How I Met Your Mother: Season 6, Episode 2

Cleaning House (27 Sep. 2010)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Comedy, Romance
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 1,283 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

The gang accompanies Barney and his brother James after they find the man who may be Barney's father, but it turns out to be James' father instead.

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (creator), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10000 titles
created 27 Feb 2011
 
a list of 24 titles
created 09 Sep 2011
 
a list of 2020 titles
created 03 Dec 2011
 
a list of 742 titles
created 01 Jan 2014
 
a list of 1630 titles
created 02 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Cleaning House" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Cleaning House (27 Sep 2010)

Cleaning House (27 Sep 2010) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of How I Met Your Mother.
« Previous Episode | 114 of 208 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Coach
Michael Earl Reid ...
Post Master General
...
Edit

Storyline

Barney is devastated to learn that his mother is selling the Staten Island house in which he grew up, which means packing up and putting away all his happy childhood memories. He convinces his friends to help him, his mother Loretta and his brother James pack up the house. When the gang are packing things up, what they see and learn is that Loretta told Barney and James what to them are obvious lies about their growing up period. While James quickly learned that they were lies when he was younger, Barney always believed and still believes everything Loretta told him. What Barney and James also find is an unmailed letter, the contents of which could affect one of their past and one of their future. Meanwhile, Lily and Marshall argue about what things they will tell their children about such issues as Santa Claus. And Robin tries to find a good balance of how to "sell" Ted to one of her girlfriends. Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 September 2010 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When James is showing his and Barney's photo to Sam he is holding it at a bottom but next second he's holding it at a middle right after the camera angle switched. See more »

Quotes

James Stinson: Funny how all these girls have the exact same handwriting as the Postmaster General, mom, and home-run king...
[Reads from encased baseball]
James Stinson: ... Frank Aaron.
See more »

Connections

Features The Price Is Right (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

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

 
Neil Patrick Harris Knocks It Out Of The Park
26 January 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Neil Patrick Harris knocks it out if the park once again as Barney Stinson as How I Met Your Mother.

Plot in A Paragraph: Barney is devastated to learn that his mother is selling the house in which he grew up, which means he convinces his friends to help him, his mother Loretta and his brother James pack up the house. When the gang are packing things up, they learn that Loretta told Barney and James obvious lies as they were growing up. While James quickly learned that they were lies, Barney always believed and still believes everything Loretta tells him. Meanwhile, Lily and Marshall argue about what things they will tell their children about such issues as Santa Claus. And Robin tries to "sell" Ted to one of her girlfriends.

Any episode that features the brilliant Neil Patrick Harris's character Barney Stinson in the main storyline is always excellent. I could go on and on about the brilliance of this episode, and in particular Neil Patrick Harris but I won't bore you with it.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Quinn and Barney eclipsed-bythe-moon
What is never considered about the finale... fishyk
Nope don't get it. rosemaryfriel
It's been exactly one year now joekabye-253-101994
Hint about the Mother in episode 9 of season 1 funtwo92
The ending db96-151-815457
Discuss Cleaning House (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?