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: "The Mermaid Theory"
: Marshall, who still valiantly tried not to hit on Robin, his wife's best friend
: Scotch in a bar, Scotch on a boat
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Robin to Marshall: "You know, once we stopped trying to have conversations and focused on the drinking, I had fun."
: During their attempt to become friends by going out to dinner, Robin started to test Marshall's "mermaid theory" and suddenly became attractive to him—until she puked on his shoes.
How I Met Your Mother
gang have typical drinking habits for big-city dwellers. They opened the show with beers and seven boxes of Chinese food. Later, Ted and Marshall stuck with their brew, Barney had his usual whiskey, and Lily held fast to her ever-present glass of white wine. After only talking about cold weather, sports, and cold-weather sports, Marshall and Robin threw back whiskies. Meanwhile, Ted took a boating trip with Zooey's vaguely "murder-y" husband The Captain, who brought along a special bottle of Scotch for the occasion. Oh, and Barney tried to balance a beer on Lily's stomach. Note to men: That never goes over well.