How I Met Your Mother

Season 3 Episode 4

Little Boys

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 15, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Barney and Ted fight over getting the same girl; Robin pretends to like her new boyfriend's son

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Robin and the kid

    Both parts of this episode were really good. First the Barney and Ted part.

    Both Ted and Barney have a a bet over which one can pick up a girl. If you had been watching the episodes up this point, you may think that this wasn't something that Ted would normally do. Remember Ted is still in the the process of getting over Robin. For some people it takes longer. Also when you watch more of the series. the bet makes more sense. A classic HIMYM moment happens when are only told part of the story of what happens when the girl slaps Barney. The end result is classic Barney. I find it funny how Marshall thinks he has game. Since I am single, I think that Barney or Ted has more game.

    In this episode, Robin dates a guy who has a kid. It's amusing how scared Robin is of kids. Her scenes with the guy's kid were pretty funny. Maybe it's because I am not much of a Ted/Robin fan but the whole situation with Robin and kids is why she is not the future mother. The ending was really sweet and yet another great song. (Commit by the Blakes)moreless
  • Robin fears her boyfriend's son's growing attachment to her.

    I can finally admit I enjoyed an episode of Season 3 as Robin has her third boyfriend in four episodes. This one's "But..." is that he already has a kid, which we all know, Robin isn't a big fan of. However, she does become friends with him, but then believes he's becoming too attached. Lily sees a drawing he makes, similar-looking to Robin, and captioned "new mommy". Robin tries to "break it off" with Doug, the little boy, but it turns out the drawing wasn't Robin, and Robin is hurt by both Doug and George, her boyfriend. Meanwhile the guys' plot wasn't all that. Ted and Barney compete for the same girl, not surprising/exciting. Barney does pull off a genius scheme but it backfires on him.moreless
  • Robin becomes friends with the son of the guy she's dating.

    "Little Boys" is a great How I Met Your Mother episode. I love this episode because you get to see Robin act motherly in this episode and it's so funny. I love how she's dating a guy named George and he has a son. I love how Robin gets along with Doug but decides she wants to break up with George. I love how Lily pulls out a picture that Doug drew about his new mommy and Lily instantly thinks it's her. I love how how Robin was just the babysitter and the real women in the picture was George's new girlfriend. In this episode, Barney and Ted compete for a girl. I think Ted gets the girl and Barney mentions he slept with her, so Ted couldn't sleep with her, but then Barney said he lied about sleeping with her. I give this episode a 9/10.moreless
  • We now know that Robin is not the Mother

    With this episode we now become aware that Robin is not going to be the mother that is referenced in the title of the show, that is, "How I Met Your Mother." At the end of the show when Ted is in the usual flash forward scene and talking to his kids about meeting their mother several of the kids' drawings from their childhood is shown. It is a tip off that Robin is identified in the kids' drawings as Aunt Robin. If she is "Aunt" Robin to the kids she must not be the one that Ted marries in the end.moreless
  • Genial estrategia de Barney

    ¿¿¿Que quién es mejor ligador entre Ted y Barney????, pero, cómo lo van a dudar?, no han visto el show?, pues este episodio nos deja bien claro quién es el mejor jugador!, una increíble estrategia de Barney, quién en un principio nos engañó dejándonos creer que estaba derrotado, para surgir luego con todo un plan maléfico! jajaja. Claro, pero por supuesto, un final clásico para no parar de reirse, "se da vuelta a la tortilla", así es el Karma jeje, no se pierdan este episodio si no lo han visto.

    Ah no podemos olvidar al buenote de Marshall que cree que puede competir contra Ted y Barney como seductor jejeje.moreless
Olivia Howard Bagg

Olivia Howard Bagg

11-Year-Old Robin

Guest Star

Pamela Darling

Pamela Darling

Four-Year-Old Katie

Guest Star

Nicholas Roget-King

Nicholas Roget-King


Guest Star

Bob Saget

Bob Saget

Voice of Ted, 2030

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Doug, who is a student in Lily's class, was the same kid who blackmailed Marshall in "Monday Night Football". However, because he was in kindergarten last season, he should be in the 1st grade in this episode and, therefore, not in Lily's class again.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Marshall: I am not irrelevant!
      Ted: What?
      Marshall: I crunched the numbers. If Lily and I have sex twice a week—which let's face it, all know is being conservative—and we've been together ten years, plus seventeen more times on the honeymoon, minus a two-week break when I said the check-out girl at the supermarket reminded me of a young Lily, then we've had sex 1,053 and a half times! (Barney and Ted look confused) My mom called once. That's more times than Barney's ever had sex and to your point Ted, Lily is a quality girl. I win! Lawyered.
      Barney: Doesn't count.
      Marshall: It has to!
      Ted: It does. It counts as one time. You've had sex once. How was it?
      Marshall: I still matter!

    • Robin: Kids aren't my favorite thing ever, but I like them. Ted: But you don't want to have them. Robin: I like sports cars, but that doesn't mean I want to push a Ferrari through my vagina. Barney: Shotgun!

    • Robin: Hey, what's my 'but'? You know, I'm really nice, but...
      Ted: (thinking) But she's afraid of commitment.
      Lily: (thinking) But she's a gun nut.
      Barney: (thinking) But she's Canadian.
      Marshall: (thinking) But she didn't like Field Of Dreams.
      Barney: I can't think of anything.
      Ted: You don't have a but!

    • Ted: When someone wants to set you up, they tell you all their good qualities first, but they leave out their huge flaw.
      Barney: She's totally hot and really fun. (thinking) But she has a dead tooth.
      Marshall: She's super hot, and she's so successful. (thinking) But she has a pug she pushes around in a stroller.
      Lily: She's so cute and she's so smart. (Thinking) But her last boyfriend had to get a restraining order against her, and then his cat and new vacuum cleaner both went missing.
      Ted: Wow. Set it up!
      Ted: I'm still convinced she killed my turtle.

    • Barney: Which one of us has more game?
      Marshall: Neither one of you has any game, right? Or else you'd be married. Like me.
      Barney: What?
      Marshall: If dating is the game, then marriage is winning the game.
      Ted: If you're playing in the women's league.

    • Marshall: Wow. You're here, and not in stall 2.
      Ted: Yeah, so?
      Marshall: I might have made some wildly inappropriate homo-erotic comments to a man wearing your shoes.

    • Ted: I got so much game, I'm a Cornish game hen.
      Barney: Oh, yeah? I got so much game, I'm the New York state gaming commissioner.
      Ted: Well, I'm The Game: well-crafted, keep-you-guessing thriller starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn.

    • Young Katie: Robin, will you watch cartoons with me?
      Young Robin: I go to school all week. Can't I have just five minutes to myself to read Highlights and drink my juice?

    • Lily: Dumped by a six-year-old.
      Robin: Whatever, he's a stupid-head.

    • Robin: (the guy she's dating has a kid) Why is this kid around anyway? Shouldn't he be with his mother? I mean, what kind of lawyer does this guy have if he has to take care of the kid all the time?
      Lily: A good one. He won full custody.
      Robin: "He won?" (confused) He won? Oh, God, getting the kid is "winning", isn't it? Don't tell anyone I said that.

    • Barney: You can't spell "game" without "me", and me has the best game.

    • Marshall: We've had sex 1,053½ times... my mom called once.

    • Lily: Well, there's nothing wrong with this guy. He's really nice and he's really cute.
      Ted: But…
      Lily: Fine. But he has a kid.
      Marshall: Oh…
      Ted: Aha there it is. Robin is not going out with a guy with a kid.
      Lily: But the guy is really great and his kid's sweet. He's in my class.
      Ted: It doesn't matter. Robin hates kids.
      Robin: I don't hate kids.
      Ted: You told me even when you were a kid you hated kids.

  • NOTES (3)


    • When Robin calls Lily while she's watching Doug, she slowly says (about Doug), "It's right here, Lily. It's looking at me." That line is said by Dr. Peter Venkman about Slimer in the first Ghostbusters movie (except he was talking to Ray).