To fix Ted's jealousy over Robin, Barney sets him up with an escort for an awards banquet.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It refers to these movies...

Legally Blonde
part of Legally Blonde

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This Movie is referred to by Mary the Paralegal part of How I Met Your Mother Season 1
Ted and Robin each insult each other's dates; Ted refers to Sandy as "Edward R. Moron," a reference to Edward R. Murrow, while Robin calls Mary "Paralegally Blonde" in reference to the movie Legally Blonde.
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Pretty Woman

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This Movie is referred to by Mary the Paralegal part of How I Met Your Mother Season 1
At one point, Ted remarks that he feels like Richard Gere, which refers to Pretty Woman, in which Gere dates a prostitute.
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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
part of Star Wars

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This Movie is referred to by Mary the Paralegal part of How I Met Your Mother Season 1
During dinner at the awards ceremony, Mary makes a joke about Sandy Rivers' hair being put on like Darth Vader's helmet, which references Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

It is referred to by these television episodes...

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  8  / Episode:  16 
Bad Crazy

This Television Episode refers to Mary the Paralegal part of How I Met Your Mother Season 1
At the beginning of the episode, future Ted is telling his children that being single is fun. Several clips are shown of Ted and his various girlfriends throughout the series. A clip is shown of Ted with Mary, the girl Barney set him up with for a date to Robin's award banquet, from the episode 'Mary the Paralegal'.

Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

How I Met Your Mother Season 1

# Title Air Date
How I Met Your Mother
1:1 Pilot Sep 19, 2005
1:2 Purple Giraffe Sep 26, 2005
1:3 Sweet Taste of Liberty Oct 3, 2005
1:4 Return of the Shirt Oct 10, 2005
1:5 Okay Awesome Oct 17, 2005
1:6 Slutty Pumpkin Oct 24, 2005
1:7 Matchmaker Nov 7, 2005
1:9 Belly Full of Turkey Nov 21, 2005
1:10 The Pineapple Incident Nov 28, 2005
1:11 The Limo Dec 19, 2005
1:12 The Wedding Jan 9, 2006
1:13 Drumroll, Please Jan 23, 2006
1:14 Zip, Zip, Zip Feb 6, 2006
1:15 Game Night Feb 27, 2006
1:16 Cupcake Mar 20, 2006
1:17 Life Among the Gorillas Mar 20, 2006
1:18 Nothing Good Happens After 2 A.M. Apr 10, 2006
1:19 Mary the Paralegal Apr 26, 2006
1:20 Best Prom Ever May 1, 2006
1:21 Milk May 8, 2006
1:22 Come On May 15, 2006
1:8 The Duel Nov 14, 2007

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