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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: Down wind of the sewage treatment plant.
- Meg (the girl Barney seduces in this episode) is seen again in The Bracket and The Rough Patch.
- It is the second time Marshall is involved in an incident while opening a bottle with cork. The first one is shown on Pilot with Lily. The champagne cork hit Lily's left eye as well as Wendy the Waitress'. The sound of the cork popping and Marshall's subsequent gasp/yell of surprise are from the first episode.
- A running gag on the show is while Marshall and Lily are being intimate, Ted happens to be in the room and responds with "Please, don't!" During this episode Barney and Ted are talking about a woman's breasts. And while they are talking, Lily, who is having a romantic dinner with Marshall, responds with "Please, stop!"
- In the imaginary sequences, Marshall imagines Lily and him with four boys; Lily imagines Marshall and her with two girls. These are the desired number of children as expressed by Marshall and Lily respectively in Arrivederci, Fiero.
- Barney, characterized in several episodes as a compulsive gambler, is seen winning money from a bet with Robin.
- In Blitzgiving, Marshall and Lily's home is unavailable for Thanksgiving due to the worse than usual smell from the sewage treatment plant.
- Lily's bad aim at the toilet is first hinted in the episode where Lily leaves the toilet seat up possibly for better aim and this problem is mentioned in Legendaddy.
- When Future Ted is telling his children about Marshall's three biggest mistakes in his life, the second one is when he shaved his head in Something Borrowed.
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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.
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 ("DOW"nw"I"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).
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.
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