How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
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As Ted begins his new career as a professor and is about to meet his future wife, Lily forces Barney and Robin to have "the talk" and define their new relationship.

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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
Joe Manganiello ... Brad
Kim Matula ... Girl #1
Laura Ornelas Laura Ornelas ... Girl #2
Brett Ryback Brett Ryback ... Guy #1
Abhi Sinha ... Guy #2
Dale E. Turner ... Calzonetti
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Lily is sadder to learn that Barney and Robin aren't a couple more so than Barney or Robin. But after that, Lily catches Barney and Robin making out, the two who confess that they have been in a sexual relationship over the course of the summer, a fact they were hiding since they didn't want to make a big deal out of their undefined relationship. Lily thinks that Barney and Robin need to have "the talk" to define what they really mean to each other. They refuse since they are quite happy having sex and that's it. When Robin is forced to go on a date with Brad, Barney and Robin almost get to the point of feeling the need to have the talk. When they still can't go through with it, Lily, ultimately with some help from Marshall, comes up with a plan to force them to have the talk. Even if they do have the talk, will they come to any conclusions? Meanwhile Ted is preparing for his first day as a college professor teaching Architecture 101. He is trying to decide what kind of professor he ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The scene in which Ted runs out of his lecture hall was filmed at UCLA. See more »

Goofs

When Lily locks Barney and Robin in Robin's room so they can have "The Talk", she is meant to have unscrewed the doorknob. However, Lily is not holding the part that was unscrewed, Robin is. See more »

Quotes

Ted Mosby: I am freaking out! I don't think I can do this!
Barney Stinson: OK, look, mistake number one, was taking that girl's question! You don't take questions on the first day, it shows weakness! Mistake number two... was you should have hit that! Dude, your pants were already off, you had a classroom of people to cheer you on, and you can't knock her up, because it's a dream! Class dismissed!
Marshall Eriksen: Mistake number three, dude, where was the hat? Because if you're not going to wear it, I'm taking it back!
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Connections

Featured in How I Met Your Mother: Girls vs. Suits (2010) See more »

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Oxford Comma
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by Vampire Weekend
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A Decent Season opener
8 January 2015 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

As season 5 of "How I Met Your Mother" kicks off we are on familiar territory.... Almost.

Plot In A Paragraph: Ted is preparing for his first day as a college professor teaching Architecture 101. He is trying to decide what kind of professor he wants to be: the students' best friend or the stern lecturer. Ted relates this story to his children, he mentions that their mother was in that class (So we may see her before the season is out). Lily thinks that Barney and Robin need to have "the talk" to define what they really mean to each other. They refuse since they are quite happy just having sex. Lily, ultimately with some help from Marshall, comes up with a plan to force them to have the talk.

This is the interfering Lily that I don't like, Robin and Barney were perfectly happy all summer without her meddling. That said I loved the ending, along with all the Indiana Jones references.


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