How I Met Your Mother: Season 7, Episode 14

46 Minutes (16 Jan. 2012)

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While Marshall and Lily spend their first night in their new home after deciding to permanently move to Long Island, Barney takes over as group leader in Manhattan--both with disastrous results.



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Lily and Marshall have now officially moved to Long Island, which brings about many issues. For Lily and Marshall, they receive an unexpected and somewhat unwanted house guest: Mickey. Mickey, who grew up in that house, believes he is helping Lily and Marshall by pointing out what they can and cannot do with every aspect of the house. Lily/Marshall and Mickey come to a stalemate when they negotiate Mickey's living arrangement versus his help in fixing the broken fuse which has resulted in the house being in total darkness. At MacLaren's, Ted, Barney and Robin are lamenting the empty half a booth where Lily and Marshall generally sat, and which will now be emptier than usual. However, Barney comes to the realization that Lily was generally the boss of their group, and thus now he plans on taking over. That leads to an evening which has them finding unexpected surrogates for Lily and Marshall. And Robin and Kevin are still at the stage in their relationship where they want to prove to ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama | Romance





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Ted & Barney are chatting in the strip club and in the background a man at the bar is approached by one of the girls and mid shot she is no longer there. See more »


Lily Aldrin: [Marshall is still wondering around in dark] Marshall! I just remember I saw a box of matches in the drawer next to the trash can.
Marshall Eriksen: Thanks baby
[See Mickey dart around Marshall and take the matches]
Marshall Eriksen: Lily, I can't find them!
Mickey Aldrin: [On the inter-com, lights match] Looking for these?
[laughs evilly]
Mickey Aldrin: Oh right, you can't see me. I'm burning the matches you so desperately need
[laughs evilly until the match burns to his fingers]
Mickey Aldrin: Ah! Ooo. Ow!
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The intro sequence for this episode is a special one-off revolving around the Barney character, with the show re-titled "How I Met Your Barney", and with revised theme music with lyrics sung by Neil Patrick Harris (Barney) See more »


Spoofs The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »


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