Just as Ted finishes dressing, Vicky returns to her living room with two desserts, which I'm guessing she made from scratch, since Ted had so much naked, fun phone time with Barney. He holds up the book and says, "Pablo Neruda?" Vicky says, "Oh, yeah. That book's a turd. Some douchey guy I hooked up with left it here. It's all in Mexican." She gives it the Bronx cheer and the thumbs down at once as she clomps back out to the kitchen in her high heels that sound like they're being worn by a woman twice her weight. "You know who writes good poems? Jewel. Her teeth are crooked and she lived in a car, so she has stuff to write about." She returns to the room to find Ted standing there stark naked. He simply says, "Ta-dah!" Vicky eyes him up and down.
Cut to Barney's girl's place. He's gone with the Superman pose, and the poor woman gasps as she enters the room. Cut to Dowistrepla. Lily has gone with the foolproof "Naked Woman" strategy, in order to make up with Marshall. Cut to Barney's girl. Cut to Vicky and Ted. She says, "Okay," throws down her dessert and starts undoing her dress. Don't do it, Ted. You have to see her in the elevator every single workday. Save yourself. Ah, he's not going to listen. His ears are all clogged up with nakedity.
At MacLaren's, Ted announces to Marshall and Lily that "The Naked Man" works. "I just had decent sex with an awful human being. I am back!" Oh, Ted. Lily informs Ted that he's not the only one who "rocked the Naked Man" tonight. Flashback to Lily and Marshall. He accuses her of just wanting to "do it" to change the subject. She readily admits this and then says, "Hey! That's number 49! Still work?" Marshall says, "It's like I just flossed." Lily tells him she loves him. Marshall pats her shoulder and says, "That's 50." Lily says, "Oh, yeah," and we flash back to MacLaren's. You can find Lily's entire list scribbled on a MacLaren's cocktail napkin, here. My favorite, of late, is number 19. Ted asks Lily what pose she went with. She selected the "I've got boobs," which has never been known to fail. Marshall says, "And she nailed it." Lily gives him her brightest smile, and boy, pregnancy agrees with Hannigan. Robin and Mitch enter the bar and approach the threesome. Ted is so excited they're getting to meet Naked Man. Robin has her arm around him, makes it clear Ted should call Mitch "Mitch" instead of "Naked Man" and adds that he's her boyfriend. Naked Man looks uncomfortable -- like his shorts are crawling up, or something. Marshall holds up his hand. "That's okay, Robin, I no longer call slut." Robin turns to Mitch. "Okay, you can go. We're done." He nods in agreement, thanks her and takes off, but Ted calls him back. He has to thank him. They all tried the Naked Man tonight. Mitch is interested in the outcome. Robin must be dying. I'd be kicking Ted under the table, and dying. Marshall calls Barney to see how he did.