The Intervention banner is used by the gang whenever they host an intervention.

It first started when the gang were part of an intervention to help their friend Stuart quit drinking. Afterwards, they felt so good about helping Stuart that they created the banner and held another intervention; this time for Marshall, to convince him to take off the hat he had been wearing for two weeks. This went on for a while, with each member of the gang having interventions for small things they didn't like about one another, until Barney accidentally burned the banner performing one of his fire magic tricks. (Intervention)

Months later, Ted stumbles across a second banner, and the gang reveals that they planned to hold an intervention for Ted, as they initially disapproved of him marrying Stella. However, once they got to know how great she was, they realized it was a stupid idea and so never used it. (Intervention)

About a year later, the banner is used again when the gang hold an intervention for Marshall, this time due to his constant use of charts and graphs. (Right Place, Right Time)

In early 2011, Ted calls the gang together for another intervention, banner included. He's not sure how to deal with his feelings for Zoey, considering she's married, and so asks them all to intervene and offer him advice. (Oh Honey)

A couple of months later, the gang hold an intervention for Barney at Ted's house, to try and convince him to have dinner with his father and give him another chance. (Legendaddy)

In 2012, the gang hold another intervention (Quinntervention) for Barney at The Apartment, to try to convince him to slow things up with Quinn. (The Broath)

In late 2012, Marshall, Lily and Ted hold and intervention for Robin because she is too obsessed with Barney. (The Over-Correction)


The following are a list of people the gang have held interventions for, and the reasons why.

  • Barney: frequent magic tricks, specifically those involving fire.
  • Barney: not taking off the old man suit.
  • Barney: give his father a second chance and have dinner with him.
  • Lily: use of fake British accents.
  • Marshall: refusing to take off a hat.
  • Marshall: constant use of charts.
  • Robin: obsession with spray tans.
  • Ted: marrying Stella before they knew each other.
  • Ted: for his pretentious pronunciations; for example: "encyclopædia". (Not actually seen)
  • Ted: love for a married woman.
  • Stuart: for drinking. (This was done with other people)
  • The Gang: for hosting too many interventions. (Called the "Intervention" intervention.)
  • Barney: for his plan to move in with Quinn. (Called the Quin-ntervention.)
  • Robin: her obsession with Barney

Episode Appearances

These are episodes where interventions and the intervention banner have made an appearance.

  1. Intervention
  2. Right Place, Right Time
  3. Oh Honey
  4. Legendaddy
  5. The Broath
  6. The Over-Correction

Ted Mosby vte
Friends & Family Robin ScherbatskyMarshall EriksenLily AldrinBarney StinsonAlfred MosbyVirginia MosbyHeather MosbyStacyTed's kidsTracy McConnell
Places MacLaren's PubThe ApartmentWesleyan UniversityGazzola'sTed's houseGoliath National BankNew GNB HeadquartersTed's Architecture ClassTed's Second apartmentPuzzles
Phrases Ridonkulous
Others Yellow UmbrellaThe Threeway BeltBlue French HornSensory Deprivator 5000Naked Lady NoiseTuxedo NightTantrumTurTurkeyKeyIntervention bannerDoctor XRed Cowboy BootsThe SwordsFive WordsMock SalutesClassic Shmosby
Future Ted Future Ted's euphemisms

Barney Stinson vte
Friends & Family Robin ScherbatskyTed MosbyMarshall EriksenLily AldrinLeslieLoretta StinsonJames StinsonEli StinsonSadie StinsonTomSam GibbsJerome WhittakerCheryl WhittakerJ.J. WhittakerCarly WhittakerEllie Stinson
Places MacLaren's PubBarney's apartmentGoliath National BankAltruCell CorporationLusty LeopardLaser TagStinson housePuzzles
Phrases AwesomeSuit UpLegendaryHave you metTrue StoryWait for itChallenge AcceptedWhat UpPatent PendingThat's The DreamJust... O.K.?Stinson OutSelf fiveP.L.E.A.S.E.
Others Barney's Blog83Barney's magicBarney's WeddingHigh FivesThe Bro CodeThe Playbook (book)The Threeway BeltDucky Tie (object)The Eight SlapsNothing Suits Me Like a SuitTuxedo NightBarney's Get Psyched MixParty School BingoPlatinum RuleLemon LawHot/Crazy ScaleThe Mermaid Theory (theory)Freeway TheoryThe Chain of Screaming (theory)The Ewok LineIntervention bannerThe International Date LineFive WordsFake History LessonBarney's Guys

Marshall Eriksen vte
Friends & Family Lily AldrinTed MosbyRobin ScherbatskyBarney StinsonMarvin Eriksen Sr.Judy EriksenMarvin Eriksen Jr.Marcus EriksenAshley EriksenMartin EriksenMarvin W. EriksenDaisy EriksenUnnamed Eriksen Child
Places MacLaren's PubThe ApartmentWesleyan UniversityGoliath National BankMarshall and Lily's apartmentMarshall and Lily's houseAltruCell CorporationGazzola'sHoneywell & CootesNicholson, Hewitt, and West
Phrases Lawyered
Others Ducky Tie (object)The Eight SlapsYou Just Got SlappedMabelTantrumMarshall versus the MachinesBest Night EverIntervention bannerMarshgammonThe Fish ListThe SwordsFive WordsBig Fudge

Lily Aldrin vte
Friends & Family Marshall EriksenTed MosbyRobin ScherbatskyBarney StinsonScooterMickey AldrinJanice AldrinRita AldrinMorris AldrinGrandma LoisMarvin W. EriksenDaisy EriksenUnnamed Eriksen Child
Places MacLaren's PubLily's KindergartenWesleyan UniversityMarshall and Lily's apartmentMarshall and Lily's houseThe ApartmentLily's first apartmentLily's second apartment
Phrases Where's the poop?You sonuvabitch
Others You're dead to me lookMarshpillowIntervention bannerLily's bisexualityAldrin Justice (punishment)

Robin Scherbatsky vte
Friends & Family Barney StinsonTed MosbyLily AldrinMarshall Eriksen • • Robin Scherbatsky Sr.Katie ScherbatskyGenevieve Scherbatsky
Places MacLaren's PubThe ApartmentRobin's apartmentHoser HutMetro News 1Come On, Get Up New York!World Wide NewsCanada
Phrases But...umm
Others Blue French HornRobin SparklesLet's Go to the MallSandcastles in the Sand (song)Space TeensThe Beaver SongP.S. I Love You (song)Intervention bannerTruth VoiceSir ScratchewanMock SalutesThe Locket (object)
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