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The Chain Of Screaming

‘The Chain Of Screaming’

Season 3, Episode 15 - Aired April 14, 2008

Marshall has a tough day at work after his boss screams at him. Meanwhile, Ted buys a car.

Quote from Marshall

[flashback to Barney and Marshall on the street:]
Marshall: Bob Barker's not your father! You've concocted this delusional idea that a game show host is your real father, and he's not! You were abandoned, Barney! You were abandoned, and you never dealt with it, and so now you never allow yourself to feel anything, and that's how you survive in this corporate world, and if I keep heading down this path, I'm gonna turn into you!
[later, at Marshall's law firm:]
Marshall: And I don't want that! I don't want any of this! This is not why I became a lawyer. This is not the person that I wanted to be. I quit, Arthur! I quit!
Arthur: Well, thank you, Eriksen, I needed to hear that.
Marshall: Really, 'cause I didn't mean to attack you personally, It's just that i...
Arthur: No, no, no, the part where you said, "I quit." Now we don't have to pay you a severance package. Uh, security's gonna rough you up a bit on the way out.


Quote from Ted

Marshall: How am I supposed to tell Lily? She supported me through three years of law school, and now is the time when I'm supposed to pay her back. Now we're gonna lose the apartment. The place where we were gonna raise our children. How am I supposed to tell the person who I love more than anything in this world that I've just thrown away our future?
[Lily knocks on the window, startling everybody in the car]
Ted: Everybody out, everybody out of the new car! Out of the new car!
Barney: Ted, screaming never solves anything.

Quote from Lily

Future Ted: [v.o.] And so Marshall finally had to tell lily what happened.
Marshall: I'm so sorry. I just lost it. But I can fix it. First thing tomorrow, I'm gonna go in there on my hands and knees and beg for my job back.
Lily: No, you're not.
Marshall: What?
Lily: Marshall, our future isn't money or an apartment. And it's definitely not you being miserable at that horrible job. I'm just happy to have my husband back. We'll figure the rest out.
Marshall: I love you.
Lily: I love you, too.

Quote from Ted

[Ted writes a check to Marshall:]
Future Ted: [v.o.] Ultimately, they were able to make ends meet without going bust on the apartment.
Marshall: You sure about this?
Ted: Yeah, who needs a car in New York City, right?
Marshall: Ted, I don't think I can accept...
Ted: Marshall, don't make me scream at you.
Marshall: Thanks a lot, buddy.
Ted: You guys did it in the car, didn't...
Marshall: Oh, yeah!

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