Watch now. Title: The Naked Man 24 Nov Ted is relaying to his children the story of how he moved on to the next woman after Stella left him right before the wedding. Her name was Vicky, a woman he saw every day in the elevator. After a week of furtive glances, he asked her out to which she accepted. Based on a ploy by Robin's latest date to sleep with her the ploy called "the naked man" , the gang discuss the effectiveness of the ploy and the role of sex in their respective lives.
"The Naked Man"
HIMYM episode 4x09 Images Ted walks in on Robin's date, Mitch, attempting to perform a technique he's dubbed "The Naked Man", to pick up girls. When the gang find out that it worked on Robin, Lily, Barney and Ted all attempt it. He comes home later that day, passing by Robin talking on the phone outside. When he enters his apartment, he finds Mitch , Robin's blind date, sitting naked on the couch. After an awkward exchange, Ted leaves and tells Mitch to take the seat cushion he's on with him, as it's trash now. After hearing from Lily that the blind date had been going badly, Ted goes back and confronts Mitch again, who tells Ted about his "move", The Naked Man , where one takes advantage of a distraction in order to get naked in front of their date in hopes of sex, by means of confidence or by pity. Ted tells the gang about the move's effectiveness "two out of three times", Mitch says , and they proceed to rebuff the claim. Worried that Robin may shoot Mitch, they storm back to Ted's apartment to find a makeshift "Do not disturb" sign hanging from the doorknob.
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Has anybody out there tried the Naked Man? It seems like it would take some, uh, cojones to pull it off. How many people can just "ta-da! The sheer preposterousness of the Naked Man makes it an excellent metaphor for risk-taking, which is just what Ted needs to do to get back out there after the Stella debacle. The Naked Man is a last-ditch, Hail-Mary move that a man can use to try to salvage a first date that's not going so well. Why not just strip naked and see what happens?
Posted on Nov 23, in Episode Discussion , how i met your mother , Season 4 2 comments. Very funny episode. I honestly was afraid it might be a little too edgy but they kept it clean enough. If I had to rate the show, I would give it 4.