In Brooklyn, Marshall Eriksen, a terribly insecure, sissy but sweet law student, pops the question to his assertive girlfriend Lily Aldrin, in an inadvertently explosive way (with champagne). This makes their year long cahoot, Ted Mosby, anxious that he may be left all alone. His overbearing 'other best friend', Barney Stinson, forces Ted to play a 'pick-up' game in the bar where he has decided to hunt for Lebanese girls. To both their surprise, Ted actually meets a suitable girlfriend, TV reporter Robin. As soon as he sees her on TV, Ted rushes to her apartment (with five dogs) to declare his love - while the others wait in Bangladeshi Rajit's cab- which startles her.
Did You Know?
Marshall's character was originally supposed to be a hypochondriac, but it was dropped, however; when Marshall startles Lily on the couch before Ted walks in and tells them about his date with Robin, Marshall was supposed to tell Lily he had dog diabetes. See more
When Ted goes to Robin's apartment to give her the blue french horn, Robin's kitchen appears to be on the right side of the room. However, in later seasons her kitchen is on the left side. See more
Huh. The guy didn't jump.
I'm gonna go kiss her. Right now.
Dude, it's midnight. As your future lawyer, I'm gonna advise you, that's freaking crazy.
I never do anything crazy! I'm always waiting for the moment, planning the moment. Well, she's leaving tomorrow, and this may be the only moment I'm gonna get! I'm gonna do what that guy couldn't, I'm gonna take the leap!... Okay, not a perfext metaphor. 'Cause for me it's falling in love and getting married, and for him it's... death.
Back on the Chain Gang
Written by Chrissie Hyde
Performed by The Pretenders See more