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November 5, 2007
Marshall and Lily go apartment hunting and Barney uses the opportunity to hook up with a girl without giving away his own address. Marshall learns Lily's secret.
Marshall finally tires of Ted's never-ending presence and his invasion on the married couple's personal space, so he decides to buy a new apartment with Lily. He begins searching in a neighborhood called 'Dowisetrepla', which is explained as part of New York City's tendency to shorten neighborhood names, and is supposedly an up-and-coming neighborhood in the city.
Marshall falls in love with the apartment in Dowistrepla, imagining himself playing drums in a band with his future sons. Lily feels guilty because of the huge credit card debt she hides from Marshall, but still imagines herself painting with two daughters, and so eventually ends up saying that she loves it.
The next day, Lily and Marshall apply for a mortgage, and Marshall finds out about Lily's debt. Later, Ted, Barney, and Robin go home, where Ted discovers that Lily and Marshall were having a fight. They end up hearing a missed call from a divorce lawyer. Lily and Marshall return, and explained that Lily had the idea of divorcing Marshall so that he would not be dragged down by her debt. However, Marshall replies by saying, "When I married you, I married all your problems, too." Finally, they exclaim that they bought the apartment. The next day, Lily and Marshall take a taxi to their new home, but as they step out of the cab, smell an extremely strong stench. They realize that "Dowisetrepla" is short for: "downwind of the sewage treatment plant".
- Marshall imagines him and Lily having four boys when picturing his future family, and Lily imagines them having two girls. These are how many children they respectively said they wanted in Arrivederci, Fiero, and Marshall mentions wanting four kids in I'm Not That Guy. Additionally, Marshall wanting sons and Lily wanting daughters is a source of conflict between them in Baby Talk.
- One of the three biggest mistakes Marshall says he has made, according to Future Ted, is when he shaved his head in Something Borrowed.
- A flashback shows Ted asking Marshall about taking the bar exam, the results of which Marshall receives in Spoiler Alert.
- In The Bracket, Barney and Lily learn that Meg has been obsessed with him since they hooked up here, as she still is in The Rough Patch when Lily recruits her to help break Barney and Robin up.
- In Three Days of Snow, Future Ted claims that people always make five-word statements (such as "I can jump that far" and "I'm gonna win her back") they will come to regret, as Marshall does here when he says "We should buy a place".
- Ted's "detective skills" are referenced again in Glitter, The Autumn of Break-Ups, Mom and Dad, and Daisy.
- In Blitzgiving, the gang is unable to celebrate Thanksgiving at Lily and Marshall's home because of "the worse than usual smell" from the sewage treatment plant.
|Ted:||Robin, I appreciate your help, but there's a reason your name is Robin, not Batman.|
Notes and TriviaEdit
Goofs and ErrorsEdit
- The tallest mountain in Canada is Mount Logan in the Yukon Territory at 5956m. Mount Waddington is the seventeenth highest in the country, but second in British Columbia.
- When Barney tells Robin about how he deserted her dogs, she takes off her handbag, but in the next scene, she's taking it off again.
- Married couples are not required to get a mortgage jointly. Marshall could have financed the loan himself, without Lily.
- When Wendy is being hit by the cork, the sound is taken from Pilot when Lily is being hit by a champagne cork opened by Marshall.
- Although it's possible that Wendy is silent and Lily is the person screaming during the accident.
Allusions and Outside ReferencesEdit
- Ted puts on his sunglasses and says a cheesy line, in a parody of Horatio Caine from 'CSI: Miami'.
- The flavor of ice cream when Ted is in the kitchen is Ben and Jerry's "Cherry Garcia."
- When Ted plays detective, he refers to himself and his sister as the "Mosby Boys", a reference to the Hardy Boys, and remarks that "There's a reason why your name is Robin and not Batman" to Robin.
- Marshall references the MTV series The Real World.
- Dowisetrepla ("DO"wn"WI"nd of the "SE"wage "TRE"atment "PLA"nt) is a parody of other neighborhoods in NYC popularly referred to by their acronyms, such as SoHo (South of Houston Street), TriBeCa (Triangle Below Canal Street), Nolita (North of Little Italy) and DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass).
- Marshall playing the drums is a reference to Jason Segel's Freaks and Geeks character Nick Andopolis who was a drummer.
- Omar G at Television Without Pity gave the episode a B+.
- Donna Bowman of The A.V. Club rated the episode A-. She compares the show to Friends and notes the appearance of actress Maggie Wheeler, who previously played Chandler's on-and-off girlfriend Janice, as the estate agent.
- Staci Krause of IGN gave the episode 8.0 out of 10.
- The St. Petersburg Comic Review gave this episode 8 out of 10 stars. "Lily and Marshall's new place!"
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