Ted agrees to go on a date without researching each other on the Internet beforehand, Barney urges Marshall and Lily to find out and reveal the gender of their child, and Kevin tries but fails to avoid passing judgment on the group.

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With the Internet and smart phones pervading his and his friends' lives, doing an online search of people just met, especially dates and potential dates, is the norm for Ted. Although it was originally Barney and Robin who did this searching for him, the background searches have saved him a lot of grief in the past in uncovering skeletons which are automatic deal breakers for a relationship. Ted decides to go back to the twentieth century after he agrees to a date with Janet McIntyre, a woman he has just met and with who he has a date. They made a pact not to do an Internet search of the other before their first date to allow that date to be one of true exploration. But Ted making this agreement doesn't stop Robin and Barney from doing the Internet search on Ted's behalf. When they find some juicy information about Janet while Ted is already on his date with her, they decide to text Ted on his smart phone with the information. Ted has to decide if he'll look at what Robin, Barney and ... Written by Huggo

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"Murder Train" from Sandcastles in the Sand plays during the physical violence montage. See more »

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Robin Scherbatsky: [Robin reflects on her 14th birthday gift, which turns out to be a long trek in the woods and she is being airdropped] I wanna go home, daddy!
Robin Sr.: [Points out woods] That direction is nothing but wolves. Forty kilometers that way is a mining town called Smithers. I'd rather take my chances with the wolves.
[Hands Robin a Swiss knife]
Robin Sr.: I'll see you in three days.
Robin Scherbatsky: But what am I supposed to eat?
Robin Sr.: You got a knife! The forest is full of animals, what do you want, a buffet?
[drops off Robin]
Robin Scherbatsky: Papa!
Robin Sr.: Happy ...
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Another Average Episode
4 February 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Another poor episode of "How I Met Your Mother". It's rare for the show to have two stinkers in a row, but hey ho

Plot in A Paragraph: Ted agrees to go on a date without researching each other on the Internet beforehand, Barney urges Marshall and Lily to find out and reveal the gender of their child, and Kevin tries but fails to avoid passing judgment on the group.

MY GOD!! Kal Penn can not act!! He is awful, his delivery is cringeworthy, and his character is not that interesting either!! He ruins every scene he is in, which is a lot of them. For the first time in a while I enjoyed the Ted storyline (Truthfully I have lost all interest in him and Robin as characters) its Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan and Jason Segel that keep this reviewer watching.


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