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How I Met Your Mother Episode: "Woooo!"

Season 4, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: Robin reunites with a group of party-hearty single girlfriends known as the "Woo Girls." Meanwhile, Ted submits to Barney a design for his company's new headquarters. Jamie-Lynn Sigler guest stars.
Original Air Date: Nov 17, 2008
Guest Cast Bryan Callen Kevin Christy Jamie-Lynn Sigler
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Season 4, Episode 8
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Length: 21:37
Aired: 11/17/2008
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How I Met Your Mother Episode Recap: "Woooo!" Season 4, Episode 8

Oh, party girls. Long have they gone without a proper name. Thank god for How I Met Your Mother then. This week, a still jobless and homeless Robin discovers the benefits of single gal pals, while Ted, also in need of a pick-me-up, found himself this-close to designing a building for Barney's company. Did he get the job? Is Robin a full-fledged party animal now? Let's find out!

Still not having made any progress on the job- or home-searching front, Robin's feeling "adrift," FutureTed tells us, and is fighting for some QT with Lily. Marshall's been "talkblocking" all their girl time, forcing Robin's to talk in generic code, but not very well as Marshall decodes them quite capably. Lily's already got plans to go to her coworker Jillian's (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) birthday party and invites Robin.

Barney shows up to deliver some awesome news to Ted. Goliath National Bank is in need of new downtown headquarters and Barney has suggested Ted Mosby, Architect, to design the skyscraper (a dream of Ted's to create one for the NYC skyline) in lieu of avant garde Swedish (or French, according to Barney) group, the Sven Architecture Collective. This being the best news since Stella ditched him and a huge step for his career, Ted's on board with the idea, as is Marshall, because if Ted gets the gig, the three of them can go on "conference calls" together, aka drink beer on the roof and then throw the beer cans at pigeons. "We're basically Mad Men." Heh.

Party time! Robin and Lily, in a puke-tastic psychedelic parrot dress (seriously, guys, I know she's pregnant, but c'mon!), show up to Giddy Ups to meet Jillian and her buds, and to Lily's horror, Jillian's a Woooo! Girl, one of the enormous breed of single ladies named for the distinctive signature sound they screech for, well, basically anything. If you're not one, then I'm sure you've encountered or gone deaf from them at some point in your life. These types of gals are, of course, right up Barney's alley, who bounces to Giddy Ups when Marshall shares Jillian is a Woooo! Girl. "The world absolutely needs Woooo! Girls." Um, not really, but I guess they are essential to the stretch limo industry and Joe Francis' bank account.

Meanwhile, Ted delivers a stellar presentation of his design in front of the board. Thinking he's nabbed it, he asks Barney for the good news outside on the steps of the apartment, but Barney says they've gone with Sven. Do you hear that? It's Robin wooing in a stretch limo. Barely settled inside MacLaren's, Marshall, Ted and Barney take off to pee on the current GNB building out of protest. Un-wooed, Robin shows up to get berated, in woo-rhyming fashion, by Lily for her earpiercing antics. She breaks it to Lily that she needs to Woooo! because Lily's married and she feels like a third wheel.

The next day, Marshall learns from Bilson that it was Barney who nixed the deal on Ted's design in favor of...Sven's. The trio's Euro rave presentation (complete with a key-tar) for a fire-breathing T-Rex office blew Barney's mind, but what sold him for sure was an office in the brain of the dino. I mean, who wouldn't want that? Marshall's peeved and locks Barney on the roof, with a flock of angry pigeons. Pigeons are damn freaky.

Back at Giddy Ups, Robin's wooing yet again, cowboy hat and all, only this time, Lily shows up, with a fireman's hat. Oh, Lilypad. She tries to fit in with proper Woooo! Girl skank talk, but bursts the bubble with "You're all a bunch of prostitutes! You probably have STDs!" Lily's bummed about slowly losing her status as Robin's BFF, but Robin tells her she's got nothing to worry about. She may be married, but she's not a loser. The losers are the Woooo! Girls themselves who have nothing good in their lives besides wooing. Behind the happy woos are the awful truths: crying in the shower, never had a second date, never will be a mom, secretly in love with Jillian, and for Ted, his career and love life heading nowhere. Robin is just like them, a lost creature who needs to woo once in a while, but when she wants something real, it's all Lily.

After not hitting it off with Sven Cubed on the roof, Barney shows up to Giddy Ups to deliver actual good news to Ted this time. Telling him, the board "wants you to be happy," Barney says Ted's gotten the go-ahead to create the new GNB HQs. As he's about to plead guilty to denying Ted the job in the first place, Marshall steps in to say it was Bilson who didn't want Ted. "You deserve a bye," he tells Barney. Only for 10 minutes, apparently. Barney's punishment? Tied to the mechanical bull on the "paint mixer" setting for three hours. Totally trumps pigeons! So thrown (no pun intended) by the time he's untied, he can't even volunteer for a three-way with Jillian and her suitor (suitress?).

Ah, one for the laughs. One of the things this show does best is its commentaries on social groups, which they nail to a tee, especially Woooo! Girls in relation to Robin's current empty situation. Well-played, guys, well-played. Plus, it's always nice to explore the Lily and Robin friendship, so infrequently covered, but just as awesome in its own right. Barney selling out Ted was a tad, off, but this is also the guy who orders zany gadgets en masse from Sky Mall.

What did you think? Was the commentary on Woooo! Girls spot on? Do you know a Woooo! Girl, or were you one? When will Robin get out of her funk? Is an office in the head of a T-Rex building your ideal locale? Did you enjoy "Fire, Marshall" as much as I did? Do you go on "conference calls" too? Does Sweden = France?

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Oh, party girls. Long have they gone without a proper name. Thank god for How I Met Your Mother then. This week, a still jobless and homeless Robin discovers the benefits of single gal pals, while Ted, also in need of a pick-me-up, found himself this-close to designing a building for Barney's company. Did he get the job? Is Robin a full-fledged party animal now? Let's find out!
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