I’ll tell you right now: my favorite thing about this episode was what Marshall said about a jump rope.


A recap of the best things in the episode:

  • The idea that if you haven’t used something in the last year, you should put it in the triangle aka give it away.
  • Marshall as the Blonde Fay Wray and Lily as King Kong.
  • Barney getting a “Dad.”
  • Hand’s Free Belt Satchels aka fanny packs.
  • Ted telling Robin she’s a girl.
  • Robin burying a locket as a child.
  • Marshall with the jump rope (quote below.)
  • How Ted is such a great friend to Robin.

Of course, those are just the highlights.

A recap of the “eh” things in the episode:

  • Robin never even tried to call Lily or Marshall, so of course it was only Ted who could show up.
  • The show may be re-visiting Robin and Ted…again. And most of us are sick of it.
  • Odd CGI Bean Bag filler on the screen…
  • The idea of old Dorito dust. Gag.
  • The mystery of how a locked and buried box could have lost the key. Unless Robin’s Dad went back and took the locket out all that time ago?
  • A picture of our trio as Destiny’s Child. Ted as Beyonce is … yea.
  • Ted’s words about the universe and signs.

Best How I Met Your Mother Quotes from “Something Old”

“Where did you bury this tampon?” – Robin’s Dad
“It’s a LOCKET.” – Robin
“Sorry, I get all of these girly things confused.” – Robin’s Dad

“Are you kidding? I hop threads every morning, son.” – Marshall, about jump ropes

“I only have one rule: for every three tens you bang, throw a bone to a five.” – Barney

“I hate New York. It’s like Edmonton without the arts and culture”. – Robin’s Dad

“We were not your backup dancers bitch, we were a group” – Marshall
“I’m sorry but are you married to Jay-Z?” – Ted

“If Michael Jordan is healthy you don’t let Scottie Pippen run the offense” – Barney

“You can’t cling to the past because no matter how hard you hold on, it’s already gone” – Ted

“Maybe it’s dumb to look for signs from the universe. Maybe we don’t need the universe to tell us what we really want. … maybe we already know that deep down.” – Ted

“Maybe we don’t have to give meaning to every little thing.” – Ted