How I Met Your Mother

How I Met Your Mother: Season 4

Fox (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA | English | Color | 8h 48min

How I Met Your Mother is a comedy about Ted and how he fell in love. It all started when Ted's best friend, Marshall, dropped the bombshell that he was going to propose to his longtime girlfriend, Lily, a kindergarten teacher. At that moment, Ted realized that he had better get a move on if he, too, hopes to find true love. Helping him in his quest is his friend Barney, a confirmed bachelor with endless, sometimes outrageous opinions, a penchant for suits and a foolproof way to meet women. When Ted meets Robin, he's sure it's love at first sight, but destiny has something else in store.

Cast View all

Alyson Hannigan Lily Aldrin
Bob Saget Narrator
Neil Patrick Harris Barney Stinson
Britney Spears Abby
Jason Segel Marshall Eriksen
David Henrie Son
Cobie Smulders Robin Scherbatsky
Josh Radnor Ted Mosby
Candice Accola Amy
Lyndsy Fonseca Daughter
Cristin Milioti The Mother

Crew View all

Director Pamela Fryman
Writer Carter Bays, Craig Thomas
Producer Carter Bays, Chris Harris

Episodes View details

1 Do I Know You? 30 min | Sep 21, 2008

Ted and Stella get engaged, but Ted soon learns that he doesn't know anything about her. Meanwhile, Barney confesses to Lily that he's in love with Robin.

Director: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Craig Thomas, Carter Bays
Guest stars: David Henrie, Lyndsy Fonseca, Sarah Chalke, Kyle Archer, Nicole Taylor, Cedric Yarbrough, Dana de Celis, Annie Abrams, Camila Greenberg, Heidi Lynne Herschbach, Alonza Maxwell, Sidney Liss
2 The Best Burger in New York 30 min | Sep 28, 2008

Marshall claims that he had the best hamburger in the world during his first week in New York City, but he forgot where the burger joint is located. The gang then hits the streets of Manhattan to help him find it.

Director: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Craig Thomas, Carter Bays
Guest stars: Regis Philbin
3 I Heart NJ 30 min | Oct 05, 2008

When Stella's babysitter cancels, a night out turns into the gang hanging out at her place, and Ted talks up New Jersey... until he learns Stella wants him to move there after marriage.

Director: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Greg Malins
Guest stars: David Henrie, Lyndsy Fonseca, Sarah Chalke, Darcy Rose Byrnes, Michael Kagan, Shammy Dee, Edward Kiniry-Ostro
4 Intervention 30 min | Oct 12, 2008

When Ted is packing his stuff for his move to New Jersey, he discovers that the gang was going to hold an intervention for his engagement to Stella and demands they hold it anyway.

Director: Pamela Fryman, Michael J. Shea
Writer: Stephen Lloyd
Guest stars: Charlene Amoia, Matt Boren, Shaila Vaidya, Michelle Gunn
5 Shelter Island 30 min | Oct 19, 2008

Ted and Stella move up their wedding date, but the wedding may not go off as planned after Ted breaks the "No Exes Rule" and invites Robin to come in from Japan for the wedding.

Director: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Chris Harris
Guest stars: David Henrie, Lyndsy Fonseca, Sarah Chalke, Darcy Rose Byrnes, Jason Jones, Aaron Hendry, Danneel Harris, Derek Shizuto, Annie Abrams
6 Happily Ever After 30 min | Nov 03, 2008

A serendipitous meeting with someone from his past has Ted thinking about how he would handle running into someone he would prefer to forget.

Director: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Jamie Rhonheimer
Guest stars: Sarah Chalke, Darcy Rose Byrnes, Jason Jones, Max Prado, Eric Braeden, Chris Dotson, Meegan Godfrey, Michael Bolten
7 Not a Father's Day 30 min | Nov 10, 2008

Barney creates a holiday to celebrate not being a father. Meanwhile, Lily and Marshall are considering having a baby, but Lily first wants advice from Ted and Robin.

Director: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Robia Rashid
Guest stars: Dan Lauria, Michael Antosy, Michael McCafferty, Daniele Watts, Elena K. Smith, Michael Hagiwara
8 Woooo! 30 min | Nov 17, 2008

A birthday party for one of Lily's co-workers leads to Robin connecting with a group of single partiers known as the "Woo Girls". Ted presents a plan for Goliath National Bank's new HQ.

Director: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Craig Thomas, Carter Bays
Guest stars: Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Bryan Callen, Erika Medina, Sam Littlefield, Krista Kalmus, Jae Suh, Kevin Christy, Ted Cannon
9 The Naked Man 30 min | Nov 24, 2008

The gang learns a new way to get their dates to sleep with them after Ted walks in on Robin's date sitting naked on the couch.

Director: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Joe Kelly
Guest stars: Adam Paul, Candace Moon, Kevin Michael Walsh, Courtney Ford, David Tran, Jim Woods
10 The Fight 30 min | Dec 08, 2008

Ted (to prove he's not a milquetoast) and Barney (to impress Robin) pick a fight with a group of guys sitting in the gang's favorite booth at MacLaren's.

Director: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Theresa Mulligan Rosenthal
Guest stars: Charlene Amoia, Will Sasso, Ethan Dizon, Davis Cleveland, Ned Rolsma, Robert Michael Ryan, Katie Morris, Sarah Michell Campbell, Jess Rowland, Ryan Freeman, Khary Payton, Courtney Geigle, Andy Hoff
11 Little Minnesota 30 min | Dec 15, 2008

Ted tries to keep his irresponsible sister from hooking up with Barney during her trip to New York, and Robin starts hanging out with Marshall at a bar for Minnesotans, not telling them that she's really Canadian.

Director: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Chuck Tatham
Guest stars: Erin Cahill, Scott Michael Morgan, Jon Paul Burkhart, Tug Coker, Sean Graham, Eric Bruskotter
12 Benefits 30 min | Jan 12, 2009

Ted and Robin discover that sex with each other solve their fights as roommates, which makes Barney very jealous and angry. Meanwhile, Marshall reveals that he's too embarrassed to use the office bathroom.

Director: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Kourtney Kang
Guest stars: Bryan Callen, Ambrit Millhouse, Kevin Kirkpatrick, Jason Rogel, Ethan Dizon, Jack J. Bennett, Greg Collins, Kendra Wilkinson, Gary Anthony Williams, Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, Kim Kardashian
13 Three Days of Snow 30 min | Jan 19, 2009

Lily and Marshall try to continue their airport reunion tradition. Barney and Ted offer to keep MacLaren's open during a blizzard so they can meet up with some college girls.

Director: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Matt Kuhn
Guest stars: Marshall Manesh, Joe Nieves, Amy Gumenick, Eileen Boylan, Pat Crawford Brown, Ute Werner, Gita Isak, Yves Bright, Jordan Masterson, Cal Gibson
14 The Possimpible 30 min | Feb 02, 2009

Robin, desperate to find a job before she is deported, agrees to let Barney produce a video resume for her.

Director: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Jonathan Groff
Guest stars: Lyndsy Fonseca, David Henrie, Regan Burns, Seth Morris, Angela Martinez, Tina Casciani, Colleen Shannon, Mark Tomesek, Ara Anton, Wayne Lopez
15 The Stinsons 30 min | Mar 02, 2009

The gang thinks that Barney must have a secret girlfriend after noticing his bizarre behavior.

Director: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Craig Thomas, Carter Bays
Guest stars: Frances Conroy, Brooke D'Orsay, Zachary Gordon, Kimberly Pfiffer, Angelo Diona
16 Sorry, Bro 30 min | Mar 09, 2009

Marshall and Lily are less than thrilled when they hear that Ted's college girlfriend (Laura Prepon) has moved to New York.

Director: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Craig Gerard, Matthew Zinman
Guest stars: Charlene Amoia, Bryan Callen, Laura Prepon, Rowly Dennis, Hayes MacArthur, Koby Rouviere, Laura Ann Kesling, Houston Rhines, David Burtka, Patrick Moote, Taran Killam
17 The Front Porch 30 min | Mar 16, 2009

Ted learns that not only did Lily plant another woman's earring in his bed for Karen to find, she has meddled in some of his other relationships as well.

Director: Rob Greenberg
Writer: Chris Harris
Guest stars: Laura Prepon, Nikki Wells, Italia Ricci, Jessica Anderson
18 Old King Clancy 30 min | Mar 23, 2009

Marshall and Barney lie to keep Ted from finding out the headquarters he'd been hired to design for GNB has been cancelled.

Director: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Jamie Rhonheimer
Guest stars: Darlena Tejeiro, William Walton, Aaron Hill, Aynsley Bubbico, Stephen Kearin
19 Murtaugh 30 min | Mar 29, 2009

When Barney learns Ted has a list of things he thinks the gang is too old to do, he sets out to do every task within 24 hours in order to prove Ted wrong.

Director: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Joe Kelly
Guest stars: Bill Fagerbakke , Andrew Astor , Charlie Stewart , Justin Lawrence , Kaela Elmido , Robert Wisdom
20 Mosbius Designs 30 min | Apr 12, 2009

Ted goes out on his own as an architect and hires an intern to help get things started, but the intern gets a little too close to others in the gang.

Director: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Kourtney Kang
Guest stars: Bo Barrett, Darren O'Hare, Stephen Holland, Adrian Ricea, Ryan Sypek, Joel Spence, Edward Flores
21 The Three Days Rule 30 min | Apr 26, 2009

Ted breaks one of Barney and Marshall's relationship rules, texting a woman he recently met, so the pair play a joke on Ted by pretending to be the woman.

Director: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Greg Malins
Guest stars: Rebecca Budig, Kevin Michael Richardson
22 Right Place Right Time 30 min | May 03, 2009

Ted ponders how being in the right place at the right time can impact a person's life; Barney celebrates his 200th female conquest.

Director: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Stephen Lloyd
Guest stars: Sarah Chalke, Jason Jones
23 As Fast as She Can 30 min | May 10, 2009

Ted is trying to find a new job, and when an old acquaintance tries to help nothing goes as planned. Barney tries to smooth talk his way out of a ticket.

Director: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Craig Thomas, Carter Bays
Guest stars: Jason Jones, Sarah Chalke
24 The Leap 30 min | May 17, 2009

Ted is trying to keep his architecture firm afloat by doing an all-nighter, but Marshall tries to lure him to the roof for a surprise 31st birthday party, on the fourth season finale.

Director: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Craig Thomas, Carter Bays
Guest stars: Jayden Lund, Joel McCrary, John Duerler, Christine Scott Bennett


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