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Slap Bet 

The gang discovers that Robin's been hiding a huge secret, but they have no idea what it is. Marshall thinks she is married, and Barney thinks she was a porn star.

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Pamela Fryman

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Carter Bays (created by), Craig Thomas (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Episode cast overview:
Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby
Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen
Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky
Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson
Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin
Courtney Abbiati Courtney Abbiati ... Girl #3
Candace Kroslak ... Girl #1
Wayne Nickel Wayne Nickel ... Reverend Rob
Rachel Specter ... Girl #2
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Ted is learning a few secrets about Robin: she's scared of the seven dwarfs, and she refuses to go to the mall. Although she is up front about why she fears the dwarfs, she refuses to tell Ted and the others about why she won't go to the mall. Marshall believes it's because she got married in a mall and is still married. Barney believes it has something to do with Robin having performed in a porn video. The two of them make a slap bet with each other: whoever is right gets to slap the other across the face as hard as he can. They even ask Lily to be the slap bet officiator, as long as she promises to be unbiased. Ted tries to find out Robin's secret, but she asks him to respect her privacy on this issue. When Ted does eventually pry it out of her, he wishes he didn't know as he doesn't know what to do with the information. But as time goes on, Barney actually finds out that it has to do with a video starring someone named Robin Sparkles. It is only then that Robin makes full ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Texas-based independent woman wrestler Delilah Doom uses "Let's Go to the Mall" as her entrance music. See more »

Goofs

As the gang is watching the Robin Sparkles video, each time it jumps to the video on the laptop, there is a two liter bottle of 'JT Cola' present next to the computer that is not in the group shot of them watching it. See more »

Quotes

Barney: Do you want to know what Robin's secret is?
Ted Mosby: You know?
Barney: Of course I know. She couldn't look at us, her face got flushed- that's shame, my friend. Our friend Robin used to do PORN, wait for it...
Barney: ...OGRAPHY!
Ted Mosby: Yeah, we didn't really need to wait for that.
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Connections

Featured in How I Met Your Mother: Bad News (2011) See more »

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Hey Beautiful
Written by The Solids
Performed by The Solids
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One Of The Best Episodes
27 November 2014 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

Plot In A Paragraph: Robins secret hatred of the mall is revealed and when she won't say why it gets everyone interested. Ted is drove mad by his girlfriends secret and Marshall and Barney have a slap bet (With Lily being slap bet commissioner) over who is right. Marshall thinks she is hiding a secret marriage where she got married at a mall, whilst Barney naturally thinks a little darker and smuttier and thinks she is a porn star.

This is one of my favourite episodes Once again Neil Patrick Harris is central to the story and brings most of the laughs and Alyson Hannigan and Jason Segel also excellent again too!! They are quickly becoming my favourites behind NPH.

Special mention may go to Cobie Smulders in this episode too.


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