How I Met Your Mother

Season 3 Episode 12

No Tomorrow

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Mar 17, 2008 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Ted lives like there's no tomorrow during a St. Patrick's Day celebration with Barney. Lily and Marshall spend the evening at their new apartment with Robin.

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  • St Patrick day 2008 spoilers

    At the start of Season 3. you hear a short story of how Ted meets the mother with the yellow umbrella. This time it comes back. More on that later. Lilly Marshall with the help of Robin christen their new place only to find out it is slanted. The floor being slanted was kind of like how slanted the apartment of Paul and Jamie in Mad About You. Great camera work in showing the defects of Marshall and Lilly's place. I liked how Marshall and reluctantly, Robin tried to hide it from Lilly.

    And now St. Patrick's day 2008. This was a special day. More on that sooner. Ted goes out with Barney at his urging at does bad things like leaving those girls, putting alcohol on someone's tab, and leaving Marshall and Lilly. Fate and destiny are big things on this show and it plays a big part in this episode. The scene with the two girls and Barney and him saying you are going to like him and him saying that his date is hotter was pretty funny. Also Barney at the end of the episode when he wakes up in the dumpster and says I'm awesome was pretty funny. The reason why I think this episode was great was when Ted was getting a drink he bumped into a women. I could be wrong but I think that was the mother. Remember Ted said that the mother was at this party and he didn't meet her. If you bump into someone, do you consider that meeting someone? I do not. The ending where Ted grabs the umbrella was the perfect ending to a episode that is probably in the top ten of my favorite episodes.moreless
  • Crooked.

    It's St. Patrick's Day, and Barney convinces Ted to go clubbing. In the beginning of this episode, he kept on accidentally pocket dialing Marshall. That ends up being important by the end of the episode. Ted & Barney discover when they do bad things, good things happen to them. So they do just that, Ted kisses a married woman, and then puts all their drinks on someone else's tab, the night ends with a punch in the face and a hangover the morning after. Barney & Ted lived like there was no tomorrow, but the truth was there was a tomorrow. And the morning after didn't feel so good when it turns out Marshall heard the whole night over the phone, since Ted was pocket dialing him. Ted realizes he was turning in to Barney, which is never good. He ends up not liking himself, and as he is trying to find his cell phone, he finds the mother's yellow umbrella. We find out that she was at the club Barney & Ted were in. Definitely some mother development. Which is always good, we haven't seen mother development since the season premiere. Ted finds out his personality was crooked metaphorically, and Marshall, Lilly & Robin find out their new apartment is crooked literally. Wow, that apartment is the worst mistake that Marshall ever made. The couple is screwed now, but Robin teaches them to make the best out of a bad situation, I liked both plots, and everyone seems more together now than they were in the season premiere. A great episode, with a good lesson by the end with development. Great episode.moreless
  • It's St Paddy's day so obviously things get wild (for some people anyway)

    The episode opened stong with some side splittingly good one-liners. I think the writers strike has caused the writers to be more inspired with what they say which is great. The middle part of the episode is split between what Marshall, Lily and Robyn are doing and with what Ted and Barney are up to. The episode continues in true How I Met Your Mother style except that were focused more on the goal of the series more than in any other episode.

    That's right. I mean the YELLOW UMBRELLA!

    Not a lot is revealed about the umbrella toting girl but i think she was the one who bumps in to Ted whilst he is at the bar.

    Overall the episode is extremely funny and well worth the 30 minutes. However the new development with the umbrella is making me feel that they may be bringing the series to a close which would be a HORRIBLE idea!moreless
  • finally. we are back!!

    well, to basicly sum up the title in the episode, ted lives life their is no tomorrow. he takes some advice from barney, and suprisingly everything goes...right. well thats what ted thinks. he meets this woman and buys her a drink on someone elses tab in a bar he ditched a couple girls to get in. they he tells her he wants to have a one night stand. and it turns out she is married. ted gets punched realises he was wrong, and has a revalation. ooh, and he was in the same club as his future wife. so they are one step closer to meeting. elsewhere, lilly and marshall have a crooked apartment. robin finds out, but lies to lilly and tells her they have a ghost, which freaks lilly out even more. in the end, they go with what they have and make a game out of their crooked apartment. this was a really good episode.moreless
  • It's Saint Patricks Day and Barney takes Ted out to a bar. Lily and Marshall play games in their new apartment with Robyn.

    This was a really good episode of How I Met Your Mother. It was really funny. I like how Marshall freaks out when he find out that the apartment is crooked. It's really funny and even more funny when Robyn makes jokes about. It's also funny to see him lie to Lily and Robyn going along with him. It was a little sad when Lily was crying when she found out the apartment was crooked, but it was funny when they took skateboards and see who could rolled down the apartment to get through the door. It was funny when Ted was telling Marshall about his night in the bar, and forgetting what really happened. Barney waking up in the dumpster or near the dumpster was funny and a good way to end the episode.moreless
Mieko Hillman

Mieko Hillman


Guest Star

Arielle Vandenberg

Arielle Vandenberg


Guest Star

Hope Riley

Hope Riley

Attractive Brunette

Guest Star

Bob Saget

Bob Saget

Voice of Ted, 2030

Recurring Role

Lyndsy Fonseca

Lyndsy Fonseca


Recurring Role

David Henrie

David Henrie


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Ted is supposed to be crazy drunk when arriving at the bar, but he comes straight from home where he's sober.

    • When Ted and Barney are deciding whether or not to ditch their St. Patrick's Day dates, Barney says "I don't see no ring on this finger." He holds up his right hand but traditionally wedding rings go on the left hand, so you wouldn't see a ring on that finger even if he were married.

    • Goof: This is no door where Marshall hanged the picture. It's little different from the episode "Dowisetrepla". It had a door right next to the main green door.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Barney: Open your brain-tank brah, 'cause here comes some premium 91 octane knowledge! There's three rules of cheating: It's not cheating if you're not the one who's married; it's not cheating if her name had two adjacent vowels; and it's not cheating if she's from a different area code. You're fine on all three counts.
      Ted: How do you know she's from a different area code?
      Barney: She's 516! She might dress like she's 718, act like she's 212, but trust me… she's 516! Oh, and her husband letting her out alone on St. Pattie's Day—if that dude's not 973, I'm 307! (Ted looks confused) Wyoming.

    • Lily: We'll have to nail down all our furniture.
      Marshall: We can't get a pinball machine. I mean, unless we put books under two of the legs… but what if we want to read those books? This is a nightmare!
      Lily: Our kids are going to grow up slanted.
      Marshall: If we have a daughter, we'll have to call her Eileen.

    • Ted: Barney, I'm starting to think about that theory.
      Barney: I told you, if you want to know how old a woman is, check her elbows.
      Ted: Not that theory.
      Barney: Oh, you have to be more clear. I have so many theories.

    • Robin: How could [Lily] not notice? It's like the last 20 minutes of Titanic in here!
      Marshall: We can't tell her. If Lily finds out our dream apartment is crooked, it'll break her heart!
      Lily: Free salad strainer! (Runs into the kitchen)
      Marshall: Just for tonight, okay?
      Robin: Okay. But it's gonna be an uphill battle. (Marshall glares) I'm just saying, we have to think of the right angle. (Marshall glares) I have a third one, but I'm not gonna say it.

    • Barney: (on the phone) Come on, Ted. It's your last night on Earth. You really want to spend it with Marshall and Lily?
      Marshall: My hands smell weird. Here, smell.
      Lily: (smells his hands) You're right, that's new.
      Ted: I'll be there in ten minutes.

    • Barney: (about the girls) Which one do you want more?
      Ted: I don't care.
      Barney: I want them both.
      Ted: You're an idiot.

    • Marshall: (answers phone) Hello? Hey, how are you? I haven't talked to you in forever.
      Lily: Who is it?
      Marshall: Ted's butt.
      Ted: Oh, my phone pocket-dialed again. That's like the fifth time today.
      Marshall: To be fair, I did call Ted's butt at, like, two this afternoon.
      Lily: It took long enough to call you back.

    • Ted: You yelled at me. You got very firm with me. Very confident. It was cool.
      Marshall: Thanks.
      Ted: You're very sexy when you yell, Marshall.
      Marshall: Shut up.
      Ted: Veins, crazy muscle in your neck, you're like the Kentucky Derby-winning steed.
      Marshall: You're ruining a nice moment.
      Ted: At one point, I thought we were gonna kiss.
      Marshall: Ted, seriously. I'm married.

    • Marshall: What the hell is wrong with you? You kissed a married woman, Ted. You committed credit card fraud... you kissed a married woman! Do you know how offensive that is to me? You're turning into Barney. We don't need another Barney.

    • Lily: We're going to raise our kids here. I don't want some Confederate General ghost teaching them his racism.
      Marshall: He loves people of all colors and creeds. He was fighting for states' rights, that's all.
      Lily: Robin said he was wearing a sheet. What do you think that means?

    • (Lily wins at Hungry Hungry Hippos again due to the slanted floor of their new apartment)
      Lily: Why do I keep winning?
      Robin: Maybe your hippo is just hungrier, hungrier than ours.

    • Ted: Barney, where are you?
      Barney: In a cab, heading downtown with our hot and sexy dates for the evening. Yes, it happens that fast!

    • Ted: Hi, I'm Ted.
      Ashlee: Ashlee, with two e's
      Barney: Please, C's at most.

    • Lily: Marshall, you see ghosts everywhere. You see ghosts at Starbucks.
      Marshall: That Kenny G holiday CD just flew off the shelf!
      Robin: Last time that happened...

  • NOTES (5)

    • The German episode title is "Tue Böses, ernte Gutes", meaning "Do Evil, Harvest Good". The French title is "Sans peur du lendemain", meaning "Without Fear of Tomorrow". The Italian title is "Senza domani", meaning "Without Tomorrow".

    • Awards and Nominations:
      2008 Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction For A Multi-camera Series (Stephan Olson, Susan Eschelbach)

    • International Airdates: Australia: May 29, 2008 on Network 7; Czech Republic: October 6, 2010 on Prima COOL

    • Music Featured in This Episode:
      "Beautiful Beat" by Nada Surf
      (plays during the CODA - closing scenes - Ted returns to Low Point to look for his phone and finds the umbrella)

    • This is the first episode after the writers' strike.


    • Barney exclaims, "Bro-pocalypse now!" playing on the name of the film, Apocalypse Now.

    • Barney: Ted, listen, are you hearing that? That's the universe, the universe is talking to us.
      Ted: We don't have to build a baseball field do we?

      Ted is referring to the 1989 film, Field of Dreams, where Kevin Costner plays a farmer who builds a baseball diamond in his fields after hearing voices.

    • Ted: Sorry, Peter, we're grownups now; we can't fly off to Neverland with you anymore.

      He is referring to the character, Peter Pan, who has a never-ending childhood in a place called Neverland. While there he is able to fly while he interacts with pirates, fairies, and other children. The Peter Pan character has appeared in numerous novels, plays, and films.

    • Barney claims something is so unacceptable that it's, "so not Raven!" referring to the Disney Channel television show called That's So Raven that aired from 2003 to 2007.