How I Met Your Mother: Season 8, Episode 9

Lobster Crawl (3 Dec. 2012)

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Robin has a plan to get Barney out of her system for good, Ted witnesses Marvin's first crawl while babysitting for Marshall and Lily, and Barney has a new business idea after destroying a beloved tie.



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With Mickey away, Marshall and Lily are happy that Ted, who is between jobs now that the GNB building is completed, can sit with baby Marvin. They regret their decision to let Ted take this job as he goes a little overboard, depriving Marshall but especially Lily the joys of being Marvin's parents. Meanwhile, Lily has noticed that Robin is acting like a giddy schoolgirl whenever she's around Barney. Confronting Robin about the issue, Lily figures out it's because now that she has broken it off with Barney, Robin wants what she can't have. Robin knows what she has to do to get Barney out of her system, and has to figure out a way to achieve her goal. In her quest, Robin doesn't notice that Barney is on a quest of his own, all starting from a seemingly innocent incident of spilling ketchup on one of his favorite ties. Written by Huggo

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In the last scene, the swords from Ted and Marshall's duel and the mother's yellow umbrella are visible on the wall of Ted's home. See more »


Marshall Eriksen: [Marshall and Lily talk about Ted's excesses in taking care of Marvin] I think that we've figured out what's wrong with you. You see, after we let you go...
Lily Aldrin: [flashback at apartment, Lily finds a book] What is this?
Marshall Eriksen: 'Marvin's Book of Firsts'?
[they browse book]
Lily Aldrin: [gasps at seeing Ted and Marvin with Santa Claus] Ted took Marvin to see Santa? I'm gonna take this book and I'm gonna shove it so far up his...
Marshall Eriksen: [Back to the present] The point is, it made us remember another scrapbook you made.
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the death of a tie and the birth of bro-bibs
28 July 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

since Mickey is ill Ted gets the job for babysitting Marvin as he has no other job right now. meanwhile Barney accidentally spills ketchup on one of his favorite ties. Despondent that his tie has "died", he mourns its loss. Meanwhile, Lily notices that Robin has been flirting with Barney even though he made it clear he will never pursue her again. She tries to discourage Robin from trying it again.but robin does it eventually. Ted sees baby Marvin crawl for the first time but every time Marshall and lily are there Marvin never does so. this agitates lily. barney after the loss of a beloved tie has a business idea ,He intends to produce "Bro-Bibs," a line of adult-themed bibs designed to protect men's clothes against spilled food. this all mash up leads to a good laugh although with a very weak plot my advice can watch it two times but no more can doos baby doll.

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