HIMYM Photo Preview: Robin Gets Serenaded! Plus, Meet Ted's Much Younger Girlfriend

Now that How I Met Your Mother‘s Robin is engaged, she’ll have to learn to adjust to the power of the bling in the episode airing Jan. 21 on CBS. In fact, in this first look of photos, her engagement ring appears to make her so irresistible to guys that they break out into song!

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Meanwhile, Ted finds himself dating a much younger and wilder girl (Pretty Little Liars‘ Ashley Benson) — something Barney wants to see his pal continue to do even though the two have nothing in common.

But first up in the slideshow, a sneak peek at next Monday’s episode, in which Barney must face Robin’s scary dad (Twin Peaks‘ Ray Wise) to ask for his daughter’s hand in marriage.



Comments (20)

  • so no shots of teds girlfriend then even though she is a big part of the episode and is talked about a lot in the article, seems a little weird.
    hopefully that song and dance number doesnt take up too much time.
    always good to see ray wise on tv, he needs a regular role. hopefully he is as insane as robin’s stories about his childhood say he is

    Comment by Alan – January 11, 2013 12:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Technical difficulty. The photo of Ashley Benson is in the gallery now.

      Comment by Vlada Gelman – January 11, 2013 01:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The last pic is a pic of Ted and his Girlfriend, its one of the girls from Pretty Little Liars.

      Comment by Drewer – January 11, 2013 01:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sounds like a fantasy number of Robin’s, like Barney’s “Girls vs Suits”. Looks like it’ll be fun!

    Comment by justsomegirl – January 11, 2013 01:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wasn’t benson supposed to have some connection to Barney(a la his sister he’s never met), either way looking forward to this one.

    Comment by Mike – January 11, 2013 01:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think the exact synopsis explains that Barney encourages Ted to continue this relationship until he (Barney) learns something important about Ashley Benson. Probably that she is his sister. The writers are really playing with every theory people came up with (Wendy the waitress is the mother, Barney’s sister is the mohter…)

      Comment by Azerty – January 11, 2013 02:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I hope that is what happens, I am ready for the sister theory to be debunked, since I was never a huge fan if the theory to begin with.

        Comment by Mike – January 11, 2013 03:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Wendy the waitress is married to someone else, they had a episode about it.

        Comment by Russ – January 11, 2013 03:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Yes I know that’s what I meant. A few years ago there was that theory that Wendy would turn up to be the mother but they made a story about her. And now they are doing the same with Barney’s sister.

          Comment by Azerty – January 11, 2013 03:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That guy playing Robins dad… It looks like they went for Billy Bob Thornton, but had to settle…

    Comment by Waage – January 11, 2013 01:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • that’s ray wise, really successful character actor. he has been on the show several times before as robin’s dad. much, much better actor than billy bob thornton

      Comment by Alan – January 11, 2013 01:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am glad they are playing with Ashley Benson’s age because I feel she is way too young for Ted. But maybe that’s because of Pretty Little Liars in which she plays a high school teenager.
    Btw would be nice to have a meeting between Ashley Benson as Barney’s sister and Lucy Hale as Robin’s sister at their wedding (and a wink to PLL, like both them get a text at the same time and look scare/curious? they made reference to Lost with Jorge Garcia so why not to PLL?)

    Comment by Azerty – January 11, 2013 02:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ^This!!!!

      Comment by KJ – January 11, 2013 05:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was hoping someone would say this.

      Comment by portiaslegacy – January 11, 2013 07:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That would be s funny! Hopefully both actresses can come back for Barney & Robin’s wedding!

      Comment by Sebastiaan Bayet – January 12, 2013 12:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I liked it when the actor who plays Victor Newman on Y&R was Robin’s father…he was more intimidating.

    Comment by Liz – January 11, 2013 02:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • More intimidating than Satan? Whoa!

      Comment by John – January 11, 2013 03:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Or Leland Palmer??

        Comment by murley – January 12, 2013 03:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So yet again, Ted is pretty much Ross from Friends.

    Comment by Alicia – January 11, 2013 08:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Momma plays bass?!

    Comment by Landi – January 14, 2013 06:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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