Episode PremiereNovember 21, 2011
Show Period2005 - 2014
Production CompanyFox TV
Cast and Crew
ScreenwriterCarter Bays, Craig Thomas
- Alyson Hannigan as Lily Aldrin
- Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson
- Josh Radnor as Ted Mosby
- Jason Segel as Marshall Eriksen
- Cobie Smulders as Robin Scherbatsky
- Cristin Milioti as The Mother / Tracy McConnell
- Lyndsy Fonseca as Daughter
- David Henrie as Son
- Wayne Brady
It is Thanksgiving and Ted and Barney swear that theyâ€™re done with girls because of Tedâ€™s string of failed relationships and Barneyâ€™s messy break-up with Nora. In this unstable state, they devise a brilliant plan: they should adopt a child together and itâ€™ll be drama-free because theyâ€™re bros. However, Ted and Barney slowly spiral into couple-like behavior and have a huge argument with Ted telling Barney that heâ€™s unfit to be a father.
When Barney shows up at the house with an actual baby, the gang is very alarmed. They discover the baby belongs to a friend of Jamesâ€™s (Barneyâ€™s brother). Ted and Barney are pulled back into reality when James tells them to be patient because they will soon meet the right person. In a surprising twist, Robin tells Barney that sheâ€™s pregnant. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily officially decide to move to the suburbs when they see how nice and spacious the house is compared to their cramped apartment in the city, despite Robinâ€™s protests to the contrary.