'The Naked Man' - Season 4, Episode 9
The gang learns of a new technique to get women to sleep with you, after Ted walks in on Robin's date sitting naked on the couch.
Air Date: November 24th 2008.
Marshall: You befouled our marital bed because you couldn't get to sleep?
Lily: You're the one who said, "That shadow on the ceiling looks like a scary toothless clown. Night, Lily!"
Ted: There is no way that will work on Robin. She'll just laugh at him and throw him out.
Lily: Maybe she'll kick his ass first.
Marshall: Maybe she'll shoot him with her gun.
Mitch: The Naked Man is best used as a last resort. Sort of a Hail Mary pass on a first date when you know there's not going to be a second date.
Ted: How do you know there isn't going to be a second date?
Mitch: Ted, look at me.
Ted: I'd rather not, Mitch.
Ted: He may not fit society's definition of a hero, but he is the hero I needed, the hero who helped me recover from the disaster of my failed almost-marriage and get back into the game. He lives in the shadows. Is he a dream? Truth? Fiction? Damnation? Salvation? He is all these things and none of them. He is... the Naked Man.
Ted: I just had decent sex with an awful human being. I am back!
Barney: All these years I've been suiting-up when I should've been suiting-down.
Barney: Lily, This is bigger than me and Robin. All these years I have been bustin' my hump with my secret identities, and my tricks, and my gadgets. I mean I'm like Batman, but this Mitch fellow is Superman: he just rips off his clothes and he's good to go.