How I Met Your Mother

Season 6 Episode 6

Baby Talk

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 25, 2010 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Marshall and Lily teach themselves methods to control the sex of the baby they're trying to conceive. Robin can't stand how her new co-anchor acts like a child—and how much guys seem to dig it.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Who's the daddy?

    As Lilly and Marshall decided to have a baby, they ran into their old friends (Stuart and Claudia) who just had theirs. To the surprise of no one, again they are having trouble. It was good to see them back. They are having a fight on what the name should be. I do find it interesting that Stuart is (or least was) back on the booze.

    This leads a discussion between Lilly and Marshall on what their baby should be named. I liked all the stories on Lilly and Marshall turning down baby names. One of my favorite was the kid who went to second base on Lilly. It was a reference to the pilot. What I liked even more was Marshall thinking if they had a daughter that Barney would date her.

    Speaking of Barney, he tries a new way to pick up women while talking like a little boy. His attempts and failures were hilarious. I liked the ending but we'll get to that. Ted is dating Becky. She feels that need to be needed for Ted. She was funny again but thankfully she was shown only a little amount. Too much and she would be annoying. I liked that Ted dumped her before the episode ended. How he dumped her remained me a little bit of how he dumped the girl in the Wedding Bride episode.

    I think the best part was the ending. I can't reveal too much on why I liked it but having watched the whole series, it made me appreciate this ending more.moreless
  • Lily and Marshall start thinking of baby names since they are trying to have a baby.

    "Baby Talk" is an hilarious How I Met Your Mother episode! I love how Lily and Marshall are thinking of baby names since they are trying to have a baby. I love how Lily hates all the names on Marshall's list because they remind her the name of students in her class who annoy her. It was so cute how Lily said she wanted to name her daughter Tara because Alyson Hannigan who played Willow Buffy and her girlfriend was Tara. I thought Robin's new co-anchor who talks like a baby was funny. I give this episode a 9/10.moreless
  • Probably one of the worst episodes I've seen from this entire series.

    Probably one of the worst episodes I've seen from this entire series. These last two seasons have really gone downhill in my opinion. I had hope when Season Five was drawing to a close, as it was starting to get better again. But every now and there there's a turd of an episode and this is one of them. It's really sad as I loved this show when it originally aired. Now, I'm not sure I'll carry on watching if it continues down the road it's heading. The freshness this series once showed has been replaced by stale, corny humour. I think this series needs new writers or needs to end... At least there's The Big Bang Theory.moreless
  • What's with all the hate? The episode might not have been impeccable, but I still think it was enjoyable.

    I really enjoyed this episode, as the theme was 'babies', and in more ways than just one, or two.

    Firstly, Marshall and Lily can't decide on a baby name, while they both undertake methods to control the gender of their baby.

    Next, Barney tries to get a date, while acting like a bby.

    And lastly, Robin's new co-anchor is an overgrown baby - who Ted dates.

    Theer was a lot of funny moments right throughout the episode, particularly Marhsall & Lily's gendercontrol methods, which were absolutely hilarious!

    Becky was really funny, and I see why Robin finds her to be annoying!

    All up, a good episode. Not perfect or imacculate, but still good enough for 10/10.moreless
  • 606

    So today I review an episode I did not really like and it is a first for me because usually I prefer writing about the episodes I like it is easier.

    So this episode was not so good. Ok Barney made so funny stuff and was sweet to Robin but we all know that he is still a little bit in love with her; Ted is becoming a jerk with the girls is dating and with Robin too. And that is No good for the show he is suppose to be the sweet, caring sensitive one... Robin's problems with her co-host are funny. What I like about this show is that Marshall and Lily have some a priori about names for their baby (which by the way is not conceive yet!!!) and I think it was funny to see that how meeting people can influence on how we perceive a name. I hope next week is better! and I wanted an Halloween episode Lily and Marshall are so funny when it comes to costumes!!!moreless
Jadon Sand

Jadon Sand


Guest Star

Ashwyn Bagga

Ashwyn Bagga


Guest Star

Bruce Merkle

Bruce Merkle


Guest Star

Bob Saget

Bob Saget

Voice of Ted, 2030

Recurring Role

Bill Fagerbakke

Bill Fagerbakke

Marvin Eriksen, Sr.

Recurring Role

Ron Nicolosi

Ron Nicolosi


Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Lily starts listing her perfect baby names, her first choice is Tara, which is a reference to another role played by Alyson Hannigan, Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Willow, who was in a relationship with a character named Tara.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Robin: Could somebody please explain to me why the little girl act works on men?
      Barney: You want the long version or the short version?
      Lily: Short version.
      Barney: Who's your daddy?

    • Robin: Um, when we were dating, did - did I make you feel needed? Barney: No, I never felt like you needed me at all. Robin: (sighs) That's what I thought. Um, I'm sorry. Barney: Wait, where are you going? That's a compliment! You're the least needy woman I've ever met. That's awesome! I mean, no guy's gonna say "Who's your daddy?" to Robin Scherbatsky. You're your own daddy. And mommy. And weird survivalist uncle who lives in a cabin with a shotgun blaming stuff on the government. And that is what makes you the most amazing, strong, independent woman I've ever banged.

    • Marshall: How come the creepy kid in a horror movie is always a girl? Or twin girls, who speak in unison.
      Lily: What about Chucky?
      Marshall: A, he was a doll. B, he was possessed by an adult serial killer, and C, how could you bring up Chucky right before bed?!

  • NOTES (2)

    • Australian band TONK learned their song "Golden Girl" was used without their permission, though covered by another band, and received a settlement figure from FOX Broadcasting Company that was larger than what it would've cost to properly license the song.

    • International Airdates: United Kingdom: January 27, 2011 on E4; Australia: February 17, 2011 on Channel 7; Germany: September 21, 2011 on ProSieben; Czech Republic: January 23, 2012 on Prima COOL


    • Marshall asks, "How come the creepy kid in a horror movie is always a girl? Or twin girls, who speak in unison," referring to Stanley Kubrick's 1980 movie adaptation of Steven King's 1977 novel, The Shining. However, the two girls aren't actually twins, but they are dressed the same.

    • Lily's flashback about the name Jeremy is a reference to Pearl Jam's 1992 music video for "Jeremy" about a troubled young boy who liked to paint who killed himself in front of his class.