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Natural History 

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Ted and Zoey's feud continues during a fundraiser at the Museum of Natural History. Meanwhile, Marshall confesses to Lily that he enjoys his job at GNB, and a prank by Barney and Robin may lead Barney to his real father.

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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
Kyle MacLachlan ... The Captain
Jennifer Morrison ... Zoey
Bob Odenkirk ... Arthur
Dan Bakkedahl ... Curtis
David Burtka ... Scooter
Ted Jonas ... Russell
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Storyline

Zoey has written an op-ed piece in the newspaper criticizing Ted by name, calling him and his friends fat cats. Offended by the piece, Ted feels he and his friends are definitely not fat cats, despite their all attending, courtesy of GNB, a black-tie fund-raiser at the Natural History Museum. There, Lily learns that Marshall has aspirations to be a fat cat, which she has to reconcile with her own feelings of what she wants from her husband. Barney and Robin go on a quest to touch as many "do not touch" objects they can in the museum. Along with a past trip by Barney to the museum, their quest has an unexpected consequence concerning Barney's life. And Ted meets one of the fund-raiser's primary benefactors, George Van Smoot - self-nicknamed "The Captain" - who happens to be Zoey's rich, older husband. The interaction between the Captain - who actually likes Ted - Zoey, and Ted leads to slightly altered positions in the Ted/Zoey fight, and not just over the Arcadian. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Lily says, "We'll make it work." to Marshall referencing the pilot when Marshall admits he loves olives. See more »

Goofs

At the Natural History Museum, Barney says that the last time he saw his Uncle Jerry was in July 23rd 1981 when he was 6 after he knocked down the Blue Whale Exhibit. In "Hopeless", They say that it is September 1983 when they last saw each other. In a related subject Barney would not have been 6 in 1981. In episode #1.15 "Game Night", Barney tells his story about Shannon and states that it happened in 1998 and that he was 21. This means he was born in 1977. He would have been 4 in 1981. See more »

Quotes

Ted Mosby: Oh my God, you have a monocle! Is this real? Is this really happening? Good luck killing James Bond.
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Connections

References The Last Dragon (1985) See more »

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La Javanaise
(uncredited)
Music by Serge Gainsbourg
Lyrics by Serge Gainsbourg
Performed by Madeleine Peyroux
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15 June 2020 | by bevo-13678See all my reviews

I like the bit where they touched all the stuff at the museum


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2010 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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