How I Met Your Mother

Season 4 Episode 13

Three Days Of Snow

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jan 19, 2009 on CBS
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Episode Summary

A blizzard hits New York City, threatening a tradition of Marshall and Lily's and leaving Ted and Barney to keep MacLaren's doors open.

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  • As we mature, our relationship matures with us !

    This episode is an awesome one, and it basically talked Marshall and Lily was about to break their relationship ritual, which is one will bring along a six pack beer with him/her and the other will be at the airport waiting and welcoming her/him. That year portrayed in this episode was a wee bit different, and New York City was struck by snow, which caused Lily arrival day delayed from Tuesday to Thursday. However, Marshall did not realize the voice message until he reached airport, brought by Robin. He felt really upset and eh said that he was not going to repeat the tradition of the relationship ritual with Lily, he claimed that both of them matured. On Thursday, Lily felt very happy as her plane will land one hour earlier, and she got excited about it, as she would have sufficient time to buy the six pack beer. This episode provided a platform for Ranjit to shine, as Ranjit showed his loyalty to Lily that he would try to get her the beer in one hour time. On Thursday, Marshall greeted Lily with Arizona Tech Marching Band, which really made Lily touched.moreless
  • A blizzard hits New York

    The realtionship of Lilly and Marshall has always been strong and this episode confirms it. Since they were sophomores in college whenever one of them go on vacation and picks the other one up, one has a case a beer and the other has a chauffeur hat with sign. A storm threatens this tradition. As with other episodes this was told in three parts. All three stories were good. After meeting some college girls Ted and Barney decide to meet up with them later and convince Carl they will help close it. This helps Ted and Barney realize their dream of owing their own bar. Being straight edge I can't appreciate their dream. I guess every guy says this at one point. Barney and Ted's telepathic conservation was pretty funny. They decide to take their bar, Puzzles up to Ted's [;ace. This was also entertaining. It was also good to see Marshall and Robin hang out together again. Ranjit! He's always good to see. You have to admire his loyalty to Lilly and keeping up the tradition.

    The best part of this episode was the telling of it. When you think it's three stories intertwined it's turns out it something different. Yes they are connected but it's done differently. The ending was amazing and makes me appreciate Marshall and Lilly as a couple more.moreless
  • Marshall and Lily have these tradition where one of them leaves for a trip and they come back with a case of beer, while the other one has to show up and pick them up.moreless

    "Three Days of Snow" is an awesome How I Met Your Mother episode. It is so cute that Lily and Marshall has this tradition where one of them leaves on a trip and they come back with a case of beer. I love how Lily and Marshall were going to stop the tradition, but Marshall decides to rush to airport with Robin so he can pick Lily up anyways. I love how Lily was running out of time to get beer. I love how Marshall gets there and finds out that Lily's flight was cancelled. Ted and Marshall looking after the bar when Carl is away was an awesome subplot. I give this episode a 9.5/10.moreless
  • Enjoyable, with a nice twist by the end.

    An amazing episode, that was definitely surprising by the end. There is a three day blizzard in New York, and series of events occur to the group while this happens. Barney & Ted are left alone with a bar, something they've always dreamed of, so they invite two hot girls and their band, only to find out: It was a marching band, so everyone comes to the bar, when going gets tough, Ted & Barney feel the need to make a last call, but they swore no last calls. So they brought the band to drink at their place. It was great concept that every guy says this in their life: "We should buy a bar!". Marshall & Robin get snowed in after trying to get Lilly at the airport when he realizes that Lilly may want Marshall to be there to pick her up regardless of what she said to him about not picking her up. Another episode that brought Marshall/Robin interaction, I'm beginning to really like them together. Marshall thinks Robin hit on him, hilarious. It was the nice moment we saw in the "Little Minnesota" episode, that they shared here, except Robin was the one giving the pep talk. Meanwhile Lilly forgets the beer that she was supposed to get Marshall, so when her plane arrives early, she rushes with Ranjit to get the six-pack, only to get a keg, and when she rushes to New York, Marshall is nowhere to be found. When Marshall & Robin make it to the airport, Lilly is nowhere to be found. Future Ted explains: It was a three day storm. Lilly had to stay another two days. So Marshall was two days early, and Lilly's beer hunt was two days later, while the bar scene was in between the two days. You think Marshall just didn't show up to pick up Lilly. But then the marching band plays, they share a kiss, one of the best Marshall/Lilly moment in my opinion, and the episode ends. Amazing episode. I really enjoyed it.moreless
  • Wonderfully hilarious. A must see

    When a snowstorm hits the city before Lily returns from a teacher's conference in Seattle, Marshall and Lily agree to forego they're longstanding airport reunion ritual. But when they each start to worry that letting another ritual retire means that their relationship is losing its magic, Marshall enlists Robin's help to get to the airport in time while Lily tries to pick-up a Seattle souvenir for Marshall, all in the middle of a blizzard. Meanwhile, Ted and Barney are meeting two women at MacLaren's, so when Carl threatens to close up because of the storm, they offer to watch over the bar until the women show up. After having fun tending the bar, things get out of control when the girls arrive with their thirsty band-mates.moreless
Amy Gumenick

Amy Gumenick


Guest Star

Eileen Boylan

Eileen Boylan


Guest Star

Pat Crawford Brown

Pat Crawford Brown


Guest Star

Bob Saget

Bob Saget

Voice of Ted, 2030

Recurring Role

Marshall Manesh

Marshall Manesh


Recurring Role

Joe Nieves

Joe Nieves


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Marshall: Robin, I'm sorry. You're not a robot. I mean, if you are, you're like an incredibly advanced model and humanity doesn't stand a chance. You just don't choose to show love with corny rituals, and that's fine. But maybe Lily and I do because we don't know any other way. And if she's at that airport, I have to go get her. Them's the rules.
      Robin: Marshall, close your eyes.
      Marshall: I don't know how you heard any of that as me hitting on you.

    • Barney: We're not the "We love your music, let's sleep together" guys. We're the older guys whose approval they now crave.
      Ted: So we're their dads?
      Barney: Exactly!

    • Marshall: You know why you think those rituals are stupid? Because you've never been in a relationship long enough to develop them. You don't understand love. You're like a robot who sees a person crying and says, "Why is that human leaking?"
      Robin: Is that so? Well, then the robot initiates pull-over-to-side-of-road-until-jackass-apologizes-to-me-sequence. Beep boop beep.
      Marshall: My robot was, like, a thousand times better.

    • Lily: Aspen Yards Ale, get it?
      Marshall: Actually, no.
      Lily: Me, neither. I was hoping you would.

    • Lily: (over the phone) Hey, baby. It's lunchtime, and I love you.
      Marshall: (in front of his colleagues) I reciprocate in principle, although with the caveat that there seems to be a bit of a surplus here on my end.
      Lily: No, I love you more.
      Marshall: Do we need to get in a room together and bang this thing out? (pause) Those sound like agreeable terms, although I may need to adjust my briefs.

    • Ranjit: Oh, Lily, TMI—too many informations.

    • Robin: I still say this is stupid. What happened to, "As we mature, the relationship matures with us?"
      Marshall: That's just something Lily read in Psychology Today. Alright, she read it in Cosmo. Alright, I read it in Cosmo. Alright, it was CosmoGirl!

    • Brunette: I don't know if you guys have ever seen Star Wars, but it's like Hoth out there.
      Ted: Dibs.
      Blonde: It reminds me of when I used to go sledding with my dad—before he left.
      Barney: And dibs.

    • Ted: So, how many people are in on this Party School Bingo thing?
      Barney: Oh, it's just me.
      Ted: So what's the point, then?
      Barney: The point is to get five in a row.
      Ted: And what do you get when you get five in a row?
      Barney: I get Bingo.

    • Ted: We should buy a bar.
      Barney: Of course, we should buy a bar!
      Ted: We should totally buy a bar.
      Barney: We should totally buy a bar. Our bar would be awesome. And dude, dude, dude, dude... the name of our bar... Puzzles. (Ted is astonished by the proposition) People will be, like, "Why is it called Puzzles?". That's the puzzle!

    • Ted: Can't you just leave the place open a little while longer? We'll keep an eye on things.
      Carl: You two? No way, you wouldn't know the first thing about running a bar.
      Barney: Serve the hotties first?
      Carl: Here's the keys.

    • Robin: Thanks for coming by. I monkeyed around with the thermostat for about an hour before I realized it was the intercom.
      Marshall: Yeah, I heard you swearing downstairs.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The German episode title is "Drei Tage Schnee", and the Italian title is "Tre giorni di neve", both exact translations. The French episode title is "La tempête de neige", meaning "The Blizzard".

    • International Airdates: Australia: March 30, 2009 on Channel 7; Germany: January 16, 2010 on ProSieben; United Kingdom: March 4, 2010 on E4; Czech Republic: November 11, 2010 on Prima COOL

    • Music: "Kokomo" by the Beach Boys