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Scooter
Scooter 01
Portrayed by:
First appearance:
Last appearance:
Full name:
Bill/Jeff[1][2]
Also Known As:
Lunch Lady Scooter
Occupation:
Waiter, cafeteria worker at Lily's Kindergarten
Romances:
Lily Aldrin (ex-girlfriend) Stripper Lily (future wife)
Gallery of Scooter images (6)

Scooter was Lily's boyfriend in high school who was originally determined to become a baseball umpire (Best Prom Ever) but failed to meet the requirements.(Something Borrowed) Since then, he has been shown as the years went by to work as a waiter (Sorry, Bro) and a cafeteria worker (Ted is at MacLaren's telling the gang about this woman, Tiffany. She says she's really into him, but can't be with him "right now." The gang sees through her ruse, telling Ted that he's been "hooked," a euphemism for stringing someone along until they meet someone better.

Everyone has an example: Marshall did a high school classmate's homework and was her "secret boyfriend", Robin allows her pre-morning show cameraman to pamper her, and Lily's high school flame, Scooter (David Burtka), works at her school as cafeteria staff, where she doesn't exactly tell him that a romantic relationship is impossible.

Ted refuses to believe that he has been hooked, and continues waiting for Tiffany. When she shows up to the bar with her co-workers, Barney is excited to see that she and all her friends are pharmaceutical representatives, which he calls the "hot-chick" profession of their generation (like the nurse or stewardess was in the past).

All the while, Ted himself has "hooked" Henrietta, a librarian from Columbia. Henrietta treats Ted just like he treats Tiffany, even assembling an elegant dinner when he drops by. Ted is just as dismissive of Henrietta as Tiffany is of him. Ted is invited to go to a wedding with Tiffany, which he sees as a sign of commitment, so he meets her in the room with champagne. However she enters with the best man, the guy who has "hooked" her. Ted leaves, intent on making sure Henrietta doesn't feel the same heartbreak.

Unfortunately, he took the best man's jacket by accident, which had the wedding ring inside. Bending over at Henrietta's door to tie his shoes, the ring falls out, and Henrietta opens the door to see Ted down on his knee, in a tuxedo, with a ring in his hand. She says yes, and introduces him to her visiting parents. Ted explains what has happened and that they will never be together.

Meanwhile, Marshall tries to get Lily to let Scooter know she is never going to be with him, but she is immobilized by Scooter's puppy-dog eyes. Marshall uses Barney's teacup pig (in a cute blanket) to train Lily to resist Scooter. Eventually, it works, and the two head down to the cafeteria, but even though Lily is able to tell Scooter it will never happen, Marshall himself can't resist Scooter's charm, telling him to just wait until he is dead.) in an effort to regain Lily's affection.

Relationship with LilyEdit

In 1994, Jeff  ("Scooter"/Bill) meets Lily as a teenager in high school. She bosses him into changing his name from Jeff to Scooter before also making him take up drinking alcohol underage. He is shown to be very sensitive to violence (or, at least, to her assaulting a public official) when Lily slaps a police officer. (Twelve Horny Women)

Scooter and Lily almost had sex while they were dating, but because he did not cross a certain boundary, she - and eventually with some convincing, Marshall - did not count it as the first time she had sex. She broke up with Scooter at their senior prom because she did not want to continue dating him when she went to college, so that she could pursue her dreams of being an artist (Best Prom Ever), right before the picture (Natural History), but he continues to be in love with her even after she marries Marshall. 

Scooter went out to lunch with Lily to try and get them back together again when a comment she made led him to believe that she would be attracted to him if he was a waiter, thus getting a job as one. This is shown when, years later, he waited on Karen and Ted when they went out to lunch (Sorry, Bro). He, now known as Bill, even went so far as to crash Lily and Marshall's wedding to ask Lily to run away with him before and during the wedding ceremony before chased out by Brad, their groomsman and impromptu bouncer. (Something Borrowed)

Eventually, Bill went on to work as a cafeteria worker at the school where Lily teaches kindergarten to continue trying to win her over, confessing his love for her and asking her to run off with him, resorting to making cute, pleading expressions after she told him that there was no chance they could ever be together. Because of this heartbroken look, Lily added "right now", leaving him to continue to hope for a future together with herand Ava. When she does finally manage to definitively tell him that she will never be interested in a romantic relationship with him again, Marshall falls for his demeanor and intervenes, adding in "right now" in Lily's stead, stating, "Hang in there, Scoots, I'm not going to live forever." (Ted is at MacLaren's telling the gang about this woman, Tiffany. She says she's really into him, but can't be with him "right now." The gang sees through her ruse, telling Ted that he's been "hooked," a euphemism for stringing someone along until they meet someone better.

Everyone has an example: Marshall did a high school classmate's homework and was her "secret boyfriend", Robin allows her pre-morning show cameraman to pamper her, and Lily's high school flame, Scooter (David Burtka), works at her school as cafeteria staff, where she doesn't exactly tell him that a romantic relationship is impossible.

Ted refuses to believe that he has been hooked, and continues waiting for Tiffany. When she shows up to the bar with her co-workers, Barney is excited to see that she and all her friends are pharmaceutical representatives, which he calls the "hot-chick" profession of their generation (like the nurse or stewardess was in the past).

All the while, Ted himself has "hooked" Henrietta, a librarian from Columbia. Henrietta treats Ted just like he treats Tiffany, even assembling an elegant dinner when he drops by. Ted is just as dismissive of Henrietta as Tiffany is of him. Ted is invited to go to a wedding with Tiffany, which he sees as a sign of commitment, so he meets her in the room with champagne. However she enters with the best man, the guy who has "hooked" her. Ted leaves, intent on making sure Henrietta doesn't feel the same heartbreak.

Unfortunately, he took the best man's jacket by accident, which had the wedding ring inside. Bending over at Henrietta's door to tie his shoes, the ring falls out, and Henrietta opens the door to see Ted down on his knee, in a tuxedo, with a ring in his hand. She says yes, and introduces him to her visiting parents. Ted explains what has happened and that they will never be together.

Meanwhile, Marshall tries to get Lily to let Scooter know she is never going to be with him, but she is immobilized by Scooter's puppy-dog eyes. Marshall uses Barney's teacup pig (in a cute blanket) to train Lily to resist Scooter. Eventually, it works, and the two head down to the cafeteria, but even though Lily is able to tell Scooter it will never happen, Marshall himself can't resist Scooter's charm, telling him to just wait until he is dead.)

Future Ted also reveals that in the future, Scooter marries Lily's stripper doppleganger, Jasmine. He and Jasmine are shown to be working as cafeteria servers.

Episode AppearancesEdit

  1. Best Prom Ever (first appearance; flashback)
  2. First Time in New York (mentioned only)
  3. Something Borrowed
  4. Sorry, Bro
  5. Ted is at MacLaren's telling the gang about this woman, Tiffany. She says she's really into him, but can't be with him "right now." The gang sees through her ruse, telling Ted that he's been "hooked," a euphemism for stringing someone along until they meet someone better.

Everyone has an example: Marshall did a high school classmate's homework and was her "secret boyfriend", Robin allows her pre-morning show cameraman to pamper her, and Lily's high school flame, Scooter (David Burtka), works at her school as cafeteria staff, where she doesn't exactly tell him that a romantic relationship is impossible.

Ted refuses to believe that he has been hooked, and continues waiting for Tiffany. When she shows up to the bar with her co-workers, Barney is excited to see that she and all her friends are pharmaceutical representatives, which he calls the "hot-chick" profession of their generation (like the nurse or stewardess was in the past).

All the while, Ted himself has "hooked" Henrietta, a librarian from Columbia. Henrietta treats Ted just like he treats Tiffany, even assembling an elegant dinner when he drops by. Ted is just as dismissive of Henrietta as Tiffany is of him. Ted is invited to go to a wedding with Tiffany, which he sees as a sign of commitment, so he meets her in the room with champagne. However she enters with the best man, the guy who has "hooked" her. Ted leaves, intent on making sure Henrietta doesn't feel the same heartbreak.

Unfortunately, he took the best man's jacket by accident, which had the wedding ring inside. Bending over at Henrietta's door to tie his shoes, the ring falls out, and Henrietta opens the door to see Ted down on his knee, in a tuxedo, with a ring in his hand. She says yes, and introduces him to her visiting parents. Ted explains what has happened and that they will never be together.

Meanwhile, Marshall tries to get Lily to let Scooter know she is never going to be with him, but she is immobilized by Scooter's puppy-dog eyes. Marshall uses Barney's teacup pig (in a cute blanket) to train Lily to resist Scooter. Eventually, it works, and the two head down to the cafeteria, but even though Lily is able to tell Scooter it will never happen, Marshall himself can't resist Scooter's charm, telling him to just wait until he is dead.

  1. Natural History (flashback only; cameo)
  2. Twelve Horny Women (flashback only)
  3. Gary Blauman
Scooter

Scooter in Highschool

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • His last name was never revealed.
  • In Season Two, it is revealed that his real name is Bill, but as of Season Eight, he claims that his name is Jeff. Whether this is him using his middle name, another nickname, a legal name change from Jeff to Bill, or a continuity error is unknown. It's also possible that in the former situation, Scooter was lying to Brad to get past him so he could find Lily.
  • Lily only dated him because he looked a bit like Kurt Cobain, the leader of Nirvana.
  • Scooter is played by David Burtka, the real-life husband of Neil Patrick Harris who plays Barney (making him the third real-life spouse, of a main cast member, to appear on the show. The first was Alexis Denisof and the second was Taran Killam). The two have twin children born October 12, 2010.[3]
  • In Gary Blauman, it is revealed that he eventually marries Stripper Lily.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Something Borrowed
  2. Twelve Horny Women
  3. People Magazine: Neil Patrick Harris Welcomes 'Happy, Healthy' Twins October 15, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010.

External LinksEdit


Lily Aldrin vte
Friends & Family Marshall EriksenTed MosbyRobin ScherbatskyBarney StinsonScooterMickey AldrinJanice AldrinRita AldrinMorris AldrinGrandma LoisMarvin W. EriksenDaisy EriksenUnnamed Eriksen Child
Places MacLaren's PubLily's KindergartenWesleyan UniversityMarshall and Lily's apartmentMarshall and Lily's houseThe ApartmentLily's first apartmentLily's second apartment
Phrases Where's the poop?You sonuvabitch
Others You're dead to me lookMarshpillowIntervention bannerLily's bisexualityAldrin Justice (punishment)

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