and make it so hilarious. I wish she had more lines in Glee I cant wait to see her progress into other roles and wittiness her comedic chops develop.


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