The Naked Man (season 5, episode 9) He also discovers that he has a sprained ankle and his coat is burnt. With the bride and groom in distress, the gang meets up outside and Ted suggests that the couple get married twice. When he does decide to listen, he is disappointed to hear that it’s a pocket dial, and gives an impassioned speech to his friends about how unfair it is that his dad is gone. Pamela Fryman In the show’s ninth season, we are finally introduced to the Mother, whose real name is Tracy. A giant snowstorm hits NYC, delaying Lily’s flight back from Seattle. We get to see his plays in action as he explains them to his friends, ending each scenario with a wink to the viewers. Jason Segel, Best episode of the series. Director: Ted gets around the three-day rule by texting a woman he just met, but he doesn't realize that he's actually texting Barney and Marshall. The episode is a nostalgic walk down the memory lane. Barney runs into problems when he displays his cell phone number during the Super Bowl, Ted asks Marshall and Lily to arrange a marriage for him, and Robin thinks that her co-anchor has asked her out on a date. Intervention (Season 4, Episode 4): The gang holds so many interventions for each other about silly things that they need an intervention for their interventions. Josh Radnor, Marshall makes an appointment with Stella and finds out that she does like Ted. As Robin contemplates moving in with her new boyfriend Don, Ted and Barney both decide that they want her back. He also accidentally leaves his yellow umbrella at her apartment, which plays an important role in their eventual meeting. The show does a great job of balancing humor with more poignant moments. The gang doesn't just stick to the late-year holidays either, as they celebrate Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day too. While this episode is focused on Marshall moving on after Lily and him break up, the gang constantly rags on Barney. This random little thing becomes a joke throughout the episode, as the gang continually refers to Barney as Swarley and he gets more and more upset. Slap Bet (season 2, episode 9) Meanwhile, Ted finds out Robin is a drinking game for his architecture students. She turns out to be extremely likeable and charming, living up to the high expectations set for the character. The amazing parody of 80s music videos (because “the 80s didn’t come to Canada til like ’93”) features Robin dancing in a jean jacket and flying with a robot. Barney launches into a giant musical number about how he would never give up his precious suits for a woman. The thankful band members help Marshall surprise Lily at the airport by playing “Auld Lang Syne.” It’s a very romantic moment that shows that some traditions should always be kept. 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