How I Met Your Mother: Season 4, Episode 4

Intervention (13 Oct. 2008)

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Ted, Robin, Marshall, and Lily all begin getting cold feet because of their imminent life changes, and Barney tries to prove that he can pick up a woman while posing as an 80-year-old man.

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Buoyed by the success of an intervention concerning their friend Stuart's over-consumption of alcohol carried out by a large group of their friends, the gang decide to hold interventions for everything that bothers them about the others. So when Ted, Marshall and Lily are packing up the apartment to move on with their respective lives, Ted finds the intervention box with envelopes addressed to him. The others admit that they were going to hold an intervention when Ted first got engaged, believing he was rushing into things, but decided not to after they got to know Stella. As Ted makes them read their letters anyway, Ted comes to realize that they may be right, which in turn makes Marshall and Lily realize that moving to their new apartment does not feel right, and makes Robin realize that moving to Japan does not feel right. Only Barney, trying to win a bet that he, wearing make-up and pretending to be eighty years old, can still pick up a twenty-two year old, may inadvertently have ... Written by Huggo

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First mention of Glenn McKenna Scotch. See more »

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Towards the end of the episode when the gang visits McLarens pub, a couple is seen seated at the gang's usual table. When Ted orders them to leave, the lady leaves with her glass and her mobile phone. When the gang sits down to talk, the mobile phone isn't seen on the table either.

A few scenes later, the same mobile phone inexplicably appears on the table next to Ted's right hand. The lady who was earlier seated there comes back to collect her 'misplaced' phone, but the gang drives her away. See more »

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Amber: [to Barney in his old man makeup] You're cute. How old are you?
Barney Stinson: Eighty-three. How old are you?
Amber: Thirty-one.
Barney Stinson: Oh!
[Gets up to leave]
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Brilliant!
25 May 2009 | by (Utrecht, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This episode was the funniest I've seen so far.

The joke at the beginning is the most original joke I have ever seen on television. It might not be one were you will laugh your ass of, but come on... think about it. Someone, probably writer Stephen Lloyd had to come up with an opening scene en then thought; 'he, I'll let Barney come into the bar dressed like an 80 year old and make him trying to convince a hot girl that he is actually from the future'. This writer is brilliant and surely deserves a special thank you for coming up with this joke.

But there was so much more to love. Like the interventions, so funny! From 'oh bullocks' to 'we're having to many interventions'. I already loved the flashbacks on this show. but the ones in this episode made me even love them more! Finally the joke with Barney and the girl fight made me laugh so badly that I missed the rest of the episode.

Stephen Lloyd, you're my new hero.


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