Despite only having tried for six days, Marshall and Lily are worried about not yet having conceived a child. So their doctor sends them to Dr. John Stangel, the best reproductive endocrinologist in New York City. He ends up being Barney's doppelgänger, although Lily is convinced that he's actually Barney in disguise. Both Lily and Marshall have problems going through the tests with Dr. Stangel for different reasons. They are both on tender-hooks as they await news from Dr. Stangel if there are any issues in them being able to conceive a child. Other news in their life may overshadow whatever Dr. Stangel might have to say. Meanwhile, Robin has just started her new job at Worldwide News. She hates it primarily because the anchor, her old co-host Sandy Rivers, divulges some facts and not so facts about Robin to the rest of the staff which make her the laughing stock among her colleagues. Ted helps her come up with a way to deal with this new embarrassing situation. Written by
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At the beginning of the episode on the calendar of the doctor a 50 is noticeable. Throughout the episode is a countdown from 50 to 1 until Lily talks to Marshall at the end, e.g. "48" on the sauce in Marshall's Hand, and "36" on his father's beer can. See more
Robin uses the term Hydro pole when discussing Ted's car skid metaphor, then says it's a "Canadian telephone pole". Hydro is a colloquialism for hydroelectricity, not telephones. See more
This is bad news; this is like a black cat walked through my uterus.
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