How I Met Your Mother

Season 5 Episode 14

The Perfect Week

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Feb 01, 2010 on CBS

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  • The perfect episode.

    I didn't think this episode was much in the beginning but the angle they took with this episode was simply amazing. Barney is nervous about something so he imagines a sports caster interviewing him on the last week he had, and hilarity ensues. It's in a baseball game format when Barney bets he can sleep with 7 girls in seven days, no rejections or he has to start over. Meanwhile Lilly finds out that he might be getting fired which is why he's doing what he's doing. Marshall and Lilly think they have found the perfect couple until they reveal something a bit disturbing about themselves. They share a toothbrush, which becomes a running gag in the episode especially when they realize that Ted used the toothbrush as well, and Robin used it frequently when she was dating Ted. Robin goes on a date with a guy named Dale, who is a total nerd and she is planning to reject him when he calls, until he doesn't end up calling which is making her want him more & more. Ted has a student that he accidentally made fun of named Cook Poo, it all leads down to Cook Poo dropping out of his classroom, and that's the firs student that's ever dropped his class. The group makes fun of her name throughout the whole episode every time Cook Poo is mentioned. The group making fun of the name got old real fast, but the end made up for it, when Ted accidentally makes fun of her name again while she is at the bar. I love how this episode all revolved the sports caster, someone in Barney's imagination. And it all revolves around Barney's job being on the line. The group keeps jinxing Barney's chances with his last night with his seventh girl, in the end, they all work together to get Barney his 7th girl. He ends up getting her in the end, and Marshall makes "The Perfect Week" hats. In the end, Barney doesn't get fired. Development? No. Hilarity? Yes. A hysterical episode, all plots shined.