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When Lily and Marshall have trouble finding a nanny, they learn it's because of an elaborate scheme Barney came up with to meet girls. Meanwhile, Robin and Ted butt heads over who has a more serious relationship.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x3
Airdate: Monday October 08th, 2012

Director: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Chuck Tatham

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Feb 11, 2013

  • Currently 7/10
7/10 (9 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Ashley WilliamsAshley Williams
As Victoria
August MaturoAugust Maturo
As 4-year-old Marvin
Chris ElliottChris Elliott
As Mickey
Francesca CapaldiFrancesca Capaldi
As 7-year-old Lily
Michael TruccoMichael Trucco
As Nick
Carol HermanCarol Herman
As Helga
Daisy FaithDaisy Faith
As Sally
Ely UettwillerEly Uettwiller
As 2-year-old Marvin
Jane CarrJane Carr
As Mrs. Buckminster
Kim ShawKim Shaw
As Julie
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 begins and Barney is getting over his breakup with Quinn by celebrating "Bang-toberfest". He's at the bar and announcing his re-entry to the dating, banging world. Marshall gets to the bar and reports that Lily's dad, Mickey, showed up. Lily brings Marvin to the bar with Baby Marvin. Marshall takes Marvin and Lily tells Robin and Ted that they need a babysitter because Lily is about to go back to work. Her dad isn't an option. Robin volunteers saying that, she and Nick could babysit because they're really "clicking". Robin gloats that she's getting keys to her apartment made for Nick. Ted tells her he had some made for Victoria three weeks earlier. ..

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