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?
Features not only the debut of the five main characters, but also the debut of the recurring character Ranjit (Marshall Manesh
) who usually works as a driver for the main characters. He has thus far appeared in every season. See more
During this episode, Ted's kids are dressed differently than they are for the rest of the series. The couch and background are also different. (The implication during the series is that, the whole show is meant to be a story being told in one sitting.) See more
[arriving at Robin's apartment
Okay. Moment of truth. Wish me luck.
Ted's gonna get it on with a TV reporter. "This just in." Okay.
Kiss her, Ted! Kiss her good!
Kiss the crap out of that girl!
Marshall, remember this night. When you're the best man at our wedding and you give a speech, you're gonna tell this story.
Why does he get to be the best man? I'm your best friend!
Cigarettes And Coffee
Written by Otis Redding
Performed by Otis Redding See more