Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 19, 2005
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
Genre
How I Met Your Mother » Season 3
How I Met Your Mother - 03x03 Third Wheel

3x03 Third Wheel

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4.75/5 (4 votes)
First Aired: Oct. 08, 2007 on CBS
Summary: Two women become very interested in Ted and end up taking the party to his place. The gang must show Ted that bad luck doesn't come in threes.

Main Characters in this Episode


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Guest Stars

Rachel played by Busy Philipps
Trudy played by Danica McKellar
Waitress played by Christine Woods (IV)
Ian played by Neil Jackson (IV)
Woman #1 played by Melissa Ordway
Woman #2 played by Chantelle Barry
Steve played by Frank Alvarez

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Episode Quotes

Barney Stinson: I can't let you do this, Ted.
Ted Mosby: Why not?
Barney Stinson: Because the belt is my birthright. You can't ride the tricycle before me. It's like Jimmy Olsen beating Lex Luthor while Superman watches impotently in his bed.
Robin Scherbatsky: I need a razor.
Lily Aldrin: What happened to not shaving until the third date? Where are your convictions?
Robin Scherbatsky: They were surgically removed by Doctor Awesome.
Ted: Alright, I'm ready. Let's hit it.
Marshall: Can't go. Tournament.
Ted: What so you mean? I suited up!
Barney: You take too long to get ready.
Ted: What are you talking about? I got that low maintenance, just rolled out of bed look.
Marshall: Yeah, which takes an hour and a half of waxing, tugging and teasing to achieve.
Barney: And then he starts on his hair. Ace!

Mistakes/Goofs

  • Goof (continuity error): Barney says he's never done a "tricycle", but earlier on in the second season he said he did a ten-way.
  • Goof (continuity error): When Ted calls Barney from the bar, Barney's phone is white but after Lily takes the phone away to talk to Ted, Barney's phone is suddenly black.
  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Just after Ted runs into Trudy at the bar, he says to her that he would have called her after "The Pineapple Incident", but was too embarrassed. In "The Pineapple Incident", he tells his kids that he did phone, but she did not return his calls.

Trivia

  • The title of the third episode from the third season is called "How I Met Your Mother" (2005) {Third Wheel (#3.3)} that refers to a threesome that Ted is about to have.
  • The championship belt Barney holds up is a WWE World Heavyweight Championship belt.
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