How I Met Your Mother


Season 4, Ep 19, Aired 3/30/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Barney attempts to complete in a single day all the tasks from a list Ted made to prove the gang's not too old to do them. Meanwhile, he challenges Ted to complete a list of things they're too young to do yet.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Josh Radnor

    Ted Mosby

  • Neil Patrick Harris

    Barney Stinson

  • Jason Segel

    Marshall Eriksen

  • Alyson Hannigan

    Lily Aldrin

  • Cobie Smulders

    Robin Scherbatsky

  • Fan Reviews (15)
  • The Murtaugh List

    By KwanHuiYap, May 05, 2014

  • Quite a good episode, remarkably better than the ones before

    By nananabatman, Apr 28, 2013

  • I am too old for this confetti

    By Lostindharma, Jan 19, 2013

  • The episode was pretty nice and funny, and the way they used "stuff" to make it more watchable for the younger viewers. Got to love Barneysstubbornnessinvolvingbets. But when it got to the last parts of the episode I was insulted.

    By Tadosis, Oct 25, 2011

  • Ted has a list of things he's too old to do and Barney tries to accomplish all those things.

    By Jon_MW_14, Aug 26, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Laser Tag Arena Owner: (final lines) Hell, no! I'm callin' the police. (speaking to himself, frowning) Gone-ass man with pink hair throwing toilet paper?! You gotta be kiddin' me! Y'all do all over this sh--
      Future Ted: Stuff! He said "stuff"!

    • Ted: You know, Barney, last night I went to bed at eight o'clock because it was on the list. And I couldn't sleep, because well, it was eight o'clock. So I decided to watch Lethal Weapon. And then when I still couldn't sleep, I watched Lethal Weapon 2. And then 3. And then, halfway through Lethal Weapon 4, it's when it occurred to me. Murtaugh kept saying "I'm too old for this stuff" but every time he'd say it, he'd turn around, make a movie, and do more stuff. I guess what I'm saying is, screw being old. Let's go TP laser tag! Barney: Yeah! And then the hospital.

    • Ted: What happened to you? Barney: Oh, I had a blow-out-my-knee-and-it-hurts-like-hell incident. Ted: How'd you blow out your knee? Barney: We helped someone move out of a six-floor walkup in exchange for pizza and beer! Robin: Or we helped someone rob a six-floor walkup. They were in a big hurry and left all the pictures behind. Barney: Whatevs. It counts.

    • Lily: Marshall, they're in kindergarten. You don't teach basketball this way. Marshall: Sure you do, it's the way I learned. Lily: Are you kidding? What sociopath taught you this way? (Flashback) Young Marshall: Come on, Dad! I'm tired! Marvin: Sleep is for winners! You can go to bed when you score a basket! Young Marshall: I'm trying! Marvin: Oh, let's give you two points for trying! Negative two points for having a great big head! (Present) Marshall: My father gave me no quarter. And I asked for no quarter.

    • Robin: We have our own list. Ted: What? Robin: Do each of the things on this list and then tell me you still want to be an old man. Ted: Remove "colonoscopy" and "sex with an old lady" and this is a cakewalk.

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    Notes (2)

    • The German episode title is "Die Murtaugh-Liste", meaning "The Murtaugh List". The French title is "Compétition finale", meaning "Final Competition". The Italian title is "La lista delle sfide", meaning "List of Challenges".

    • International Airdates: Australia: May 25, 2009 on Channel 9; Germany: January 30, 2010 on ProSieben; United Kingdom: April 15, 2010 on E4; Czech Republic: November 23, 2010 on Prima COOL

    Trivia (3)

    • Old Persons List includes: - Put on reading glasses - Yell at neighborhood kids - Go to bed at 8 - Wake up at 4am - Eat dinner at 4pm - Take forever to answer the phone

    • The Murtaugh list includes: - Playing laser tag - Pull an all–nighter - Eat an entire pizza - Hang posters on your wall without frames - Get ear pierced - Do laundry at mom's house - Crash on a friends futon instead of getting a hotel room - Put off going to the doctor¬ - Drinking shots with strangers - Leave annoying two person message on your answering machine - Help someone move out of a six-floor walk-up in exchange for pizza and beer - Dye your hair a funny color - Go to a rave - Drink from a Beer bong

    • When Barney gets warned that he will be banned from laser tag if he goes on playing so aggressively, one can read on the whiteboard behind that he holds all the records.

    Allusions (2)

    • The basketball playing werewolf references the 1985 comedy Teen Wolf in which Michael J. Fox plays a teenage werewolf who once transforms into a werewolf during a basketball game.

    • After agreeing to the bet with Ted, Barney shouts, "Alright, let's do this, Baaaarney Stiiinson," and storms out of the room, similar to what Leroy Jenkins did in the viral World of Warcraft video.

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