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The Over-Correction 

Robin tries to get Barney's "Playbook" out of jealousy over his new girlfriend, Marshall catches his mom having sex with Lily's dad, and Ted tries to get everything back that was borrowed from him and never returned.



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Ted, Marshall and Lily are happy for Barney now that he has started dating Robin's co-worker, Patrice. Despite Patrice not being an obvious match for Barney as she is the most caring person in the world, they believe his attraction to her is an over-correction from previously dating Quinn, who he did not trust. The one person not happy for Barney is Robin, who, despite stating that she is no longer in love with Barney herself, doesn't understand Barney and Patrice's pairing. Robin believes that if she can get a hold of Barney's playbook and show it to Patrice, Patrice in turn will dump Barney for seeing who he really is. Meanwhile, Marshall's mother is coming for a visit. Lily doesn't want Judy to stay with them, until they bond over a confession that Judy makes to Lily that Lily would like to help her with and that Judy doesn't want Marshall to know about yet: that she is ready to move on after Marvin's death and start dating. A further action by Judy may make Lily change her mind ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance






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10 December 2012 (USA)  »

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About 9 minutes in, Barney's Christmas tree is up and it is completely decorated with red and green ties. See more »


Ted Mosby: [Annoyed at the gang for "borrowing" his stuff and never returning it] I'll take that.
[takes minicooler from Lily]
Ted Mosby: The Ted Mosby Store is officially closed.
[looks inside of cooler]
Ted Mosby: What spilled in here?
Lily Aldrin: Breastmilk.
Ted Mosby: [Makes a face and hand the minicooler back to Lily] Seriously, I give and give, and all I ask back is a little bit of respect
[leaves apartment wearing his red cowboy boots]
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A Fun Episode
14 February 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This episode is one of the sillier episodes of "How I Met Your Mother" but unlike a lot of this season, it is a lot of fun.

Plot In A Paragraph: Robin becomes obsessed with insisting the Barney and Patrice are not for real, Ted suggests he is over correcting his mistake with Quinn, by dating her opposite. Unconvinced Robin breaks in to Barney's apartment to steal The Playbook to prove to Patrice who Barney really is. Meanwhile Marshall's mother has flown in for a visit, which displeases Lily.

There are a lot of laughs to be had here, which is a change for this season. So far only Neil Patrick Harris is emerging from season 8 with any credit. I can see why Jason Segel was rumoured to be hesitant about continuing for another season after this one!!

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