How I Met Your Mother

The Goat - S3-E17

Corrected entry: Robin walks into the apartment and sees a goat turd, which can only be there if the goat was in the apartment. She goes on to talk to Marshall about keeping quiet about the fact that she slept with Barney, so we know that this happened when Ted was turning 30. But later in the end, Ted says that the goat was actually there on his 31st birthday. So the goat turd could not have been there at the time.

Correction: First, it's more like 20 years in the past (2030 is present and 2005 - 2013 is the past... Ted turned 30 in 2008). Second, Marshall threw 2 surprise parties, the first on Ted's 30th birthday and the second on his 31st birthday. It is totally conceivable that Present Day (Bob Saget) Ted co-mingled the events of two separate birthdays that occurred 22 and 21 years in the past; one where Robin identified the goat turd (Ted's 31st birthday) and when Robin slept with Barney (Ted's 30th birthday) especially if the focal point in his mind was a surprise birthday party. Finally, that is the point of the end of the episode when Present Day Ted acknowledges that the goat incident happened the following year so the viewer is meant to disregard any references to the goat on Ted's 30th birthday.

Correction: This whole show is told in flashback from a guy remembering 10 years previously. It's the type of thing where it's very, very difficult to pinpoint what is a mistake and what would come under remembering, which I think this does. It would only be a plot hole if it meant something else in the series couldn't have happened unless it specifically had to be there on his 30th.

The_Iceman

The Exploding Meatball Sub - S6-E20

Corrected entry: When Marshall is unable to join him for lunch and Barney trashes his office, paper rains down from above when he never actually threw paper up into the air.

Dylan McLaughlin

Correction: Actually he does throw paper up. It happens very quickly, but it's there.

Farhampton - S8-E1

Corrected entry: When forced to explain himself to Quinn in 1 minute after finding out Barney and Robin used to date, Barney incorrectly states that Robin moved to Brazil and came back with "a Latin stud" after Ted and Robin broke up. Robin actually vacationed in Argentina. (00:11:35 - 00:12:40)

Correction: Barney's knowledge of geography is awful, as we've seen throughout the show. So, this could easily be in the script on purpose.

The Chain Of Screaming - S3-E15

Corrected entry: Barney says that Gary Blauman died, but in season 9, Gary Blauman is a significant character.

Correction: Barney was lying, it's as simple as that.

Little Minnesota - S4-E11

Corrected entry: This episode takes place during the holidays and Robin is missing her family. At the very end of the episode Robin and Marshall are sitting outside - Robin is eating an ice cream cone and Marshall is drinking an icee, and they are both wearing T-shirts. Behind them are poinsettia plants and they mention Christmas in the episode. They live in New York. It snows in New York during the holidays or is at least cold. They would not be wearing T-shirts sitting outside on the stoop eating ice cream.

Correction: The episode makes repeated references to the fact that they are from colder areas (Canada and Minnesota). As such, neither find the winter climate in New York particularly cold, something that is exaggerated to the point of them behaving as if it is summer weather. It seems you missed one of the key jokes in the episode.

The Rehearsal Dinner - S9-E12

Corrected entry: When Ted meets Victoria in season 1, he plays the piano for her (well) while she tap dances. In this episode it explains that that Ted was taking piano lessons to do a performance at the rehearsal dinner and he is terrible.

Correction: Ted was covering the fact that he was taking ice skating lessons.

It's also not uncommon for people who can play an instrument to take lessons.

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Drumroll, Please - S1-E13

Corrected entry: When Ted is telling Lily and Marshall about him and Victoria stealing the bouquet, Lily says "Good for Victoria", even though they don't know her name yet. (00:05:30)

skye117

Correction: They do know her name. Ted is telling them how they were going to use nicknames when Barney came up to him and called him Ted, so she tells Ted her name is Victoria. This happened BEFORE the stealing the bouquet part.

Bishop73

Baby Talk - S6-E6

Corrected entry: When the gang is thinking about baby names, Esther is brought up. We then see Marshall and Barney at the strip club where Esther shoots out a bunch of playing cards and one sticks to Barney's forehead. He peels it off and says "That WAS my card!" But he never looked at the face of the card, so he couldn't possibly have known which card it was.

Knever

Correction: He said this as a joke. Esther wasn't doing a magic trick and Barney never picked a card in the first place.

Bishop73

Girls Vs. Suits - S5-E12

Corrected entry: Cindy's claim that there is a policy against faculty and students dating is right, but according to the website of Columbia university it doesn't apply to a relationship between Ted and her. Excerpt from the policy on consensual romantic and sexual relationships between Faculty and Students of Columbia University: "It is the policy of the University that no faculty member shall have a consensual romantic or sexual relationship with a student over whom he or she exercises academic or professional authority."

Tanngrisnir

Correction: Ted actually points out to Cindy that because he is not her professor there's no real issue, but Cindy still shoots him down. Presumably it's because Cindy is actually attracted to women (which the audience won't find out until later), but can't actually admit it to herself and instead looks for excuses to sabotage her relationships with men.

tinsmith

Game Night - S1-E15

Corrected entry: In episode 1 "The Pilot", when the gang are drinking champagne at the bar with Ranjit the cab driver, there is a tray on the table when they toast. In this episode the same scene is shown in flashback, and there is no tray. (00:16:00)

pinkwafer

Correction: The flashback shows the scene from the pilot. However, the events in the flashback take place after the credits have rolled in the pilot. Therefore it is reasonable to assume that the tray could have easily been removed in that time.

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Cupcake - S1-E16

Corrected entry: When the girls are in the wedding dress shop, the bottle of champagne shifts from the table to the floor between shots.

pinkwafer

Correction: Watching this you see Victoria move the bottle to the floor, then you don't see it on the table again.

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Matchmaker - S1-E7

Corrected entry: When Ellen takes the clipboards, she first holds one in each hand, then the shot changes and both are in one hand.

pinkwafer

Correction: They stay in each hand, but her hands are on top of each other, giving the impression they are in the same hand.

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Slapsgiving - S3-E9

Corrected entry: When future Ted is counting the times Marshall slapped Barney, the first one is shown as the one at the bar, but this was before Barney decided 5 for eternity. The one that counts as the first is the one he gets after they watch Robin Sparkles' Video.

IDFS33140

Correction: The clip in question shows Barney making the slap bet, not getting slapped.

Gary Blauman - S9-E21

Corrected entry: In S3E15 "The Chain of Screaming" Barney is talking about Gary Blauman confronting his boss, and when Marshall asks, "Is that the end of the story?" Barney replies, "No, no of course not. He died." But in s9e21 the entire episode is about Gary Blauman.

Nathan Ehrnsberger

Correction: Obviously Barney was lying.

Do I Know You? - S4-E1

Corrected entry: When Barney invites Lily to his house Lily says he called her at 7:22 am, but when the camera shows Lily it shows 19:47, which means 7:47 pm, not am. (00:02:25 - 00:09:30)

Nathan Ehrnsberger

Correction: Lilly did arrive in the morning. Then there was the whole thing with Ted and Marshall. Then it's night with Ted cooking dinner for his fiancé and Robin doing the news. Lilly is then back at Barney's apartment to help him with Robin at 7:47pm, both are even wearing different clothes.

Bishop73

The Stinsons - S4-E15

Corrected entry: In this episode they call Barney's mom "Loretta", but in the 10th episode of the 3rd season, "The Yips", Rhonda "Man-Maker" French calls her Patty.

IDFS33140

Correction: As we saw with Barney, Rhonda isn't great with names so either she got it wrong or it's a nickname.

People often get names mixed up too.

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How I Met Everyone Else - S3-E5

Corrected entry: In this episode we get to see when Ted met Marshall. But in Season 2, episode 1 Ted says to Marshall, "And there was my roommate, lying on the bed with his feet up on the wall. He had headphones on, big smile on his face. That guy was you." In this episode we get to see it was different. (00:04:40)

IDFS33140

Correction: I just watched this episode and you've taken it out of context. Ted had picked a time before Marshall had met Lily to show him that he can be happy without her and used walking in to see his confident, happy room mate as an example. At no point does he say that that was the first time they met.

No Tomorrow - S3-E12

Corrected entry: In this episode Marshall and Lily buy an apartment that turns out to be crooked. When Marshall is hanging the picture it slants to the left of the camera each time he tries to straighten it, however the apartment is slanted to the right, on camera, and also demonstrated by Robin when she rolls the champagne bottle.

Correction: There is no mistake in that scene. The picture tips the correct way for the laws of physics.

The Rebound Girl - S7-E11

Corrected entry: Barney's brother's child is now a girl. At his wedding in a previous season the child was a boy.

Correction: This child is barely 6 months old. Barney's brother obviously adopted TWO children. A boy and a younger girl. Taking note of your comment "previous season." In fact it has been 5 years (this previous episode is in season 2).

XIII

The Three Days Rule - S4-E21

Corrected entry: Ted thinks he's texting Holly, when they're actually going to Barney's work cell, as he explains to Robin. It therefore makes absolutely no sense that Ted would get the text about the restaurant that Marshall would have sent to Lily.

Knever

Correction: These two are unrelated to each other. Marshall just mis-sends the text.

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