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How I Met Your Mother: Mystery vs. History

When Ted goes on a date without researching the girl on the Internet, the gang interferes, showing Kevin that they are too into each other's business. Meanwhile, Lily and Marshall come to terms with finding out the sex of their baby.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x6
Airdate: Monday October 17th, 2011

Director: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Chuck Tatham

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Dec 08, 2011
ZA (E.tv) Jul 28, 2013

  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (6 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Amber StevensAmber Stevens
As Janet
Kal PennKal Penn
As Kevin
Ray WiseRay Wise
As Robin Sr.
Drew DroegeDrew Droege
As Waiter
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


Ted announces that he met a new girl and forbids Barney and Robin from researching her despite their history to do so. He makes a pact with this new girl to not do any internet research on each until after their date. Barney, Robin, and Kevin help Marshall and Lily paint the nursery Yellow. Lily and Marshall don’t know the sex of their baby and Barney has a problem with this. ..

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