How I Met Your Mother

Season 6 Episode 8

Natural History

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 08, 2010 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • When Ted is talking to Zoey after he met her husband she told him 'You wanna make this personal? Okay.' but when she is saying the 'okay' part her lips don't move.

  • Quotes

    • Ted: Zoey! There you are. (the man next to her turns around) Oh, my God. You have a MONOCLE! Is this real? Is this really happening?
      Zoey: Could you excuse us for a moment? (drags Ted away) Let's go for a walk.
      Ted: (over his shoulder) Good luck killing James Bond!

    • Ted: (reading Zoey's article) Listen to this, she says "me and my fat cat friends." We're not fat cats, are we?
      Barney: Exactly. I say, Marshall, my good man, how's my bow tie?
      Marshall: Impeccable, old B! To industry!

    • Museum security guard: (to Barney and Robin) Well, aren't you two clever. Well, guess what, this museum has seen every kind of prank you can think of: mummies playing poker, penguins sticking out of volcanoes, dinosaurs from the Cretaceous period hanging out with dinosaurs from the Jurassic period.

    • Robin: (about Barney's dad) So, when was the last time you saw him?
      Barney: It was that day, July 23rd, 1981. My mom got pretty upset he let me destroy a New York City landmark.
      Robin: (scoffs) Moms.
      Barney: He never came around anymore after the fact. Think he moved away.
      Robin: Well, maybe the security guy had it wrong, you know—
      Barney: You do know, you do know, that's the thing, you know. He's my dad. (long pause)
      Robin: Barney, do you wanna—
      Barney: I don't wanna do anything. Don't tell anyone about this, okay?

    • College Marshall: I'm extinct. I've gone the way of Jane's Addiction.
      Lily: Actually, Jane's Addiction got back together.
      College Marshall: They did?!
      Lily: Yeah, they've done a few tours. They've put out a new album.
      College Marshall: Are you serious? That is awesome! Are they just as good?
      Lily: (pause) Sure.

  • Notes

    • International Airdates: United Kingdom: February 10, 2011 on E4; Australia: March 3, 2011 on Channel 7; Germany: September 28, 2011 on ProSieben; Czech Republic: January 25, 2012 on Prima COOL

  • Allusions

    • Barney asks, "Who's the master, Leroy?!" playing off lines spoken by Sho'nuff in Michael Schultz's 1985 film, The Last Dragon.