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» » Kuidas ma kohtasin teie ema The Three Days Rule (2005–2014)

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Ted has just met a woman named Holli. He wants to call her right away, but Barney tells him he can't because of the "three day rule". To shut Barney up, Ted promises that he'll follow the rule and not call her for three days. Ted finds what he thinks is a loophole: he'll text her instead. But the one text leads to a series of texts over the course of the day that makes Ted discover that Holli may be his perfect girl. Will he tell her that he loves her? That's what Barney and Marshall believe will happen since it really is Barney and Marshall who Ted has been texting, and Barney and Marshall have been responding pretending to be Holli. Barney stole Ted's phone, into which he changed Holli's cell phone number for his own. Robin finds out about what Barney and Marshall have been doing. Believing it to be mean to their best friend, Robin tells Ted what they did. Ted seeks his revenge by texting back a message which will make Barney and Marshall wonder which of the two really is his best ...

Alyson Hannigan could not attend this episode and the following one due to her giving birth to her first child. This makes her the only member of the main cast not present in every episode of the series.

The girl Ted is pursuing is named Holly. The restaurant Marshall gets take out from is Generro's. "Holly Gennaro" is the name of John McClane's wife in Die Hard. The movie is referenced several times throughout the series.

While texting, a reference is made to a poem by Pablo Neruda. The poem cited is titled "And Because Love Battles". Pablo Neruda is also the poet whose book was found in How I Met Your Mother: The Naked Man (2008).

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    • Author: unmasked
    The episode already starts great when Barney makes it clear that it was Jesus who created the 3 days rule. All that bro talk to describe the resurrection if it happened without waiting for 3 days was just too good.

    Another fun thing was Ted's "naked lady sounds. Actually he sounded very much like Beavis and Butthead.

    Well all that sexting was too great after I found out that it was Marshall and Barney doing it. Even though they tried to make it feel less like they want to have sex with Ted they had Stan, a guy with a very awesome voice (Kevin Michael Richardson) help them.

    And I really laughed when Ted was going through conversation imagining all the things Holli was supposed to be doing and imagining Ted and Marshall instead (like the two reading architecture magazine in cheerleader uniforms).

    And him do a payback by saying that he has gay dreams about his best friend was great. So cute how they both were hoping Ted was talking about him
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    • Author: JoJolar
    Thankfully a massive step up in quality from the last episode

    Plot In A Paragraph: Ted has just met a woman named Holly at Maclarens and (as per Ted) he wants to call her right away, but Barney tells him he can't because of the "three day rule". Barney then proceeds to tell the gang the "True Story" of how it was Jesus that invented the "three day rule" at length. To shut Barney up, Ted promises that he'll follow the rule and not call her for three days. Ted finds what he thinks is a loophole: he'll text her instead. But the one text leads to a series of texts over the course of the day that makes Ted discover that Holly may be his perfect girl.

    If there was a secondary plot to Thai episode, I can't remember it because the main plot was so funny.

    A well done all round as "How I Met Your Mother" returns to form.
  • Episode cast overview:
    Josh Radnor Josh Radnor - Ted Mosby
    Jason Segel Jason Segel - Marshall Eriksen
    Cobie Smulders Cobie Smulders - Robin Scherbatsky
    Neil Patrick Harris Neil Patrick Harris - Barney Stinson
    Alyson Hannigan Alyson Hannigan - Lily Aldrin (credit only)
    Rebecca Budig Rebecca Budig - Holli
    Kevin Michael Richardson Kevin Michael Richardson - Stan
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