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After the guys discover that Robin deliberately got Barney hooked up with an incompatible female writer, they find out that that they didn't realize that Robin hasn't been handling their breakup very well.

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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
Jennifer Lopez ... Anita
Benjamin Koldyke ... Don (as Ben Koldyke)
Joni Bovill ... Officer McKie
Ron Nicolosi Ron Nicolosi ... Mike
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In the aftermath of Robin and Barney's break-up, Robin isn't yet ready to date again, although her new co-anchor Don seems attracted to her and he seems to be a great guy, especially from Marshall's perspective. So when Don calls to ask Robin for a date, she is about to say no until someone intervenes on her behalf. Conversely, Barney has been back to his womanizing ways. However, the latest woman he meets named Anita has been a conundrum as she appears to want to sleep with him, but at the last minute she turns down his sexual advances. Telling the gang this story, Ted realizes that Anita is using a tactic in a new guidebook for single women in how to empower themselves on the dating scene. When Barney finds out that Anita is not only using the strategies in the book but is the book's author, Barney, on Ted's advice, comes up with a plan to circumvent Anita's strategy. Later, the gang minus Barney learn that Barney meeting Anita was not by accident, and learn the reason for the not ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Ted's super-date is 17 dates in one. This show is the 17th episode of the season. See more »

Goofs

After the female officer gives Barney his $500 ticket for jumping in the river, he looks up at the fireworks going off. This segues into Robin and Don watching the fireworks as well. When the scene cuts back to Barney, the sign on the fence prohibiting entering the water has disappeared. And quite frankly, who was meant to read that sign? Only the viewer, as it is oriented to be read from the river, not from the walkway side of the fence. See more »

Quotes

Barney Stinson: Oh no, I am not going to give it up, she is. Thanks to Ted's book...
Ted Mosby: It's Robin's, it's Robin's.
Barney Stinson: I'm going to stay two steps ahead of her - there's a loop hole in here and I'm going to find it.
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Super Date
(uncredited)
Performed by Josh Radnor
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Jennifer Lopez Is Great But All Hail Neil Patrick Harris
15 January 2015 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

Neil Patrick Harris knocks it out of the park as Barney Stinson. In fact, I'd go so far to say he has carried the show during its fifth season. He is certainly the stand out performer, and I don't say that lightly as I am a fan of both Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigan (but they have been woefully under used this season) but as Barney would say its a "True Story"

Plot In A Paragraph: Following Robin and Barney's break-up, Robin isn't yet ready to date again, So when Don , her new co-anchor, calls to ask Robin for a date, she is about to say no until someone intervenes on her behalf. Meanwhile Barney has been back to his womanising ways. However, the latest woman he meets named Anita (guest star Jennifer Lopez) has him confused, as she seems to want to sleep with him, but at the last minute she turns down his sexual advances. Telling the gang this story, Ted realises that Anita is using a tactic in a new guidebook for single women in how to empower themselves on the dating scene. When Barney finds out that Anita is not only using the strategies in the book but is the book's author, he comes up with a plan to get around Anita's strategy. Later, the gang minus Barney learn that Barney meeting Anita was not by accident.

The Barney storyline is hilarious, with several laugh out loud moments and Jennifer Lopez is a good guest star, possibly my second favourite so far, behind only Britney Spears two episode stint as Amy (who'd have thought that)


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