Advertisements Intersting way to tell it, breaking things into 3 sub stories. I liked the 2 nods to the audience, the first one being Robin talking about how we all love Barney, in small doses. Hopefully this means they will keep things like they are (IMHO, a perfect amount of a great character) and not run it into the Barney show. Not sure why I thought it was so funny, but when Ted said that when he told his kids about how he met their mother he was going to tell them every single detail, I just busted out laughing. Of course, Barney with his fake suck up was classic. Like someone mentioned last week, it looks like the groundwork is being laid for an eventual reuninting of Lilly and Marshall, but sounds like there will be some time yet.