|“Twelve Horny Women”|
| First aired:|
November 26, 2012
Marshall takes on his old friend/new nemesis Brad in the biggest case of his career. Meanwhile, the gang reminisces about their own run-ins with the law, leading to a debate over who was the biggest delinquent as a teenager.
A little ways down the road, Marshall is present before a panal of judges from the New York State Judiciary Committee, who, according to Future Ted, would decide the fate of his career. They are present there to discuss his conduct during the Gruber Pharmaceuticals case. Marshall then recounts what happened.
At the trial, Marshall asks Brad how he could trick him, as he thought they were friends and even had brunch together. Brad tells him that after his girlfriend Kara broke his heart again, he "suited up and started lying to get what he wanted."
After Marshall begins by demanding 25 million dollars from Gruber Pharmaceutical for polluting Frog Lake, Brad gives stupid arguments and uses his physique to convince the all-women jury and even the judge. He then gains sympathy from the jury by talking about his break-up with Kara. He then brings out a quack as his witness who tells the court that the pollution in the lake can help the animals living there.
Marshall then brings a duckling from the lake recovering from acute dermatitis to win the jury over. Just when Marshall thinks that he could win the case, Brad shows the court a video of him at Frog Lake, which shows him in his trunks, enjoying himself at the lake and flexing his muscles at the camera.
The judge then asks Marshall if he wants to bring in any final witnesses. Marshall is momentarily stumped, but then sees Brad scratching himself and calls him to the witness stand and asks him to take off his shirt. When Brad takes his shirt off, it is shown that he his also suffering from acute dermatitis from swimming in the lake. The judge then declares Gruber Pharmaceuticals guilty of polluting Frog Lake, but only orders them to pay 25 thousand dollars, instead of the 25 million dollar claim. Disappointed, Marshall asks the judge the reason behind this. He tells him that although Gruber Pharmaceuticals was guilty, he can't ruin the company for giving rash to a few animals.
Later, at MacLaren's, Brad meets Marshall and tells him that he reminded him why he got into law; to fight for the little guy. He tells him that he quit his job and is now working with Marshall at Honeywell & Cootes, and is going to uses his ways of manipulation to save the world. Marshall is still not ready to forgive Brad, but forgives him when he invites Marshall to brunch. Brad says that the judge at the case was an idiot and it should be people like Marshall who should be behind the judge's bench.
After recounting the events of the case, Marshall tells the panel of judges that his talk with Brad made him realize he wanted to be a judge. He asks them to consider him for an appointment to a judgeship. The panel tells him that they will deliberate on this.
Meanwhile, the rest of the gang, who are going to the hearing to support Marshall, discuss their time as juvenile delinquents. Barney tells the others that he has a huge rap sheet as he was a badass in his teen years. Lily says that in 1994, she was the neighborhood bully and was feared by everyone, even Scooter, before they started dating. She indulged in underage drinking with him and even slapped a police officer when he caught them. Ted says he was arrested multiple times as a teenager. Robin says that during her road tour as Robin Sparkles, a couple of mounties came to the hotel room she was partying in, telling her that they received noise complaints. Instead of lowering the music, she threw the TV in the room out the window and was arrested three hours later drunk, naked and driving a Zamboni.
However, after a baliff at the courthouse recognizes Barney and tells the others that he was a member of their magic club, the others also admit the truth. Robin was actually given an award for being the nicest and most well behaved guest at the hotel and Ted was pilloried at the Shaker Height Renaissance fair. Only Lily's story appears to be true; when she is walking with the gang after the trial and starts to whistle, the people at the street flee after seeing her.
After kissing at Mouth Beach, Barney and Robin pretend that it never happened but things are a little awkward between them. Later, at MacLaren's, Barney tells Robin that he doesn't want things to be weird between them and he is done pursuing her and making a fool of himself. After Barney leaves to pick up another girl, Robin thinks about what he just said and exclaims, "Huh."
- Marshall references to him and Brad having brunch together, which took place in World's Greatest Couple.
- Kara is mentioned and seen in the episode World's Greatest Couple. In the episode, Brad and Kara have recently broken up leading Brad to bond with Marshall. However in the end of the episode, Brad and Kara reconcile leaving Marshall still single.
- Brad says that he started to "suit up and lie to get what he wants" to which Marshall replies "It happens". This is a reference to Barney's change depicted in Game Night.
- Robin refers to her past as Robin Sparkles, which has been featured in Slap Bet, Sandcastles in the Sand and Glitter.
- The case against Gruber Pharmaceuticals was first introduced back in Field Trip when their legal team offered a settlement of a paltry $24,000. It was Marshall who convinced Garrison Cootes to push for more money.
|Barney:||I'm done. You don't have to worry anymore.|
|Robin:||What do you mean?|
|Barney:||I'm done. Trying to get you. I can't do it anymore. I'm sorry it's taken me this long to figure it out, but I promise... I'm done making a fool of myself.|
|Robin:||Barney, you haven't been making a fool out of yourself-|
|Barney:||It's okay, it's okay. I want it to be okay. So here's what's gonna happen: I'm gonna get us two drinks, come back and comment on the likely size and color of the nipples on that redhead at the bar... with the big, dark nipples... And you're gonna be grossed out, but you're gonna laugh a little anyway, and then you'll tell a funny story about 'that bitch Patrice' at work, but neither of us are gonna say "Hey, how's it going? Good to see you!" because, it really will be good to see you. Think we can swing that?|
|Robin:||Yeah. I do.|
Notes and TriviaEdit
Goofs and ErrorsEdit
- Scooter says his name is Jeff, but in Something Borrowed it was stated that his name is Bill.
- A true jury would be selected with a fair ratio of men and women. There would never be an all female jury.
Allusions and Outside ReferencesEdit
- The title makes a reference to the popular drama/film Twelve Angry Men.
- Lily's flashback persona is based off Omar Little from HBO's The Wire.
- The Best It's Gonna Get (J Scott G & Joman Remix)
- Joe Manganiello - Brad
- Joe Lo Truglio - Honeywell
- David Burtka - Scooter
- Don Lake - Judge Donovan
- Mark Cohen - Dr. Bedrosian
- Cheryl Lynn Bowers - Blonde Juror
- Nancy Stone - Sketch Artist
- Kim Estes - Judge #1
- Dennis Haskins - Judge #2
- Jake Elliott - 14-year old Marvin
- Jeff Rector - Cop
- Steve Seagren - Bailiff
- Michelle Hairston - Clerk
- Kurt Scholler - Mountie #1/Hotel Employee #1
- Josh Douglas - Kid #1
- Herbie Jackson - Kid #2
- Christian Hutcherson - Teenager
The episode received 8.73 million viewers. 
Donna Bowman of The AV Club gave the episode a B. 
Max Nicholson of IGN gave the episode 7.2 out of 10, saying, "This week's episode wasn't particularly laugh-out-loud funny, but it was still a nice watch, and didn't come with any glaring issues or painfully unfunny moments -- and at this point in the series, that's kind of a godsend. Even the final scene with Barney and Robin was actually solid, and Neil Patrick Harris's monologue at the end was well delivered. Although it wasn't a classic episode of HIMYM, "Twelve Horny Women" was definitely pleasant, and perhaps the best episode we've seen this season". 
Angel Cohn of Television Without Pity gave the episode a C, saying that the episode was "nearly entirely pointless" and refers to the subplot as "RIDICULOUSLY stupid". 
- ↑ http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/11/28/monday-final-ratings-dancing-with-the-stars-bones-how-i-met-your-mother-the-mob-doctor-adjusted-down/159182/
- ↑ http://www.avclub.com/articles/twelve-horny-women,88894/
- ↑ http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/11/27/how-i-met-your-mother-twelve-horny-women-review
- ↑ http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/show/how-i-met-your-mother/twelve-horny-women.php
- Twelve Horny Women at the English Wikipedia
- Twelve Horny Women at the Internet Movie Database
- Twelve Horny Women at TV.com
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