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Marshall and Lily research how to conceive a baby with the gender of their choice. Meanwhile, Robin is growing more and more irritated by her perky new co-anchor, Becky.

Source: CBS

Episode Info  

Episode number: 6x6
Production Number: 6ALH07
Airdate: Monday October 25th, 2010

Director: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Joe Kelly (3)

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Jan 27, 2011

Guest Stars
Bill FagerbakkeBill Fagerbakke
As Marvin Eriksen Sr.
Laura Bell BundyLaura Bell Bundy
As Becky
Matt BorenMatt Boren
As Stuart
Suzie PlaksonSuzie Plakson
As Judy Eriksen
Virginia WilliamsVirginia Williams
As Claudia

Co-Guest Stars
Ashwyn BaggaAshwyn Bagga
As Johnny
Ron NicolosiRon Nicolosi
As Mike
Bruce MerkleBruce Merkle
As Michael
Emily WilsonEmily Wilson
As Marshall's Stripper Daughter
Jadon SandJadon Sand
As Rob Greenberg
Payson LewisPayson Lewis
As Morris
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


Lily and Marshall are having a nice visit with their friends that have a baby. Claudia and Stewart were the ones that got married when Ted met the baker that moved out of the country. They still haven't decided what they are going to name their child. There is a bit of bitterness between one another over the fact that they can't decide on a name. Marshall and Lily think that they are never going to argue over something that seems to be so trivial. That is when the names they suggest are never the same and things seem to prove them wrong all the time...

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Episode Quotes
Marshall: So, have you guys landed on a name yet?
Stuart: We're trying, but it's tougher than you think. You see, I like "Tiffany."
Claudia: And I don't want my daughter to have a whore's name.
Stuart: That's my mother's name.
Claudia: I know.
Stuart: Oh, I got it. How 'bout we name the baby after you... "Frigid Shrew."
Claudia: Oh, that's good. No, no, no, no. Let's call her "Vodka." Then at least we know you'd hold her tight and never let her go!
Stuart: Don't knock the vodka. Wouldn't have a kid without it.

Robin: Don't you guys ever watch my show?
Marshall: Oh, honey, I really try. Our DVR won't recognize it as a television program.

Marshall: Hey, Lily... Who's your daddy?
Robin: Okay, uh, let me get this straight. So, in, uh, in this scenario, because you make such sweet love to Lily, she is now your daughter.
Marshall: No, she is not my daughter. I'm just her daddy.
Ted: Wow. That is disgusting.

Lily: Why are you facing me north? You're trying to make us have a boy.
Marshall: I... can ex... How do you know about the north thing?
Lily: Um, um...
Marshall: And what are you doing with those lemons?
(Marshall remembers his father)
Marvin Eriksen Sr.: Baby girl fertilizer!
Marshall: You're trying to make us have a girl!

Cultural References
Marshall: How come whenever there's a creepy kid in a horror movie, it's always a little girl, or twin girls who speak in unison?

This is a reference to the 1980 Stanley Kubrick film The Shining.

Episode References
When Marshall suggests naming their baby Rob, Lily remembers a kid named Rob in her kindergarten class, who touched her breast. This is the story of why Lily had purple fingerpaint on her shirt in the pilot episode.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorCarter Bays  |  Craig Thomas (1)
Executive ProducerChris Harris (1)  |  Stephen Lloyd (1)  |  Craig Thomas (1)  |  Pamela Fryman  |  Carter Bays
Co-Executive ProducerSuzy Mamann Greenberg  |  Theresa Mulligan Rosenthal  |  Chuck Tatham  |  Jamie Rhonheimer  |  Kourtney Kang
Supervising ProducerJoe Kelly (3)
ProducerTami Sagher  |  Stewart Halpern
Co-ProducerMissy Alexander  |  Robia Rashid
Associate ProducerJohn Mabry  |  Reid Watanabe
Production DesignerSteve Olson
EditorSusan Federman
CastingCollin Daniel  |  Brett Greenstein
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 SupervisorJanet Kagen
Script CoordinatorJenni Hendriks
Post Production SupervisorBryan Dych
Re-Recording MixerJohn Bickelhaupt  |  Charlie McDaniel, III
GafferSteve Blaich
Director of PhotographyChris La Fountaine
Production SecretaryKelly Harris
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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