How I Met Your Mother

Season 3 Episode 8

Spoiler Alert

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 12, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Marshall awaits his bar exam results; Ted introduces his latest girlfriend to the gang, who all see the flaw that Ted has missed

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • the glass shatters

    Earlier this season we get to know how all of the friends meet. Despite their flaws they are a close unit. Good friends stay together even though they have their flaws. In this case the friends look past each others faults or don't know or want to know them. This was an amazing episode. You also find out that Marshall takes his bar exam and later tries to find out the results. The room where Marshall takes the exam was pretty funny. Even though I didn't take law in school, the stress that those students face is not far from being that true.

    How all everyone find out they are not perfect are pretty good. Lilly's loud chewing was pretty amusing. After the first fault is found, I like how some of the other flaws incorporated, Some of the flaws are more obvious (Barney, Ted, Marshall and others are not as obvious (Lilly, Robin) I also like that some of these characters faults are on display throughout this series. I like that the results of Marshall's bar exam are delayed. It's kind of like who the mother is. (And no it's not Robin, sorry I had to say that I will try not to say that again) When Barney finally finds the results of Marshall's bar exam, it was a classic Barney. After everyone's faults are found out, I like that their fight is not too big. It was because of that Marshall finds the information he needs. Look at Marshall's face when he finds out. Maybe it's because of the fight earlier but I think he would be more happy. But in the end he is.

    The end of the episode was a little too bit too sitcomy, but I think it worked. It shows that why this group of friends is close as they are.moreless
  • One of the best How I Met Your Mother episodes ever.

    The fact that this isn't one of the top rated episodes on here escapes me. This episode was probably the best of the series by far, and probably the funniest. Ted's new girlfriend has some annoyances that the group all realizes except for Ted. When Ted finds out he starts realizing the annoyance. (i.e. the title)We learn that Lilly chews too loud, Robin overuses the word: "Literally", Ted always corrects people, and Barney spaces out a lot, and always uses the same catchphrases. Finally, Marshall sings everything he says. While all of this is going on, Marshall's bar exam tests results are in except he forgot his password, the anticipation is killing him throughout the whole episode. Everyone's annoyances is hilarious! And Ted's girlfriend talks too loud, I loved the flashbacks to that night. At first you just think this episode is just THAT funny, but it gets better. It all comes down to, Robin making fun of Marshall's singing, and she sings out Marshall's password that he forgot for the bar test results that he sung to remember. He types in the password, and it's official. Marshall Erickson is a lawyer. So it's eventful, and amazingly hilarious. This episode is definitely memorable as one of my favorites of this show.moreless
  • The gang points out each other's flaws.

    "Spoiler Alert" is a hilarious How I Met Your Mother episode. I love how the gang reveals flaws of other characters, in which some characters didn't notice, and now they notice those flaws. I love how Lily has loud chewing, Marshall sings about whatever he's doing, Ted always corrects people, Robin overuses and misuse the word "literally", and Barney overuse catch phrases and talks in a falsetto voice. I love how when a flaw is pointed out, you hear the sound of glass shattering. I give this episode a 10/10.moreless
  • Reduced to Tears

    I'm normally not the type of person to laugh or get really scared during movies. Normally during How I Met Your Mother, I chuckle or smile, but this episode had me cracking up. There are some occasions when I laugh, there are some funny episodes, but never have I laughed hysterically. I "Litteraly" (joke for those that have seen the episode) had tears in my eyes. Definitely the funniest episode of the series since the beginning. I haven't seen past this episode. I began watching them online so I'm watching them in order. Definitely watch this episode! It is hilarious!moreless
  • now this is quality tv writing & acting!!

    This episode shows how true friends act with each other which is what i love most about this show. Marshall forgets his password for his bar exam results while Ted dates this girl who talks 24/7 but doesn't notice which eventually leads to each character realizing each other's personal annoying habits.

    Ted=Always correcting people

    Robin=Says the word 'literally' in every other sentence

    Lilly=Chews her food extremely loud

    Marshall=Sings about what hes doing whilst doing it

    Barney=Using annoying catch phrases, spaces out on everyday conversations and talks in a high pitch tone.

    Everyone starts fighting at the end and it leads up to the final bash on Marshall's singing about random as hell (catchy) crackhead sayings, "apple orchid banana-catdance 8-6-6-THREEEEE"

    "what the hell is that??"

    Turns out that's his password, AOBCD8663

    They stop fighting and go to the bar and everyone uses their annoying habits while drinking and laughing with eachother=GREAT EPISODE!!

    Kudos cast and crew!moreless
Lindsay Price

Lindsay Price


Guest Star

Ron Butler

Ron Butler


Guest Star

Steve Little

Steve Little

Test Taker

Guest Star

Bob Saget

Bob Saget

Voice of Ted, 2030

Recurring Role

David Henrie

David Henrie


Recurring Role

Lyndsy Fonseca

Lyndsy Fonseca


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The opening of the episode shows Ted and Kathy watching TV, Ted feeding Kathy, and Ted surprising her with a flower. This same set-up was used in the episode "Little Boys" with Ted and Stacy.

    • We see Marshall take the container of popcorn out of the kitchen into the living room, but when Ted and Robin are fighting about the water, you can see the popcorn on top of the refrigerator, but later Lily takes the popcorn off the table and starts to eat it.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Marshall: If I don't find out my test results, I'm gonna give myself a stroke!
      Barney: By the looks of that grocery list, I'd say diabetes is a bigger worry.

    • Barney: Ted, I know how you feel. I had a similar situation once. There was this girl, Katarina. We made love on the beach for ten straight hours. When we were done, she applauded and told me I was far better than any lover she'd ever had and that I had restored her faith in God.
      Ted: What does this have to do with me and Kathy?
      Barney: Who's Kathy?

    • Marshall: Would we need to arrange a secret meeting in an underground parking structure?
      Barney: No.
      Marshall: Can we?
      Barney: No!
      Marshall: I have a trench coat!
      Barney: Dude, be cool.

    • Marshall: Our mail carrier hates me ever since I asked her when the baby was due.
      Robin: She wasn't pregnant?
      Ted: No, he was not.

    • Marshall: Jellybeans, Fluffernutter, gummy bears, gingersnaps. This is a grocery list.
      Robin: For who? A witch building a house in the forest?
      Marshall: Sugar helps me study.
      Barney: This is like the shopping a ten-year-old does when his parents leave him alone for the weekend.
      Lily: What parent leaves a ten-year-old alone for the weekend?
      Barney: And your mom was perfect?

    • Barney: Trust me, you need to see this.
      Marshall: What is so important that I need to see it right now?
      Barney: It's a video of a dog pooping on a baby.
      Marshall: (pause) How do I need to see that? Wh-why would I want to see that? In what possible way could subjecting my eyes and my brain to something that disgusting enrich my life?
      Barney: It's a dog... pooping... on a baby. Just do a quick Google search for "Caca Spaniel."

    • Robin: Where are those pretzels from? Ace Hardware?

    • Ted: Why do you think I call her Chewbacca?
      Marshall: I assumed because she's loyal, wears shiny belts, and because I resemble a young Harrison Ford.

    • Barney: Lawsuit up!

    • Robin: (on Cathy) She's a keeper, just keep her somewhere else.

    • Marshall: (to Ted) You're driving the 'I want to have sex with you' truck and it has a huge blind spot.

    • Marshall: (to Lily) I love you, but when you eat it sounds like a garbage disposal full of drywall screws.

  • NOTES (5)