Robin Scherbtsky wasn’t the kind of woman you mess with, but the rest of the How I Met Your Mother gang still did some bad things to her.
They Miss Her Morning Show
The gang never watches Robin’s morning show because it comes on when everyone is asleep. Eventually, they feel bad and have a sleepover at Marshall and Lily’s so they can all watch the show together. Robin is excited that her friends are tuning in, and the show turns out to be the best one yet.
Robin saves someone’s life, and even delivers a baby. However, when she shows up at the apartment, she discovers that no one was paying attention to her show because they were all busy arguing.
They Participate In A Drinking Game About Her
No one likes to be called out on their flaws, but Barney and Ted use one of Robin’s to let loose. Ted’s students point out that Robin can’t stop saying “but, um” throughout her newscast, and they make a drinking game centered around it.
Rather than telling Robin upfront, the guys grab some booze and spend the night laughing at Robin and drinking away. Ted even joins his class at the bar to play the game with them.
They Don’t Realize How Much She’s Hurting
Robin’s breakup with Barney took more of an emotional toll on her than most of the gang realized. Barney was blind as a bat. He continues to parade women in front of her and makes her wonder if she was anything more than just another number on his list of conquests. Barney’s lack of consideration is downright cruel, and while he didn’t realize what he was doing, he should have been paying better attention.
They Ruin Her News Segment
Marshall creates a lie that spins out of control and puts Robin’s job in jeopardy. Lily wants to buy a gun after Marshall is mugged, but he tells her he was mugged by a monkey at the zoo to talk her down. Robin immediately wants Marshall to come on her show and tell the story, but chaos ensues.
After Marshall realizes they’re putting the monkey down based on what he said, he tries to come clean, on-air, and tell the truth. Ted comes along with the model for his building, begging Robin to let him join her segment. Meanwhile, Barney manages to make things worse just by being himself. The whole thing is a disaster, and the monkey escapes and destroys Ted’s model while Robin is trying to save her show.
They Let Her Drift Away
One of the saddest aspects of series was where Robin stood in terms of gang.She began to pull away and no body understand why.
Barney was constantly hitting on people in front of her, Ted, who she was still in love with, was happily married, and Marshall and Lily were busy preparing for the birth of their third kid. Robin felt as if there was no place for her among the group, as hanging out with them only caused her pain.