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When Robin fears that Barney is cheating on her, she soon discovers that he is spending his evenings with Ted learning everything there is to know on how to date her.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x3
Production Number: 5ALH03
Airdate: Monday October 05th, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Jun 10, 2010
NL (RTL 5) Dec 08, 2010

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (21 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
David Henrie
As Son
Lyndsy Fonseca
As Daughter
Kazu Nagahama
As Shin-Ya
Olga Fonda
As Candy
Sophie Simpson
As College Girl
Main Cast
Josh Radnor
As Ted Mosby
Jason Segel
As Marshall Eriksen
Cobie Smulders
As Robin Scherbatsky
Neil Patrick Harris
As Barney Stinson
Alyson Hannigan
As Lily Aldrin
Bob Saget
voiced Narrator / Ted, 2030
Episode Quotes
Ted: Trust me, I dated Robin for a year. If you don't want to lose her, you've got to try a little harder. Be more attentive to where she is emotionally, just be present.
Barney: Yes, totally. Only thing, and this is just me: I like my testicles attached to my body, rather than rolling around next to some eyeliner in Robins purse.

Ted: Wow, you were just like the worst student in the world, weren't you?
Barney: They said I had AD... something.

Ted: It's funny, when you date someone, it's like you're taking one long course in who that person is, and then when you break up, all that stuff becomes useless. It's the emotional equivalent of an English degree.

Cultural References
When Ted is about to leave the classroom, Barney stands up on his chair and says "Oh, Captain, my Captain". This is a reference to the movie Dead Poets Society, where all the students stand up on their desks and say "Oh, Captain, my Captain" to show support for their teacher.

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