How I Met Your Mother

Season 4 Episode 16

Sorry, Bro

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Mar 09, 2009 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • In this episode, Taran Killam returns to the series as recurring character Blauman. However, in the previous episode "Life Among the Gorillas", Barney recounts the story of Blauman, who quit his job at GNB, became a janitor, then died.

  • Quotes

    • Ted: We've all done things in college we regret. Junior year, Marshall grew a soul patch, wore a rasta hat, and asked that everyone call him J.B. Smooth.
      Marshall: I don't regret that for a second.

    • Lily: Who watches a show at four A.M.?
      Marshall: People getting ready for a show at five. A.M.?
      Ted: Meth addicts who haven't sold their TV yet.
      Barney: Strippers in that messy gray area between getting off work and getting their kids up for school.
      Robin: Them's my peeps.

    • Robin: Okay, Marshall forgot his pants. That's pretty funny. It's no chimpanzee wearing two tuxedos. I mean, he forgot he put the first one on? (starts laughing) Stupid monkey.

    • Lily: Cheat on Ted, criticize my painting, that's your business. But I catch you peeping on my man's junk and you linger? You gots to get got!
      Robin: The game is the game.
      Marshall: In Karen's defense, I had just worked out.
      Ted: Why'd you have to paint Marshall nude anyway?
      Lily: Because he ate my bowl of fruit.

    • Lily: Marshall forgot to bring his pants to work today, and you're still the stupidest person at this table!
      Ted: Okay, Lily. Let's be honest. We both know your real motivation here. You hate Karen because she lingered.
      Lily: You son of a bitch!

    • Barney: Think of the funniest thing ever.
      Robin: Got it.
      Barney: Now double it.
      Robin: Chimpanzee with two tuxedos?

    • Lily: Robin, I'm gonna need to borrow the butt of your gun.
      Robin: I actually lost it again. Can you believe that?

    • Kurt: By the way, there's something I've been meaning to give you. (points a gun at Robin)
      Robin: (takes it) My snub-nose .38 police special! I knew I left that somewhere. Every time I watch the news, I think, 'Oops, hope that wasn't my gun'.
      Kurt: Breaking up was the right choice.

    • Robin: How do you say goodbye in those situations? A handshake is too formal, a kiss on the cheek is too familiar...
      Barney: A hug is like a public dry hump.
      Marshall: I think you're hugging wrong.

    • Ted: I never said I was gonna get back together with her. But I was thinking, she's new in town, would it be the worst thing in the world if I gave her a call?
      Marshall: No, no, Ted, it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. It would be the fourth worst thing: Number one, supervolcano; Number two, an asteroid hits the earth; Number three, all footage of Evil Knievel is lost; Number four, Ted calls Karen; Number five, Lily gets eaten by a shark.
      Lily: I'm Lily, and I approve the order of that list.

    • Marshall: So, then they'd break up, Ted would be all depressed, and we would wait the appropriate amount of time, and then we'd tell him how we really felt.
      (flashback to college dorm)
      Ted: Karen and I broke up.
      Lily: We hated her!
      Marshall: Bitch had to go!

  • Notes

    • The German episode title is "Hosenlos", meaning "Pantsless". The French title is "Désolé vieux", meaning "Sorry, Old Man". The Italian title is "Mi dispiace, amico", an exact translation.

    • Guest Laura Prepon and series star Jason Segel can also be seen together in the movie, Slackers.

    • International Airdates: Australia: May 4, 2009 on Channel 7; United Kingdom: March 25, 2010 on E4; Czech Republic: November 17, 2010 on Prima COOL

  • Allusions