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How I Met Your Mother launches a charity auction

by Allison Waldman, posted May 12th 2008 2:01PM
Alyson HanniganThere's a better reason for watching How I Met Your Mother tonight than to see Britney Spears reprising her role as Abby, the receptionist who may or may not be Barney's next conquest. On the episode called Everything Must Go, Lily and Marshall face their financial troubles head on. With Marshall out of his evil corporate job, their future tied up in an apartment that's in desperate need of renovations because it was built on an incline, and Lily's credit card debt nearly $100,000, the Eriksens are in trouble. It's been building for weeks and it reaches a boiling point tonight when they realize everything must go.

They set up an online auction at a site called lilyandmarshallselltheirstuff.com. The twist here is that the website auction is for real, reports USA Today (sorry, no link... the story is only in the print edition). The creators of the show have set up the site and will raise money for the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles by selling Lily and Marshall's props and costumes. The auction site will last two weeks. The site is part of charityfolks.com and you can register now to take part once it goes live this evening.

This is a win-win for fans of the show. You can, perhaps, grab a cool collectible from one of the best comedies on TV and do something nice for charity, too. I can't imagine that there'll be junk up there either; Lily's been buying designer shoes and purses (we've been told), and Marshall has some fun stuff, too. I'd bid on his black hat from the wedding, wouldn't you?

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I wish they were auctioning Marshall's briefcase. That bag is sweet...

May 14 2008 at 1:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Even when you go to the parent site...charityfolks.com, the link to their specific auction isn't working. Someone didn't plan this too well, did they?

May 13 2008 at 9:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The site is not working when I type in it the browser and the link is spelled incorrectly on this site..r is missing from Marshall.

May 12 2008 at 9:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The site's not working - maybe there were too many hits and it crashed?

May 12 2008 at 9:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

They are now showing some of the items up for bid on the auction site. It's mostly Lily's clothes and art.

May 12 2008 at 7:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'd bid on Marshall's new dart.

May 12 2008 at 2:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I wonder if Marshall will be selling his sword? Or did they decide to keep the set together? I can't remember.

May 12 2008 at 2:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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