Lily tells Marshall that Robin didn't delete Don's number, and Marshall scoffs, so she threatens to remove one of his numbers. Marshall's not worried, yo. He keeps his phone tight. She wants to delete Edwin, but Marshall won't allow that since that's the booker for the club where his band plays: "You know? My all-lawyer funk band, you remember? The Funk, The Whole Funk, and Nothing But the Funk." Cut to a nearly empty bar (the only people there are our gang) listening to Marshall's "band." Robin says she's deleting it, because they played one gig four years ago. Marshall tries to protest they'll play another gig, but then realizes they won't, and deletes the number. Even though that makes him "just a corporate lawyer working sixty very unfunky hours a week." So now it's finally Robin's turn to delete the number. And this time, she does.
Ted shows up at Barney's office to tell him something. But Barney presents Ted with a gift: It's a little airplane, to represent a spirit of adventure. Barney asks if he likes it, and gives him bedroom eyes. Ted tells him to stop looking at him like he's the only person in the world who matters because he's not designing the GNB tower. Barney says he totally knows that, and they hired someone else. Ted's like, "Oh." Then cut to Marshall and Ted in the bar, where Ted says Barney's move is, like, the oldest move in the book: pretending to be interested in someone else. Marshall says it's not a move, though, and he actually started the paperwork for the new architect. Ted, being Ted, finally realizes he wanted the job, and whines about it. Marshall's like, "I thought you didn't want the job." Ted tries to convince himself he doesn't, but --
Cut to him in Barney's office, all "Okay, I'll do it." He even offers to design it for half of what they're paying the other architect. "And, you know I would do stuff they would never do. Lobby stuff." Barney's about to hire Ted, when World's Worst Wingman Marshall tells Ted the truth: There's no other architect, and he was just helping Barney. Ted says he can't do business with people who lied, but Barney says they only lied so he'd realize how much he wants this job. Ted says he doesn't, and he only thought he did because he fell for the creepy voodoo that countless women before him have fallen for. Barney: "236." Ted: "Wow. Respect." Marshall tells Ted he has to take this job, and can't let fear steal his funk. Then he has to take a moment to write that down, since there must be a song in there. Ted doesn't want all the stress of being an architect, and he loves being a professor. "All that stupid crap they tell you about how fulfilling teaching is? It's all true." He should give inspirational speeches. He says his final answer is no, and he leaves.