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Published: 9.19.2017
Level 4   |   Time: 3:24
Accent: American
Source: How I met your mother

Ted and Robin argue about whether it is ok to keep stuff from ex-boyfriends or girlfriends.


triangle Directions

  1. REVIEW the vocabulary / background.
  2. WATCH the video.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers. (Show Answers)

triangle Vocabulary

  • moisturizer [n] - face lotion
  • moist [adj] - not dry
  • great complexion [n] - great skin condition
  • have feelings for someone [exp] - liking (but not quite loving) someone
  • whore [n] - a cheap girl (prostitute)
  • ain't [v] - isn't
  • broke [adj] - having no money
  • a stain [n] - a spot that cannot be removed
  • a creamsicle [n] - am type of icecream
  • a mix tape [n] - a combination on someone's favorite songs recorded on a cassette tape
  • a rack [n] - breasts
  • creepy [adj] - disgusting
  • side with [phv] - support / take the side of
  • get rid of [exp] - throw away
  • Bennigans [n] - an American restaurant chain
  • cluttered [adj] - too full of stuff

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb, [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression

triangle Background

picture picture picture picture picture
Ted Robin Barney Lily Marshall
  • Robin and Ted have been dating for a few months.
  • Barney, Lily and Marshall are their best friends.

triangle Questions

  1. Why does Robin want moisturizer?
    to put on her hands
    to put on her face
    to give to Lily

  2. What word does Lily hate?

  3. Why does Robin get angry about the moisturizer?
    It is too expensive.
    It is empty.
    It belonged to Ted's ex-girlfriend.

  4. Why does Ted still have the tube of moisturizer?
    He is still in love with his ex-girlfriend.
    He is broke.
    He forgot to throw it away.

  5. What does Robin call Ted's ex-girlfriend?
    a horse
    a hog
    a whore

  6. What else does Ted have from ex-girlfriends?
    a red hoodie
    a throw pillow
    a miniature phone booth
    a lamp

  7. What does Robin want to Ted to do?
    get rid of all the stuff from ex-girlfriends
    break up
    buy new furniture

  8. What are names of Ted's ex-girlfriends?

  9. Where did Ted get the phone booth?
    in Europe while backpacking
    in England while working
    in university while studying

  10. When did Ted get the lamp?
    when he turned 20
    right after he finished university
    before he moved into the apartment

  11. What things made the stain on the pillow?
    turkey gravy
    a creamsicle
    a rack of ribs

  12. What did Ted give to the first ex-girlfriend?
    a red sweater
    a phone booth
    12 mix tapes

  13. What was Ted's pet name for the second ex-girlfriend?
    sweetie pie

  14. Who sides with Ted?

  15. Who sides with Robin?

  16. How does Barney describe Ted's apartment?
    too full of stuff
    too dirty
    too small

triangle Script

Robin: Damn, my face is so dry. Is there any moisturizer around here?
Ted: Yeah, there's some in the bathroom. Got to moisturize! Got to keep that pretty face moist.
Lily: Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no!
Barney: What's wrong with her?
Marshall: She hates that word.
Barney: What word, "moist"?
Lily: No! Seriously, stop!
Robin: So, anyway, Ted goes into the bathroom to get the moist... face lotion...
Robin: Wow, this is great stuff. Now I know the secret to your great complexion.
Ted: What are you talking about? It's yours.
Robin: No, it's not.
Ted: Oh, well... then I guess it's Lily's.
Lily: No, it's not.
Robin: Whose moisturizer is this, Ted?
Ted: Um, my sister's.
Robin: So, in other words, some girl you went out with.
Ted: Um... I love you.
Robin: Disgusting. You let me put on the same moisturizer as one of your exes?
Robin: Why is that still in your apartment?
Ted: I don't know. I just never threw it out.
Robin: Well, why not? Do you still have feelings for this girl?
Ted: Yeah. I'm madly in love with her, and the only way I can deal with it is by holding onto a three-dollar tube of lotion.
Robin: Not three dollars! Try fourteen!
Ted: Why is this such a big deal?
Robin: Because I don't want to use some whore's moisturizer!
Ted: Whoa, she wasn't a whore.
Robin: Well, she's leaving expensive lotions all over town. It sounds like a whore to me. What else do you have from old girlfriends just lying around?
Ted: Nothing. That's it. Well, except for the phone booth. And the lamp by the desk... and the...
Robin: No. No! No! Oh, Ted!
Lily: Ah, the age-old question: after you break up with someone, what do you do with the stuff?
Robin: Question? Ain't no question, girl. Obviously, he's got to get rid of it.
Ted: Which is obviously crazy and obviously, I'm not gonna do it.
Robin: So we agreed that we would let you guys decide.
Lily: All right, well, let's hear the arguments. Ted, you go first.
Ted: Okay. The fact that I still have things from ex-girlfriends is no big deal. I mean, when I see the phone booth on the piano, I don't think of Jeannie Radford, I think of the good times I had backpacking through Europe. And when I see the lamp, I don't think of Allison Moses. I remember when I was broke, just out of college, and I really needed a lamp. And when I see that throw pillow, I don't think of Lauren Stein. I think of that weird orange-brown stain and how it got there.
Marshall : Creamsicle and turkey gravy, not at the same time.
Robin: Well, that's adorable, but from now on, when I walk into the apartment, here is what I will see.
Ex 1: I'm Ted's college girlfriend. He made me 12 mix tapes. How many has he made you?
Ex 2: He calls you "sweetie pie"? He called me "sweetie pie."
Ex 3: I'm stupid, but my rack is bigger than yours.
Ted: Really? You can't look at a pillow without seeing my ex-girlfriend-- a pillow!
Robin: Yes, Ted, the fact that you still have that pillow is creepy and gross.
Ted: You're creepy and gross.
Robin: Your mom's creepy and gross.
Lily: Order! Order! I got to side with Robin. She's your girlfriend, and if the stuff upsets her, you got to get rid of it.
Marshal: I've got to side with Ted. Just 'cause you still have something an ex-girlfriend gave you doesn't mean you’re holding on to her.
Ted: All right, Barney. It all comes down to you.
Barney: I side with Robin.
Ted: What?
Barney: Ted, your place is too cluttered. It's like you're living in a Bennigan's.