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The Leap

‘The Leap’

Season 4, Episode 24 -  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 Marshall

Future Ted: [v.o.] I should explain. You see, a few years earlier...
[flashback to Ted, Barney and Marshall on the roof with a small inflatable pool:]
Barney: No. Nuh-uh. Forget it. This is so not pimped out. If anything, this is pimped in.
Marshall: You know who knows how to live? Those people.
Future Ted: Ah, the rooftop patio one building over from ours. Across a chasm of just six or seven feet awaited a landscaped paradise. And best of all...
Marshall: That looks to be one... hot... tub.
Ted: Great. How do we get over there?
Barney: I mean, what are we gonna do? Jump?
Marshall: I can jump that far.

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Quote from Future Ted

[flashback to Ted, Barney and Marshall on the roof with a small inflatable pool:]
Ted: Marshall, lately it takes you two tries to get off the sofa. You can't jump that far.
Marshall: Oh, really?
Ted: Really.
Marshall: Watch me.
Future Ted: But he didn't jump.
[three hours later, Barney and Ted are in the small inflatable pool while Marshall still teeters on the edge of the roof:]
Barney: This actually is kind of nice.
Ted: Right? Right?
Future Ted: [v.o.] And in the years that followed, he kept almost jumping. But each time, without fail... He didn't jump.

Quote from Lily

Lily: Marshall, please don't do this. Please don't jump.
Marshall: I'm sorry, Lily, but I gotta do this.
Lily: You can't do this.
Marshall: Why?
Lily: You want a reason? I'll give you a reason. I'm pregnant.
Marshall: Oh, my God! Oh, my God, really?! Lily, I mean, I noticed that you gained some weight lately...
Lily: [gasps] I was lying, you jerk! Oh, go ahead and jump. I hope you die!
Marshall: That's all the permission I need.

Quote from Robin

Barney: Listen, Robin... There's something I have to tell you.
Robin: But wait. Before you do, I have to tell you something first.
Barney: What is it?
Robin: I think I'm in love with you.

Quote from Ted

Lily: [cell phone chimes] It's Ted. Everybody, ssh!
Marshall: Ssh.
Lily: [answers phone] Hey, Ted, what's up?
Ted: It's here, Lily. It's looking at me.
Lily: What is?
Ted: The goat.
Future Ted: [v.o.] Now, I've told you some of the story of the goat already. How Aunt Lily invited a local farmer
to come talk to her class, and how he brought a goat, and how he told the whole class what he was gonna do to the goat later that day. And how Aunt Lily, in a fit of mercy, bought the goat off the guy in order to commute its sentence.

Quote from Barney

Barney: Lily, something amazing has happened. I was talking to Robin, I was all set to tell her how I feel, but before I could, you'll never believe what she said.
[flashback:]
Robin: I think I'm in love with you.
[present:]
Lily: Aw, what did you say?!
Barney: What do you think I said? What would anyone say to something like that?
[flashback:]
Barney: Yeah. Robin, listen. You're great. I mean, you're really awesome, but I mean, we're friends. It's probably a bad idea.
Robin: I guess you're right. Have a good party.
Barney: [chuckles] You too, kiddo. [ruffles her hair]

Quote from Barney

Lily: What?!
Barney: It's like, as soon as she said that, no more feelings. I'm not in love with her anymore.
Lily: So, you've been in love with this girl for the past year, and the second she reciprocates those feelings, just like that, you're over her?
Barney: How great is that?!

Quote from Lily

Lily: Damn it.
Barney: What?
Lily: Everybody always says, "Don't tell Lily." "Lily can't keep a secret." And, usually, they're right. But this time, I kept the secret. And then you come along with this crap and you force me to pull an old classic Lily and spill the beans!
Barney: What beans? There's beans?
Lily: There's beans.
[flashback to Barney and Ted in the apartment:]
Barney: 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]
[As the camera pans out, we see Robin standing in the doorway of her bedroom]
Robin: Oh, crap.

Quote from Robin

[flashback to Lily and Marshall talking to Robin at MacLaren's:]
Robin: God, what am I going to do?
Lily: I don't know. What are you going to do?
Robin: I'm going to marry Barney in a big church wedding. We're going to move to some sleepy New Hampshire town and open a bed-and-breakfast.
Marshall: Aw, really?
Robin: No! It's Barney. I mean... it's Barney. But it's Barney. I got to tell him no.
Lily: Oh, man, you're going to break his... Whatever it is that pumps that black sludge through his veins.
Robin: Crap. You're right. The first time Barney expresses feelings for a girl and she rejects him? And not just any girl. I mean... It will destroy him.

Quote from Robin

[flashback to Lily and Marshall talking to Robin at MacLaren's:]
Marshall: Okay, well, first of all... Eh. Second of all, there is a maneuver you can try. It's high-risk, but it's also high-reward. For lack of a better term, I'm going to call it... The Mosby.
Lily: [gasps]
Robin: The Mosby?
Lily: No, she couldn't Mosby him.
Marshall: She could Mosby the crap out of him.
Robin: What's the Mosby?
Marshall: Robin, you remember your first date with Ted? You wanted to hop on the T-train and take a ride downtown.
Robin: I was ready to jump that turnstile.
Marshall: What changed all that?
[flashback to Ted telling Robin he thinks he's in love with her]
Robin: Oh, The Mosby! That is genius. Thank you. And... excuse me, "eh?"
Marshall: Well, I mean, you're very pretty, but you're freakishly tall, and you don't believe in ghosts.

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