Side whoosh. A little girl, presumably Robin's sister, is asking elementary school Robin to watch cartoons with her. Robin, sitting at a little table, says that she goes to school all week and she just wants to sit down and read Highlights and drink her juice. Side-whoosh back to Robin saying she likes kids. She also says she likes cars, but that doesn't mean she wants to push a Ferrari through her vagina. Wow. Powerful image there, Scherbatsky. "Shotgun," Barney announces. Marshall laughs. The laugh track, not so much. Marshall says that if they were friends with Garfield, they wouldn't try to set him up with Mondays. Lily laughs and the laugh track is very ambivalent. I don't think the laugh track is really digging this episode so far. Robin decides she wants to meet this guy and that the kid doesn't matter. Robin asks what her "but" is. In voice-over they all offer their opinion. Ted: Robin's afraid of commitment. Lily: She's a gun nut. Barney: She's Canadian. Marshall: She doesn't like Field of Dreams. Out loud, they all insist she doesn't have a "but."
Ba ba pa pa!
MacLaren's. Barney has a brand-new scheme. Wanna guess what it is? Too late! Eye patches. Wrap your head around that. Or, er, wrap the eye patch around your head. Barney puts one on and hands the other to Ted. He says it's the ultimate ice breaker. Long story about how they're joggers in Central Park who rescued a baby from escaped snakes. Ted asks why they have eye patches. Barney says they got bit. Both of them. In the eye. "Patch up!" Barney demands. Ted won't.
Robin's date with George. They're walking down the street. Immediate cut to Robin at the apartment telling Lily that George is great. "But..." Robin accidentally said on her date that she can't wait to meet the kid. She doesn't know why she said that. Lily, dressed like she wants to be a genie in a bottle, doesn't think this is so bad. Robin asks why the kid is even hanging around and not living with his mother. She asks what kind of lawyer wins the kid for the father. A good one, Lily tells her. Robin realizes that getting the kid is winning.