How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
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The guys shatter Ted's impressions of his new girlfriend by telling him she talks too much. Ted responds by turning the tables on his friends, and they react by pointing out Ted's worst flaw.


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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
Lindsay Price ... Cathy
Lyndsy Fonseca ... Daughter
David Henrie ... Son
Ron Butler ... Proctor
Steve Little ... Test Taker


Ted has just started dating a woman named Cathy, who he really, really likes. But at the first dinner she has with the gang, it is obvious to Ted that none of the others like her. They refuse to tell him why, he needing to figure out himself her obvious flaw. The reason he may not be able to see her flaw is that he is still trying to sleep with her, that fact which places blind spots in people's perception. When Ted finally finds out the reason, he can't understand why he couldn't see it in the first place and why it didn't bother him before. But in knowing Cathy's flaw, the gang come to the realization that these blinders can also apply to friends. Meanwhile, the results of the bar exam have just been released. But Marshall can't access his exam results online since he lost his password. Can Marshall wait the probable six weeks until the results arrive in the snail mail? Barney thinks he has a way to find out... if Marshall is willing to do something extremely illegal. Marshall's ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

12 November 2007 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The plot highlights Robin's (Cobie Smulders) habit of using the word "literally" instead of "figuratively". In the web-series A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017), which also starred Smulders in the first season, Neil Patrick Harris's character Count Olaf always uses these words wrong. See more »


When Barney puts the CD containing the video of "a dog pooping on a baby" on Marshall's laptop, he puts the CD in upside down. See more »


Marshall Eriksen: What about you, "Barney"? Okay, you... always...
Barney Stinson: Interesting, interesting, everyone has annoying habits but me.
Marshall Eriksen: Oh, got it. Okay, you sometimes talk in a weird high-pitched voice.
Robin Scherbatsky: And you're constantly using lame catchphrases.
Ted Mosby: And sometimes you space out and don't even pay attention to what we're talking about.
Barney Stinson: I'm sorry. what? Oh, see? You can't think of anything cause I am awesome.
Robin Scherbatsky: All three right the.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


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One of the best eps ever
9 November 2018 | by bumberbeeSee all my reviews

Funny from start till end. Amazing writing .... Literally.

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