How I Met Your Mother

Season 2 Episode 7


Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 06, 2006 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Barney gets a new nickname. Meanwhile, Marshall goes on his first real date post-Lily, but Ted and Barney warn him that this girl has the "crazy eyes," and Lily decides to do everything she can to find her own reasons for breaking them up.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • It's Swarley time Swarley Brown!




  • Swarley's friends get back together

    Don't read this until you saw the episode. This may contain some spoilers.

    The producers did a good job of getting them back together slowing setting up. But more on that later.

    That was a great start of the episode. It was a shot at Friends but it was done a light hearted way. Swarley. What a great name and the jokes never got old. How Chloe got Barney from Swarley and I think one reason to believe Chloe was not all there. When you watch this episode, you don't realize it.

    This was another classic story telling of two different tales. Your opinion of Chloe changes a lot in this episode. You went from thinking she's cute, to crazy, to normal and back to crazy. More on that soon. Ted and Barney had it right on the head about her.

    The ending was great and the producers and writers did a great job of setting up Marshall and Lilly back together again. What Lilly did to Marshall, even from the biggest feminist can be seen mean to Marshall. At the same time the door was not closed on their relationship. It was a nice touch that the same place they broke up, they got back together.moreless
  • Marshall goes out with someone not named Lily and Barney gets a new nickname.

    Marshall asks out the girl at the coffee shop that he believes likes him. This is the same girl who accidentally gives Barney his "Swarley" nickname that will never stop haunting him, and she says yes. So they go out and Lily tries to act fine but she's dying inside, so she tries hunting this woman down. The others try to help keep her calm by saying it'll never last, saying she definitely has "the crazy eyes". Then a lot of, well, crazy things begin happening and Marshall is almost convinced that Chloe does have the crazy eyes. But all of these crazy things, it turns out, are linked back to jealous Lily. Marshall and Lily finally get back together on the doorsteps of the apartment while the others give "Swarley" hell. This was a great episode and I'm glad that Marshall and Lily are finally back together, each with the person they should be with. And the tactics others used to torture Swarley were hilarious.moreless
  • Best episode ever!!!

    I was soooooooooooo upset when Marshall & Lily broke up last season & I have been waiting for them to get back together since she returned from San Francisco & realized what a mistake she'd made. I loved it when she revealed that she was the hunchback w/a limp chasing after Chloe! Chloe totally sounded crazy on the phone with Marshall & it was hilarious to see how the pieces fit together in the end. I missed why Barney is called "Swarley" but who cares, Marshall & Lily are back together again!!! I hope the rest of the season is just as good!!!

    (I also agree with whomever wrote that the episodes are better when the focus isn't on Robin & Ted.)moreless
  • Barney gets a new nickname.

    "Swarley" is one of my favourite How I Met Your Mother episodes. It's actually in MY Top 5 How I Met Your Mother episodes. I love how Marshall gets a date, and Barney tells her she has crazy eyes. I love the crazy eyes. I love how both Ted and Barney reminisce about girls they been with who had the crazy eyes. I love how Lily tries to follow Chloe and find out who she is. I love how Lily and Marshall get back together in this episode. I also love Barney's nickname Swarley. I love how everyone starts calling him Swarley and he hates hit. I love how he pretends to like it, but then ends up admitting he still hates it. I give this episode a 10/10.moreless
Morena Baccarin

Morena Baccarin


Guest Star

Dana Power

Dana Power


Guest Star

Vanessa Vander Pluym

Vanessa Vander Pluym


Guest Star

Charlene Amoia

Charlene Amoia


Recurring Role

Bob Saget

Bob Saget

Voice of Ted, 2030

Recurring Role

Joe Nieves

Joe Nieves


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Robin: I love that look. I think I slept with you because of that look, and it's fake?
      Ted: Oh right, and you shyly looking away while thrusting your chest out is natural?
      Robin: Yeah, I hear ya.

    • Lily: Is Chloe here?
      Scott: She just left. You can still catch her. She's easy to spot. She's got a bright pink umbrella.
      Lily: Oh. Thanks, Brian.
      Scott: I'm Scott.
      Lily: Your tag says Brian.
      Scott: Yeah, I know. So I wake up this morning, and--
      Lily: Yeah, see ya.

    • Barney: One time I met a girl... at this very bar...
      Barney: I saw that she had the crazy eyes... but I ignored it. And then, sure enough...
      [later flashback]
      Lauren: Barney, can I ask you a question?
      Barney: Anything.
      Lauren: Would you like to have a three-some?
      Barney: [looking un-comfortable and catching breath] of course...
      Lauren: Great! It would be me, you and Mr Weasels! [pulls out stuffed animal]
      [back to the present]
      Ted: So, did you do it ?
      Barney: No. It ended up being just the two-some. With the third one watching from a chair.
      Ted: Which one were you ?
      Barney: [looking askance] I'd rather not say.

    • (3 weeks ago)
      Chloe: Marshall, here's your pumpkin latte.
      Marshall: Wow, how'd you fit a pumpkin into this little cup?
      (8 days ago)
      Customer: (to Chloe) I'll have a pumpkin latte.
      Marshall: How do they even fit a pumpkin into those little cups? What, you got a shrink ray back there?
      Marshall: Hey, remember that time I said that thing, "how do they fit a pumpkin into the little cup?"
      Chloe: Which time?
      Marshall: The first time.
      Chloe: Yeah. (laughing) That was really funny.

    • Ted: (in a teasing sing-song voice to Marshall) Somebody has a crush on you.
      Barney:(in a teasing sing-song voice to Marshall) Somebody thinks you're me.

    • Robin: I signed him up for People en Español, but I addressed it to Swarlos.

    • Robin: What's up, Swarles?
      Barney: No, okay? No! No more! I will not let this become a thing! It's OVER! No more "Swarley!" No "Swarles!" No more "Swar-LAY!" No more "Swar--wait for it--LEE!" No more "Bob Swarleyman!" No more! No! It's over! Do you understand?
      Lily and Robin: Yes.
      Barney: Thank you. [walks away, unaware of a "CALL ME SWARLEY :-)" sign on his back]

    • [While discussing Marshall's new girlfriend at the bar]
      Marshall: Right? Right? She's hot! And she likes me, she likes Italian food, I also like Italian food. She likes Billy Joel, I also! And I think we're gonna go out again.
      Barney: Dude, you gotta ditch her!
      Ted: Obviously!
      Marshall: Wha..Why?
      Barney: She's got the crazy eyes.
      Ted: Dude, the eyes, they're crazy.

    • Barney: You know, I was thinking about this whole new name thing last night, you know what I realized? I like it!
      Robin: You like being called Swarley?
      Barney: You kidding? I love being called that!
      Ted: You really think this is gonna work?
      Barney: Do I think what's gonna work? I'm just saying, I love my new name. So please, only call me that from now on.
      Ted: Call you what?
      Barney: You know, that new you've been calling me..
      Ted: Say it.
      Barney: Why? You guys know what it is.
      Ted: Say the name..
      Barney: [Screams] NOO! I don't want to! I hate it! It's not funny! It's never been funny, I've never done anything--Gaaaaah!
      [Barney runs out of the apartment]

    • Robin: If it makes you feel any better, Ted says she has the crazy eyes.
      Lily: What's that?
      Robin: Apparently a thing women have that guys can see that tells them that the girl's crazy.
      Lily: Oh! Kinda like you never wanna date a guy with perfect fingernails?
      Robin: Jerk nails, exactly.

    • Lily: Are you free tomorrow night? I was thinking of having a wine tasting slash help me catch the rat in my apartment party.
      Ted: That's a great idea, you can put out cheese for both.

    • All: Awkward silence
      Ted: So i guess that decides it.
      Marshall: Yup...
      Barney: Hanging out in a coffee place not nearly as much fun as hanging out in a bar.

    • The guys try hanging out in a coffee shop (a la "Friends") and they notice that the coffee girl has put a heart on Marshalls cup
      Marshall: Well, what if the heart doesn't mean anything? What if she writes them on all the cups?
      Ted: Mine says "Ted", no heart
      Barney: Mine says... "Swarley".... How'd they get "Swarley" from "Barney"? It's not even a name. Who would ever be called "Swarley"?....(Marshall and Ted smile)
      Oh, please don't start calling me "Swarley"... This would never happen at a bar!
      Barney leaves the coffee shop
      Ted: Man! What's up with Swarley?
      Marshall: I know. You almost never see old Swarlz get that upset.
      Ted: Psssh.

  • NOTES (5)


    • When Barney is going on about how NOT to call him Swarley:

      "Bob Swarley, mon" is a reference to Bob Marley.

      "Swar - wait for it - ley" is a reference to his own take on the word legendary. "Legen - wait for it - DARY!"

    • When Barney says: "Hanging out in a coffee place not nearly as much fun as hanging out in a bar." He's referencing Friends where the characters used to hang in a coffee place.

    • Ted calls the bar to annoy Barney by calling him Swarley and asks for "Swarls Barkley." This is a reference to Gnarls Barkley, or it can also be for the basketball player Charles Barkley.

    • At the very end of the episode, Barney walks into the bar. On cue from the bartender, everyone turns and calls out "Swarley" then the bartender plays the theme song to Cheers, the credits roll and they are done up in the same fashion as Cheers, which revolved around a bar called Cheers and its regular patrons.

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