Ted has just met a woman named Holli. He wants to call her right away, but Barney tells him he can't because of the "three day rule". To shut Barney up, Ted promises that he'll follow the rule and not call her for three days. Ted finds what he thinks is a loophole: he'll text her instead. But the one text leads to a series of texts over the course of the day that makes Ted discover that Holli may be his perfect girl. Will he tell her that he loves her? That's what Barney and Marshall believe will happen since it really is Barney and Marshall who Ted has been texting, and Barney and Marshall have been responding pretending to be Holli. Barney stole Ted's phone, into which he changed Holli's cell phone number for his own. Robin finds out about what Barney and Marshall have been doing. Believing it to be mean to their best friend, Robin tells Ted what they did. Ted seeks his revenge by texting back a message which will make Barney and Marshall wonder which of the two really is his best ...
Did You Know?
The girl Ted is pursuing is named Holli. The restaurant Marshall gets take out from is Generro's. "Holli Gennaro" is the name of John McClane's wife in Die Hard. The movie is referenced several times throughout the series. See more
Robin figures out that Barney and Marshall are posing as Holly when Marshall accidentally sends Ted a text that was meant for Lily. But they were using Barney's work cell so why would Marshall be texting his wife from someone else's phone? See more
Holly is Barney and Marshall.
Wait. That whole time it was them? So Holly wasn't in the bath? Or sitting by her window, looking up at the stars,thinking about me? Or lounging in her old cheerleader uniform reading architecture magazines?
Yeah. I don't think they actually did those things. They were just at the bar.
Written by The Solids
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