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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During the shooting of the cab scene, Jason Segel's (Marshall) script didn't tell him the real news, but instead it said the Lilly was going to say she was pregnant. Therefore, Marshall's reaction is actually Jason Segel's very real reaction. The producers of the show did this because the show focuses on milestones of young adult life, and they wanted to make the shock and dismay of unexpected events such as that scene very real. See more
Just after Barney impersonates Dr. Stengal and is thrown out of the office (after the number in the "8" countdown passes), the painting/poster behind the door of the office door changes. See more
[Lily tries to talk to Marshall about him not being fertile
Okay, now you're being ridiculous. An hour ago, you didn't even think there was a problem.
I was just putting on a brave face. Think about it - we've had unprotected sex 203 times in the past four months.
Obviously, I'm the problem.
Problem? You can't get a girl pregnant - that's the dream! I'd give my first-born to not be able to have children.
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