How I Met Your Mother

Season 6 Episode 4

Subway Wars

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 11, 2010 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • In the beginning of the episode, when the group is arguing over which form of transportation is faster, Barney repeats the phrase "carrots and peas," typical verbal filler for background actors.

    • Just after Maury Povich steals the cab from Robin, he is seen sitting beside Lily in the subway. He is also later seen sitting at the stairs when Marshall came passing by. How can he be all over the places at one time?

    • At the bar, Ted points out the route on his laptop. When they all jump up and start racing each other Ted takes the laptop with him. As soon as they leave the bar the laptop is gone and we don't see it again this episode.

    • The guy that wears a calculator costume says, "Clear everything" as he points to the CE button. It actually stands for "Clear Entry". The "C" (sometimes "AC") stands for (All) Clear, which clears everything.

  • Quotes

    • Lily: (referring to Robin's encounter with Maury Povich in New York) Dude, everyone sees Maury Povich.
      Marshall: Maury Povich is everywhere! I'm sorry, Robin. But, you're not a real New Yorker until you see Woody Allen.
      Robin: I am a true and real New Yorker!
      Ted: (snickers) That's adorable! (in a slower, stressing tone) You're from Canada.

    • Lily: Marshall's here, let's go!
      Ranjit: Ted's in the way.
      Lily: Run him over!
      Ranjit: Running him over!
      Marshall: Baby! What the hell is the matter with you?
      Lily: Nothing, I just want to win this really badly! So badly I ditched my best friend when she needed me.
      Marshall: Aw, sweetie… you were also about to run over Ted.

  • Notes

    • The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Picture Editing for a Comedy Series (Single or Multi-Camera).

    • International Airdates: United Kingdom: January 13, 2011 on E4; Australia: February 10, 2011 on Channel 7; Germany: September 14, 2011 on ProSieben;Czech Republic: January 18, 2012 on Prima COOL

  • Allusions

    • Marshall sings, "He brought the jukebox back to life with his Fonzarelli arm," and hits a jukebox to fix it, whereupon everyone cheers, "Aaay!" Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli was a character from Happy Days. Fonzie frequently hit a jukebox in order to fix it, and his catchphrase was "Aaay!"