Since her whole segment has fallen apart, Robin gives in and tells Ted to get ready to be interviewed. He's already miked up and made up. Before Ted takes his seat on the set, Barney comments that he's sticking to the monkey story and he's keeping the "banana on a string" detail. Ted says, "Enough with the lies. You can't just tack on a new ending because you're not satisfied with how a story wraps up." Huh. I'd always figured Ted was way into fan fic. Joking aside, did anyone else's stomach flip when Ted said that? I mean, Ted is loosely based on Carter Bays who, I think, is still unmarried. What if? Nah. I'm not going there, not when I'm already feeling snarly. Dear Writers: Just in case -- if this was a trial balloon for a game change of that kind, I'm standing here with a bigass needle.
Anyhow, as Ted takes his seat, Simon is in the background, blow drying (!!!) his dolls' hair (while the FBI, I presume, is searching his house). Barney tells Ted that one day, he'll see things Barney's way. Meanwhile, we hear the tinkling beginning of The Rolling Stones' song, "Monkey Man."
And now, it's time for one of the most fantastical sight gags I can recall -- certainly on this show, and maybe ever. Saget!Ted sets it up. "And then, kids, you'll never believe what happened." Mike points out that the monkey is out of his cage. Bobo climbs up on Simon's doll table and snatches a miniature blonde doll. Simon yells out. Bobo leaps from the doll table to scale Ted's Empire State Building (model) with his own, faux Fay Wray wrapped in his tail. When the zookeeper can't get Bobo down, Mike says he can do it. A la King Kong Mike sails his paper airplanes right at Bobo, who is either kissing or trying to eat the dolly. Cut to the interview chairs. Robin and Ted watch with their mouths hanging open. Ted: "Is this really happening?" Barney, who is inexplicably behind them, sips his coffee and smiles. "Sure is, Ted." As the paper airplanes continue to assault poor Bobo, Saget!Ted says, "True story." Hee!