It was the first day of college. Marshall is sitting on a bottom bunk bed, reading a magazine. The year is 1996. SagetTed says that Marshall was doing something a lot of college kids do. The way he's holding the magazine and hiding his hand, I really thought he was masturbating. With all of his clothes on. I just figured Marshall was really talented. ["Weirdly, I thought the same thing." -- Joe R] SagetTed says that what Marshall was doing was...let's just say, "Eating a sandwich." Ahhh, I get it. Smokin' the chronic! Marshall lifts up a little hoagie with two fingers and inhales some of it. He intakes some breath sharply and starts giggling. Ha ha. A dude in dreadlocks pokes his head in through the open door and says the Dean is coming and for Marshall to put out his "Sandwich." Marshall, panicked, sticks his hoagie in an ashtray and sprays air freshener. Teenaged Ted appears. "Hey!" he says. He's got on the fake John Lennon eyeglasses. Marshall, baked (on sandwich), thinks it's really the dean. He calls him "Sir." They shake hands. Ted introduces himself. Marshall calls him, "Dean Ted." Ted sniffs and says playfully, "Whoah, someone's been eatin' a sandwich!" Marshall pretends not to even know what a sandwich smells like. He freaks out a little. It's funny. Ted's happy to have top bunk. He reveals that he's Marshall's new roommate. Marshall is devastated, having to room with the dean and all. We side-whoosh for Marshall to needlessly explain that he didn't know Ted wasn't the dean until later that night. Side-whoosh right back to show Ted biting off the end of a really long hoagie. Marshall walks in on him. "You're not the dean!" Marshall says. They both giggle. True friendship!
Side-whoosh to MacLaren's. Robin says, "College. Good times." Blah Blah takes it as an insult since she didn't go to college. Damn, girl! Barney claps for the impending crazy action. Blah Blah says that while Robin was in college majoring in being "Freakin' beautiful," she was starting a business making handbags. She holds one up. It's quite a lot of peace sign. I think you could fit a bunch of actual hands in there. Barney says that's crazy! Blah Blah says she sells them in Japan. She asks if Robin has ever sold anything in Japan. I bet "Let's Go To The Mall" was huge in Japan! Robin doesn't own up to it. Robin offers to buy a handbag. Blah Blah says she doesn't have a distributor in the U.S. and thinks Robin's just rubbing it in. She asks why Robin is trying to undermine her in front of Ted. Barney is incredibly amused. Robin says that there's nothing going on between her and Ted and that Blah Blah has nothing to worry about. Blah Blah keeps turning the statements around on Robin. Blah Blah says that Robin is making all of them feel really uncomfortable. Ha! Ted asks Barney to please tell the story of how they met. Barney agrees to tell his story because it's "crazy!" and Blah Blah will love it.