How I Met Your Mother

Season 1 Episode 14

Zip, Zip, Zip

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Feb 06, 2006 on CBS
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After agreeing to take things slowly and not have sex for a month, Ted and Victoria decide that they have waited long enough.

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  • Jokes galore

    This episode had the entire package; jokes, ironic situations, and character development. The whole sequence with everyone bagging on Ted, wow, priceless. It was just one thing after another. Barney's joke about the only reason you wait a month for sex? That's one of the best jokes I'd heard in a while. And then when Robin and Barney went bro bro with each other, and inversely were piling on jokes about him, laugh out loud funny.

    At the same time, and for once, the episode didn't focus on Ted. It delved into the people that are affected by his new relationship with Victoria. Most notably Marshall and Lilly, who questioned their fire with each other as a result of Ted being ultra romantic with Victoria. And then ironically it was through being content with each other that they got themselves in a situation to experience something new in their nine year and counting relationship. And of course Ted's make out session with Victoria was the trigger for that.

    At the same time Robin's also being effected. She's clearly harboring feelings for him, and she accidentally spilt this information to the one guy no one wants to trust secrets with, Barney. You can't help but feel this is going to be pocketed for a set up in the future.

    In the short time that I've been binging on How I Met Your Mother I'm amazed at how much quality writing can be packed into just half an hour. This is one of its shining examples.moreless
  • The start of Ted's and Victoria in realtionship

    This was another wonderful episode that was slightly down from the last episode. I think it was interesting or maybe nice that Ted and Victoria decided to go slowly in their relationship. When they finally get things forward, I like that Barney and Lilly were in the next room and that Ted and Victoria didn't find out. I think that seeds were planed earlier in this season began to grow a little bit. Some took longer to grow. Some like Robin and Barney. I enjoyed Robin and Barney hanging out together. When you watch all the episodes, you appreciate this more. Things like this is why I like the show this much. When you watch the scenes with Lilly and Robin, don't take them lightly. This was an overall good episode that you appreciate more with time.moreless
  • Ted takes the risk of taking it slow with Victoria and Robin becomes Barney's wingwoman.

    Ted and Victoria have officially started dating and Robin's not happy about it. She becomes Barney's new wingman for the night as the two play laser tag, share a smoke, and discuss her feelings for Ted. I think this is the time Barney really develops sort of a "crush" on Robin as he isn't the most supportive of Ted & Robin's Season 2 relationship, but we'll get to that later. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily were supposed to be heading to a bed-and-breakfast to celebrate nine years together. However, they got lazy and decided to stay home. But they are trapped in the bathroom when Ted and Victoria, who originally were going to take it slow, get it on in the living room. When they finally take it the bedroom, Marshall and Lily are able to get some fresh air. But that's not before Lily went to the bathroom in front of Marshall for the first time. (See, they're not out of "firsts"!) I don't see how neither Ted or Victoria didn't hear one of them, but oh well. Nice episode as Ted & Victoria's relationship develops, and even Barney and Robin get closer. I'd rather them be together than Ted and Robin. (Sorry!)moreless
  • Lily and Marshall think they have the apartment to themselves until Ted and Victoria show up.

    "Zip, Zip, Zip" is a hilarious How I Met Your Mother episode. In this episode, Lily and Marshall plan to go to a bed and breakfast but decide to skip it, go back to the apartment, and have the apartment to themselves for the weekend. It's funny how Ted thinks that the apartment is empty for the weekend so invites Stella over. I love how Lily and Marshall are stuck in the bathroom and they spy on Ted and Marshall. I love how Lily and Marshall were worrying about running out of "firsts" and so she pees in front of Marshall. It's hilarious because later, Marshall holds in his pee, and doesn't pee until after Lily's gone. I love how Lily and Marshall make fun of Ted and Victoria. I also enjoy the Robin and Barney subplot. I love how Robin suits up and plays laser-tag with Barney. I give this episode a 10/10.moreless
  • another awesome episode

    I love this show. I hope it stays on for a long time. The Barney quote about waiting a month for sex if she is 17 years and 11 months old blew my socks off. I just can't get enough of barney. Or ted and robin for that matter, or the rest of the cast. awesome show. way to go.
Sarah Loew

Sarah Loew

Dumped Friend

Guest Star

Vivian Bang

Vivian Bang


Guest Star

Bob Saget

Bob Saget

Voice of Ted, 2030

Recurring Role

Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • If Lilly really wants Marshall to not look at her pee, why didn't she ask him to go behind the bath tub curtain for a while?

    • Lily doesn't want to use the restroom in front of Marshall because she is afraid it will change things and because she's never done it before. However, Marshall previously helped Lily when she needed to go while she was dressed like the parrot because it was an elaborate costume.

    • When Barney strips down in Robin's apartment he starts by taking off his belt and throwing to the ground but, when Robin confronts him and Barney puts back on his pants the belt is already on them without Barney having had the time to it back on.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Marshall: It's been 45 minutes. We could've had sex three times by now!
      Lily: Try five! (they high five)

    • Barney: It makes a lot of sense! We both think that marriage commitment thing it's a drag, we both want something casual and fun and we clearly get along really well.
      Robin: Uau, that actually give a lot of sense!

    • Robin: No. I thought we're just hanging out as friends.
      Barney: Oh, come on. You've been throwing yourself at me all night.
      Robin: What? I did the opposite, I threw some other girl at you.
      Barney: You invited me up to your apartment to play Battleship. Is that not an international recognized term for sex?

    • Ted: (narrating) When you meet someone special, suddenly life's full of firsts: the first kiss, the first night together, the first weekend together. For me, all those firsts happened within 48 hours of meeting Victoria.

    • Robin: Well, it looks like it's gonna be just you and me.
      Barney: Really!?
      Robin: (a bit surprised) Actually, I was talking to my martini.

    • Barney: The only reason to wait a month for sex is if she's 17 years, 11 months old.

    • Barney: It's quid pro bro.

    • Robin: What the hell are you doing?
      Barney: I'm birthday suiting up!

    • Lily: Baby, I need to do something and I can't do it in front of you. It will change the nature of our relationship.
      Marshall: What is it?
      Lily: I need to pee.
      Marshall: This is bad We've gone nine years without peeing in front of each other.

    • (in the laser tag arena)
      Barney: Don't be a hero, Scherbatsky!
      Robin: See you on the other side.
      Both: Yaahhhhh! Charging!
      Barney: (Both got shot) Damn, wanna get a soft pretzel?
      Robin: Sure.

    • Lily: I need a drink, do we have any cough syrup in here?

    • Robin: Come on, Ted can't be need to have sex to get pregnant.

    • Barney: (to Robin) You suited up!

  • NOTES (3)

    • The German episode title is "Nur nichts überstürzen", meaning "But Don't Rush". The French episode title is "La Bataille navale", meaning "Naval Battle" (Bataille navale is also their name for the game Battleship). The Italian title is "La prima volta", meaning "The First Time".

    • International Airdates: New Zealand: April 7, 2007 on TV3; Czech Republic: December 21, 2009 on Prima COOL

    • Cobie Smulders injured an ankle while shooting the laser-tag scene.


    • Lily: I drank a Big Gulp of Mountain Dew during the Quantum Leap marathon.
      Marshall: Oh, boy!

      On Quantum Leap, Dr. Sam Beckett's catch phrase upon leaping in (usually in some dire or embarrassing situation) was to moan, "Oh, boy!"

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