How I Met Your Mother

Season 3 Episode 7


Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 05, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Marshall and Lily's plan to buy an apartment is hampered by mistakes and Lily's hidden debt; Barney claims to love commitment to seduce a girl

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  • Marshall and Lilly get a place is what I should have said

    In season 1 Ted and Marshall get into a "fight" over the apartment. They decide to get their own place once they are married. Before they are married Ted moves in with Robin or least tries to only to move back in and be welcomed warmly by Marshall and Lilly. I think that with the wedding soon after that and that the first time they lived without Ted was weird is why they take longer to find a place. This time with they had too much and decide to move out and find their own place. I like that they never got in a fight over the things that Ted did or that Ted was mad at them. Also I think the things that Ted did was not too mean.

    I enjoyed that Lilly's secret was brought out in the open. If this was dragged on this season would not be as good. I also like that you never get to see the fight in it's full form. Ted going all NCIS was pretty enjoyable with Barney by his side. How Robin responded to Ted when he said he was good at being a detective is why well you know I won't tell you. (read my previous reviews) The trick that Barney did was pretty bad. But not for Barney. That is the great work of Neil Patrick Harris. Another thing I liked was that Marshall and Lilly never came close to a divorce. This is what Marshall and Lilly such a great couple. How Barney reacted was very sweet and may have done to offset what he did to the girl.

    This does not happen often but when future Ted interrupts the story (which is what I/Marshall.we should have said) is something I really enjoy. Also the callback to what Marshall did on this wedding day (his second of three very stupid things he did) was very good. This episode had a great ending.moreless
  • Lily and Marshall look for a new apartment.

    "Dowisetrepla" is an entertaining How I Met Your Mother episode. In this episode, Lily and Marshall get a new apartment. I love how Marshall wants to take out a mortgage, and Lily's terrified he's going to find out about her debt, but then he finds out about it anyways. I love how Ted, Bareny, and Robin walk into the his apartment, only to realize that Lily and Marshall got into a fight. I love how Ted looks at all the clues about how the fight went down and what it was about. I love how Lily and Marshall find out that Dowisetrepla is short for Downwind od the Sewage Treatment PLant and that their neighbourhood smells really bad. I give this episode a 9/10.moreless
  • Marshall and Lily try to buy an appartement in a neighbourhood called Dowisetrepla ... which is the main event of the episode, and the most boring event ever ...

    I'm getting bored watching that show ! We knew already that Lily had debts, so it was not really something new when it popped out during the interview with the bank ! Besides, it was not really a surprise seeing Barney inviting another girl in that appartement just to spend the night and not give a damn about her the next day.

    I'm expecting something new ! Something which really reveals who the characters really are, where they are really going ... how Ted meets his wife ! I'm bored waiting, I think I can't wait anymore ... this show needs to end or to find another direction anyway.moreless
  • Dowisetrepla = Downwind of the sewage treatment plant

    An amazing episode, and a setting stone in Marshall & Lilly's relationship, I didn't say a good setting stone. Lilly & Marshall have marital problems when Marshall finds out about Lilly's credit card debts that were revealed about in the last episode. Since Marshall has his new job, he unknowingly buys a new place. When he finds out, Lilly considers divorce so Marshall can get a better rate on the apartment. But Marshall was right when he said when he married Lilly, he married Lilly's problems as well. They end up buying the place putting everything on the line regardless of Lilly's debt by the end. We see Maggie Wheeler & Phil Lewis make an appearance. It was pretty much the same plot with Barney, he met a girl, led her on, slept with her, and left her the next day. I can't help to feel bad for all the girls Barney sleeps with, even though Barney remains to be the funniest character on this show. Ted & Robin reveal it's weird that their still friends after dating, that sounds more dramatic than it is. It was just part of a joke that I thought was eventful for them to say. I loved how Ted was using his "detective work" to dissect Lilly & Marshall's fight. I also liked the "That's what he/she/we should have said" gag. Great episode, that brought a lot of laughs especially by the end, since they find out that the town they now live in is downwind of the sewage treatment plant which makes it smell terrible during the week. Yikes. Excited for the episodes to come. Amazing funny episode.moreless
  • A great episode.

    Marshall and Lily's plan to buy an apartment is hampered by mistakes and Lily's hidden debt; Barney claims to love commitment to seduce a girl This was actually one of the first episode of How I Met Your Mother that I ever saw, and I was pleasently surprised. I thought it was funny how Lily kept her shoppping addiction away from Marshall, and I thought that the ending was very cleaver. As always Barney stole the show, but he is the type of character that can make anything funny. Definately give this episode a watch. Bottom line it was just great.moreless
Maggie Wheeler

Maggie Wheeler


Guest Star

April Bowlby

April Bowlby


Guest Star

Phill Lewis

Phill Lewis

Loan Officer

Guest Star

Bob Saget

Bob Saget

Voice of Ted, 2030

Recurring Role

David Henrie

David Henrie


Recurring Role

Lyndsy Fonseca

Lyndsy Fonseca


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Robin claims Mount Waddington (13,186 ft/4,019 m) is tallest mountain in Canada, but it's actually just the tallest in British Columbia. The tallest in Canada is actually Mount Logan (19,551 ft/5,959 m), while Mount Waddington ranks 17th.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Marshall: Ted, how many times have I told you to put the lid back on the peanut butter jar? It's this inconsiderate, immature jackassery that makes me feel like I'm living in The Real World house! And not the early days when they all had jobs and social consciouses, I'm talking Hawaii, and after! I can't take it anymore! Ted, Lily and I are married now! It's time! We're getting our our own place!
      Lily: Actually, I'm the one who left the lid off. Sorry, baby.

    • Robin: He had a detective's club as a kid.
      Ted: The Mosby boys cracked a lot of cases.
      Robin: The Mosby boys? You mean you and your sister?

    • Ted: You're not really going to try and snake this apartment away from Marshall and Lily, are you?
      Barney: You think I have no morals whatsoever? I'm only pretending to live here so I can bring this woman here, nail her, and never have to see her again. I'm not a monster.

    • Robin: I know what they were fighting about, and it wasn't peanut butter.
      Ted: Nice try, rook. But there's a reason your name is Robin and not Batman.

    • Barney: I met a girl last night.
      Ted: Really?
      Barney: She's so perky, and full of life, and not at all fake.
      Ted: You are talking about her boobs, right?
      Barney: C, and that wasn't Spanish, that was cup size. Wuddupp!

    • Robin: Well, it's been nice knowing you guys.
      Ted: What do you mean?
      Robin: Well, Marshall's going to get you guys, Lily's going to get me.
      Ted: Even if they break up, it doesn't mean we still can't all hang out. I mean, we broke up and we still hang out. It's not weird.
      Robin: It's a lil' weird.
      Ted: Yeah, it is. It's weird.

    • Robin: What the hell are you doing? You can't buy this place, Lily, you have a debt the size of Mount Waddington!
      Lily: Waddington?
      Robin: It's the tallest mountain in Canada. It's, like, 4,000 meters high.
      Lily: Meters?

    • Meg: (sees framed picture in apartment for sale) Who are these people?
      Barney: Eh, that's my parents.
      Meg: They're... Asian.
      Barney: Yeah, they're a Chinese couple that wanted a white baby; it works both ways.

  • NOTES (4)

    • This episode featured guest actor Phill Lewis as a loan officer. One of his best-known TV roles was on the Disney Channel's "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" where he played...Marion Moseby.

    • The German episode title is "Spurensicherung", meaning "Securing Evidence". The French title is "La fièvre de l'immobilier", meaning "Real Estate Fever". The Italian title is "La casa dei sogni", meaning "Dream Home".

    • International Airdates: Australia: April 24, 2008 on Network 7; Czech Republic: September 28, 2010 on Prima COOL

    • This episode was formerly known as "Homewrecker".


    • When investigating Marshall and Lily's fight, Ted deduces "Lily left the lid off the peanut butter," flips on sunglasses and continues, "and Marshall lost his," mimicking David Caruso's oft-used delivery in the teasers to CSI: Miami.