How I Met Your Mother: Season 4, Episode 13

Three Days of Snow (19 Jan. 2009)

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During a historic blizzard, Ted and Barney get an opportunity to run their own bar, while Marshall and Lily try to defy the odds and continue one of their cherished traditions.



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The storm of the century has hit New York in early 2009. The snowfall is supposed to last for three days, meaning that the city is at a virtual standstill for three days. Ted and Barney have made dates with two college girls - band mates - from out of town and are supposed to meet them at MacLaren's. Without each having the others' telephone numbers, Ted and Barney can only sit and wait to see if they show up. Without anyone else in the bar, Carl wants to close the bar early so that he can volunteer at a shelter, but Ted and Barney convince him to let them run the bar while he's gone. The start of their stint ends up being their dream as they've talked about buying a bar and never having last call. But as their dates show up, the night doesn't quite end up as they envisioned. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily have a long set of rituals. Among them is that whenever one goes away out of town, he or she brings back a six pack from the visited city while the other meets him/her at the airport ... Written by Huggo

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We should buy a bar!
28 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

I'd have to say that HIMYM is my favorite sitcom of all time, and this is definitely in my top five favorite episodes.

To give a brief summary, a snow storm hits NYC and causes some problems for the gang. The story leads the viewer to believe we're witnessing three different story lines on the same day--Ted and Barney's bar "Puzzles" (whys it called Puzzles? That's the Puzzle!), Marshall and Robin's journey to the airport, and Lily and Ranjit's search for a six-pack--but as the title says, this is three days of snow.

There were some great character interactions in this episode that outshine many of the others. No one really ever talks about it, but Ted and Barney have a real strong relationship, (even though Ted insists Marshall is his best friend) and it shows more than ever as they find a way to borrow Carl's bar for a bit.

Marshall and Robin really expanded on their relationship as well. These two characters always seem to be the most distant within the group, and rarely do they team up for a story line that only involves the two of them. (another one is where Marshall takes Robin to the Vikings bar in "Little Minnesota") Together they find the right mix of heartfelt moments and humor.

Overall, I have to give this one a 10/10 being it's in my top five. I really miss this show, and more so miss the characters that I grew to love so much.

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