How I Met Your Mother

Season 4 Episode 8


Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 17, 2008 on CBS
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Episode Summary

A birthday party for one of Lily's co-workers leads to Robin connecting with a group of single partiers known as the "Woo Girls". Ted presents a plan for Goliath National Bank's new HQ.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Best Friend

    The word "Best Friend" should be questioned in How I Met Your Mother, Barney always claims himself as Ted's best friend, however he proves himself wrong in this episode. He was just so selfish and turned the job opportunity away from his self claimed best friend to a group of Swedish called Swen. Here gives an opportunity for Marshall Eriksen to let the audience know three of them are actually best friends, or just good friends, as the word "best friend" just refer to one, the best among the goods. Marshall convinced Barney that this is not the right thing to do, as friendship is more previous. Finally, this episode ended with a good ending, and Barney gave the job back to Red Mosby. I emphasized this morale as I personally experience the related experience, and I found this episode pretty relevant to my history. Therefore, I would like to give it a 10 out of 10.moreless
  • The Woooo episode

    At this time both Ted and Robin are going through hardships not relating to each other. At GNB Barney is leading a group to decide to build a new building. Barney tells Ted about this and Ted makes a pitch for the design. When you think that Ted was hired, Sven was actually hired. It was HIMYM storytelling. It was funny to see Ted as a wooo person. I also enjoyed Barney on the bull. I do wish that you could see Ted and Barney tie up Barney.

    Robin is going thorough some hard times herself with being out of a job. It's similar to what Marshall at the start of season 4. I could really relate to Robin as this time I was going through my own search for a job. Robin who is never much of a wooo girl herself becomes one. It was even funnier to see her like this then with Ted. One of the funnier parts is when Barney found out that there were some wooo girls at a bar with Robin and Lilly.

    While this was not as good as previous episode this was still a solid episode. It also set up future episodes.moreless
  • Robin becomes a "Woo Girl".

    "Woooo!" is such a fun How I Met Your Mother episode. In this episode, Robin doesn't want to hang out with Lily because Marshall is always there. I love how Lily invites Robin to a party in which Lily's friends is a woo "Woo Girl". I love how Robin becomes a "Woo girl" and Lily gets jealous and tries to be a "Woo Girl"' as well. It was kind of sad to see what the Woos really meant. I love how Lily decides to make more time for Robin without Marshall.I didn't really care for Barney hiring Ted, just to fire him, then hire him again. I did like the SVen part, but that was it. I give this episode a 9/10 because I really enjoyed Robin and Lily's plot.moreless
  • Who are you writers, and what have you done with this series?

    I first got hooked on How I Met Your Mother because it depicted a place and time realistically, only funnier. The characters were quirky (but not overly so) and not stereotypes, and the stories were original and usually specific to New York. It seemed like a group of twentysomethings might actually have a life like this, and use slang and made-up words in the same way. What I just watched, however, was unrecognizable as an episode of the same series.

    By adding unrealistic laugh-grabbing scenes (such as Sven's impossible architectural presentation) and exaggerated dialogue (like any scene with the girls in the bar), the writers have fundamentally changed what the series used to be about, and that is why I'm rapidly losing faith in this show. The laughs and the surprises have been harder to come by lately, and this episode had none of either. One scene-ending joke was actually just a series of rhymes. Can that really be called comedy?

    This show is struggling. Halfway through I almost turned it off. But I keep thinking it might improve....moreless
  • The Woo Girls.

    For some reason, the episodes that have to do with the group's work life don't ever really set well with me. So that's why the rating of the episode is pretty average. Although this episode was pretty eventful in Ted's work life. He gets a chance to design a building that would be part of the New York Skyline; Barney helps him get this opportunity, but also helps him lose it. Barney fell in to the charm of another architectural group: Sven, and Barney sold out Ted just so he can have a dinosaur building, when Marshall finds out, he urges Barney to fix the problem immediately. Meanwhile, Robin feels out of place and always hates it when she never can actually talk to Lilly alone without all the interruptions, including Marshall. So she joins the woo girls. The woo girls are party animals, but by the end, you find out the woo girls are very sad people, and Robin's one of them. Robin is unemployed and single; sometimes you have to woo once in a while when things aren't going so well with your life. Funniest scene is when Lilly & Robin find out what the "Woo's" really mean, and then Ted pops out of nowhere, hilarious. Barney does end up fixing the situation by the end, and Ted ends up getting the job. So a funny B plot, and a not so enjoyable A plot, but it was definitely eventful, which made this episode slightly above average.moreless
Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Jamie-Lynn Sigler


Guest Star

Krista Kalmus

Krista Kalmus


Guest Star

Erika Medina

Erika Medina


Guest Star

Bob Saget

Bob Saget

Voice of Ted, 2030

Recurring Role

Bryan Callen

Bryan Callen


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Barney: Sweden thinks they're so cool. (in a French accent) Oh, we are Swedish! With our croissants and our baguettes and our Eiffel Tower!
      Marshall: Dude, Sweden's not France. You know that, right?
      Barney: Oh, it's right.

    • Barney: What is your firm currently designing?
      Ted: The new York public library.
      Robin: Ted, that's amazing!
      Ted: No, it's the new public library in York, North Dakota. Their books are in two categories: fishin' and non fishin'.

    • Marshall: Hey, you wanna go to the current GNB building and pee on it a little?
      Ted: Yeah, I think I need that.

    • Jillian: Guys, the most embarrassing thing just happened. My boob accidentally fell out of my shirt—psyche! I whipped it out for a free drink!
      Girls: Woooo!
      Robin: So, Jillian, I hear when you're not flashing bartenders you teach the second grade. What's that like?

    • Barney: The world absolutely needs Woooo girls. If there were no Woo girls, there would be no Girls Gone Wild, no bachelorette parties, no Las Vegas poolside bars. All the things that you hold dearest, Lily, would be gone.
      Lily: Those are not the things…
      Barney: The souvenir shot glass industry would collapse. So would the body glitter industry... and the stretch Hummer limo industry. Tiny cowboy hats would only be worn by tiny cowboys. And when "Brown Eyed Girl" would come up on the jukebox, all you would hear would be silence... and "Brown Eyed Girl". But who would woo? Would you? Would you... woo?

    • Robin: Look, Lily, you're married, but I'm still single. I'm usually the third wheel to you and Marshall, and sometimes it's nice to go out with single women and do single women things.
      Lily: Like what?
      Robin: Like woo, Lily. Like woo.
      Lily: Hey, I can woo.
      Robin: That's not true.
      Lily: I could too.
      Robin: It's just not you.

    • Marshall: I love this! Drinking at work.
      Barney: We're basically mad men.
      Marshall: We are so Mad Men!
      Barney: I'm going to go slap a secretary on the ass.
      Marshall: Yes! That's exactly what they would do on that show!
      Barney: What show?

    • Lily: We saw you woo.
      Robin: Saw who woo?
      Lily: Saw you woo.
      Robin: I didn't woo.
      Lily: You did too.
      Robin: That's not true.
      Lily: Your nose just grew.

    • Robin: I love Marshall, but he's always 'talkblocking' me.

    • Lily: Oh, my God, Bitch, this is our anthem!
      Robin: Really, who sings this?
      Lily: Is LL Cool J still doing things?

    • Barney: (speaking to the board) So it's agreed, all ATM fees are now called 'Freedom Charges'.

  • NOTES (2)

    • The German episode title is "Woooo!". The French title is "Savez-vous dire Woooo?", meaning "Do You Know how to Say Woooo?". The Italian title is "Vita da single", meaning "Single Life".

    • International Airdates: Germany: December 19, 2009 on ProSieben; United Kingdom: January 28, 2010 on E4; Czech Republic: November 3, 2010 on Prima COOL


    • When Robin is lying about "wooing", Lily insists she is lying and says, "Your nose just grew." This is in reference to Carlo Collodi's fairy tale The Adventures of Pinocchio about a wooden puppet that comes to life and whose nose grows when he tells lies.