"How I Met Your Mother" Cleaning House (TV Episode 2010) - Plot Summary Poster

Plot Summary

  • 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.

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  • When Barney convinces the gang to help his mom move out of her home, they quickly learn that she has been very protective of Barney and lied to him about events throughout his life. Meanwhile, Ted gets upset when Robin oversells him to a blind date.

    - Written by CBS Publicity
  • 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.

    - Written by jgp3553@yahoo.com


Barney started the night unable to finish a story about his sex acts behind the Central Park Zoo. He was crushed because his mother was selling the house he grew up in...

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