How I Met Your Mother

Episode 5.20 : Home Wreckers

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

April 19, 2010




Comedy, Romance

Show Period

2005 - 2014

Production Company

Fox TV

Cast and Crew


Pamela Fryman


Chris Harris

Main Cast

Additional Cast

  • Harry Groener
  • Suzy Plakson
  • Gary Anthony Williams
  • Koby Rouviere
  • Marianne Muellerleile
  • Thomas Crawford
  • Kathleen M. Darcy
  • Cinda Adams
  • Jim Grollman
  • Linda Porter


Ted's mother is getting married for the second time. In addition to being extremely disturbed by his mother Virginia and her fiancee Clint's overt hippyish displays of affection at the wedding, he questions how far behind his own life is. He leaves the gang and the wedding abruptly not being able to stand another second. He goes to see Sonya his "go to" girl while in his hometown to discover that she is married and pregnant. He then finds a real estate auction site on line and buys a dilapidated house, and takes the gang to see it. Despite his friend's negative reactions to his impulse buy and massive teardown ahead of him, they do realize that sometimes you need to take a leap of faith. Ted goes back to his childhood home and gives his mother and stepfather the heartfelt toast he did not deliver at their wedding. In the end he is talking to his kids in the traditional shot of the study in 2030, and he ends this tale telling them that their house is actually the same house he bought in the story.

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