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
Did You Know?
In the episode "Bad News," the only number that does not appear onscreen as a numeral is the number 5. Instead, between the numbers 6 and 4, Barney and Marshall share a high five. 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
[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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