How I Met Your Mother

Season 2 Episode 4

Ted Mosby: Architect

10
Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 09, 2006 on CBS
8.8
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Episode Summary

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After Ted and Robin's first big fight, Barney tries to convince Ted that being an architect is an easy in to picking up chicks. Lily and Robin start following his trail after discovering that Ted hit it off with a girl named Anna shortly afterward.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Ted and Robin have their first big fight

    9.0
    You would think a show doing the same theme would get old. In this case it works again. The producers did a good job of convincing you that Ted is really cheating on Robin. (He's not) The fight that Ted and Robin had, I think first layed the groundwork of what would happen a the end of the season. Colbie Smuthers did a good job of playing Robin in this episode in that you almost disliked her. She does of good job of trying to change at the end. Barney pickup line in this episode was great. You have to see. What I also liked about this episode how Lilly really regreted what she did to Marshall. Also great song played at the end.moreless
  • Television history is being created right here, in this episode...

    9.5
    I can't see a single flaw in this episode. Everything about it was just simply amazing. I knew something had to be wrong with Ted (maybe drunk?) but it was still a great twist over there!



    My favorite part? Future Ted telling his kids if they remember that building he pointed at, and telling them that HE designed it. And then Present Ted showing Robin the first drawing of that building. Wow. That really made me smile. This is where you realize that we have something bigger than just a TV show over here. We have television history...moreless
  • Barney has some fun when Robin thinks Ted's job is boring.

    9.0
    This was a brilliantly written episode which ended with Barney using Ted's name to have some fun. But to the beginning. Ted and Robin get into their first fight as she believes Ted's job is boring (which is a flat out LIE!) so Barney helps out. He tells Ted that architects are hot and he should use it to his advantage with women although he's still dating Robin. When Lily smacks some sense into Robin, she becomes paranoid and believes Ted's cheating when Marshall and another guy at a party says how Ted Mosby, the architect, left with another girl. But it turns out Ted stayed faithful and went back to work. It was Barney, who came up with the "Ted Mosby, Architect" deal and posed as Ted to use the architect line to pick up women, which he did successfully. He ditches the lady to come back with Robin and Lily. Lily goes back to Ted's work to apologize, and it's a happy ending of an excellent episode.moreless
  • Ted and Robin get into their first fight.

    9.5
    "Ted Mosby: Architect" is an awesome How I Met Your Mother episode! In this episode, Ted and Robin get into a fight about Robin not listening to his stories. Barney convinces Ted that women thinks architects are hot. I love how Robin talks to Lily about her not knowing how to be in a serious relationship, so they go to the bar so Robin can apologize to Ted, and they find out that Ted Mosby, The Architect went off with another woman. I love how they go to all the places that Ted may have been that night and they hear stories about Ted with another woman. I love the end of this episode when you find out it was Barney using Ted's name and it was Barney who was out with that woman. I give this episode a 9.5/10.moreless
  • Ted Mosbey *wink* architect.

    7.8
    Barney is so funny in this episode!



    Barney: Dear... Resident, the time we spent together, however long it was, meant the world to me. I would love to see you again, but unfortunately, I cannot. You see, I am a ghost. I can only materialize once every decade on the anniversary of my death. I chose to spend my one day among the living with you, sweet... Resident. Perhaps we will meet again in another decade, provided you keep your figure. Until then, all my love from the beyond. Barney.



    Barney: There's nobody hotter than God.moreless
Dawn Olivieri

Dawn Olivieri

Anna

Guest Star

Maria Arce

Maria Arce

Paula

Guest Star

Stephen Keys

Stephen Keys

Bouncer

Guest Star

Bob Saget

Bob Saget

Voice of Ted, 2030

Recurring Role

Joe Manganiello

Joe Manganiello

Brad

Recurring Role

Joe Nieves

Joe Nieves

Carl

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The set used for the exterior of the night club in this episode is the same set used in "Okay Awesome." The same actor plays the bouncer in both episodes as well. The club in "Okay Awesome" is called 'Okay' and the club in this episode is called 'Posers'. This was done as a joke on how often clubs (especially in NYC) open, close and reopen with new names.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Robin: What? I knew what he was going to say. I was just helping him get there faster.
      Lily: You should work at a suicide hotline.

    • Lily: If he's really droning on, you can always practice saying the alphabet backwards. You know, in case you get pulled over for a DUI. Robin: I guess I don't know how to do that. Lily: Yeah, it's really hard, even when you're sober. That's what I tried to explain to the cop.
      Robin: No, the listening thing. I've never been in a relationship this serious before. I guess I should go apologize to him, right? (Sees Lily concentrating)You're trying to do it right now, aren't you?
      Lily:What the hell comes before q?

    • (Robin and Lily talk while getting a pedicure)

      Robin: So now he's all mad about this stupid movie.

      Lily: Robin, he's upset because you wouldn't listen to him, not because you didn't like some movie.

      (Cut to Ted talking with Marshall and Barney)

      Ted: How do you not like Field of Dreams?!?!?!

    • Marshall: You know what dude, forget about Robin ok, you're hanging with us tonight, I got a awesome party lined up.
      Barney: Oh God, it's going to be another one of your weird all guy parties?
      Marshall: That was a poker game, what is wrong with you?

    • Carl: Hey, Lily. Still single?
      Lily: Yes.
      Carl: You know, I poured a lot of free drinks for you over the years, a lot.
      Lily: Carl, do you really want to be with a woman who would trade sex for beer.
      Carl: Only if you're into it.

    • Barney: ...And that led to a couple of hours that I cannot, as a gentleman, divulge to you. (Barney pauses for a second) We did it, right here and here and here!

    • Barney: And thus ends this session of `Let's pour our hearts out in the bedroom of Barney's one night stand.´

    • Robin: Hey...
      Ted: Hey! How was your day?
      Robin: Good (kisses Ted and smiles)
      Ted: (waits a few seconds) Wow, you're a great interviewer. Aren't you gonna ask me how my day was?

      Robin: No, I know how it was. It was awful. Oh, you wanna rent a movie tonight?

    • Ted: Hey, Marshall. You up for some super-loud, repetitive music that hasn't changed since the mid '90s?
      Marshall: Ummm...only always.

    • Lily: He asked her to a party! Oh my God! Are you okay?
      Robin: Okay? It's awesome. It's a win-win. Ted got to vent and I don't have to hear it. Maybe after he's done with the talkie-talk he'll come over and I'll get the fun part.
      Lily: What is wrong with you?!

    • Marshall & Barney (in unison): Nooo!
      Ted: Yes!
      Marshal: Well all skyscrapers kinda look like a...
      Ted: Marshall it's a 78 story pink marble tower with a rounded top, and two spherical entryways at the front.
      Marshall: Wow so it's the whole package?
      Barney: [Laughing] Yeah you did.
      Marshall: Had to.
      Barney: Oh dude if they're selling condos you gotta get me in. And don't give me the shaft.
      Marshall: [Laughing] Yeah you did.
      Barney: Had to.

    • Robin: Dancing is bad. Dancing leads to sex.
      Lily: Did you grow up in that Footloose town?

    • Barney: Ted Mosby *wink* architect.

    • Barney: (From his letter) Dear... Resident, the time we spent together, however long it was, meant the world to me. I would love to see you again, but unfortunately, I cannot. You see, I am a ghost. I can only materialize once every decade on the anniversary of my death. I chose to spend my one day among the living with you, sweet... Resident. Perhaps we will meet again in another decade, provided you keep your figure. Until then, all my love from the beyond. Barney.

    • Barney: You're like God. There's nobody hotter than God.
      Ted: Hmmm, I love it when you quote scripture.

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Lily: Did you grow up in that Footloose town?

      Footloose is a 1984 movie that tells the story of Ren McCormick (played by Kevin Bacon), a teenager who was raised in Chicago and moves to a small town where the town government has banned dancing and rock music.

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