After Barney's brother James meets Nora for the first time, he admits that he doesn't like Nora with Barney if only because her behavior is too reminiscent of their mother, Loretta. Kevin, in turn, states that it's not too unusual for people to end up with someone like their parent. That comment makes for a very uncomfortable romantic night for Marshall and Lily, the former whose discomfort is taken one step further. If Barney knew about James and Kevin's comments, his night may also be particularly spoiled as tonight is the night that he and Nora are going to make love for the first time. But other things may ruin their potential first time. Meanwhile, Kevin and Ted have to come to an understanding about the other's relationship with Robin. Written by
Did You Know?
Lilly has a "midnight snack" on bed in this episode where as she was opposed to eating on bed in the previous season to avoid ants. See more
It is well-established that Barney has a 300-inch television on the wall facing his living room couch, yet when he takes Nora to his apartment we see the wall and instead of a giant television there is a fireplace and bookshelves. See more
[after James says Nora is like his and Barney's mom
Psychologically speaking, it's perfectly normal to wind up with someone like your parents. Thanks to my mom I'll probably end up with someone who loves my brother more than me.
Well, psychologically speaking, I'm gonna go throw up now.
Features The Sound of Music
Like a Surgeon
Music by Billy Steinberg
& Tom Kelly
Lyrics by 'Weird Al' Yankovic
Performed by 'Weird Al' Yankovic See more