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Mystery vs. History 

Ted agrees to go on a date without researching her 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 smartphones 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 20th century after he makes a date with Janet McIntyre, a woman he has just met. They made a pact not to Internet-research each other to allow that first date to be one of true exploration. But Ted making this agreement doesn't stop Robin and Barney from Internet-searching on his behalf. When they find some juicy information about Janet while Ted is already on his date with her, they text Ted on his smartphone and Ted must decide if he'll look at what Robin, Barney, and even Lily believe is "for the love of God!" information. Meanwhile, with the ultrasound completed, ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance

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The credits in Barney's presentation show that it was directed by McG. See more »

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Ted Mosby: While this font is often mistaken for Helvetica, it's actually Helvetica Bold. I can actually hear the sound of her vagina being boarded up.
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References Twins (1988) See more »

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Another Average Episode
4 February 2015 | by 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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