How I Met Your Mother

Season 3 Episode 12

No Tomorrow

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



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.

  • Allusions

    • 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.