How I Met Your Mother s04e16 Episode Script

Sorry, Bro

Back 2009, your aunt Robin got a job hosting a morning show.
Which meant she had to get up kind of early.
How early? Morning,everybody.
Hey,Robin.
So you're actually doing it,huh? You're actually going to work at 2:00 a.
m.
I'm not doing it for me.
I'm doing it for the fans.
Who exactly are the fans of a show that airs at 4:00 in the morning? People getting up to host a show at 5:00 in the morning? Meth addicts who haven't sold their TVs yet? Strippers in that messy gray area between getting off work and getting their kids up for school? Them's my peeps.
All right, catch me up.
What's been going on? You know,the yoozh.
Really,the yoozh? Yes.
Robin,think of the funniest thing that has ever happened.
Got it.
Now double that.
So a chimpanzee wearing two tuxedos? Something even funnier than that happens to Marshall today.
Okay,first of all,there's nothing funnier than that.
Second of all,look, it's not that good a story.
Oh,come on,you guys.
You're four young active people living in the most exciting city on earth.
You telling me you have no stories for me? What can I say? Some weeks are just like that.
It's the same thing over and over.
A kid in my class ate some paste.
I used deceitful means to hook up with a less-than-intelligent girl.
My ex-girlfriend Karen moved to town.
It's just, it's all the same,Robin.
Karen's in town? - You have got to be kidding me! - No! Kids,I think I've told you about Karen.
She was my girlfriend in high school, and intermittently through college.
She was beautiful,smart.
I was madly in love with her.
The only problem was, Marshall and Lily were not.
I think it had something to do with every time Karen opened her mouth.
I love that you guys live in a dorm.
It's so American.
It's like,let's all eat baloney sandwiches and be racist.
Oh,my God,she was such a douche.
Dude,she was the heiress to the Massengill fortune.
She really wasn't that bad.
Of courseyouthink that.
She turned you into one of her douche zombies.
I want to eat your brain, but only if it's organic and grass-fed.
What? Will you pass the salt? Salt? So bourgeois.
Totally.
What's that thing? That's a TV,Karen.
I don't watch TV.
Totally.
You thought I actually bought tickets to WrestleMania? I was being ironic.
Totally.
I know that you were being ironic.
I too am being ironic.
Let's do this! What? That makeup didn't come off for a month.
I had to meet Lily's parents that way.
I've never looked like a bigger jackass.
Until today.
Tell the story.
Tell the story.
Tell the story Just let it go! Well,hold on.
Is it really funny? Robin,I am not kidding you.
I almost don't want you to hear it, because seriously, for the rest of your life, nothing else will ever be as funny and you will curse yourself for agreeing to ever hear it in the first place.
But seriously,you got to hear it.
It's so funny.
Fine.
I was at the company gym this morning playing basketball.
The guys I work with can be pretty brutal with their ridicule.
Hey,look at Wisniewski.
He's gonna cry.
Look at him.
Yeah,look at him.
I don't know.
I don't think knees aren't supposed to bend that way.
I think he might have tore his ACL.
Bro,the only thing that guy tore was his cervix or maybe his hymen.
Or his Fallopian tube.
Boom! I may have cleaned up the dialogue a little bit.
Anyways I go to my duffle bag to get out my work clothes Wait,wait,wait,wait.
I want to say it.
I want to say it.
I want to say it.
Fine.
You say it.
Marshall goes to his duffle bag to get out his work clothes, and No,no,no, you say it.
It's funnier if you say it.
No,let me say it.
No,no,you say it.
You say it.
Say it.
Same time.
No,no,no,you go.
You go.
- I forgot - Marshall forgot his pants! He forgot his pants.
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That's pretty funny.
It's no chimpanzee wearing two tuxedos.
I mean,what did he he forgot he put the first one on? Stupid monkey.
So Karen in New York.
Weird,right? Ted,you cannot get back together with Karen.
I never said I was going to get back together with her.
But I was thinking, she's new in town.
Would it be the worst thing in the world if I gave her a call? No,no,Ted,it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.
It would be the fourth worst thing.
Super volcano.
An asteroid hits the Earth.
All footage of Evel Knievel is lost.
Ted calls Karen.
Lily gets eaten by a shark.
I'm Lily and I approve the order of that list.
You don't know the whole story.
Ted and Karen were off and on all through college, and it always went the same way.
They'd be having fun, douching it up, and then one day I know you think pepperoni is fascist and you're totally right,so I Oh,my God! Karen! Sorry,bro.
Before you say anything, I think that you should read Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal.
Okay.
So then they break up.
Ted would be all depressed and we would wait the appropriate amount of time and then we'd would tell him how we really felt.
Karen and I broke up.
- We hated her! - Bitch had to go! And then Ted would build up a head of steam and finally take the bus to Providence to give Karen a piece of his mind.
- How'd it go? - Great.
Look who's back.
- Karen.
- Karen.
And then,sure enough, the whole thing would start all over again.
Make that 10,002 Maniacs, because I got us Natalie Merchant tick Sorry,bro.
So she would come visit you at school and the second you turned your back she would bring guys back toyourdorm room? Respect.
Okay,I was an idiot.
She was my first real girlfriend.
I was madly in love with her.
We all did stuff we regret in college.
Junior year Marshall grew a soul patch, wore a rasta hat, and asked everyone to call him M.
J.
Smooth.
I don't regret that for one second.
So you guys absolutely don't think I should call her? - Ted,no.
- Get it through your thick skull.
Okay,okay,fine, I won't.
Interesting piece of trivia: I called her.
- You idiot! - What are you doing? The pants story.
I can't believe you called her.
Why don't you just ask her to lunch while you're at it? Because,Lily, I'm not going to ask her out to lunch again.
You asked her to lunch? Why would anyone want to have lunch with their ex? Glad you asked,Marshall.
There are four possible motives behind an "ex lunch.
" They want to get back together.
Oh,like my high school boyfriend Scooter.
Lilies,clever.
I'm sorry I don't have a scooter for you.
My God,that's funny! Forgot how funny you are.
- Where is that waiter? - Why? You like waiters? I can be a waiter.
I'm going to be the greatest waiter on this earth, and then you'll love me.
They want to kill you.
Like when I had lunch with Wendy.
I'm glad we could finally do this.
You know,after the ninth time you rescheduled on me, I almost gave up on you.
But you didn't.
You just kept on trying.
By the way,there's something I've been meaning to give you.
Gun! She's got a gun! It-it's a tie.
They actually do want to give you your stuff back.
Like when I had lunch with Curt.
By the way,there's something I've been meaning to give you.
My snub-nosed.
38 police special! I knew I left that somewhere.
Every time I watch the news, I'm like, "Oops,hope that wasn't my gun.
" Breaking up was the right choice.
Or #4: to rub your face in how great they're doing.
Like my lunch with Nicole Barsamian.
- Who's Nicole Barsamian? - My ex.
Hello,Nicole.
You look well,Marshall.
You look okay,I guess.
- I'm seeing someone.
- Already? Who? Lee Roberts.
He reads at a fifth grade level.
You have to cancel the lunch.
I would definitely do that, definitely except I already had it.
Robin,I'm going to need to borrow the butt of your gun.
I actually lost it again.
Can you believe that? How could break bread with that woman? It was just lunch,and you know she doesn't eat wheat.
We had a great time catching up.
We even laughed about what jerks we were back then.
I can't believe I had a beret for each day of the week.
I can't believe I had an iron-on image of Moli? re on my backpack.
Man,we were pretentious.
So pretentious.
What can I get you? Um, I don't want to cause a scene, but your wine list has a Chteauneuf-du-Pape listed under the "Ctes du Provence.
" You might want to alert your sommelier.
And for you? I hate to go off-menu, but can you bring us somebruschett with freshmozzarell? Grazie.
It was great.
It was great.
I mean,there was one weird moment towards the end.
Yeah,how do you say good-bye in those situations? A kiss on the cheek is too familiar.
A handshake is too formal.
And a hug is just like a public dry hump.
I think you're hugging wrong.
So what happened? Well Schopenhauer made a saucy little argument in which he posited Ted,honey,I want you to go outside and bite the curb.
I'll be out in a minute.
Hey,Karen was the first girl I ever loved.
Okay? And after the year I've had, I - I don't know, I guess having lunch with her just reminded me of what it was like to be 18 and have my whole life figured out.
And I would like to remind everyone that at least I was wearing pants,Marshall.
No! No,no,no! You can't just go changing the subject like that.
Oh,yeah,the pants story.
Pants story bomaye! Pants story bomaye! There's no story! I had a little situation, so I called Lily.
And just refresh us; what was that situation? I forgot my pants.
What do you mean you forgot your pants? I forgot them.
Now,I need you to bring me some.
What about your spare pants? Last Thursday, the mustard incident.
Jeez,woman,you have the memory of a goldfish.
No,Ted,you're not getting off that easy.
Marshall's pants story, while amusing Amusing? Try very amusing.
Is nothing compared to this Karen madness.
Finish your story.
What? That's it.
It was just one kiss in the restaurant.
Why did you say "in the restaurant?" Did you kiss somewhere else? Like where,in a tree? No,Lily,we did not make out in a tree.
What's with this one? Oh,Ted.
What did you do? Ted,how could you? Ted,Marshall forgot to bring his pants to work today, and you're still the stupidest person at this table.
Okay,Lily,let's be honest.
We both know your real motivation here.
You hate Karen because she lingered.
You son of a bitch.
What do you mean she lingered? February 5,1998.
I was painting Oh,sorry.
I Sorry.
I You know,that color palette is a bit derivative of early Van Gogh, don't you think? Cheat on Ted, criticize my painting, whatever,that's your business.
But I catch you peeping on my man's junk and youlinger? You gots to get got.
The game is the game.
In Karen's defense, I had just worked out.
Why'd you have to paint Marshall nude anyway? Because he ate my bowl of fruit.
Look,the point is, Karen is a dirty linger, and you cannot bring her back into our lives.
Relax,it was just that one night! And the next three after that.
And one morning.
But at least I had pants on,Marshall.
Although,actually,I didn't.
Wait,this happened in our apartment? Where was I? You know those sleeping pills you're taking to keep on your crazy new schedule? I think they're stronger than you realize.
LaFontaine gets the puck to Turgeon.
Turgeon shoots.
Glove save.
Hey,Ted.
Hey,Lily.
Don't worry.
I won't tell Marshall.
I'm gonna grab a beer.
You want one? Beer.
I'll start decanting the Bordeaux.
Ted,sure it's fun to look back at a time when you were a fresh-faced farm girl with a virgin's glow.
But all that stuff-- Ohio,Karen,college-- all that was BS.
"Before Stinson.
" Now your life is awesome! I mean,yeah,you still live with your ex-girlfriend, which is ridiculous.
Your laser tag chops are almost nonexistent.
And your wardrobe, it's like,what, are you allergic to quality fabrics? Seriously,Ted,shape up.
What were we talking about? So what's next with this broad? Oh,please, the story's already written.
Ted is Charlie Brown trying to kick the football and Karen's Lucy, who pulls it away at the last second and has sex with it.
You guys know what I mean.
Ted's gonna fall in love, and then Karen's gonna cheat on him with some meathead, who's like "Sorry,bro.
" Wrong,wrong,wrong! You must have left the right answer in your pants, Marshall, because that's exactly what didn't happen.
Because here's what happened.
One afternoon, we were at Karen's place Karen? Oh,my God.
How could you? Sorry,bro.
So this time, the meathead Karen was cheating with was me,Ted.
Me, Ted.
Remember that time Marshall forgot his pants? Damn it,Ted! You quit trying to change the subject.
You crossed the line.
You are complicit in breaking some poor guy's heart.
And you, you of all people know exactly how that feels.
- You really don't want to tell the pants story,do you? - What? Pants,pants,pants,pants,pants, pants,pants, pants,pants,p-p Fine! Okay? So,Lily came down to the office to bring me my pants And why did she have to do that? Because I forgot my pants.
Lily,what are you doing here? Oh,I'm here to give Marshall something.
Here togivehim something.
Gotcha.
Nice.
Yeah,but I-I'm in a hurry.
Can I just give it to you? Sure,okay.
A - And then you'll give it to him? Wait,oh,hey.
I don't know about all that.
I mean,yours would have to be really good.
- What are you talking about? - What are you talking about? M - Marshall forgot his pants, so I'm bringing him a new pair.
Marshall forgot his pants.
Well,it's a good thing that you came by because he has a really important meeting today, and it would be pretty embarrassing and not at all funny if he were to show up not wearing pants.
- So I'll make sure he gets these.
- Great.
Thanks,Barney.
And you didn't give him his pants.
Theodore Evelyn Mosby.
Of course I gave him his pants.
I gave Lily my word.
My word is oak.
Though I did make some alterations.
Now,as you'll see on page 44 of the contract Uh,hey,Eriksen, when did you join AC/DC? Now,can we please just turn to page 44 of the contract.
Hey,Eriksen, I think theOliver Twist auditions are down the hall! Hey,Eriksen, please,sir,may I have some more pants? More pan That's it? That's the whole story? So what happened with Karen? I'll finish it for you.
Ted left without saying anything and Karen got exactly what she wanted.
Not this time.
So you have a boyfriend? We've been drifting apart for a long time.
I've been meaning to break up with him.
God,Karen, you are unbelievable.
You don't have the guts to break up with someone like a decent human being, so instead you pull this crap.
Okay,you're right.
I'm great with books.
I'm great with art.
I'm great with identifying French wines from within a mile of where the grapes are grown.
But I'm really bad when it comes to looking someone in the eye and telling them the truth about how I feel.
Well,we're both bad at that.
But I think we both need to change.
So,um,why don't I go first? Karen you're a really hurtful and reckless person, and I never want to see you or speak to you again.
Au revoir.
Ted,wait.
Actually,"au revoir"means "until we see each other again.
" So,I'm assuming that you mean we will in fact see each other again? Sorry,bro.
- Yes.
- Thank you.
Thank you.
- Bravo.
- Ted,I am impressed with you.
You,too,Marshall.
Have you been wearing those all day? They show off my calves.
Pants story.
Tell it again.
You know,maybe it was good you called Karen.
It definitely was.
And not just for me, but for her,too.
Later that night, she sat down with Jerry, and she had the break-up talk she always avoided with me.
So you see,kids, sometimes when you have to have a tough conversation, the best thing to do Wait a second.
Wait a second.
You said you were never gonna talk to Karen again,right? Yeah.
Then how do you know she took your advice? Oh,right.
Well,about that After she broke up with that dude,she called me, we went out, we hooked up,and we've been dating ever since.
We're really seeing eye to eye, and this time, I don't know,it just feels different somehow.
Here she comes now.
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