Usually cold-hearted Robin is in tears over the news that her mother will not be attending the wedding. In trying to make Robin feel better, Ted, Barney and Lily each are brought back in their memory to a time six months earlier. Then, Lily noticed that the challenges that Barney always accepted in picking up women were those that he issued for himself. So Lily and Robin went on a quest to issue Barney challenges on picking up women that they believed he could not complete. This quest became an all night task. The one challenge that Barney felt like no challenge at all ended up being the most difficult not so much for the challenge itself, but for the advice he got in return. What Robin, Barney and Lily are and were unaware of is that at that same time, Marshall tried to convince Ted that, based on inside information, he should still try to pursue Robin, despite Ted vowing that their relationship was then purely platonic. Events, including a telephone call from Chicago, made Ted truly... Written by
Did You Know?
When Barney enters the booth and says "No two single people in the world are ever platonic" and the pauses before saying "Symposium," he is making a subtle reference to the Greek philosopher Plato and one of his most influential works, 'Symposium'. See more
Both times that Ted and Hammond Druthers talk on the phone, the view from Druthers window is a continuous repeat of the same shot as the same car can be seen crossing the street over and over again. See more
Do you want to keep playing or do you wanna win?
I wanna win. What am I doing? In less than 20 minutes, Robin and I could be...
Oh, no, no, no, no. It's gonna take a lot more than 20 minutes. This is gonna take everything you have got. It will take all your time, all your attention, all your resources. This is the big one, diaper man! You gotta do it right, can't be messing around and picking up girls in drug stores. You got work to do.
It's Only Time
Performed by The Magnetic Fields See more