Since Marshall had been busy with work, a stressed Lily singlehandedly planned their housewarming party, and was worried that it was going to be a disaster. Her premonition came true. Over a five minute period during the party, a series of events that took place simultaneously in the living room, dining room and kitchen resulted in what to the untrained eye looked like a confusing mess if knowledge of only what was happening in one of those three rooms was known, but made total sense when viewed from all three rooms combined. Some of the issues and topics of conversation that led to the disaster included Robin's confrontational nature versus Ted's non-confrontational nature, Marshall pondering whether he should refuse boss Garrison Cootes' demand that they return to work in the middle of the party, Mickey's new beekeeping hobby, what happened to a plate of vegan spring rolls, why Lily didn't want anyone to eat the block of Gouda that Marshall served, and Barney's even more than usual ... Written by
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Despite being from Canada, a country known for being extremely polite, in the episode, Robin is accused by both Ted and Marshall of being someone who yells at strangers unprovoked. See more
Robin asks to borrow the oven to heat up the dish she and Ted brought to the housewarming party, but neither Robin or Ted turns the oven on. It's possible the oven was already on, but that's unlikely since the oven is empty when Ted opens it. See more
[Ted and Robin talk about his confrontational skills, or lack thereof
I disagree. It's like Sun Tzu said, "Never give up. Never surrender."
That's Tim Allen from Galaxy Quest!
Burnin' For You
Written by Donald Roeser
(as Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser) and Richard Meltzer
Performed by Blue Öyster Cult See more