Ted spends a couple of weeks immersed in his pitch, happy to be working on something he cares about. When the big morning finally arrives, he aces the GNB presentation and feels goods about his chances. Later that night, a grief-stricken Barney meets up with Lily, Marshall and Ted outside of MacLaren's and informs Ted that the board decided to go with Sven. They're interrupted by a loud "Woo!" coming from a cowgirl-hat-and-pink-gingham-tube-top-wearing Woo Girl, who is shouting through moon roof of a stretch Hummer limo. And you need to know, too, who is the girl that wooed? Who? It's none other than our very own Robin, that's who. The guys are amazed. Lily is disgusted. The limo passes out of view, and we cut to commercial.
At MacLaren's Ted is disappointed about the job. He thought he nailed it -- and he did, to my eyes. His building was big, garish, dwarfed its neighbors, and appeared to represent everything I like to think GNB must be. Barney apologizes to Ted, assuring him he did everything he could to change his co-workers' minds, but they wouldn't budge. Ted's feeling low. "Wow. This really sucks. After the way these last couple of months have gone, I guess I needed this more than I thought I did." Marshall rubs his arm, tenderly. "Hey, you wanna go down to the current GNB building and just like... I don't know... just pee on it a little bit?" Softly, somberly, Ted says, "Yeah. Yeah, I think I need that." Heh. As they rise, Robin walks in. Ted goes to put down his beer, but Barney stops him. "Finish your beer. Fill the tank." Ted walks out, still guzzling the beer, and just makes eyes at Robin. But OH MY WORD, did you see that? Did you see how long and hard Barney checked out Robin's ass? How did her pants not catch fire?