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How I Met Your Mother: The Leap

424. The Leap

Aired May 18, 2009

Ted struggles to finish his design for a cowboy hat-shaped restaurant. Meanwhile, Barney decides to tell Robin how he feels about her.

Quote from Barney

Barney: Hey, Ted, whatcha doing?
Ted: Designing a building shaped like a hat.
Barney: Now a good time to chat?
Ted: No.
Barney: So, what do you think of Robin?
Ted: Barney, I really need to get to work, so...
Barney: Great. Say you and I went suit-shopping, and you happened upon a beautiful suit, a beautiful Canadian suit. Double-breasted. Hmm. You try it on, but it's not exactly the right fit for you. So, you put it back. Then I try it on. I don't really want to take the same suit that you had your eye on, but at the same time, I really like that suit.
Ted: Buy the suit, Barney. You clearly care about it. Tell the suit how you feel.
Barney: Okay. But Ted, remember that that was your answer because... The suit is Robin. [imitates explosion] I know! Right?
Ted: I'm with you, buddy.
Barney: You are now. Because I explained it to you. [hugs Ted]

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Quote from Barney

Barney: Tracey, Tracey, tell Lily what you just told me.
Tracey: That I just moved to New York?
Barney: No, no, but tell her how you got here.
Tracey: I just got off the bus from Iowa.
Barney: Just got off the bus from Iowa! How lucky is it that an aspiring dancer just off the bus from Iowa runs into the producer of the Rockettes?
Tracey: I feel like I'm in one of those classic show biz stories.
Lily: Oh, honey, you are. You really are.
Barney: Hey, Tracey, why don't you make me one of those rum and beers that your dad loves so much?
Tracey: Sure thing!

Quote from Marshall

[flashback to Lily and Marshall talking to Robin at MacLaren's:]
Lily: He said that? Oh, my God! What a tremendous ground-breaking surprise!
Robin: How long have you known?
Lily: 8 months.
Robin: And you've kept it a secret since then? Good for you.
Marshall: Yeah, wow. Good for you, Lily. I mean, what a bombshell. Who saw that coming?
Robin: How long have you known?
Marshall: Seven months, 29 days.

Quote from Barney

Barney: So... You're in love with me.
Robin: What? Oh, yeah. Very much.
Barney: Okay, you can knock it off. Lily told me.
Robin: Damn it, Lily.
Barney: I can't believe you would do that.
Robin: It's just... Like, I care about you, Barney. And... This kind of stuff, the emotional stuff? It's not your thing. I thought I'd save you the trouble.
Barney: Maybe I don't want to be saved the trouble. Maybe I want the trouble. I haven't wanted the trouble in a long time. But with you, the trouble doesn't seem so... troubling. I don't know. I thought... I guess I thought you felt the same way.

Quote from Robin

Robin: Maybe I do. I don't know. I'm not exactly the biggest confronter of feelings. I mean, clearly, there's something between us. Maybe my head was saying, "Nip it in the bud" because my heart was... saying something else. Look... I have feelings for you, Barney. Maybe I even love you.
Barney: Whoa, this is going pretty fast, don't you think?
Robin: What?
Barney: We have a good friendship going. Why screw up a good thing? Friends? [Barney and Robin shake hands]
Robin: Friends.
Barney: My God. You just did it again. You just Mosby'd me.
Robin: I did not.
Barney: You did. You little minx.
Robin: Okay, you're right. I did just Mosby you.

Quote from Lily

Ted: This is a disaster. How am I going to come back from this?
Lily: Okay, I'm just going to ask this. Do you really want to come back from this?
Ted: What's that supposed to mean?
Lily: Architecture is killing you, Ted, and it's killing us to watch it killing you. You're like that goat with the washcloth. You want it so bad, and every time the world tries to take it away from you, you keep grabbing it. But you know what? It's just a washcloth.

Quote from Lily

Lily: Why do you even want it?
Ted: Because I have to be an architect. That's... That's the plan.
Lily: Screw the plan. I planned on being a famous artist. Marshall planned on being an environmental lawyer. Robin planned on being a TV reporter.
Robin: Uh, I am a TV reporter. I'm on every morning at 4:00 a.m.
Lily: Is that still on? Huh. Good for you.
Robin: Somebody watch it, please.
Lily: Barney planned on being a violinist.
Barney: Lily!
Lily: Don't tell me things. Look, you can't design your life like a building. It doesn't work that way. You just have to live it, and it will design itself.
Ted: So, what, I should just do nothing?
Lily: No, listen to what the world is telling you to do and take the leap.


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