MacLaren's: Robin grimaces at Lily. "That you both use?"
Fantasy Nantz Interview: Nantz leans in toward Barney. "Every day?"
DOWISETREPLA: Lily says, "Is that weird?"
We get a four-way split-screen. Robin's on the top left; Nantz is top right; Ted is lower left; Potential Friend-Couple is bottom right, they all declare: "SUPER WEIRD!" Back at MacLaren's, Ted says, "Marshall, four out of five dentists just threw up in their mouths." Then Robin notices that Barney's leaving the bar with Number 3. Lily says three girls in three nights "is gross, even for Barney." Ted objects. "Gross? Are you kidding? He's on his way to a perfec--" Marshall holds out his hand and babbles loudly so that Ted won't finish saying "perfect week" -- 'cause you never talk about it when it looks like a pitcher is in the midst of a perfect game. Marshall sneers. "You'll jinx it." Lily didn't read the top of the weecap where I spilled the beans on the "perfect week" so she doesn't yet understand the concept. Tsk. We cut to the Fantasy Nantz Interview so that Barney can do the reveal: "I was on my way toward...A Perfect Week." Like I said.
(Told you this was quick and dirty.)
Fantasy Nantz Interview: Barney defines the term: "Seven nights; seven girls; zero rejections." Nantz equates it to baseball's perfect game, but says it's even rarer. Barney says that "Mustache Pete Drexel" was the only person in history to have achieved both -- back in 1896. [Cut to sepia-toned picture of what looks like Barney dressed as an old-timey baseball player, complete with -- yup -- mustache. - Z] Nantz narrates some of Barney's previous attempts at a perfect week. "Sometimes a teammate makes an error." (Flashback to Ted spilling drinks on Barney's target.) "Sometimes, one wild pitch... (flashback to Barney suggesting to a woman that they leave MacLaren's to get busy in the canned food aisle of a bodega) "...leads to a walk." (She walks out.) "And sometimes, you just lose focus..." (flashback to Barney hitting it off with one woman, until he obviously ogles another as she passes by) "...which always leads to a hit." (The first woman slaps Barney.) "But this week, you were three for three, with no sign of slowing down." Barney says he could do no wrong. "Wish I could say the same for my friends."