Lily's at school when she gets a call from Ted, seeking advice. She tells Ted that the only people that like their teachers -- Ted: "I liked my teachers" -- are dorks. We pan out to see a student polishing Lily's shoes. She looks at him sweetly and says, "Except for you, Miles." She tells Ted to embrace the hatred, which has fear behind it. Fear that he can use, like she did with Johnny Marley. She finishes the story by cutting to kids sleeping during naptime. Johnny wakes up to find his stuffed horse's head on his nap mat. Ted tells her she's a psychopath, and she channels Marlon Brando as she agrees.
MacLaren's. Ted tells Lily that he threatened his protesting class that if they don't show up the next day, they'll get an F. He says he technically can't give them an F for not showing up, but it does have a scary ring to it. Robin joins them, and Lily asks who Robin slept with. She says Randy, but Lily wants to know "Where's the poop, Robin? Robin admits she didn't sleep with anyone; she actually filmed a commercial, just like Becky. Ted asks why she didn't tell them, so we get to see her commercial. She's a nurse, helping an old lady into a chair as an announcer says that bladder trouble is embarrassing, uncomfortable and can affect anyone; in fact, Nurse Robin says she's going to the bathroom right now. She totally "ahhhhhh"s as she pees herself in the commercial. It's quite disturbing. Back at MacLaren's, Ted cannot wait to see it, but Robin hopes it won't make it to air. Saget!Ted: "It ran for seven years."
In Marshall's trashed office, Randy tells Marshall he wins, and that trashing the office was probably a mistake. It's just that making beer has been his dream for as long as he can remember. He offers Marshall a Wharmpess, which really does look like pee, and I thought that's where they were going with this, which would force Marshall to fire him. But, instead, Marshall loves the beer and fires Randy so that he can go make more of it. Saget!Ted says his class had the highest attendance ever the next day, and Randy started a brewery. "Now you can have a Wharmpess at every bar in America." Which is sort of true. Marshall finally films his segment for the commercial: "I care about making dreams come true."
I think there are a number of reasons this episode doesn't really work: 1. Not enough Barney. 2. Nothing really matters. I mean, do we care if Randy gets fired or Ted's class hates him (especially since I didn't even realize he was still teaching)? 3. It just wasn't that funny. I want to think Will Forte is hilarious, and he definitely is as Jenna's boyfriend, Paul. But this character doesn't do much for me. And neither does Zoey. 4. This show's at its funniest when the focus is more on the gang interacting with each other, rather than adding these outlying characters like Zoey, Arthur and Paul, who can work when they're the only one in the episode, but not when they get more airtime than Barney.