How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
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Ted gets Lily a job at his firm, but she only makes trouble for Ted when he refuses to stand up to his boss. And Barney sleeps with Marshall's law school professor to help his grades, but she's less than impressed with his prowess.



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Episode cast overview:
... Ted Mosby
... Marshall Eriksen
... Robin Scherbatsky
... Barney Stinson
... Lily Aldrin
... Hammond Druthers
... Professor Lewis
... Bank President (as Charlie Robinson)
... Office Worker


Lily is still trying to find her passion in life after returning from San Francisco. In order to do that, she will have to work somewhere - anywhere - to finance it. After a failed waitressing job, Ted offers her a job as an office assistant with his company. When she arrives at the office, she meets the head architect, Hammond Druthers, who she considers an inconsiderate blowhard who treats Ted like a child, and who is not a very good architect to boot. Lily uses a technique from her kindergarten class to try and make Druthers a nicer person to work with. Meanwhile, Marshall is having a difficult time with one of his professors. She, he's guessing in her forties or fifties, just got divorced over the summer and is taking it out on the students. After learning that she is attractive, Barney makes it his mission to trap a cougar so that the cougar won't attack her students anymore. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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23 October 2006 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Hammond Druthers says the line 'once again with feeling' to Ted in front of Lily. Alyson Hannigan, the actress who plays Lily; stars in the popular 'Once more with feeling' episode of Buffy the vampire slayer. See more »


When Barney knocks heavily on Marshall's teacher door, the whole wall starts rocking noticeably, revealing a prop wall was used. See more »


[in Barney's hospital room]
Professor Lewis: Mr. Eriksen, hello. Oh, I graded your paper tonight. I was
[looking at the injured Barney]
Professor Lewis: pleasantly surprised.
Barney Stinson: Yeah, she was.
Professor Lewis: B+.
Barney Stinson: B+? Marshal, after I've gone through my eight weeks of physiotherapy, I am gonna get you that A.
Marshall Eriksen: Let her go. She belongs out there. In the wild. You should feel proud. You fought the cougar... and lived.
Barney Stinson: It was an amazing safari. I can't wait to show you guys the slides.
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No horseradish for the roast beef
28 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

(1) How much do I like this episode? 3/5. (2) Directing: 2/3. (3) Editing: 2/3. (4) Plot/Story: 2/5. (5) Dialogue: 2/3. (6) Memorability/Uniqueness: 2/3. (7) Quality of characters: 2/2. (8) Acting: 3/5. (9) Cinematography: 2/4. (10) Style/Art Direction/Wardrobe/Make-up & Hair: 2/3. (11) Emotion/Experience of watching it/Catharsis: 2/5. (12) Entertainment value: 3/4. (13) Overall quality: 3/5.

Overall rating: 30/50, which is 60% and so a 6/10.

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