Ep. 14 — Barney is Darth Vader, for real

It’s our namesake episode! Barney capitalizes on a potentially embarassing situation, gaming everyone into publically revealing their most-embarassing stories while revealing his origins as a hippie nerd and then caps it off by nailing his first girlfriend — and taping it! Oh, and he’s basically Darth Vader. Erin and Leer talk How I Met Your Mother season 1, episode 15, “Game Night.”

Listen to Ep. 14 — Barney is Darth Vader, for real

Check us out at therereturn.com and on Twitter at @TheReReturn and let us know what you think! And tell us, what story would you tell to get Barney to cough up another piece of origin story?

If you’re curious, see a shot-for-shot comparison of Barney’s total transformation to the birth of Darth Vader in Star Wars on YouTube:

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Ep. 13 — Peeing & Peak Ted

Ted and Victoria go all the way in the least sexy way possible, Marshall and Lily are locked in a bathroom bottle episode, and Barney and Robin go on an amazing broing-out adventure that will eventually take us to the End Game. Yes, we’re talking How I Met Your Mother season 1, episode 14, “Zip, Zip, Zip.”

Listen to Ep. 13 — Peeing & Peak Ted

Hit the comments or find us on Twitter at @TheReReturn and let us know what you think! And tell us, do you pee in front of your partner? And what’s your favorite bottle episode?

Oh, and be sure to tell us if you know what the hell the episode title means.

Ep. 12 — Enter Victoria

Ted teds a wedding (yes, that’s a verb now), breaking up a couple that should probably not get married and then getting them back together so he can mack on Robin… only to tell Robin to follow her dreams and then mack on a mystery girl we all know is Victoria. Join us for our first double episode discussing How I Met You Mother season 1, episodes 12 & 13, “The Wedding” and “Drumroll, Please.”

Listen to Ep. 12 — Enter Victoria

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Ep. 11 — The story of NYE in NYC. It sucks.

Ted goes above and beyond in the pursuit of the perfect New Year’s Eve when we all know it isn’t possible, Barney gets real, Lily and Marshall are in an episode of Outlander, not-Moby pulls a gun, Robin gets a hot dog, and a girl gets caught in Ted’s web. Also, Ranjeet. Join us and how much we hate Ted and his Christmas bonus for How I Met You Mother season 1, episode 11, “The Limo.”

Listen to Ep. 11 — The story of NYE in NYC. It sucks.

Hit the comments or find us on Twitter at @TheReReturn and let us know what you think! Tell us, what’s your best New Year’s Eve story? And, should a mix tape really be ALL RISE?

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Ep. 10 — Vampire lore and exotic fruit vs. Cheap Trick and the Superbrain

If you thought Robin was a great wingman, just wait for Barney to display his game. Ted’s Superbrain won’t know what hit him when he meets Trudy in HIMYM’s first bit of stunt casting. Daddy’s home for The Re-Return’s discussion of season 1, episode 10, “The Pineapple Incident.”

Listen to Ep. 10 — Vampire lore and exotic fruit vs. Cheap Trick and the Superbrain

Hit the comments or check us out on Twitter at @TheReReturn and let us know what you think! Tell us, would you drink a shot someone just handed you at a bar? What was the last time “Let’s do shots?!” sounded like a good idea?

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Ep. 9 — That’s how we made a joke fly over your heads for 9 years

Remember the first time Barney peed on something and helped people? Remember the first time Robin was a bitchin’ wingwoman? Remember the first time we meet Marshall’s family, and how unrealistically tall they all were? Take a walk down HIMYM memory lane in The Re-Return’s discussion of season 1, episode 9, “Belly Full of Turkey.”

Listen to Ep. 9 —That’s how we made a joke fly over your heads for 9 years

Check us out at therereturn.com and on Twitter at @TheReReturn and let us know what you think! Tell us, would you rather spend Thanksgiving at a strip club or in jail? Miracle Whip or mayo?

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Ep. 8 — New York real estate, the Lemon Law, and you

Erin and Leer take on “The Duel,” in which bros battle for the future of their castle and a fair maiden is caught in the epic fight, Barney invents a new way to offend women, and Robin dates one of Apatow’s Geeks who accuses her of being a hooker. Who wants Chinese?

Listen to Ep. 8 — New York real estate, the Lemon Law, and You

Check us out at therereturn.com and on Twitter at @TheReReturn and let us know what you think! Is The Lemon Law a good idea, in theory? Would you dump a dude for calling you a hooker? What would you do if your apartment was turned into a Chinese restaruant?

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Ep. 7 — Ted officially has a stalker M.O.

“Matchmaker, matchmaker make me a match…” In this classic, Ted stalks and propositions his first dermatologist while Lily and Marshall attempt to capture the Big Bad mysterious creature. Robin doesn’t do anything and even with an excellent alias, Barney still can’t nail any chicks.

Listen to Ep. 7 — Ted officially has a stalker M.O.

Check us out at therereturn.com and on Twitter at @TheReReturn and let us know what you think! Does the musical cue when Ted doxes his perfect match change everything? Was this as bad as Ted stalking Robin in “Purple Giraffe”? Does the cryptozoology of the cockamouse (or, you know, Nessie) work for you?

Oh, and we’re totally wrong in the episode about that song being called “Landslide.” It’s “Parallel Or Together?” by Ted Leo.

Ep. 6 — You know, Kahlua and root beer is really pretty good

Let’s travel back to several years past a time of policitcal turmoil in our nations history; Ted’s hanging chad costume clings to relevancy as gay pirates rule the day. Ted’s all-too-overt search for hope in a lost woman sits in opposition to Barney’s search for anyone that’ll have him as Robin double dates with Lily and Marshall in her quest to remain single.

Listen to Ep. 6 — You know, Kahlua and root beer is really pretty good

Hit the comments or hop on Twitter at @therereturn and let us know what you think! Have we ruined a once-favorite show for you yet, and if not, how long will it take at this rate?

Ep. 5 — E’rybody in da club damagin’ their hearin’

ARE YOU READY TO PARRRRRTAY? Wine and cheese party, that is. Erin and Leer dive into classic How I Met Your Mother season one episode “Okay Awesome,” a confection of fun featuring the Lily’s attempts to adult, Marshall’s attempts to not adult, Ted’s hatred of all things fun, Robin’s questionable vision of her own fame, and, of course, Barney grinding on his cousin.

Listen to Ep. 5 — E’rybody in da club damagin’ their hearin’

Be sure to hit the comments or @TheReReturn on Twitter and tell us, would you rather be in the club, or the wine and cheese party? And, what’s your worst club story?