46 Minutes

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"46 Minutes"
How I Met Your Mother episode
Episode no. Season 7
Episode 14
Directed by Pamela Fryman
Written by

Dan Gregor

Doug Mand [1]
Production code 7ALH14
Original air date January 16, 2012 (2012-01-16)
Guest appearance(s)

Chris Elliott (Mickey)
Dimitri Diatchenko (Aryvdas)
Kal Penn (Kevin)
Milynn Sarley (Ferrari)
Ptolemy Slocum (Larry)
Matt Lasky (Butterfly Knife)

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"46 Minutes" is the 14th episode of the seventh season of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, and the 150th episode overall. It aired on January 16, 2012.[2][3]


Marshall and Lily officially move to the suburbs, where they find Lily's dad Mickey unwilling to move out. After putting up with him for two weeks, Marshall finally tells Mickey to move out. When the power goes out, a hurt Mickey decides to play tricks on Marshall and attempts to prevent him from successfully reaching the basement where the fuse box is located. When Marshall trips down the basement stairs, Lily convinces Mickey to instruct Marshall, via intercom, how to reach the fuse box. He does so, and Marshall is able to restore the power.

Meanwhile, Ted finds himself missing Marshall and Lily, while Barney imposes himself as the group's new leader. The remaining gang, now including Kevin, are forced go to a strip club by Barney, where they encounter Lily's stripper doppelgänger (Alyson Hannigan) again. Barney tries to make Stripper Lily and her boyfriend Aryvdas fit into the group as a new Lily and Marshall. As the night progresses, Robin and Kevin play "New Relationship Chicken" (where they always say 'yes' to things to seem more interesting) until they admit they don't like it, and Ted becomes increasingly inebriated and sad. After a poker game, Stripper Lily and Aryvdas steal $200 from each of the gang, convincing them to go back to Marshall and Lily.

On Long Island, Ted tells Marshall and Lily that he misses them, and they all sit down for breakfast. Lily tells her father that he can stay for a little longer, to which he replies that he will be staying "two weeks max," although Future Ted states that it "wasn't two weeks." Future Ted then says that even though they all eventually moved away from their booth at MacLaren's, their "booth" was wherever they all were.

In the tag scene, Mickey watches "The Widow Rodriguez" work out, only to run off screaming for 911 when she appears to have a heart attack.

Critical response[edit]

The A.V. Club graded the episode at B.[4]


  1. ^ "Listings - HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER on CBS". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ "How I Met Your Mother Hot Shots: First Look at Landmark 150th Episode". TVLine.com. Retrieved December 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Listings - HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER on CBS". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ "46 Minutes - A.V. Club". A.V. Club. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 

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