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32Quotes from ‘Big Days’

How I Met Your Mother: Big Days

601. Big Days

Aired September 20, 2010

Ted runs into Cindy, the woman he dated who is roommates with his future wife. Meanwhile, Lily is angered when she finds out Marshall has been telling people about their plans to start a family, and Barney thinks Robin has let herself go following her break-up with Robin.

Quote from Robin

Robin: Well, I guess you just got to move on. I mean, it's not like you have a shot with Ready McGee over there, right? Ted?
Future Ted: [v.o.] Then I remembered. Cindy had a roommate. A roommate I only caught a glimpse of... But a roommate who, by every indication, was something very special. Was it possible? Could this be the girl attached to that ankle?
Ted: I got to see her ankles.
Robin: You're one of those? God, I swear, one in five guys...

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Quote from Barney

Ted: You can't call dibs on a girl I've been sitting here thinking about maybe talking to eventually at some point.
Barney: You never called dibs.
Ted: Dibs were implied.
Barney: Implied dibs?
Ted: Yeah.
Barney: Ted, you are spitting on the grave of Sir Walter Dibs, inventor of the dib. It was 1652... [v.o.] The SS Dibs was lost at sea...
Ted: Look, I don't have time for a fake history lesson, so I'll keep this simple. You go over there and talk to that girl, I will see you in court.
Barney: And who's gonna represent you? Dibs on Marshall as my lawyer!

Quote from Barney

Ted: Fine. Have at it. Exercise your dibs. She's got her shields up anyway. She's reading a book.
Barney: Yeah. At a bar. That book might as well be called, "Are you there, Barney? It's Me, Horny."

Quote from Barney

Barney: [to Robin] This? What you're doing right now? I'm getting a "de-rection."

Quote from Marshall

Marshall: Lily, we have been looking forward to this magical, special night for two weeks now. And, sweetie, during that time, I have been, um... How do I put this delicately? Saving all my love for you.
Lily: I have read 11 books on conception. I have cut out alcohol, caffeine and sugar. I take my temperature every hour. But good for you for not playing with yourself.
Ted: I feel you, buddy.
Marshall: Ah, no. Ah. Don't even touch me, dude. It's been, like... It's been two weeks. I'm, like, a light breeze away from having a big problem. Seriously. [looks at Robin picking her teeth] Okay, I'm better now.

Quote from Barney

Barney: It's a sad day in New York, Ted. A sad day, indeed. Do you know what I saw on my way in here? A girl... In a sweater. And you know what that means. The season of exposed skin is over. Exactly. Gone are the tank tops, Ted. Gone are the cute little skirts. Gone are the sun dresses. The sun dresses, Ted! I don't think I can make it another eight months with no sun dresses.
Ted: Barney, I really... I have to grade these papers.
Barney: I'm sorry. I'll let you work. But first, a riddle: What piece of women's attire most stokes a man's desire?
Ted: A sun dress.
Barney: Correct. What lightweight outfit, pink or white, makes the front of my slacks abnormally tight?
Ted: I really have to get this done.
Barney: Of course, of course. "Sun dress", by the way.

Quote from Barney

Barney: Hey, hey, hey. What are you nervous about? Tell me. Tell me. Tell me. What flowing cotton frock...
Ted: Okay, I'll tell you. Just... There's a... There's a girl sitting at the bar.
Barney: Oh.
Ted: Don't look!
Barney: I want to see a pretty girl.
Ted: Okay, you can look. Just, just, just be cool for once.
Barney: I'll be cool. [looks] Ah, Ted. You got your beer label in a bunch over nothing. Listen to your uncle Barney. You have no reason to be nervous. None whatsoever. And I'm going to tell you why in one word.
Ted: And what's that word?
Barney: Dibs!

Quote from Marshall

Future Ted: [v.o.] Uncle Marshall and aunt Lily had recently decided to take a swing at starting a family. Tonight was their first at-bat.
Marshall: [on the phone] Okay, uh, I'm almost ready to leave. Let's just go through the checklist. Candles?
Lily: Check.
Marshall: Music to set the mood?
Lily: Check.
[Soft jazz plays in the apartment]
Marshall: Music for when we're actually doing it?
Lily: Check.
[Banjo music plays in the apartment]

Quote from Barney

Robin: Hey. 'Sup, dudes? Fries?
Barney: Oh, good God, woman. You're a disgrace.
Robin: No fries for this guy.
Barney: Robin, seriously, I love you, but it's like you have squiggly cartoon odor lines coming off of you right now.

Quote from Robin

Ted: You know what, Barney? Just cut her some slack, okay? She just went through a breakup.
Barney: With hygiene?
Future Ted: [v.o.] No, with Don. A few months earlier...
[flashback to Ted comforting Robin in the apartment:]
Ted: Here, have some tea.
Robin: Thanks.
Ted: Robin, I am here for you. Whatever you need.
Robin: Okay, um, about that. Ted, listen. I know myself pretty well. And, um, some time over the next few months, I'm going to want to sleep with you. And when that happens, you have to try to say no.
Ted: Try? I will absolutely say no. Our friendship is too important.
Robin: Oh. Okay, you know, maybe I wasn't clear enough. Um... I will come at you with everything I've got. I will stalk you like the lioness stalks the gazelle: careful, patient, deadly. And if you let your guard down for so much as a second, as sure as you were born, I will hump your brains out.
[two weeks later, a disheveled Robin is crying and surrounded by food on the couch when Ted returns home:]
Robin: Okay, I'm ready to have sex now.

Quote from Marshall

Marshall: Lily! We kind of had a plan tonight, remember? Candles? Banjo?
Lily: Who else did you tell? Did you tell anyone at the office?
Marshall: Um...
[flashback to Marshall getting ready to leave work:]
Marshall: [over intercom] Shannon? Start the music. [high-energy rock music plays]
[Marshall's' colleague cheer as he walks down the corridor:]
Marshall: Can you dig it?!
Co-worker #1: Take it to the hole, Eriksen!
Co-worker #2: Sink that putt, big fuzz!
Co-worker #3: Put a pillow under her lower back. It helps facilitate conception, bro!
[present:]
Marshall: I may have mentioned it in passing to a couple of colleagues at work.

Quote from Lily

Marshall: I'm sorry about that, but you know what? I got to be able to tell my dad.
Lily: Your dad is the last person you should tell! The man is too involved in our lives! It's like, every time the phone rings...
[flashback to Lily answering the phone:]
Lily: Hello.
Marvin Sr.: Lily, Marvin Eriksen. I noticed you hadn't changed your last name yet.
Lily: No, I'm gonna...
Marvin Sr.: So, don't worry. I called the DMV, I called your Amex, I got that process started for you.
[another phonecall:]
Lily: Hello.
Marvin Sr.: Lily, Marvin Eriksen. I understand you and Marshall have been fighting. Well, let me tell you what works for me and the missus. Frilly French undies and a box of wine.
[another phone call:]
Lily: Hello. You might want to try pickles on that sandwich.
[present:]
Marshall: Pickles would have helped that sandwich!
Lily: The man has no boundaries. And I just can't procreate under these conditions!

Quote from Barney

Barney: Oh, look at you, Robin. You're jealous.
Robin: Jealous?
Barney: Yeah, jealous, because she's got it, and you've lost it.
Robin: I have not lost it.
Barney: You lost it.
Robin: I still have it. I know exactly where it is, and I can go get it whenever I want.
Barney: Robin, girls are like cartons of milk. Each one has a hotness expiration date, and you've hit yours. I'm not saying the occasional guy won't still open the fridge, pick you up, give a sniff, shrug and take a sip anyway. But it's all downhill from here.


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