|How I Met Your Mother episode|
|Episode no.||Season 1
|Directed by||Pamela Fryman|
|Written by||Chris Harris II|
|Original air date||October 17, 2005|
|Season 1 episodes|
|List of How I Met Your Mother episodes|
"Okay Awesome" is the fifth episode in the first season of the television series How I Met Your Mother. It originally aired on October 17, 2005. The episode was written by Chris Harris and directed by Pamela Fryman.
Robin (Cobie Smulders) has been invited to come to "Okay," a new dance club. Ted (Josh Radnor) and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) agree to come, but Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan) are hosting a wine-tasting party so that they can begin to be more mature. Ted and Barney go to the club; Ted has agreed to meet Robin's friend Kelly (Vanessa Lee Evigan), while Barney decides to find a "cutlet" and grind with her all night.
Marshall becomes very bored at the wine tasting party, and escapes by jumping out the bathroom window (although Ted disputes this). Meanwhile, Robin cannot get in to the VIP area even though she was invited there. She leaves to call the owner to try to get in the VIP area, and lets Marshall in to the club. However, Robin cannot get back in because a different bouncer is now at the door.
Ted prepares to leave after ruining his chances with Kelly, but stays for a bit when Marshall arrives. They both get beers, but Marshall's elbow is bumped as he is drinking, and because he had a temporary crown put in earlier that day, Marshall is now in pain. Ted goes down to the coat check area and ends up hanging out with the coat check girl, while Marshall finds Barney, who suggests going to the bathroom to find some aspirin. Future Ted says that he is not sure what happened in there, but when Marshall comes out he is miraculously no longer in pain.
Meanwhile, Lily comes to the club, having also escaped from their party in the same manner as Marshall after she called him and heard the music of the club. Robin convinces Lily that she doesn't have to mature like the other couples, while Lily convinces Robin to flash their breasts at the bouncer to get back into the club.
Inside, Barney has discovered that the "cutlet" he has been grinding with all night is actually his cousin Leslie. Barney tries to leave, but because Robin and Lily have returned, they stay for a bit, and Marshall and Lily dance at the club, while Robin, Ted, and Barney watch.
- "Shine" by Lovefreekz
- "Heaven" by DJ Sammy
- "Freek U" by Garcon
- "The Tide" by The Julian Day
- "Power Control" (Vocal version) by Wild Whirled Music (Marshall's dance solo)
- "Cinders" by Wild Whirled Music (Marshall's dance solo on the DVD release)
- Ted calls Barney "Tin Man," because of his shiny silver shirt, referencing The Wizard of Oz.
- The nerds outside of the club think that Marshall might be the third Affleck brother, referencing Ben and Casey Affleck.