The first time we learned just how far this show was willing to go for a punchline. Specifically, Philadelphia. In a word: legendary. The gang gets Ted drunk on ''Red Dragon'' shots, and he blacks out. When he wakes up, he's got a pineapple on his nightstand and Winnie Cooper — okay, okay, a girl played by Danica McKellar — in his bed, and no memory of what happened. Everyone tries to help Ted remember the previous night's events including the tragic end of his ''vomit-free since '93'' streak , but we never do learn where that pineapple came from. Via the magic of flashbacks, Robin falls in poop, Ted pukes on Robin's doormat, and Marshall and Lily have sex while his mother is listening on the phone. A lot of embarrassing details are revealed about the group — but none more so than Barney's secret hippie origin story. Cut to a long-haired, soul-patched Neil Patrick Harris in tie-dye, singing sad songs on a Casio in a coffee shop.
Watch now. Title: The Naked Truth 19 Sep Immediately after his drunken spree at Punchy's wedding, Marshall learns that he is one step away from landing his dream job working in environmental lawyer Garrison Cootes' law firm. That last step is for them to do a background check to make sure that there are no unseemly skeletons in his closet. Feeling that that drunken spree may have cost him the job and thus vowing never to get drunk again, Marshall does his own Internet search to find any of those skeletons. He finds one video, posted by a college colleague named Pete Durkenson, of Marshall doing a supposed fraternity prank called Beercules. Believing that video could cost him his dream job, Marshall tries to track down Pete to get him to remove the video. Finding a seemingly still immature Pete may get Marshall into even more trouble. Meanwhile, Nora finally agrees to meet with Barney, who tries to do whatever he can to make her believe he's a changed man, even if it takes a marathon in an all-night diner.
HIMYM episode 4x09 Images Ted walks in on Robin's date, Mitch, attempting to perform a technique he's dubbed "The Naked Man", to pick up girls. When the gang find out that it worked on Robin, Lily, Barney and Ted all attempt it. He comes home later that day, passing by Robin talking on the phone outside. When he enters his apartment, he finds Mitch , Robin's blind date, sitting naked on the couch. After an awkward exchange, Ted leaves and tells Mitch to take the seat cushion he's on with him, as it's trash now. After hearing from Lily that the blind date had been going badly, Ted goes back and confronts Mitch again, who tells Ted about his "move", The Naked Man , where one takes advantage of a distraction in order to get naked in front of their date in hopes of sex, by means of confidence or by pity.
It first aired on September 19, Marshall is still hungover after Punchy's wedding , and makes a "sweeping declaration" that he will henceforth permanently stay sober. Future Ted says that Marshall's "sweeping declarations" typically don't work. Marshall receives a call from Garrison Cootes, a partner at one of the nation's largest environmental law firms. He tells Marshall that the company is "very interested" in Marshall's application for employment, and he will receive a job offer after the company completes an extensive background check. The danger of a background check concerns Marshall, who fears that a college-era video of him streaking through Wesleyan calling himself "Beercules", which is now available online, could result in Garrison dropping the job offer. However, Marshall ends up getting drunk and streaking again, the effect of playing Edward Fortyhands with Pete, although Pete originally wanted to play Darts , and thus another "Beercules" video is uploaded. Pete's refusal to take it down prompts Lily to blackmail him with information that she claims to have received from women who dated him in college. Eventually, Garrison does see the video, but offers Marshall a job anyway; the video is not an issue with him.