How I Met Your Mother

Season 3 Episode 2

We're Not From Here

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



  • Trivia

    • The framed newspaper article in Marshall's office in the year 2029 reads: "N.Y.C lawyer captures 'Nessy'." The Nessy reference is a nod to Marshall's belief in the Loch Ness monster.

    • This episode was previously titled "New Jersey".

  • Quotes

    • 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!

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