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Recap / How I Met Your Mother S 5 E 08 The Playbook

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The gang tries to figure out what Barney's plan to pick up chicks is after he and Robin break up.

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  • Brick Joke: Upon learning that one of Barney's plays is "The Ted Mosby", Ted wonders whether it actually works. At the end of the episode, he is seen getting a girl's number and he tells the others that, yes, telling a girl you were left at the altar does work.
  • Call-Back: One of Barney's plays is called "The Ted Mosby", it involves a sobbing Barney (dressed in clothing similar to what Ted usual wears) telling a girl that he was left at the altar.


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