How I Met Your Mother

Season 3 Episode 2

We're Not From Here

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 01, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Ted and Barney pretend to be visitors to New York City to pick up women. Robin is still dating Gael. Marshall and Lily prepare letters to each other to be read after their death.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • The story of how Robin comes back

    I think this episode was good but not as good as the first one. I for one am not sad to see Gail leave. He was never a bad boyfriend just a rebound. I am glad that Robin came to her senses with the help of Barney. It's a theory (and why I love this show) but what Barney said before the breakup and what he said after may have set up something later on in the series.

    The story of Marshall and Lilly deaths letters was interesting. It's something I never heard of before. It was funny how different both letters were. I like that Marshall tried to keep from reading her letter until the year 2029. The scene shot in the future was also funny. Like with the shots with the kids, the scene with future Marshall and Lilly, I enjoyed that it was not too futuristic.

    The story of Ted and Barney was another good story. Even though Ted is in the post breakup blues, I did like that he wasn't willing to go through with the whole lie. Barney pretending to be from another place was pretty funny. While not as good the previous episode, this was still a humorous episode.moreless
  • Ted and Barney pretend to be from Tennessee in order to pick up women.

    This is not the start I was hoping for after the wedding and break-up of Ted and Robin at the end of Season 2. The only funny part, maybe, was Ted's little outburst at the end, in which I still disagree with. (Myself, I prefer New Jersey over New York, despite "Jersey Shore") Gael invites more foreigners to stay at Robin's, to her displeasure. So things end quickly there. Another funny part was Marshall's emotions when writing his letter to Lily in case either of them died. Other than his tears, it was another boring storyline and I'll say, Season 3 has not gotten off to the start I was hoping.moreless
  • Marshall and Lily write their death letters.

    "We're Not From Here" is a great How I Met Your Mother episode. I love how Lily and Marshall are writing letters to each other for their death folders. I love how Marshall sneaks a peak and Lily's letter isn't as heartfelt as his. But Lily wrote that letter on purpose because she knew he would take a sneak peak. I love how Robin is letting all of Gael's friends stay at the party and she ate marijuana-laced Blueberry muffin. I love how she hallucinates about vacation Robin and they start kissing. I love how Robin takes out her gun and threatens all of Gael's friends to leave. Barney and Ted's plot was alright. They pretended to not be from New York and then Ted gets mad when the girls are from New Jersey. I give this episode a 8/10.moreless
  • Average.

    This episode I didn't much enjoy. The Ted & Barney plot I considered filler, since nothing happens in the end, all Ted does is says how much Jersey sucks. And the plot that did have development: Robin's plot wasn't enjoyable at all. I never liked Gael, and in a way, I'm happy that he's gone. But even though they say Robin's back to her old self, I disagree. Her performance was awkward in this episode, and it just didn't seem like the good old Robin we know & love. Maybe it'll take a couple of episodes to get used to, the only part I liked is when Robin reached for the gun to kick everybody out. In this episode, Barney & Ted pretend to be out-of-towners to get girls, the plan doesn't end up working by the end. Robin fears she is turning back to her old self, only to realize her new self isn't her. So she breaks up with Gael, and "gets back to normal" The plot that definitely stood out here was definitely Lilly & Marshall's plot. Notes from the beyond. Marshall writes Lilly an amazing note just in case he dies, only to find out Lilly only wrote bank statements. So they have their first argument as a married couple, and Lilly agrees to write a new letter by the end. For a second there I thought Lilly died in 2029. But it just turns out Marshall caved and opened the letter before she died. Hilarious plot with 2 weak plots. Average episode.moreless
  • "Trust no one not even Ted"

    Barney and Ted assume that Gael's success with women is because he is foreign and has an accent, and so pretend to be tourists to attract women. Another great episode of How I met your mother, Marshall was great when he was wwriting his letter really funny stuff and the part were Ted and Barney got mugged was great and Teds speech about New Jersey all good and funny just not as funny as the last episode and please I want to see what happens with the slap. Love this show its always funny. 9 out of 10 for this episode.moreless
Nikki Griffin

Nikki Griffin


Guest Star

Michaelle Nordin

Michaelle Nordin


Guest Star

Damon Gameau

Damon Gameau

Australian Backpacker

Guest Star

Bob Saget

Bob Saget

Voice of Ted, 2030

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Robin: Well, I have to have a job.
      Vacation Robin: `I have to have a job´ It's so American.
      Robin: I'm Canadian. You know that.

    • Barney: (to Ted) You and I, we have to bend over backwards to get women to... bend over backwards.

    • Ted: You guys live in New Jersey, not New York?
      Colleen: Yeah, but don't worry. It's pretty much New York.
      Ted: Oh, no. Oh, no-
      Barney: Oh, no.
      Ted: New Jersey is not pretty much New York, and you are not pretty much New Yorkers.
      Colleen: And how would you know?
      Ted: Because I live here! That's right, I live here. Yes, we're full of crap. Yes, we pretended to be from out of town so we could sleep with you and leave in the morning. But you know what's even worse than that? Saying you're a New Yorker when you're not. Because this is the greatest city in the world, and you have to earn the right to call yourself a New Yorker. So why don't you girls crawl into the open sewer pipe you call the Holland tunnel and flush yourselves back to 'pretty much New York.' Because I will do a lot to get laid, but I am NOT going to New Jersey!

    • Marshall: I am such a jerk.
      Barney: Yeah. Wait, why?

    • Lily: Baby, could you sign this?
      Marshall: Wow. You wrote on both sides of a thank you card to my third cousin for a blender you haven't even taken out of the box yet.
      Lily: It's a really nice blender.
      Marshall: Well, if you like the blender so much why don't you marry it?
      Lily: I can't, I married you. That's how we got the blender.

    • Barney: (looking at Robin's travel photos) Whoa. Are you topless? Ted, check this out.
      Ted: Seen 'em.

    • Robin: This just in, look at my hand, how weird is my hand, is not an appropriate thing to say on the air

    • Robin: I've evolved! And I enjoy living my life a little bit closer to the way Gael and I did in Argentina.
      Barney: Please. Vacation romances have an expiration date. Gael's got a "best-if-banged-by" sticker on him, and once your romance starts to stink, you'll dump his ass down the drain like sour milk and and go back to being "unevolved Robin," the one we actually like. Back me up here, Ted!
      Ted: (automatically) I'm just happy Robin's happy.
      Barney: I'm telling you, within three days--
      Lily: Oh, here he comes! Switch to big words.
      Barney: (without missing a beat, getting up to let Gael sit next to Robin) Within a triad of solar periods, you'll recognize your dearth of compatibility with your paramour, and conclude your association.
      Robin: My journey was transformative, and I reassert my commitment to both the aforementioned paramour and the philosophies he espouses.
      Gael: (enthusiastic) What are we talking of? Baseball?
      Barney: (smiles, slapping Gael on the back while addressing Robin) This is all gonna return to masticate you in the gluteals. Support my hypothesis, Ted!
      Ted: (automatically) I'm just jubilant my former paramour is jubilant.

    • Robin: (after a dream in which vacation-Robin seduces normal-Robin) She may be sandy, but that chick knows what I like.

    • Barney: We just survived a mugging. You know what that means?
      Ted: Thank-God-we're-alive sex!

  • NOTES (3)