How I Met Your Mother

Season 3 Episode 19

Everything Must Go

Aired Monday 8:00 PM May 12, 2008 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • When Lily is approached by Abby, she "has no idea who she is." But before Ted started dating Stella Lily goes in her office for an appointment and thus must have met the receptionist Abby and should've recognized her.

    • When Lily is talking about how the dress Robin just bought had gotten her a "two-syllable 'damn'", she says it took place in 2004, yet she has dark hair. If that had really taken place in 2004, Lily would have still had her red hair.

    • At the beginning of this episode, when we flash back to when Lily was approached by Abby (when we didn't know who it was), the girl has straight hair. In the episode where that originally happened, the girl had wavy curls in her hair.

  • Quotes

    • Marshall: To get some more money, I was thinking we could sell your stuff.
      Lily: Hey, that's just a game we play in the bedroom.
      Marshall: No, I mean all your designer pieces.
      Lily: Wait, why just mine? Why can't we sell your stuff?
      Marshall: We can try, but I think your Marc Jacobs cocktail dress is gonna bring in a little more than my "Split Happens" bowling shirt.

    • Abby: Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
      Barney: I think so.
      Abby: You're thinking about having sex with Ted?

    • Barney: Why are you trying to ruin my life?
      Abby: You slept with me, and you never called me again.
      Barney: And?
      Abby: That's it!
      Barney: That's it?! As far as I'm concerned, if I leave you safe on dry land with adequate transportation home you got nothing to complain about!

    • Abby: (after having sex with Barney) I'm sorry I called you "Ted".
      Barney: I'm sorry I called you "Abby".
      Abby: I am Abby!

    • Marshall: Okay, today's category, Classic Westerns that Involve Red Cowboy Boots. Robin.
      Robin: The Good, the Bad and the Fabulous.
      Lily: The Magnificent Kevin.
      Marshall: No Country for Straight Men.

    • Marshall: I'm here about the painting my wife, Lily, sold you—the one in the nice frame.
      Lawrence: (looking Marshall up and down) Talk about a nice frame. My, you are a big one, aren't you? And you're married to that little bit of a thing, how does that work? (leans closer) I'd like to find out.

    • Ted: You're obviously a man of exquisite taste. Let me ask you something. What do you think of these boots?
      Lawrence: Walter! Boots.
      Walter: Pulling. Them. Off.

    • Robin: I really like this painting. It's neat. The colors are neat, the shapes are neat, the overall painting is... neat.
      Ted: Clarify something about your critique. Do you think the colors are neat or neato-burrito?
      Robin: At least I'm not wearing red cowboy boots.
      Ted: I'm pulling them off!

    • Robin: Everyone has something in their closet they don't wear.
      Ted: I don't.
      Robin: Really, red cowboy boots?
      Ted: I pull those off.
      Marshall: Hey, Lil, if I said, "Ted cannot pull these off" what would I be talking about?
      Lily: His red cowboy boots.

    • Marshall: I already made a website.
      Lily: No, you know what would be a better name? (Types it in) It already exists.
      Ted: That woman is really wearing a garbage bag.
      Lily: But honey, you cannot pull off a tall kitchen.

    • Barney: Abby and I are in love. Not hot, passionate love. Couple love! You know, movie night with my girlfriend then waiting for her to go to bed so I can steal one pitiful moment of hollow ecstasy by the cold blue light of my computer monitor.

    • Ted: Hey, how was your day?
      Lilly: Today I yelled at a little girl for painting a rainbow.
      Ted: A rainbow?! Sounds like that bitch had it coming.

  • Notes

    • The German episode title is "Alles muss raus", an exact translation. The French title is "La grande braderie", meaning "The Big Clearance". The Italian title is "Tutto in vendita", meaning "Everything for Sale".

    • Music: "The Painter" by I'm Not From Barcelona (Lily is displaying her art at her friend's gallery)

    • International Airdates: Australia: July 10, 2008 on Network 7; Czech Republic: October 19, 2010 on Prima COOL

    • Websites mentioned in this episode are and

  • Allusions

    • Barney's monologue at the beginning of the episode has him as the Chief Brody character from Steven Spielberg's 1975 film, Jaws. He even refers to the Hooper character from the scene as "Mr. Holland", as both Hooper from Jaws and Holland (from Stephen Herek's 1995 film, Mr. Holland's Opus) were played by Richard Dreyfuss.

    • Robin: The good, the bad and the fabulous.

      This is a play of words as reference to a 1966 famous western The Good, The Bad and The Ugly starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef.

    • Lilly: The magnificent Kevin.

      This is a play of words as reference to a 1960 famous western The Magnificent Seven

    • Marshall: No country for straight man.

      This is a play of words as reference to a 2007 film No Country for Old Men starring Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin. The film is shot in a style of western but modern one.

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