How I Met Your Mother Episodes

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How I Met Your Mother Episode: "Everything Must Go"

Season 3, Episode 19
Episode Synopsis: Britney Spears returns as Abby, who is now dating Barney, and the pair, realizing how much they currently dislike Ted, decide to flaunt their romance in front of him at the bar. Barney, however, goes a bit overboard and does something impulsive. Cafe Guy: Johnny Palermo. Lawrence: Todd Sherry. Walter: Steve Hasley.
Original Air Date: May 12, 2008
Guest Cast Matt Besser: Vendor Larry Wilmore: Dr. Greer Britney Spears: Abby Todd Sherry: Lawrence Bob Saget
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Season 3, Episode 19
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Length: 21:10
Aired: 5/12/2008
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"Everything Must Go" Season 3, Episode 19

I don't know if the fact that Ted's red cowboy boots were my favorite part of tonight's episode means I liked the episode or I didn't. Honestly, I think the things I like and the things I disliked about balanced each other out this week. We got to poke some fun at Ted fun. We had to deal with Britney not fun. Lily's art soothes dogs humorous. Marshall's ever-growing need for a haircut not humorous and honestly just distracting! We did find out who the mystery woman warning girls about Barney was, of course, so that was a nice conclusion to the story. Too bad it had to be Abby. We didn't even get the slight humor of her being a dorky receptionist. Nope, just Britney and her weird line delivery. I am really sorry for those of you that liked her in this role, I really am, but I just don't see the appeal. If she said "awesome" one more time I was going to cry. She had one good line ("I don't want to steal any attention from America!") and even that was more good writing than actual acting ability. Plus, okay, maybe it was just me, but during the scene where she and Barney were dressed alike all I could think was that they looked related. It was very disconcerting. All I really have to say about the "Barney and Abby try to make Ted jealous" plot is this: Dearest Barnacle, Sending Annoying Abby over to bother Ted in the middle of the night is not winning you and points. Kisses, Justine Let's move right along to Lily and Marshall, shall we? Lily and Marshall realized they were in more money trouble than they previously thought (what with needing to fix the crooked floors in that apartment they bought remember that?) and Marshall wanted Lily to sell her expensive clothes to make some money. To which I said, directly into my television, " Do it!" Look, I love Lily, but man do I hate her wardrobe most days. I also think Marshall should try to sell his hair. Right, letting it go now. Anyway, Lily sadly didn't want to sell her clothes and decided to sell her art instead. Marshall lacked faith in the ability for her paintings to sell. Her paintings didn't sell (she ended up on a sidewalk alongside a "tube sox" selling heroin addict) until she met a GCWOK (Gay Couple Without Kids, for those not in the know) who took her painting off her handsfor the frame. Guilty for not having believed in his now-distraught wife, Marshall goes off to find the painting for Lily and discovers her ability to calm canines through art. So, in the end, they got their money selling Lily's pictures to veterinarians and she got to keep her clothes. Well, most of them, as Robin bought some things (and there was your "insert Robin here" moment of the night). That is really all I have, honestly. It could have been better and it could have been a lot worse (more Abby, for example). In my (very humble) opinion, it's time to reunite Ted and Barney, writers. This show thrives on the group aspect of the five characters we love. Reunion time! Please? And, finally, quotes and/or enjoyable moments: " "Sound like that b*tch had it coming." Ted on a little girl who only draws rainbows " "Girl, you can not pull off a tall kitchen!" Lily talking about the woman on iforcemywifetoweartrashbags.com (or something to that effect; I didn't catch the full address). " "No Country for Straight Men" the best cowboy-with-red-boots movie ever. " "I got a two syllable damn!" Lily on why she didn't want to give up a dress. Also, if you didn't catch it at the end of the show, lilyandmarshallselltheirstuff.com is a real site for a real charity so if you are interested in bidding on some cool things from the show for a good cause you should head on over! If you want How I Met Your Mother video clips, check out our online video guide show less
I dont know if the fact that Teds red cowboy boots were my favorite part of tonights episode means I liked the episode or I didnt Honestly I think the things I like and the things I disliked about balanced each other out this week We got to poke some fun at Ted fun We had to deal with Britney not fun Lilys art soothes dogs humorous Marshalls ever-growing need for a haircut not humorous and honestly just distractingWe did find out who the mystery woman warning girls about Barney was of course so that was a nice conclusion to the story Too bad it had to be Abby We didnt even get the slight humor of her being a dorky receptionist Nope just Britney and her weird line delivery I am really sorry for those of you that liked her in this role I really am but I just dont see the appeal If she said awesome one more time I was going to cry She had one good line I dont want to s read more

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Premiered: September 19, 2005, on CBS
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Premise: A man named Ted tells his kids how he met the love of his life, through flashbacks, years in the future. The bored kids sit on the couch and listen as dad regales them with tales of his pursuit of romance. The sitcom's secondary character, Ted's smarmy friend, Barney, is a real standout, often stealing the show.lauren

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