Barney proclaims Ted's decision "awesome," proving Marshall and I are right about this casual sex thing (particularly with people you can't stand). He then asks Ted which pose he'll assume to display his Naked Man. Barney was thinking about the "Superman". Ted asks his opinion on the "Captain Morgan", and I thank heaven for Vicky's rather gaudy conch sculpture, because all I can think about now is that Seinfeld episode about good naked versus bad naked, and I'm telling you, the Captain Morgan's got to be bad naked. Barney tries out the "Oops, I didn't see you there." Ted (and the blessed sculpture) tries out "The Thinker". Barney does the "Heisman". My husband's been doing that one off and on for the last 24 hours. Ted suggests "Mr. Clean". Barney counters with the "Burt Reynolds" (not terribly unsafe for work, but not particularly safe, either), and true to form, Neil Patrick Harris steals the scene with his attention to detail, with the gum chewing and the head nod. That said, I want to hand it to Josh Radnor, because, NPH is buff and Radnor is just normal. He's not unattractive, but he's not sporting a mean six pack; he's not pumped; and he's kind of pale. If he was uncomfortable shooting these scenes, you'd never know it. What a trouper.
Sideways slide to a restaurant called Capriccio. Robin is having her "I'm Not A Slut" follow-up date with Naked Man, whom we will now call Mitch, because he is clothed. She tries to engage him in conversation, but he just nods and eats a roll. Switching tracks, she says, "So, what is it like managing a C.P.K.? I mean whose idea was it to put a pineapple in the..." Mitch cuts her off. "I know what this is. I've been on this date before. This is the 'I'm Not A Slut' date." Robin scoffs and tells him he's reading her all wrong. And you've got to kind of love Formerly Naked Man, because he shoots from the hip (heaven help me). "Come on, Robin. One of us had a good time last night, and we both know it was me." Robin says, "Mitchell... Something! That is just not true!" Mitch calls her bluff and asks her how the sex was. She cheerfully offers that she didn't hate it. Mitch tells her, "You've seen my move. That's it. I have nothing else to offer you. I'm broke, I sweat when I eat, and I'm in like five different fantasy football leagues. It's all I talk about. Trust me, you don't want to be around that." Robin argues that she does, and comes right out and says she didn't sleep with him because he was naked, but Mitch says, "Yeah, you did. And now you're trying to pretend it was something more to make yourself feel better. Say what you will. At least 'The Naked Man' is honest."