#10. Come on!

Published: 11.02.2017
Level 4   |   Time: 4:18
Accent: American
Source: How I met your mother [S1 E22]

Ted makes it rain in order to stop Robin from going camping with another guy.


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  • a rain dance [n] - a dance to make it rain
  • the Great Spirit [exp] - a Native American god
  • a stickler [n] - a person who insists on a specific type of behavior
  • choreography [n] - the sequence of movements in a dance
  • get rained-out [exp] - canceled because of rain
  • It is pouring. [exp] - It is raining a lot.

[n] - noun,    [exp] - expression

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Ted Robin Barney
  • Ted and Barney are friends.
  • Ted is in love with a girl named Robin.
  • Robin has a plan to go camping with another guy.
  • Ted is doing a rain dance to make it rain and get the camping trip canceled.

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  1. Ted is doing a rain dance.

  2. Barney thinks Ted is doing the rain dance the right way.

  3. Robin is going camping tomorrow.

  4. Barney thinks Ted is wasting his time chasing Robin.

  5. Ted and Robin went on their first date a month ago.

  6. Ted goes to Robin's apartment.

  7. Robin's camping trip was canceled because of the rain.

  8. Ted apologizes because he caused the camping trip to be canceled.

  9. Ted wants Robin to come out into the rain.

  10. Robin wants Ted to come upstairs.

  11. Robin refused to come downstairs.

  12. Ted waits for Robin to come downstairs.

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Hey, Ted, what you doing?

A rain dance.

Dude, that's not a rain dance. That's a fat kid with a bee in his pants.

Look, I highly doubt the Great Spirit's a stickler for choreography. It's the thought that counts.

She's leaving in half an hour. Dude, these are your awesome years, you're wasting them on this girl. This isn't gonna work.

Yeah. I know that.

Well, then why are you doing it?

Because I love her. I love her! I told her that the first night we went out, and here it is, eight months later, and nothing's changed. So, yes, I know this isn't gonna work. But it has to work! Do you hear me, universe? This is Ted Mosby taIking! Give me some rain! Come on! Come on! Come on!

Oh, come on!

Pushing the front back into the tri-state area, and giving Manhattan one of its worst storms in over a decade.

How about that? He did it.

Robin. Hey, Robin. Oh, thank God you're here.

My camping trip got rained-out.

I know. I'm sorry.

It's not your fault.

Yeah, it is. Come down here.

It's pouring. You come up.

No, you have to come down here.


Why? Because I made it rain. That's what I did today. And that's enough. I've done my part, now get down here!

I'm not dressed, Ted. You come up.

I'm not coming up there, Robin, I'm not. You have to come down here.

I was gonna

I know.

And that's how Robin and I ended up together. Turns out all I had to do was make it rain.

As I rode home the next morning, the city looked the same, the people looked the same, it all looked the same.

But it wasn't. In just one night, everything had changed.

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