How I Met Your Mother

Right Place Right Time

Season 4, Ep 22, Aired 5/4/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Ted explains to his future kids how a series of unrelated events led to a chance encounter with a former girlfriend. Barney makes the 200th notch in his bedpost. Marshall goes overboard when he discovers GNB has a department that can make him charts and graphs.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Stephen Lloyd

  • Pamela Fryman

  • Josh Radnor

    Ted Mosby

  • Neil Patrick Harris

    Barney Stinson

  • Jason Segel

    Marshall Eriksen

  • Fan Reviews (18)
  • lily aldrin

    By pablomiramont, Jun 24, 2013

  • What could've happened to Ted?

    By Lostindharma, Jan 30, 2013

  • Watch out for spoilers, because I'm gonna rant!

    By SofiaBergenda, Oct 23, 2012

  • Tries to fill the gap 'Friends' left, but doesn't quite do the job.

    By pankajsaksena, May 07, 2009

  • Mother revealed, or is she???

    By sequoa84, May 05, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Marshall: What the hell happened to my charts?! Ted: We threw them away. That's how an intervention works. You wouldn't stop using, so we flushed your stash. Marshall: Come on, Ted! I need my charts! Just for today and then I promise I will never use charts again, I'm under a lot of pressure here, I need my charts, Jack! Ted: Oh, God. You're doing charts at work?

    • Marshall: (sees the intervention banner) What's going on? Robin: Enough with the charts. Barney: And the graphs. Ted: Really any visual representation of data. Marshall: I'm not an idiot. I know how you guys feel about my charts and my graphs. As a matter of fact, I made a chart of your reactions to my charts. (pulls out a chart) Let's take a look. It's true, since Cecilia your interest has been steadily dropping. But based on recent trends, I have also made a projection chart! And look, HUGE spike in interest coming! And this isn't some dead cat bounce. This is big sustainable growth over the long term! Barney: You're a big sustainable growth.

    • Barney: Marshall, you know how important this is to me. Do you think Lily would ever consider, I would do all the work— Marshall: I would end your life. Barney: Right.

    • Barney: Petra will be, if all goes well, wait for it, my 200th! Sorry, I couldn't wait, I'm too excited. Ted: 200th, as in 'sex with'? Barney: As in 'sex with'! I request the highest of fives! Ted: Not if I was wearing a HazMat suit.

    • Robin: It's food poisoning. I got food from this place, and three hours later I was spewing like an open hydrant. Ted: From where? Robin: Well, that's a gross question.

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    Notes (5)

    • The German episode title is "Zur richtigen Zeit am richtigen Ort", the French episode title is "Au bon endroit, au bon moment", and the Italian title is "Al posto giusto nel momento giusto", all exact translations.

    • International Airdates: Australia: June 15, 2009 on Channel 7; Germany: February 13, 2010 on ProSieben; United Kingdom: May 6, 2010 on E4; Czech Republic: November 29, 2010 on Prima COOL

    • Music: "Glad Girls" by Guided by Voices

    • To keep the ending a surprise, Sarah Chalke's appearance was not listed on pre-air press releases.

    • Though credited, Alyson Hannigan does not appear in this episode due to her pregnancy.

    Trivia (2)

    • Marshall's ranking of Presidents by how dirty their names sound: 1. Johnson 2. Bush 3. Harding 4. Polk 5. Filmore 6. Pierce 7. LBJ 8. Hoover 9. Bush 10. Clinton

    • This episode contradicts earlier established continuity that Barney didn't become obsessed with sexual conquests until after his hippie phase working at a coffee shop, where his girlfriend was stolen from him as they were preparing to go on a Peace Corps mission.

    Allusions (1)

    • Marshall's Venn diagram, depicting the intersection of "People Who Are Breaking My Heart" and "People Who Are Shaking My Confidence Daily" to be "Cecilia", is derived from the lyrics of Simon & Garfunkel's 1970 song, "Cecilia".

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