How I Met Your Mother

Season 3 Episode 5

How I Met Everyone Else

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 22, 2007 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • The location where Ted and his lady-friend met is Wild Shore near Booty Bay, located in the south of the Eastern Kingdoms.
      They both play Alliance because Ted is a female Human (unknown) and Blabla is a Draenei Paladin. Skills from left to right are: Devotion Aura, Retribution Aura, Concentration Aura, unknown, unknown, Resistance Aura and Crusader Aura.

    • The Ted/Barney flashback fleshes out the brief flashback seen in the pilot episode.

      The costumes worn in this version are similar, but not quite the same as in the original flashback.

  • Quotes

    • Future Ted: Kids, in the fall of 2007 I went out with this girl. Her name was... God, I forget. It was twenty-five years ago, I can't be expected to remember everything. Anyway, it's not important, so for the purpose of this story we'll call her...
      Ted: Everyone, this is Blah Blah.
      Blah Blah: Please, just call me Blah.

    • Barney: (About Ted believing his dead brother story he was telling in the bathroom) Wow, you bought that?
      Ted: What?
      Barney: I just made that up mid-pee. If it worked on you, it's definitely gonna work on the blonde chick at the end of the bar, unless you're a total idiot. What's your name?
      Ted: Ted.
      Barney: You a total idiot, Ted?
      Ted: Well, I'm still having this conversation.

    • Marshall: I'm not gonna cheat on my girlfriend.
      Barney: Yes, you are, with the hottie that just walked in. Look at her. (about Lily) How much hotter is she than your girlfriend?
      Marshall: There's no comparison. What do you think, Ted, should I go for it?
      Ted: Don't do it, man, think about Lily.
      Marshall: You know what, I don't care, I've been with the same woman for too long. I need me some strange.
      Barney: Yes, yes! Okay, pep talk! You can do this, but to be more accurate, you probably can't. You're way out of practice and she's way too hot for you. So, remember, it's not about scoring. It's about believing you can do it, even though you probably can't. Go get 'em, tiger! Poor guy's going to crash and burn. (Marshall and Lily kiss) That man is a GOD!

    • BlahBlah: You guys dated? For how long?
      Robin: A year. But, don't worry. The relationship wasn't that good. At the end, it was mostly about sex. Which wasn't that good. I was the problem. I just lie there. But Ted is very good. He will get you where you need to go.

    • Marshall: I'm sorry, who are you again?
      Ted: This is Barney, I met him the other day. He is kind of a jackass.
      Barney: I'm teaching Ted how to live. And lucky you, I have room for one more student. Think of me as Yoda. Only instead of being little and green, I wear suits and I'm awesome! I'm your bro. I'm broda!

    • Barney: Let's see how BlahBlah is doing on the crazy/hot scale. She started the night here on the hot side but, as the night progressed, she's got crazier but no hotter which has caused her to drift across the Mendonza diagonal dangerously close to the Shelly Gilespie zone, another girl I dated. She gained 20 pounds and tried to kill me with a brick.

    • Barney: There's no way she's above the line on the 'hot/crazy' scale.
      Ted: She's not even on the 'hot/crazy' scale; she's just hot.
      Robin: Wait, 'hot/crazy' scale?
      Barney: Let me illustrate! (draws diagram) A girl is allowed to be crazy as long as she is equally hot. Thus, if she's THIS crazy, she has to be THIS hot. You want the girl to be above this line. Also known as the 'Vickie Mendoza Diagonal'. This girl I dated. She played jump rope with that line. She'd shave her head, then lose 10 pounds. She'd stab me with a fork, then get a boob job. (pauses) I should give her a call.

    • BlahBlah: So, we know how Marshall and Lily met... Robin, how did you and Barney meet?
      Robin: No. (laughs) No, no, no, no. No, no no, no, no, no, no, no - no. Barney and I are not together. No. No.
      Barney: Really? Sixteen "no's"? Really?

    • Barney: Ted, the only hot girls that troll the Internet for dudes are crazy, hookers or dudes.
      Ted: OK, she's not crazy, she's not a hooker, she's not a dude. Though there's this guy I pass on my way to work every day who's all three - scares the hell out of me!

    • Ted: I'm 'Too Much Tongue Guy'.
      Lily: And I'm 'Unreasonably Small Mouth-Opening Girl'.
      Barney: Worst... superheroes... ever.

  • Notes

    • The German episode title is "Irre heiß", meaning "Crazy Hot". The French title is "Souvenirs, souvenirs". The Italian title is "Conoscenze vecchie e nuove", meaning "Old and New Knowledge".

    • International Airdates: Australia: April 10, 2008 on Network 7; Czech Republic: September 23, 2010 on Prima COOL

    • Featured Music:

      "Save It For A Rainy Day" by The Jayhawks

  • Allusions

    • Barney: You want the girl to be above this line. Also known as the Vicky Mendoza Diagonal.

      The Mendoza Line is an informal term named after either Mario or Minnie Mendoza, used in baseball for when a position player's batting average falls below .200 (some say .215). It is supposedly the boundary between extremely poor and merely below-average offensive production. Some consider it to be the offensive threshold below which a player's presence in the Major Leagues cannot be justified despite his defensive abilities.

    • Barney mentions he thought doing Marshall's laundry once was a "Mr. Miyagi kind of thing," comparing the task to those Daniel had to perform in John G. Avildsen's 1984 film The Karate Kid.

    • Barney's line, "Think of me as Yoda," is a reference to the character of the same name from the Star Wars franchise.