How I Met Your Mother

The Goat - S3-E17

New this month 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.

New this month 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 Premium member

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.

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.

A Demon Premium member

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.

A Demon Premium member

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.

A Demon Premium member

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.

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.

Spoiler Alert - S3-E8

Corrected entry: When Barney shows Marshall the video of a dog pooping on a baby, he puts in the CD upside down.

Correction: Lots of blank CDs that you can buy do not have labels on the top and therefore are just shiny on top (like they are on the bottom).

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.

Right Place Right Time - S4-E22

Corrected entry: At the end of the episode when Ted goes around hugging people whilst holding the yellow umbrella, he isn't holding the umbrella when he goes to hug Barney at McLarens.

THGhost

Correction: There is a place to check umbrellas at the entrance of the bar, so Ted must have checked it like everyone always does. Notice how even when it is raining, no one has umbrellas in the bar.

Right Place Right Time - S4-E22

Corrected entry: When the first error in Barney's list is discovered, they come to the conclusion that he's only slept with 198 women, so Marshall's previous figure of a 1.195913451538% success rate is slightly off. Marshall says that Barney's "only half a percent less gross than we thought." But using 198 girls in Marshall's equation results in a success rate of 1.18990461538%, which is nowhere near a difference of 0.5%.

Knever

Correction: 1.1959% minus half a percent is 1.1899%, ie. fitting exactly with what Marshall says. Subtracting 0.5 wouldn't be half a percent, as 0.5 is a large proportion of 1.1959 (42%, in fact).

Jon Sandys Premium member

Pilot - S1-E1

Corrected entry: When Robin steps out of her front door to give Ted directions, she wraps her cardigan around herself. In the next shot the cardigan is instantly open, and she wraps it around herself again.

00:18:15

pinkwafer

Correction: The cardigan is seen opening as Robin extends her arm to give Ted the direction.

Casual Person

Three Days Of Snow - S4-E13

Corrected entry: The Marshall/Lily plotline revolves around Lily's bringing Marshall a six-pack of beer from every trip. But the FAA ban on liquids and gels on aircraft would have ended that tradition several years ago.

Correction: This does not have to be true. If she buys the beer after she is through the check point, (eg from duty free or other store in the airport) she could have it on the flight with her.

Happily Ever After - S4-E6

Corrected entry: In episode 3-4 "Little Boys", there is a flashback of Robin as a young girl, with girly clothes and long hair. But in this episode she says that her father raised her as the son he never had.

Correction: Not to the absolute literal sense. She was raised doing male/boy hobbies and interests but that doesn't mean she always looked like a boy.

XIII

Slutty Pumpkin - S1-E6

Corrected entry: In the scene where Robin and Ted are talking on the roof at the end of the episode, Robin asks Ted why, when Mike was willing to look like a complete idiot by dressing us as Hansel for her, she couldn't 'be Gretel' to be a good girlfriend. Ted replies, "Because you just haven't met the right Hansel yet". Hansel and Gretel were in fact brother and sister in the story.

benson

Correction: He meant that they just don't do well together. He wasn't implying that Hansel and Gretel had an incestuous relationship.

Knever

Life Among the Gorillas - S1-E17

Corrected entry: When Barney is talking to Marshall in the bar you can see Victoria behind Marshall's head, although she should have gone to Germany.

kc

Correction: After just watching the episode, Victoria is nowhere to be seen. There is a waitress that kind of looks like her, but you never see her whole face, and it's definitely not Victoria.

Knever

Little Minnesota - S4-E11

Corrected entry: There are two problems with the scene in which Heather enters the store with the briefcase. One is debatable, but one is not. All stores, for safety reasons (most notably, if a fire were to break out) should have doors that open outwards, away from the store. It's a law in most areas of the US. The other thing is that Ted says, "That's a "push," not a "pull."" That means that she attempted to pull it, but if it were a "push" door, there would be no handle to pull, meaning there is nothing there for anyone to pull on.

Knever

Correction: No they are both debatable. There is nothing wrong with having handles on both sides of the door. No mistake here. As for the 'safety' concern. You said 'most areas' of the USA have this rule. Can you tell me that every store in NYC abides by this rule? I would imagine there would be a lot of stores that don't, this store for example. No mistake here.

XIII

World's Greatest Couple - S2-E5

Corrected entry: Ted and Robin are surprised by the size and layout of Lily's new apartment, despite having seen the apartment with her when she was house hunting in episode 2 of this season's "The Scorpion and the Toad".

pinkwafer

Correction: They saw it very briefly. Once Lily saw the condition of the room, she couldn't get out of there fast enough.

Knever

Sweet Taste of Liberty - S1-E3

Corrected entry: After learning that the guy who he thought was hitting on Lily is gay, Marshall says "I've never been in a fight". However, in Season 4, "The Fight", he states that he has been in plenty of fights with his brothers.

Correction: People have different definitions of what actually constitutes a "fight." He could consider those times with his brothers just "messing around." And the one punch to Doug also wouldn't be considered a fight.

Knever

Rebound Bro - S3-E18

Corrected entry: When Stella comes to apologize, Ted says, "This is awkward, I have a girl here." Stella hits him and they kiss. Although they only kiss twice, you can hear three kisses. During the last one, their lips are not even touching.

IDFS33140

Correction: The third noise is not the noise of a kiss. If you look at Stella's mouth after they kiss, you will see that she is making the noise with her mouth.

Show generally

Corrected entry: Almost all the taxi cabs used across the show have the code 9Z72 on top. Obviously it is the same cab they use for every episode, they don't even bother changing the sign.

IDFS33140

Correction: In most of the episodes, it's the same cab. The cab driver (and limo driver in one episode), Ranjit, is a recurring character.

The Bracket - S3-E14

Corrected entry: The mystery woman warns Lily to stay away from Barney Stinson. When they go visit Anna, the second woman on the bracket, Barney reminds Lily that she thinks he's Ted Mosby. That would remove her as a candidate right away since Lily was warned to stay away from Barney, not Ted.

Correction: Put it down as a character mistake or as deliberate mistake by Barney. Barney wanted to include all women he "dated". Given the fact that he is only revealing this when he is with Lily suggests he did not disclose this with the group when telling her back story to help the group make a decision.

XIII

Miracles - S3-E20

Corrected entry: Right before Barney gets hit by the bus, he's on the sidewalk. To the right there is a One Way sign pointing right, but the bus hits him driving left. The bus would have been driving the wrong way on a one way street.

Correction: Not only is this not a mistake (it wouldn't be the first vehicle going the wrong way down a one way street), but we even see Barney looking in the direction of where the vehicles should be coming from and assume himself to be safe. Had the bus not been going the wrong way, Barney would have seen it coming and not been hit.

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