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When Ted and Barney argue about who has "dibs" on a hot girl, Ted realizes that she is there with Cindy, a girl he previously dated who is also the roommate of his future wife. Meanwhile, Robin is heartbroken over Don, and Marshall can't keep quiet about his desire to start a family

Source: CBS

Episode Info  

Episode number: 6x1
Production Number: 6ALH01
Airdate: Monday September 20th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Dec 23, 2010

Special Guest Stars
Rachel BilsonRachel Bilson
As Cindy

Guest Stars
Bill FagerbakkeBill Fagerbakke
As Marvin Eriksen Sr
David HenrieDavid Henrie
As Son
Lyndsy FonsecaLyndsy Fonseca
As Daughter
Kaylee DeferKaylee Defer
As Beautiful Girl

Co-Guest Stars
Brian Jones (1)Brian Jones (1)
As Co-worker #2
James RyenJames Ryen
As Co-worker #3
Peter   KatonaPeter Katona
As Co-worker #1
Main Cast
Josh RadnorJosh Radnor
As Ted Mosby
Jason SegelJason Segel
As Marshall Eriksen
Cobie SmuldersCobie Smulders
As Robin Scherbatsky
Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris
As Barney Stinson
Alyson HanniganAlyson Hannigan
As Lily Aldrin
Bob SagetBob Saget
voiced Narrator / Ted, 2030


The episode opens outside of a wedding. Marshall brings out a beer to Ted and he wonders if he's nervous. This is a flash into the future and they go back to the bar where Barney is complaining about a woman wearing a sweater. Barney then wonders why he is nervous. He tells him that there is a girl at the bar and then Barney calls dibs on her. Ted gets upset about it and he thought that the dibs were implied. He says that if he goes to talk to her then he will see him in court. Barney puts dibs on Marshall as his lawyer. ..

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Episode Quotes
Marshall: Lilly, we have been looking forward to this magical, special night for two weeks now and, sweetie, during that time I have been, umm, how do I put this delicately... saving all my love for you.
Lily: I have read eleven books on conception. I have cut out alcohol, caffeine and sugar. I take my temperature every hour but, good for you for not playing with yourself !

Ted is working up the courage to talk to a pretty girl at the bar
Barney: You have no reason to be nervous. None what so ever. And I'm going to tell you why in one word.
Ted: And what's that word?
Barney: Dibs.

Episode References
Cindy and Ted dated in episode 5x12 "Girls vs. Suits".

Other Episode Crew

CreatorCarter Bays  |  Craig Thomas (1)
Executive ProducerStephen Lloyd (1)  |  Carter Bays  |  Pamela Fryman  |  Craig Thomas (1)  |  Chris Harris (1)
Co-Executive ProducerSuzy Mamann Greenberg  |  Theresa Mulligan Rosenthal  |  Chuck Tatham  |  Kourtney Kang  |  Jamie Rhonheimer
Supervising ProducerJoe Kelly (3)
ProducerTami Sagher  |  Rob Greenberg  |  Stewart Halpern
Co-ProducerRobia Rashid  |  Missy Alexander
Associate ProducerJohn Mabry  |  Reid Watanabe
Production DesignerSteve Olson
EditorSusan Federman
CastingBrett Greenstein  |  Collin Daniel
Unit Production ManagerSuzy Mamann Greenberg
Second Assistant DirectorDorothy A. Steinicke
Music EditorMichael Brake
Music SupervisorAndrew Gowan
Costume DesignerJulie Bennett Block
Make-upLona Jeffers
Key GripRobert G. Lestak
Set DesignerDaniel Saks
Set DecoratorSusan Mina Eschelbach
Property MasterDavid Baker (3)
Script SupervisorRobert Spina
Production CoordinatorKelly Harris
Script CoordinatorJenni Hendriks
Post Production SupervisorBryan Dych
Re-Recording MixerCharlie McDaniel, III  |  John Bickelhaupt
GafferSteve Blaich
Director of PhotographyChris La Fountaine
Associate DirectorJim Rose (1)
Executive Story EditorMatt Kuhn
Production AccountantJames Jimenez
ScoreJohn Swihart
Main Title Theme Written/performedThe Solids
Original CastingMegan Branman
Assistant To The ProducerPatrick Kang  |  Shannon Dietterick
Hair Department HeadGrace Hernandez
Production SoundMichael L. Clark
Writers' AssistantGeorge Sloan  |  Kristin Rejkowski
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