How I Met Your Mother

Moving Day

Season 2, Ep 18, Aired 3/19/07
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  • Episode Description
  • Barney takes drastic measures to prevent Ted from moving into Robin's apartment. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily are discovering the ups and downs of having the apartment to themselves. Barney considers moving in with Marshall and Lily.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alyson Hannigan

    Lily Aldrin

  • Bob Saget

    Voice of Ted, 2030

  • Cobie Smulders

    Robin Scherbatsky

  • Jason Segel

    Marshall Eriksen

  • Josh Radnor

    Ted Mosby

  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • Ted and Robin move in and then . . . . .

    By Lostindharma, Sep 01, 2012

  • Barney tries to prevent Ted from moving in with Robin.

    By pudgebyrd722, May 08, 2012

  • Robin and Ted with a moving truck... Marshall and Lily lost wihtout Ted and Barney hiijacks the moving truck... GREAT EPISODE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WARNING: Contains spoilers!!! * * * * * *

    By Sagriff_21, Mar 20, 2007

  • This episode was one of the weakest so far (Spoilers!).

    By mateo2, Mar 20, 2007

  • Ted moves out of Lilly & Marshall's apartment.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Apr 24, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Ted: Where's Barney? Where's the truck?
      Robin: Wait for it...
      Ted: Barney stole the truck!
      Robin: There you go.
      Ted: I don't believe this! Everything I own in the world is in that truck. Except this box of pot lids.
      Marshall: And the sword! (Hands Ted the sword)
      Ted: (Dialing the phone) I'm going to kill him! I swear to God, I'm going to kill him!
      Marshall: (taking the sword) Right, then I'll just take this back...

    • Marshall: Aw looks like our little boy is moving out.
      : It seems like only yesterday he was a cute little freshman, discovering reggae and ultimate frisbee.
      Marshall: He did it later than the other kids, but we didn't push him. We knew he'd get there.

    • Robin: (About moving in together) I thought we decided we were ready. Ted: And how did we decide that again? Robin: I have no idea. I remember the let's-move-in-together-sex was pretty amazing. Ted: I know. I did that thing with no hands I normally need both to do.

    • Marshall: Deep in the Amazonian rainforest, there is a tree that only grows around the body of an existing tree. It cannot survive without this tree; it's supported by this tree. Lily, we are that tree. Lily: The inside tree or the outside tree? Marshall: The outside tree. Lily: Shouldn't there be three trees? Marshall: You and I are one tree! Look, Lily, the point is we grew around Ted and without him we're slowly dying!

    • Ted: Guys, I know you were looking to having the place to yourselves, and it's a big imposition... (stops talking as Lily and Marshall hug around him) Marshall: God, this feels so right. Lily: Never leave us again. Ted: Guys, Robin's out in the truck, and there's a lot of boxes, so Lily and Marshall: Sshhh.

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    Notes (4)

    • The German episode title is "Der Abschlepp-Wagen", meaning "The Moving Van". The French title is "Difficiles concessions", meaning "Difficult Concessions". The Italian title is "Il trasloco", meaning "The Move".

    • International Airdates: Czech Republic: February 3, 2010 on Prima COOL

    • Neil Patrick Harris continued with his own list of names for Ted's truck, making the cast and crew crack up. It was not used in the episode, due to some adult language.

    • In the previous episode, it is revealed that Barney cannot drive a car. However, in this episode, he drives away with Ted's truck.

    Trivia (1)

    • While Barney is in the back of the van with the girl and Ted begins driving, Barney tumbles to the floor as the van apparently drives over a pothole, but the glass of alcohol on the table doesn't slosh or tip over.

    Allusions (2)

    • Barney: I'll be at the snack shack eating our onion rings Han style . . . Solo! This is a reference to the character Han Solo from the Star Wars franchise.

    • Barney's Top Ten List at the end is taken directly from the segment done on The Late Show and Late Night with David Letterman, complete with Letterman's trademark "hee hee hee!" laugh and the sound of the glass shattering after throwing the card away (in this case, the card causes the waitress to break a glass). Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, the creators of How I Met Your Mother, were writers on The Late Show with David Letterman.

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