How I Met Your Mother

Season 2 Episode 6

Aldrin Justice

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 23, 2006 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Barney seduces Marshall's law professor in hopes of getting her to grade more leniently. Lily takes a job at Ted's office, where she promptly steals to teach Ted's boss a lesson.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Bryan Cranston changes anything for the better!

    Bryan Cranston did - unsurprisingly - an awesome cameo role! I also likd the rest of the plot and Neil Patrick Harris was great, trying to prove himself to a "cougar". The Lily Part, "Justice Stealing", was sometimes too ridiculous, but the gags were still good.
  • Barney and the older women: Lilly works with Ted

    This was a good episode in that it didn't leave u guessing what happened. Lilly tries to continue to find herself by working with Ted. On a personal note, I really enjoyed Ted's boss. It was probably from watching Bryan Craston from Malcolm in the Middle. He played the jerk boss in a very likeable role. It was funny how he didn't realize that building was well you watch the show. The second story with Barney, Marshall, and his law professor. You wouldn't realize that she was on Dr. Quinn Medicine Women. I liked how Barney was falling in love with her. This episode has a nice ending for Lilly and Ted.moreless
  • Lily stands up to Ted's boss for him and Barney helps Marshall out with his tough grading law teacher.

    Lily wants to find her dream job, and after embarrassing herself at a Hawaiian restaurant, Ted offers her an available job at his architectural firm. (The story of how that opening became about was funny as well) She takes the job and is quickly disgusted by Ted's boss, Hammond Druthers, so she takes his baseball autographed by Pete Rose and leaves a note. Ted thinks she's nuts but Lily is out to prove a point, but instead, Druthers threatens to fire people. When they both come clean, things seem to be back to normal. In the mean time, Druthers presents his design for a building in Spokane to the firm manager and he doesn't like it because it, well, looks like a penis. Lily urges Ted to present his design and it is immediately approved, Ted is appointed project manager, and ultimately thanks Lily. I liked this storyline the most of the two. I was kind of annoyed but happy with Lily at the same time. And that Druthers. Oh that Druthers! I hate that Druthers! Meanwhile, Marshall is upset with how his tough law professor grades and Barney offers to help. He sleeps with her three times and gets Marshall's grade up to a B+, and that's all I'm going to say, because honestly, I hate these disgusting Cougar storylines.moreless
  • Lily tries to figure out her calling.

    "Aldrin Justice" is a great How I Met Your Mother episode. I love how Lily gets a job at Ted's workplace and she doesn't like that Hammon Druthers is a jerk so she teachers him a lesson. I love how she takes away his baseball because that's what she would do with her kindergarten class. I love how Lily realizes that she's supposed to be a kindergarten teacher. I love how Barney sleeps with Marshall's professor so she'll give Marshall good grades. I love how She grades Barney on the sex they have and he keeps going back to get a higher grade. I love how Barney ended up in the hospital. I give this episode a 8.5/10.moreless
  • Lilly stands up to Ted's boss in an unusual way.

    A definite solid episode, I'm glad they got some Lilly/Ted interaction, I'm glad it's not all Ted/Robin. Lilly is still trying to find herself, just in New York. So she tries out different careers. She starts being the office assistant at Ted's firm. She finds out that Ted's boss is mean to him, so she starts stealing things from his office, because that's how she always did it in her kindergarten class. Ted's boss continues to be mean, and Lilly refuses to return the things she stole. So Ted fires her, then later one, the skyscraper that Ted's boss has been building: the one that looks like male genitalia gets rejected by the builders, so Ted finally stand up for himself and takes Lilly's advice. he shows his skyscraper that he built, last shown in 204. Lilly finds out that what she wants to do with her life is be a kindergarten teacher, what she was from the very beginning. Made me think this plot was a big filler, but still funny. The funniest was Barney trying to sleep with Marshall's teacher so Marshall can get an A. But Barney keeps on doing poorly in bed since "the cougar" is very experienced. Him trying to impress her and nearly falling in love with her by the end was hysterical. He ends up dislocating his hip, and his final score is a B+. A hilarious episode that brought development in Ted's career. Solid episode.moreless
Charles Robinson

Charles Robinson

Bank President

Guest Star

Ewan Chung

Ewan Chung

Office Worker

Guest Star

Jane Seymour (I)

Jane Seymour (I)

Professor Lewis

Special Guest Star

Bob Saget

Bob Saget

Voice of Ted, 2030

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Throughout this episode, Marshall has different assignments due. However, in law school, generally you only have one exam at the end of the semester. Furthermore, while this may have been an advanced constitutional law class, Marshall calls it Constitutional Law which usually is a first-year class, not a third-year class.

    • In the scene where Ted talks to Lily and Robin about his boss and they can't stop laughing about his unintentional dick references, you can clearly see that Ted says "Shut up", but nothing is heard.

    • In the montage of Ted's boss being mean, there is one scene with Lily in his office. Behind him you can see the ball's case... without the ball. If all this was before Lily decided to take the ball, then it should have been there.

    • In the episode before this, when they are talking about where Lily can stay, Robin says that she would have her stay at her place, but she can't because she's allergic to dogs. However, in the beginning of this episode, Lily & Robin are at Robin's, and Lily is sitting there petting one of the dogs. Would someone allergic to dogs really be playing with a dog?

    • When Marshall says he needs to drink, he is pouring a beer in his glass and the barm of the beer is foaming. In the next scene, the barm is just still.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Marshall: I'd ask you how last night went, but we had a pop quiz today, and no one got higher than a C-!
      Barney: I know, I know!
      Marshall: You claim to have all this sex, I only assumed you'd be good at it.

    • Robin: It's her own form of justice. Did you tell him about that time at the Gap?
      Lily: That was the worst. This sales clerk was rude to Robin, so when he wasn't looking I took a pair of khakis.
      Robin: I gave them to you for your birthday.
      Ted: So I've been walking around in stolen khakis?
      Lily: I prefer to think of them as justice khakis.

    • Druthers: (about the model trees Ted made) No good. Too green.
      Ted: Too green?
      Druthers: I want them to be more of a natural brown. Almost a burnette. Also, they need to be bushier.
      Ted: Bushier?
      Druthers: I want this tower to emerge from a thicket of unruly burnette bush. Can you picture it, Ted?
      Ted: I can't unpicture it.

    • Barney: Tonight, just like John Mellencamp, I am going to get rid of the cougar once and for all.

    • Barney: Marshall, I've thought it over and I accept your challenge-
      Marshall: I didn't challenge you to have sex-
      Barney: Tomorrow, the cougar hunt begins.

    • Barney: Now the blouse. The cougar displays maximum cleavage possible, to captivate her prey. You're watching them bounce, she's about to pounce.

    • (Robin is making a toast to Ted at the bar)
      Robin: To Ted, the youngest person to ever design a building over 70 stories, probably!
      Everyone in the bar: Probably!

    • [Lily walks up to Ted at the office]
      Lily: Mr. Druthers asked if you were making the trees or waiting for them to sprout on their own, stared at me until I laughed..

    • Barney: Let the hunt begin!
      Marshall: Wait! I'm not so sure I'm comfortable with you hunting my constitutional law professor.
      Barney: Who would you rather have grading your papers? A savage, man eating, jungle cat or a purring, satisfied kitty?
      Marshall: Go Barney, go mount and stuff that cougar!

    • Mr. Druthers: Ted, I looked at your designs for the penthouse balcony, tell me, do you want to be an architect?
      Ted: I..I am an architect.
      Mr. Druthers: Really? Well my nephew plays with Lego, is he an architect?

    • (Marshall, Robin, Barney, and Ted are sitting in a Hawaiian restaurant. Lily walks up wearing a Hawaiian outfit and does not recognize them)
      Lily: Welcome to Big Wave Luau may I tiki your drink order? (Sees them) Oh, crap..

    • Old Ted: Our client was a major bank and financial services company in Spokane. They wanted a modern skyscraper that still captured the distinct flavor and history of the northwest.
      Mr. Druthers: Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, the Spokane National Bank building.
      Client: That's a penis!

    • [Ted is showing Lily the model for the new skyscraper]
      Lily: Wow, you weren't kidding, that really looks like a giant penis!
      Ted: I know..

    • Marshal: I have never needed beer more than I do right now.
      Ted: I thought you said your semester was gonna be a piece of cake, I remember because you were eating a piece of cake at the time and you said: "Dude, my semester is gonna be this."

    • Barney: Oh my god, incredible!
      Lewis: Meh, C minus
      Barney: C min-- what are you talking about I pulled an all-night-er
      Lewis: You didn't budget your time well, you glossed over some of the most important points, and your oral presentation was sloppy and inconclusive.

    • Ted: Give him his ball back right now! People are gonna get fired!
      Lily: No, they're not! It's just a tantrum, Ted. I saw this in kindergarten all the time.
      Ted: This isn't kindergarten. Mr. Druthers is an adult, and he wants his ball back!

  • NOTES (4)