How I Met Your Mother

The Chain Of Screaming

Season 3, Ep 15, Aired 4/14/08
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  • Episode Description
  • After Marshall witnesses a work buddy get yelled at after handing in a report, he becomes paranoid that the same will happen to him.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jason Segel

    Marshall Eriksen

  • Cobie Smulders

    Robin Scherbatsky

  • Bob Saget

    Voice of Ted, 2030

  • Alyson Hannigan

    Lily Aldrin

  • Neil Patrick Harris

    Barney Stinson

  • Fan Reviews (13)
  • Marshall has trouble at his job

    By Lostindharma, Oct 24, 2012

  • Scream.

    By Canogaparkcindy, May 01, 2010

  • awesome

    By brooklyn90, Jul 14, 2008

  • Marshall has a problem.

    By petrelli19, May 18, 2008

  • actually i was accebting more :(

    By Moeabbad, May 02, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Marshall: Lily, I need your take on this. What should I do?
      Lily: Well, what I teach my kids in kindergarten-
      Barney: Oh, God.
      Lily: Is when dealing with a bully, the most important thing is to be constructive and positive. (Lily goes into Arthur's office as Marshall) Hello, Arthur.
      Arthur: Hello, Marshall.
      Lily: I have the ninja report right here. But Arthur, in the future, if you want someone to do their best work, try to motivate them not through fear and intimidation but through encouragement, inspiration and respect.
      Arthur: Well said, Marshall. I needed to hear that. By the way, I saw your wife's picture in your office. That is one tasty slice.
      Lily: You're damn right. You know what I'm gonna do to that girl when I get home?
      Arthur: Oh, yeah.
      Lily: I'm gonna rip that girl's clothes off.
      Arthur: That's it.
      Lily: Just throw her on the bed...
      Arthur: That's where she belongs!
      Lily: And drive her home like a pack of sled dogs!
      Arthur: Oh yeah! (High-fives Lily, in the present everyone stares at her)
      Lily: It's bad, guys. Mama needs it bad.

    • Ted: Alright, everybody out of the new car! Out of the new car! Barney: Ted, screaming never solves anything!

    • Arthur Hobbs: Hey, Ferguson, I read your report, and it's complete crap. No, you know what, that's an insult to crap. If crap could eat, and then crap stuff out, it's that! Your report is the crap that crap craps!

    • Marshall: You sure about this? Ted: Yeah. Who needs a car in New York city anyway? Marshall: Ted, I don't think I can accept— Ted: Marshall, don't make me scream at you. Marshall: Thanks, buddy. Ted: You guys did it in the car, didn't you? Marshall: Oh, yeah.

    • Barney: Shotgun for eternity! Robin: You can't call shotgun for eternity! Barney: I just did! Robin: You can't just call things! Barney: I call that I can call things!

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    Notes (3)

    • The German episode title is "Die Kette des Anbr├╝llens", an exact translation. The French title is "Engrenage", meaning "Spiral". The Italian title is "La sfuriata terapeutica", meaning "Therapeutic Outburst".

    • International Airdates: Australia: June 12, 2008 on Network 7; Czech Republic: October 12, 2010 on Prima COOL

    • This episode was formerly known as "The Simmons Report".

    Trivia (2)

    • When the picture of Lily falls off Marshall's cabinet, you can see the book "The Power of Me". Marshall had left that book at Stella's office in two episodes ago.

    • Goof: At the very beginning of this episode, during Barney's line 'Ted this is New York City,' you can clearly see Lily's mouth move in time to the words right before cutting to Barney saying the line.

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