How I Met Your Mother

Episode 8.23 : Something Old

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

May 06, 2013




Comedy, Romance

Show Period

2005 - 2014

Production Company

Fox TV

Cast and Crew


Pamela Fryman


Carter Bays, Craig Thomas

Main Cast

Additional Cast

  • Ray Wise
  • Albert Tsai
  • Billy 4 Johnston


When Marshall and Lily ask for Ted's help packing their things for Italy, he insists on having them keep an old and worn bean bag chair. After distracting him, they are able to throw the chair out, but Ted explains its sentimental value and fears they will no longer need his friendship in Italy just as they no longer need the chair. Ted relents and gives up the chair realizing that you can’t hold on to the past. Meanwhile, Robin searches in Central Park for a locket she buried as a child to be the "something old" item for her nuptials and calls Barney for help, but he is too busy playing laser tag with her father. Ted comes to Robin's aid and when they finally dig up the locket box only to find it empty, she believes it is a sign from the universe telling her not to marry Barney. Ted and Robin end up holding hands and sharing a moment.

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