How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
2 user 2 critic


Marshall and Lily decide to buy a new home, which forces Lily to finally confront Marshall about her credit card debt.


Pamela Fryman


Carter Bays (created by), Craig Thomas (created by) | 2 more credits »

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Prime Video



Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Episode cast overview:
Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby
Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen
Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky
Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson
Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin
Maggie Wheeler ... Margaret
Phill Lewis ... Loan Officer
April Bowlby ... Meg
Lyndsy Fonseca ... Daughter
David Henrie ... Son
Charlene Amoia ... Wendy
Megan Bowers ... Persephone
Rhomeyn Johnson ... Cab Driver
Kaliya Skye Kaliya Skye ... Daphne


Marshall and Lily think that it's time they got their own place. Lily automatically thinks they should rent, but Marshall gets it into his mind that he wants to buy, not knowing yet about Lily's massive credit card debt. What's worse is that the first place they look at, Marshall loves without the real estate agent even needing to do a sell job to them. It's in a neighborhood real estate agents coin Dowisetrepla, of which they've never heard. Marshall finally finds out about their financial issues once they try to secure a mortgage. Beyond the argument Lily and Marshall have the size of their debt, Lily comes up with an unconventional solution to their problem. But will they ever find out what Dowisetrepla means? Meanwhile, Barney secures a key to the condominium that Marshall and Lily want to buy. His purpose?: to pretend that the place is his own so that he can sleep with a woman there for a one time only purpose, leave and never have to see her again. Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Romance


TV-PG | See all certifications »





English | French

Release Date:

5 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Many comparisons have been made between How I Met Your Mother and Friends. The realtor in this episode played Janice in Friends. A reoccurring character know for her annoying voice. Phill Lewis who played the loan officer, played Chandlers advertising boss, Steve in 3 episodes of Friends. See more »


The social security number that Lily gives the mortgage broker is only 8 numbers long while a real social security number is 9 numbers long. See more »


Meg: Who are these people?
Barney Stinson: They're my parents.
Meg: Your parents are Asian?
Barney Stinson: They're a Chinese couple who wanted a little white boy. It works both ways.
See more »


References Real World (1992) See more »


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

Some Familiar Places Here
11 December 2014 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

April Bowlby (Candy from "Two And A Half Men") and Maggie Wheeler (Janice from "Friends") both have roles in this episode.

Plot In A Paragraph: When Marshall and Lily decide to buy an apartment, Lilys debt problems come to light, as Marshall struggled with the high pressure sales tactics used by the Realtor (Maggie Wheeler) Meanwhile Barney uses their potential new apartment to woo a girl (the gorgeous April Bowlby)

This episode moves things forward from a plot perspective but only Barney gets any laughs. But that is no surprise as Neil Patrick Harris always delivers as the woman mad Barney Stinson.

It's nice to see both Bowlby and Wheeler on TV again, as I likes both of them in their respective roles.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed