This is the first of 4 picspams about this LEGEN-wait for it-DARY couple.
Ted begins his search for his perfect mate. He is introduced to the ambitious young reporter Robin Scherbatsky, when Barney plays the game he invented to introduce Ted to women: "Hi, have you met Ted?" Ted quickly falls in love with Robin and thinks about settling down, but she isn't ready just as Barney. However, the viewers are told that, to Ted's children, Robin is their "aunt", not their mother. YAY! So Robin becomes a member of the gang thanks to Barney.
Ted: Hey, Barney, see that girl?
Barney: Oh, yeah. You just know she likes it dirty. Go say hi.
Ted: I can't just go say hi. I need a plan. I'm gonna wait until she goes to the bathroom, then I'll strategically place myself by the jukebox so that...
Barney: Hi, have you met Ted?
Robin: Hi. Let me guess. Ted.
Barney amuses himself by coaxing Robin into sacrificing her job by saying completely outlandish things on air live for a cash reward. I love him it's like a little davil behind her shoulder, and he calls Robin Baby all the time
Barney: Now, for your next challenge.
Robin: There is not going to be another challenge. I don't care how much you offer me.
Barney: Oh, search your soul, Robin. You and I both know this wasn't about the money. Sure, Metro News 1 pays you jack. And, hey, a little green salad on the side is good for you, me, and Mr. McGee.
Lily: Seriously, who taIks like that?
Barney: What baby really likes is the thrill of pulling one over... on those bean counters who under-appreciate you... and still haven't promoted you. And, so, for two more hundy-sticks, baby's gonna look in the camera... and say this.
Lily: Ewww I'm just assuming.
Robin: I gotta get back to work. See you.
Robin: Baby's gonna think about it.
Barney is on a date, but not into the girl. He asks Ted to call him in a little bit and pretend that he's at the hospital with an emergency. Ted starts calling Barney, but Robin does it instead. She's coming on to him on the phone, but Barney has to pretend its his Aunt Cathy and that Uncle Rudy was in the hospital for trying to build his own helicopter. The call is hilarious and Barney then leaves his date.
Robin: Hi there, sexy.
Barney: Hello, Aunt Kathy. What's up?
Robin: Oh, nothing. Just sitting here, thinking about you, hot stuff.
Barney: An accident? Well, is Uncle Rudy gonna be okay?
Robin: Aunt Kathy's got an itch that only you can scratch, big boy.
Barney: Oh, God! Why did he think he could build his own helicopter?
Robin: Come on, Daddy. Break me off a piece of that white chocolate.
Barney: Well, if he needs a transplant, he can have mine. I'll be right there.
1x14 ZIP, ZIP, ZIP
Barney is frustrated with Ted, having lost his wing man to cruise bars and pick up women. When Robin gives Barney an assist at a bar, Barney invites her to be his "bro" and hit the town. Robin agrees, even going so far as to "suit up" to go along. They go play laser tag, which they both love. Both are cheaters at Battleship. Robin helps Barney break the ice with a woman in the bar. Barney misreads this as interest in him by Robin and calls Ted to see if it will upset Ted if Barney makes a move on Robin. Ted says it's fine (he's in the middle of the seduction of Victoria). Barney and Robin go back to her place and she goes to get Battleship. Barney undresses, leading to an awkward confronation but makes a good point.
Barney: $100 says when you turn around I say, 'Wow!'
Robin: Barney, this is the third time you've hit on me by accident!
Barney: It's one of the many risks of the blind approach. It's usually a two-man operation where Ted signals if the target is hot. But Ted's too busy being in a lesbian relationship.
Robin: Why don't you just check out the girl's reflection in the bar mirror?
Barney: You can't... Wow!
Girl: Hey! What's taking so long?
Robin: I gotta go.
Barney: Not so fast, Scherbatsky. I like the way you think. That mirror thing. Simple. Elegant. Okay, limited time offer. I need a bro, for my bro-ings-on about town. How would you like to be said bro?
Robin: Well, as tempting as that sounds, I'm hanging out with my friend who just got dumped. She really needs some support, or a stranger's tongue down her throat. That seems healthy. All right! Guess I'm in.
Barney: You suited up!
Robin: Well, I figured if I'm gonna do this, I'm gonna do this right.
Robin: I'll lay down some cover fire. You make a run for it.
Barney: No! Leave no man behind. Either we all get out of here, or no one does.
Robin: Hello. Target acquired. Hottie by the jukebox.
Barney: Oh, good eye, Scherbatsky.
Barney: Let's get outta here. Let's go somewhere else.
Robin: Well, what happened?
Barney: Sometimes I like to do a little catch-and-release.
Robin: But why?
Barney: Leave no man behind. Either we all score, or no one scores. Right on.
Robin: Hey, you wanna go play Battleship?
Robin: What the hell are you doing?
Barney: I'm birthday-suiting up. I'm sorry. Did you want to undress me?
Robin: No! I thought we were just hanging out as friends!
Barney: Oh, come on! You have been throwing yourself at me all night!
Robin: Okay. You and me? That's insane. If you even thought about it for one second...
Barney: But I have thought about it for three seconds, and it makes a lot of sense. We both think the marriage-commitment thing's a drag. We both want something casual and fun. And we clearly get along really well.
Robin: Wow, that actually did make a lot of sense.
Robin: You're not gonna tell him, are you?
Barney: No. That's the bro code.
1x20 BEST PROM EVER
Marshall takes a picture of the girls with Barney. Then Barney surprises them with two corsages. So Robins starts to cry just a bit, because she never went to a prom before.
Barney: Two beautiful flowers for two beautiful flowers.
Lily: Aw. Sweet. Thank you. Oh, Robin, are you tearing up?
I'll back soon with the Season 2 Picspam! :)