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Ted musters up the courage to talk to a girl at the bar, but then discovers she's there with one of his exes. Meanwhile, Lily is mad at Marshall because he told his dad they're trying to have a baby, and Robin lets herself go.

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Pamela Fryman

Writers:

Carter Bays (created by), Craig Thomas (created by) | 3 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
Rachel Bilson ... Cindy
Bill Fagerbakke ... Marvin
Kaylee DeFer ... Beautiful Girl (as Kaylee Anne Defer)
Lyndsy Fonseca ... Daughter
David Henrie ... Son
Brian David Jones Brian David Jones ... Co-Worker #2 (as Brian Jones)
Daniel Kash ... Guy
Peter Katona ... Co-Worker #1
James Ryen ... Co-Worker #3
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Storyline

Ted sees a beautiful woman sitting alone at the bar reading a book. He and Barney argue on who gets the privilege of approaching her. After Ted wins the battle, he may change his mind as he soon finds out that she is a friend of an old girlfriend, Cindy, with who their relationship ended very badly. But Ted also remembers that Cindy's roommate - who Ted only saw the back of - could actually be Ted's soul mate. Will Ted risk approaching this woman while receiving the wrath of Cindy on the chance that that woman is Cindy's roommate? Meanwhile, Robin has had a difficult summer trying to get over Don, and the way she looks shows it. And Lily and Marshall have scheduled tonight as the first night they will try to conceive a child. Marshall has even saved himself for two weeks in preparation. But someone may get between Marshall and Lily getting together this evening: Marvin Sr., who is a little too involved in Marshall's life for Lily's liking. 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:

20 September 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Ted and Lily share a nervous/subconscious tick of peeling off/ripping up labels off bottles (water or beer). Lily does it when she feels guilty (Season 3 Episode 7 Dowisetrepla) while Ted does it when he's nervous (Season 6 Episode 1 Big Days). See more »

Goofs

There is a shot of the "fourth wall" behind the booth at McLarens that includes a wall which intersects the table and the wall of the booth behind Marshal. This contradicts the layout of McLaren's from several different episodes which involve shots of the "fourth wall". See more »

Quotes

Barney Stinson: Robin, girls are like cartons of milk. Each one has a hotness expiration date and you've hit yours. I'm not saying the occasional guy won't still open the fridge open you up, take a sniff, shrug and take a sip anyway, but it's all down hill from here.
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Connections

References The Warriors (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Run Off The Road
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Performed by Ola Podrida
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Jason Segel & Alyson Hanigan Are Brilliant
26 January 2015 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

A really fun episode, Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigan are both excellent, as is the always brilliant Neil Patrick Harris.

Plot in A Paragraph: Ted is alone at the bar and sees a beautiful woman sitting alone reading a book. He is contemplating approaching her When Barney turns up, and calls "Dibs" on her, Ted and Barney argue over who gets the privilege to hit in her. After Ted wins the battle, he may change his mind as he soon finds out that she is a friend of an old girlfriend, Cindy, with who their relationship ended very badly. Meanwhile, Robin has had a difficult time trying to get over Don, and Lily and Marshall are trying to have a baby, but Marvin Sr., is a little too involved in Marshall's life for Lily's liking.

We also find out that Ted meets the kids mother at a Wedding where he is the best man.


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