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The Leap 

While Ted struggles with an unorthodox architecture project, Robin finds out that Barney is in love with her, and Marshall threatens to take a long-considered leap from the roof to a neighboring building.

Director:

Pamela Fryman

Writers:

Carter Bays (created by), Craig Thomas (created by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby
Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen
Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky
Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson
Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin
John Duerler ... Johnsen
Joel McCrary ... Wilkinson
Christine Scott Bennett ... Tracey
Jayden Lund ... Bill
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Storyline

It's approaching Ted's thirty-first birthday, and he's at a desperate time in his professional life. He refuses to take the job as an architecture professor since he sees that as a failure of not being an actual architect. So he takes the only design job offered to him: to design a restaurant, a rib joint, in the shape of a cowboy hat. For three solid days, this job is the focus of his life to the exclusion of all else including celebrating his birthday (much to his friends' chagrin, they who planned a surprise party for him on the rooftop). But Lily's pet goat throws a small wrench into Ted's life. Up on the roof, Marshall is contemplating making the literal six or seven foot horizontal leap to the roof of the adjacent building (where there is an inviting hot tub), missing which would mean falling several stories to the ground. Although he's thought about doing it for years, he seems closer now to doing it than ever. And Barney thinks that he's in love with Robin and plans on telling... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In a flashback where we see Marshall's many attempts of jumping across the buildings, we see him dressed as Dracula during the Halloween segment. Jason Segel is a huge fan of Dracula and once tried to write a Dracula musical involving just puppets. The idea was incorporated into his movie, Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008). See more »

Goofs

When Missy the goat has Ted pinned to the ground and he says, "Hospital," everyone has been on the roof for his surprise party and it's nighttime, but the hospital entrance is in bright daylight. See more »

Quotes

Bill: So, you're the guy who tried to make it with a goat?
Ted Mosby: Hey! If anything, the goat was trying to make it with me. Can I go please?
Bill: Yeah, you can go, but remember buddy: "Baa" means "Baa".
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Connections

Features How I Met Your Mother: Shelter Island (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey Beautiful
Written by The Solids
Performed by The Solids
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Season Finale
8 January 2015 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

The season finale of season four of "How I Met Your Mother" is hard to describe.

Plot In A Paragaph: It's Ted's thirty-first birthday. He is still refusing to take the job as an architecture professor since he sees that as a failure of not being an actual architect. So he takes the only design job offered to him: to design a restaurant in the shape of a cowboy hat. Lily's pet goat complicates Ted's life a little bit. Meanwhile up on the roof, the gang are having a surprise party for Ted, whilst waiting for him to arrive Marshall is contemplating making the literal six or seven foot horizontal leap to the roof of the adjacent building (where there is a hot tub), And Barney plans on telling Robin he is love with her.

The Ted and the goat was as silly as "How I Met Your Mother" has ever come up with, and it has come up with some silly things so far. But the Barney and Robin plot made it worthwhile as they tried to "Mosby" each other.


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