| First aired:|
March 19, 2007
Ted plans to move in with Robin, but Barney steals the moving truck until he can convince Ted not to move in. Meanwhile, Lily and Marshall experience living without Ted for the first time.
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Marshall and Lily were initially excited that Ted was moving out, since they would now have the place all to themselves. They enjoy lounging around naked and having sex on the couch, but soon find out that things have changed a lot. Ted took all of his stuff, which included the microwave, a lot of the food, the towels, and other things Marshall and Lily did not realize that Ted owned. Marshall decides to try being the provider, but after forgetting toilet paper after he got a lot of other things they now needed, realizes that he and Lily need Ted to survive. Although Lily is against the idea of them marrying Ted, she also realizes how much they need Ted, and when Ted comes back and tells them that things did not work out and he is moving back in, they give Ted a group hug and tell him not to leave.
- Ted and Robin discussed their plans to move in together in Stuff.
- Robin and Ted's opposing opinions about guns, established in Where Were We?, is referenced again when Robin tries to cancel her subscription to Guns and Ammo because of Ted moving in with her.
- Barney reveals to Ted in this episode that Robin occasionally smokes. He knew this fact because of their night out in Zip, Zip, Zip. Later in Something Borrowed Robin has a pack of cigarettes that she shares with Lily, who stresses about her wedding. Robin's, and subsequently the gang's, smoking habit becomes the main plot of Last Cigarette Ever.
|Barney:||(Talking on phone to Ted) This isn't Barney! But I hear that guy's awesome.|
Notes and TriviaEdit
Goofs and ErrorsEdit
- Lily jokes that her father would not pay for a second wedding between her, Marshall and Ted. However, in Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap Lily's poor relationship with her father is shown, and it's revealed that he wasn't even invited to the wedding.
- When Barney falls over in the back of the truck, you can see the light from the wireless mic clipped to the back of his pants for a split second.
Allusions and Outside ReferencesEdit
- Barney's line "I'll be at the snack shack eating our victory onion rings Han style . . . Solo!" references the character Han Solo from the Star Wars franchise.
- When Barney's date Sarah says that she won't get into a moving van because she has seen Silence of the Lambs, she refers to a scene in that film in which a serial killer kidnaps a young woman by asking for her help in lifting a sofa into a van.
- Barney's top ten list is a reference to the Late Show Top Ten List.
- Barney describes Ted's outfit as "a little bit Ellen DeGeneres", referring to the comedian and talk show host.
- In the pilot episode of Doogie Howser, M.D. Neil Patrick Harris wears a suit with sneakers.
- Marshall is wearing an Arizona State University T-shirt.
- Soap on Your Skin - The Solids
- In a rebroadcast of this episode in 2011, the background of one scene was edited to include a magazine product placement ad for the 2011 film Zookeeper.
- Rachelle Lefevre - Sarah
- Jessica Barth - Church Girl
- Ella Thomas - Girl #1
- Necar Zadegan - Girl #2
- Ailsa Marshall - Girl #3
Staci Krause of IGN gave the episode a 9.1 out of 10, stating that she was glad that they followed up on Ted and Robin's decision to move in together, and how the episode was "a great way to begin the downward spiral their relationship has to take to get to where the show needs to go". She also enjoyed how Lily and Marshall couldn't survive without Ted, and how Barney turned the moving truck into a love shack. Overall, she stated that it was a very solid episode and helped to move the show in a new direction. 
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