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Recap / How I Met Your Mother S 4 E 08 Woooo

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Lily feels left out when Robin begins hanging out with a group of overly enthusiastic girls known as "Whoo Girls". Barney attempts to pitch Ted's building design to his company.


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  • Awesome, but Impractical: The strip club in the letter N would have some issues due to centrifugal forces.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Near the end, it is revealed that one of the "Woooo! Girls" is secretly in-love with Jillian.
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  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: Ted and Marshall tie up Barney to the mechanical bull and set it to "paint mixer" once Ted finds out about what Barney did. He remains on it for 3 hours before an employee lets him off. This leads directly to him missing out on a three-way.
  • Dinosaurs Are Dragons: Sven's design proposal for GNB is a fire breathing Tyrannosaurus rex.
  • Five-Token Band: When Robin joined the "Woooo! Girls", they became a group consisting of two Americans (one being Jillian herself), an Ambiguously Brown woman, an Asian-American and a Canadian (Robin herself).
  • Four-Girl Ensemble: The titular "Woooo! Girls" before Robin joins and makes it a Five-Token Band. Lily attempted to be a Sixth Ranger but failed miserably.
  • Funny Foreigner: Sven, the three-man Swedish "Architecture Collective".
  • Fun with Subtitles: Near the end, it is revealed that the "Woooo! Girls" and Ted are Stepford Smilers through this.
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  • Girl Posse: The "Woooo! Girls".
  • Hot Teacher: The de facto leader of the "Woooo! Girls" is Lily's co-teacher Jillian.
  • Law of Inverse Fertility/My Biological Clock Is Ticking: Near the end, it is revealed that Jillian is secretly afraid that she may never know what it feels like to be a mother.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: One of the "Woooo! Girls" is in love with Jillian.
  • Multi-Character Title: The title refer to the four "Woooo! Girls" (five if you include Robin). Since "Woooo! Girls" is not the group's official name, being a moniker that applies to any similar group of women, it really couldn't count as Team Title.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: When Robin points out to Lily that the "Woooo! Girls" are Stepford Smilers, Lily watches them in pity and sees Ted come along. She then voices her sympathy.
    Lily: Awww, those poor girls. And Ted.
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  • Nice Hat: The "Woooo! Girls" wear cowboy hats. near the end of the episode, both Marshall and Lily wear different kinds of it.
  • One Steve Limit: Subverted. The architechtural collective Sven consists of 3 Swedish men: Sven Pilson, Sven Johansson, and Sven Jorgenson.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Marshall is wearing a pink cowboy hat near the end of the episode.
  • Shout-Out: Marshall referred to Mad Men when talking to Barney.
  • Shower of Angst: Near the end, it is revealed that one of the "Woooo! Girls" secretly cries while in the shower.
  • Stepford Smilers: Near the end of the episode, Robin pointed out to Lily that the "Woooo! Girls", and Ted, are this.
  • Three-Way Sex: Jillian and one of the "Woooo! Girls" decided to do this near the end. Barney, still dizzy from the rodeo ride, wanted to participate but couldn't.
  • Title Drop: To the point that it's the episode's Running Gag.
  • Token Minority: One of the "Woooo! Girls" is Asian-American, though the one secretly in love with Jillian is Ambiguously Brown.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Marshall towards Barney when the latter revealed that he sold Ted out.

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