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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Comedy | Romance






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3 December 2012 (USA)  »

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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 »


In Lobster Crawl, Lily and Marshall are upset that Ted has taken baby Marvin to see Santa. In a flash-forward, Ted is dropping off his baby daughter for Lily and Marshall to baby sit and he is wearing a wedding ring. Ted didn't actually marry the mother until after several years and 2 children. See more »


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An Improvement On The Last Couple Of Episodes
14 February 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

An improvement over the last two episodes, but the show massively needs to up its game!!

Plot In A Paragraph: Lilys Dad Mickey is sick, so Ted babysits sit baby Marvin. Marahall and Lily soon regret their decision as Ted goes a little overboard. Meanwhile, Barney is going overboard too, after spilling ketchup on one of his ties, and failing to "revive" it with CPR, he sinks into depression. At the same time Lily has noticed that Robin is acting like a giddy little schoolgirl around Barney. Lily figures out it's because she now wants Barney back, and will stop at nothing to get him!!

All the casts are great here (which can't always be said) and Cobie Smulders (who I have often been critical of) is very good and looks stunning in both the Tomb Raider outfit and Lingerie.

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