'The Chain Of Screaming' - Season 3, Episode 15
After Marshall witness a colleague being yelled at, he fears the same will happen to him.
Air Date: April 14th 2008.
Barney: Dude, I can't believe you cried in front of your boss.
Marshall: I don't know what happened. There is just something about been yelled like that, like I was being spurred by my dad, suddenly...suddenly I was a little boy.
Robin: Is boy the right word?
Ted: Come on. When's the last time you got screamed-at at work?
Barney: I got screamed-at three times today, once in Korean. This is corporate America, Marshall. Screaming is motivational tool, like Christmas bonuses or sexual harassments. It's just good business.
Barney: The lesson of Blowman is that when your boss screams at you, you never scream back. That's why there is a little thing in corporate America I like to call "The Chain of Screaming".
Marshall: The Chain of Screaming?
Barney: Yes! The Chain of Screaming starts at the top: Arthur's boss' boss screams at Arthur's boss - Arthur's boss screams at Arthur – Arthur screams at you – you go home and scream at Lilly – Lilly screams at one of the kids in her kindergarten class – then that kid screams at her dad, Arthur's boss' boss. And the whole thing starts all over again, thus completing the Circle of Screaming.
Ted: I thought is was A Chain of Screaming?