Ted does not want to move in with Stella because he hates New Jersey. Robin prematurely quits her TV job because she incorrectly thinks that she already has a new job.



(created by), (creator) | 5 more credits »

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video






Episode credited cast:
Michael Kagan ...
Girl From Couple
Guy From Couple
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lewis (voice)


Ted has been commuting by train from Manhattan to New Jersey to be with Stella. Problem is, Ted despises New Jersey and he does not care for the train commute, but figures when he and Stella get married, she and her daughter Lucy will move to New York, but Stella has no plans to move to New York however. Ted, Marshall, Lily and Barney go to Stella's house. They cannot go out because Stella can't get a babysitter. While there, they start "beating up" on New Jersey and an argument ensues over which is better; New York or New Jersey. In addition, Stella tells Ted she has no plans to move to New York when they get married, because she doesn't want to uproot her life, as well as Lucy's and there's an argument about where they should live. Now Ted has to decide if he will live in New York, without Stella and Lucy or be with them in New Jersey. Meanwhile, Robin is miserable at Metro News One, because of the "fluff" pieces she has to report and the puns she has to say, even if it is in bad ... Written by goleafs84

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Comedy | Romance





Release Date:

6 October 2008 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


In the DVD version of this season there was a commentary on this episode, recorded by Ellis Duncan and Evan Rock, who were two actors who had filmed a scene for the show, which for some reason was not in the episode. They did not know this prior to the commentary and found out while recording when the characters they spoke to left the setting their scene was at. They even waited until the very end of the episode, hoping for some sort of tagline possibly explaining what happened or whether or not it was a joke. See more »


Ted and Marshall go to a grocery store to buy beer in New Jersey. It is illegal to sell alcohol outside of liquor stores in New Jersey. See more »


Marshall Eriksen: I HATE NEW YORK! I'm sorry but it's true. Okay, today I was walking around Price Co. Have you ever been there? It's huge! All the stores in New York are so cramped, every time I turn I knock something over. I'm like some huge monster that came out of the ocean to destroy bodegas!... I hate it. I'M TOO BIG FOR NEW YORK! Okay? I'm always trying to fit into cramped, little subway seats, or duck under doorways that were built 150 years ago. Hey, guess what: People are bigger now! Build bigger ...
See more »


Featured in How I Met Your Mother: The Wedding Bride (2010) See more »


Hey Beautiful
Written by The Solids
Performed by The Solids
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Interesting Episode
22 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Plot In A Paragraph: Ted does not want to move in with Stella because he hates New Jersey where she lives, and she refuses to move to New York. Robin prematurely quits her TV job because she incorrectly thinks that she already has a new job.

An interesting episode, just not a very funny one. The debate certainly was an interesting one, although New York is one of my favourite Cities in the world, I like New Jersey because on Bon Jovi.

I loved the look Barney gave to Robin when she said she is moving to Japan. I think he really does love her, and is hiding his feelings.

I also loved him keeping his hand up the full episode.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
the finale lief_peterson
Robin's accent harry-browne8
Who liked Tracy more than Robin? !!!deleted!!! (64820750)
Would you rather be a 'reacher' or a 'settler' in a relationship? majoros-maria
The ending - were you really surprised? Jones_RA
Britney Spears e-l-r-w
Discuss I Heart NJ (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: