It's Lily's 32nd birthday. The only thing she loves more than birthdays is taking a group photo with all her close friends on such special occasions as a permanent memory she can paste in her scrapbook. On this birthday for which Marshall has planned an intimate black tie dinner for the five of them, Ted brings Amanda, a woman he has just started dating. When Amanda is out of earshot, Lily makes it quite clear to Ted that she doesn't want Amanda in the photo. The reason is that Ted has always brought the woman he is dating to such functions, she who is always in the photo. But each of those women have not only become a forgotten nameless memory which has ruined the shot for Lily, but many have become the nameless "bitch" in the photo in Ted's memory. This discussion leads to an argument between Ted and the rest regarding dating philosophy, and what happens in the aftermath of the inevitable break-up. The photos also bring up the issue that Barney seems never to take a bad photograph, ...
Did You Know?
This episode, where they celebrated Lily's 32nd birthday, aired on March 22, 2010, Alyson Hannigan's 36th birthday. See more
At the end when they finally take a group photo, Barney is taking off his jacket when the photo is taken but in the photo his jacket is on. See more
It is physically impossible for me to take a bad picture - I don't know why, just ask God.
References The Goonies
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