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Robots vs. Wrestlers 

Barney is worried that the old gang is falling apart when Ted blows off a "Wrestlers vs. Robots" competition so that he can stay at a snobby party.


Rob Greenberg


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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
Michael York ... Jefferson Van Smoot
Peter Bogdanovich ... Peter Bogdanovich
Arianna Huffington ... Arianna Huffington
Will Shortz ... Will Shortz
Darby Stanchfield ... Marissa
Michele Boyd ... Jolene
Ed Brigadier ... Waiter
Brea Angelo ... Hannah (as Brea Cola)
Rebecca Klingler ... Marla


Barney feels like the gang is slowly falling apart. Despite not knowing exactly what it is but knowing that they would all have a good time at it, he got five ringside tickets to go see "Robots vs. Wrestlers" for himself, Ted, Marshall, Lily and Robin, knowing full well that Robin would now decline in her want to establish a relationship with Don away from specifically her two ex-boyfriends. Marissa Heller may be the cause of Ted also drifting away from the group, he who feels unappreciated whenever he tries to bring a little culture into the proceedings. So when the four crash an upscale party, Ted feels like he's met a crowd who he not only likes (including film director Peter Bogdanovich, political columnist Arianna Huffington and New York Times crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz), but who allow him to be cultured. But can Ted be cultured all the time? A recent doppelgänger sighting may provide him the answer. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily wait for a specific sign to let them know ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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Did You Know?


Although it is true there is an "Alberta Building" in New York (at Riverside Park), it is not the one depicted in the episode, and the name of the architect, Lewis Lamar Skolnick, is completely made up. In fact, Lewis Skolnick and Lamar were both characters in Revenge of the Nerds. See more »


The gang sits in Mclaren's after Robot vs. Wrestlers and Lily's glass is empty/full/empty between shots. See more »


Marshall Eriksen: Aww... Lilllly... babieeeeees!
Barney Stinson: I hope Ted is miserable right now
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References Ulee's Gold (1997) See more »


One Spring Away
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26 November 2019 | by jpapanoneSee all my reviews

It is episodes like this that made me LOVE this show. Don't take it too seriously or analyze it. Just enjoy the shenanigans.

Yes...the show overall is about Ted and the mother. But it's really just about friends being friends and all the crazy athey do. This is just Ted to the nth degree of his Tedness...and its great. Juxtaposed with the polar opposite of robots and wrestlers.

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10 May 2010 (USA) See more »

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