How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
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Old King Clancy 

Barney and Marshall don't tell Ted that the plans for the building he has been working on have been scrapped, and the guys try to figure out which Canadian celebrity Robin slept with.

Director:

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
Bryan Callen ... Bilson
Aaron Hill ... The Frozen Snowshoe
Darlene Tejeiro ... Louisa (as Darlena Tejeiro)
Aynsley Bubbico ... Maya
Stephen Kearin ... Arthur
William Walton ... Roy
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Storyline

Ted enjoys the process of designing GNB's new headquarters, except for the negative comments Bilson is always hurling toward him. So Ted is relieved when a new executive committee without Bilson is overseeing the project for GNB. That relief turns to incredulity when Ted learns that in reality, the project in its entirety had been scrapped a month earlier. Ted eventually finds out that Marshall and Barney set up the charade of the new committee (with its fake GNB employees) to keep Ted happy for the couple of months that he was getting paid for work on the project anyway as per the contract. As this project was the only one he was working on for his architectural firm, Ted is afraid that he will be fired if they find out. Barney and Marshall think they've come up with a short term solution to Ted's problem, unless Bilson has his say. Meanwhile, Robin let's it slip that she once had the opportunity to have sex with a Canadian born celebrity with an unusual collection of memorabilia. ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 March 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Part of the episode parodies the character introduction sequence in the Guy Richie film Snatch. See more »

Quotes

Bilson: Wood? Natural light? Uhhh, no! Natural light reminds the workers that there is an outside world where they have family and friends. We want to crush that! You show up in the dark. You go home in the dark. You spend your whole damn day... in the dark!
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Featured in How I Met Your Mother: The Leap (2009) See more »

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Hey Beautiful
Written by The Solids
Performed by The Solids
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Another So So Episode
2 January 2015 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

Plot In A Paragraph: Ted is still designing GNB's new headquarters, except Bilson is always slating his ideas. So Ted is relieved when a new executive committee without Bilson is overseeing the project for GNB. That relief is short lived when Ted learns that the project had been scrapped a month earlier. Ted eventually finds out that Marshall and Barney set up the new committee to keep Ted happy for the couple of months since he was still getting paid anyway. As this project was the only one he was working on for his architectural firm, Ted is afraid that he will be sacked. Meanwhile, Robin let's slip that she once had sex with a Canadian born celebrity with an unusual collection of memorabilia.

The Robin story seemed like a bit of filler, and whilst the Ted story had its moments, especially the CCTV footage of Barney sacking people, the full episode seemed a bit flat.


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