How I Met Your Mother

Season 1 Episode 22

Come On

Aired Monday 8:00 PM May 15, 2006 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Ted tries to keep Robin from going on a camping trip so that she can spend time with him. Barney enlists the help of an old flame to perform a rain dance. At the same time Marshall finds out about Lily's interview for the fellowship in San Francisco.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Not as good of a finale as I hoped it to be

    The Ted and Robin finally getting together scene wasn't nearly as good as I wished it to be, but therefore the moment in which I realized that Marshall and Lily broke up was great. Very sad, but still great. Neil Patrick Harris and his hilarious lines meliorated the episode.
  • Season 1 Finale true story (spoilers)

    This was a wonderful episode. This was another reason why Robin is not the mother. Yes Ted "makes" it rain and he finally gets together with Robin. I thought the producers did a great job of setting up Robin and Ted together. I just think that too much had to happen for this to happen. The on and off together of Ted and Robin is too much Ross-Rachel for me. Don't get me wrong I like Ted and Robin together, I think they are a great couple. It goes back to what Ted said to Marshall at their friends wedding. it should be simple and just happen. The second story of Lilly and Marshall was done wonderfully. Like with Ted and Robin, they did a great job of setting up their breakup. While what Lilly did was bad, remember what she said earlier in the episode. This episode did a great job of making you look forward to Season 2. (It's also great)

    I think the ending scene was perfect. Ted at the top of the world and Marshall at the bottom.moreless
  • Ted makes it rain, while Lily leaves Marshall.

    In the Season 1 finale, Ted has decided enough is enough. He wants Robin. So he goes to crazy measures to make sure she does not go on the station camping trip with the arrogant Sandy Rivers. Apparently Barney knows a girl who saw someone perform a rain dance before. And somehow, just somehow, (In the words of Barney, "Oh, come ON!") it starts pouring. Ted declares his love for Robin at her doorsteps and they're finally "official". Meanwhile, Ted comes back the next morning to see Marshall on their doorsteps holding Lily's engagement ring, indicating Lily left for San Francisco. Indicating this will be a long summer for not only Marshall, but the others that have to deal with him. Don't like the move by Lily, but everything has its obstacles and here's a big one that few could probably clear. But I liked the episode as it was a good ending to great first season of How I Met Your Mother.moreless
  • Worst episode ever!!!

    This was one of the worst season finales ever! That whole Ted & Robin deal has been annoying & stupid since day one (totally bad karma to be the catalyst for a breakup the way Robin was w/Ted & Veronica) & Marshall & Lily breaking up was absolutely horrible!!! They're the best part of the show!!! It's one thing to have cold feet & to wonder 'what if I pursued this dream' but to break your engagement to the man you love?!?! No, that's just wrong!!! This might as well have been the series finale if they don't bring Marshall & Lily back together & break up Ted & Robin. Let's face it, Robin's a pain in the a$$ & doesn't deserve someone who loves her as much as Ted does. Marshall & Lily were the best, this ending sucked! Worst episode ever!!!moreless
  • Ted needs to make it rain.

    "Come On" is an awesome season finale for How I Met Your Mother. In this episode, Ted is trying to win Robin's heart. I love how Amy Acker guest stars in this episode and she plays a girl named Penelope. I love how she tries to teach Ted how to do a rain dance when she has never actually done a rain dance herself. I love how Ted makes up his own rain dance and makes it rain. I love how he goes to Robin saying he did the rain dance to make it rain, so her camping trip with Sandy would get cancelled. The episode definitely had sad part with Lilly leaving Marshall. I give this episode a 10/10.moreless
Amy Acker

Amy Acker


Guest Star

Robert Michael Morris

Robert Michael Morris


Guest Star

Suzanne Ford

Suzanne Ford


Guest Star

Bob Saget

Bob Saget

Voice of Ted, 2030

Recurring Role

Alexis Denisof

Alexis Denisof

Sandy Rivers

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • In the commentary for this episode on the season one DVD, the cast reveals that Neil Patrick Harris was nervous about the scene when he has to kiss Amy Acker's character since they are friends.

    • The actor that played the weatherman in this episode also played Vampire Lou in the episode "Mary the Paralegal".

    • The storm mentioned in the episode is referred to by the weatherman of Metro News 1 as tropical storm Willy. According to NOAA the tropical storm name Willy has not and would not be used for a storm name in the Atlantic Ocean. Willy is a storm name that could be used in Western Australia and was last used for naming a storm there on March 10, 2005.

    • Alyson Hannigan (Lily), Alexis Denisof (Sandy Rivers), and Amy Acker (Penelope) were all on the same show before, Angel Season 4's "Orpheus". Alexis Denisof played Wesley and Amy Acker was Fred who were regulars on Angel, and Alyson Hannigan guest starred as Willow.

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Barney: Hey Ted, what'cha doing?
      Ted: A rain dance.
      Barney: Dude, that's not a rain dance. That's a fat kid with a bee in his pants.

    • Marshall: How did we get here? My biggest problem yesterday was did Ted eat the last pudding snack pack in the fridge.
      Lily: I think there's still one left.
      Marshall: Dibs.

    • Ted: Robin! Hey!! Robin!!! Oh, thank God you're here!
      Robin: My camping trip got rained out!
      Ted: I know, I'm sorry.
      Robin: It's not your fault.
      Ted: Yes, it is. Come down here.
      Robin: But it's pouring! You come up!
      Ted: No, you have to come down here!
      Robin: Why?
      Ted: Why? Because I MADE IT RAIN!!! That's what I did today!!! And that's enough! I..I've done my part, now GET DOWN HERE!!!
      Robin: I'm not dressed, Ted! Come up!
      Ted: I'm not coming up there, Robin. I'm not. You HAVE to come down here!
      (Robin looks at the blue French horn Ted gave her. She grabs an umbrella and heads for the door. She opens the door to find Ted there)
      Robin: I was gonna...
      Ted: I know. (Ted and Robin kiss)

    • Ted: You're seriously considering going on this thing, are you?
      Robin: Ted, it's a company camping trip. I have to go.
      Ted: Really, cause it sounds like you're going for Sandy—and his weenie.

    • Sandy: I got offered a job at CNN.
      Robin: That's great! I'm happy for you.
      Sandy: And for yourself, too. Joel asked me who should replace me as lead anchor, I told him you. They're making the announcement next week, act surprised.
      Robin: Thank you, Sandy! And yes. I'll have dinner with you.
      Sandy: How 'bout this weekend on the camping trip? I roast a mean weenie!

    • Ted: That girl, Penelope, she was majoring in Native American Culture. Are you still in touch with her?
      Barney: Yeah, of course. Even though we slept together, we still get together occasionally to talk about our lives—of course I'm not in touch with her!

    • (Ted trying to make it rain)
      Ted: Come on! Come On! COME ON!
      (it starts to rain)
      Barney: Oh, Come ON!

    • Penelope: Okay, crouch down and bend over a little bit.
      Barney: Wow, it took five shots of tequila to get you in that position.
      Penelope: I will throw you off this roof.
      Barney: So much of your mom in you...

    • Lily: So what's this big, beautiful, romantic gesture?
      Ted: I am going to make her...a mix CD. (Pause) No, I'm kidding. I got a plan.

    • Ted: Have you ever seen a rain dance?
      Penelope: (weakly) I've seen a filmstrip.
      Ted: Terrific...Uh, look I should run. I'm getting brain surgery from some guy who's seen a couple of episodes of ER.

    • Ted: Penelope, I really need to make it rain this weekend.
      Penelope: Why?
      Ted: There's this girl...
      Penelope: (laughs) There's this girl? You know, the traditional rain dance is a sacred prayer to nature. I don't think the Great Spirit looks too kindly on white dudes who co-opt it to get laid.

    • Barney: Ted, do you want me to slap you again? 'Cause I kinda enjoyed it the first time.

    • Ted: I'm crazy about you. I think we should be together. What do you say?
      Robin: Yes. No. Maybe.
      Ted: Those are the three options.

    • (Barney slaps Ted across the face)
      Ted: Ow! What the hell?
      Barney: That wasn't me, that was the universe.

    • Barney: You are forcing me to be the voice of reason. And that's not a good look for me!

    • Penelope: Why the hell should I help you?
      Barney: Come on, I know it didn't work out between us, but we did have a relationship.
      Penelope: (thinks) We had sex twice in your car and then you dumped me. H-How is that a relationship?
      Barney: (thinks) Twice.

    • Penelope: This wrong guy, is he a huge jackass?
      Ted: Absolutely.
      Penelope: Kind of like Barney?
      Ted: Kind of.
      Barney: Hey!
      Penelope: You hit on my mom!
      Barney: We weren't exclusive!

  • NOTES (5)


    • Lily: There's no crying in Pause Land

      This may be a reference to the line in the movie A League of Their Own, "There's no crying in baseball."

    • Barney: What do you mean "we", white man?
      Barney quotes the punchline of a well-known joke featuring the Lone Ranger and Tonto being ambushed by Native Americans.