"Columns" is the 13th episode in the second season of the television series How I Met Your Mother. It originally aired on January 22, 2007.
Ted is trying to deal with his former boss Hamond Druthers, but when he can't he decides to fire him. Meanwhile Marshall is tormented by the picture Lily painted of him posing nude.
Barney begs Lily to paint him for a sum of $5000 to pay for the honeymoon. Marshall finds a more expensive castle in Scotland to stay at and tricks Barney into paying another $5000 by pretending to yell at Lily that she could not paint another nude male. Barney is upset with the painting as Lily gave him the "Ken Doll" not painting his genitals.
- Marshall tells Ted to ask himself Who's The Boss, a reference to the 80s TV show.
- Ted is the boss because of the building he designed in "Aldrin Justice".