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13 Lies “How I Met Your Mother” Told You About Living In NYC

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It’s time to look back at one of our favorite TV shows, but this time not through the rose-colored-glasses of nostalgia, but with a healthy dose of reality, and guy’s, it bites.

The HIMYM team live in a NYC where all the apartments are huge, where rent is cheap, where a playbook would work… no no no. Let’s look at all the crap that How I Met Your Mother fed us:

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1. Wow, so ALL their neighbors were either dead, deaf or both, because if YOU try to throw a rooftop party (or any other kind of party) you’ll be hit be hit with a noise complaint before you can say “Legend… ary”

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2. So they moved into that apartment straight after college??? Unless they had another four housemates we never saw, there’s NO WAY they could afford that!

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3. NYE limo ride sounds fun… nothing like ringing in the new year stuck in horrendous traffic.

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4. …Oh yeah, Robin had 5 dogs? Either she has the best landlord in the city, or we call bullsh*t. The only pets you’re allowed these days is the occasional roach.


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5. A morning commute looks less like a Broadway show and more like an episode of the Walking Dead, get with the program.

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6. Sword fighting? Good luck getting your deposit back suckas!


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7. “Suiting up” is all well and good in the winter, but unless you’re looking for women with a pit-sweat-stain fetish then a summer “Suit up” is out of the question.


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8. Living above a bar looks fun, right? There’s nothing I love more than being woken up at 4am by the sound of drunk ass barflies and the smell of urine on my stoop.


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9. This scene in the rain?… *ahem* NO!


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10. Barney’s playbook has less chance of working on a REAL NYC lady as it does landing him on a sex offender registry. Good luck with that, Stinson.

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11. Oh, you’ll just take a cab like… EVERYWHERE! How the hell do they have the money for that?


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12. Ranjit is just too good to be true. A chauffeur that’ll drive you around for free? Yeah right!


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13. There is NO WAY that ANYONE in NYC has enough time to hang out in the same dive bar every night like these guys. They are ether masking a serious alcohol problem, or it’s just another lie.

Featured image source [Tumblr/Marshall Eriksen Screaming]