How I Met Your Mother: Season 8

How I Met Your Mother: Season 8

How I Met Your Mother: Season 8

Golden Globe-nominated sit-com centred on a father telling his children the story of how he and their mother met. Stars Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan, and Neil Patrick Harris as the group of friends inside the flashback.

2012USA
Comedy

Streaming (2 Providers)

EPISODE 8.1

Farhampton

Robin’s anxiety on her wedding day to Barney prompts Ted to recount the time he insisted on leaving Victoria’s jilted fiancé a note before they drove off into the sunset together.

EPISODE 8.2

The Pre-Nup

When Barney designs an extensive pre-nup, the guys take note and propose their own relationship amendments to their significant others. Meanwhile, Quinn is outraged and draws up a pre-nup of her own, which causes friction... MORE between the sexes.

EPISODE 8.3

Nannies

When Lily and Marshall have trouble finding a nanny, they learn it’s because of an elaborate scheme Barney came up with to meet girls. Meanwhile, Robin and Ted butt heads over who has a more... MORE serious relationship.

EPISODE 8.4

Who Wants to Be a Godparent?

When Lily and Marshall can’t decide on godparents for Marvin, they put the gang to the test to see who would make the best one.

EPISODE 8.5

The Autumn of Break-Ups

As the season of break-ups continues, Ted and Victoria must choose the next step in their long and complicated relationship. Meanwhile, Robin worries about Barney when he chooses a dog to be his wingman.

EPISODE 8.6

Splitsville

When Robin is hesitant to break up with Nick, Barney takes matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, Lily and Marshall are desperate for some private time.

EPISODE 8.7

The Stamp Tramp

Marshall recommends his old law school classmate Brad for a job at his firm, but the interview goes awry, leaving Marshall to do damage control with his boss. Meanwhile, Robin helps negotiate Barney’s return to... MORE the strip club circuit.

EPISODE 8.8

Twelve Horny Women

Marshall takes on his old friend/new nemesis Brad in the biggest case of his career. Meanwhile, the gang reminisces about their own run-ins with the law, leading to a debate over who was the biggest... MORE delinquent as a teenager.

EPISODE 8.9

Lobster Crawl

Robin is determined to get Barney back no matter what it takes. Meanwhile, Ted fills in as Marvin’s Nanny, leading Marshall and Lily to realize that Ted is using baby Marvin to replace his other... MORE baby, the GNB building.

EPISODE 8.10

The Over-Correction

Barney's developing relationship with Patrice leaves Robin questioning his motives. Marshall's widowed mother gets back into the dating pool, but he thinks she may be swimming with a shark.

EPISODE 8.11

The Final Page (1)

Robin takes steps to have Patrice fired from WWN, while Marshall puts a jinx on Barney. Later, Ted invites his architecture professor to the dedication of the GNB building, and Marshall and Lily bump into... MORE an oddball acquaintance from college.

EPISODE 8.12

The Final Page (2)

Christmas approaches and Ted wrestles with whether to tell Robin about Barney's intentions involving Patrice, while Marshall and Lily get an early Yule gift, a night away from Marvin, but a case of separation anxiety... MORE strikes and threatens to ruin the evening.

EPISODE 8.13

Band or DJ?

When Robin learns that Barney never asked her father’s permission before proposing, she insists that he seek his approval before announcing their engagement. Meanwhile, Ted keeps his feelings concealed by throwing himself into planning their... MORE wedding.

EPISODE 8.14

Ring Up!

Barney begs Ted to continue seeing his much younger, much wilder girlfriend, even though Ted has nothing in common with her. Meanwhile, Robin must adjust to the power of the bling.

EPISODE 8.15

P.S. I Love You

Barney uncovers the lost episode of Robin’s “Underneath the Tunes” as Robin Sparkles. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily are concerned that Ted’s new girlfriend is a stalker.

EPISODE 8.16

Bad Crazy

Ted is reluctant to break up with his crazy girlfriend Jeanette. Meanwhile, Robin becomes attached to Marvin after finally holding him for the first time.

EPISODE 8.17

The Ashtray

When Ted receives an unexpected call from The Captain, the gang reminisced about their last awkward encounter with him.

EPISODE 8.18

Weekend at Barney's

Barney's legendary relationship playbook, which Robin thought was destroyed, rears its head when Ted and Jeanette break up and Barney decides to use his chick manual to help Ted find a new girlfriend.

EPISODE 8.19

The Fortress

Barney reluctantly attempts to sell his apartment by holding an open house, during which Ted and Marshall get mistaken for a couple. Tension arises between Lily and Marshall when her new job causes her to... MORE spend less time at home.

EPISODE 8.20

The Time Travelers

Ted and Barney's future versions attempt to persuade present day Ted to go see Robots Versus Wrestlers. Marshall and Robin have a dance-off.

EPISODE 8.21

Romeward Bound

When The Captain asks Lily to move to Rome for a year as his art consultant, she fears that Marshall will resent her. Meanwhile, Ted and Barney become obsessed with a girl who is hiding... MORE her amazing body under a puffy coat.

EPISODE 8.22

The Bro Mitzvah

The gang works together to plan a legendary bachelor party for Barney.

EPISODE 8.23

Something Old

Robin desperately tries to locate the item that she buried in Central Park years earlier to wear as her "Something Old" for the wedding. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily ask Ted to help them pack for... MORE Italy, and Barney invites Robin's father to play Laser Tag in order to bond with him.

EPISODE 8.24

Something New

As the gang prepares to go to Robin and Barney’s wedding, Ted invites Lily to see the house he's finally finished fixing up. Meanwhile, Robin and Barney’s night of relaxation is ruined by an obnoxious... MORE couple, and Marshall takes the baby on a last-minute trip to Minnesota to see his family.

How I Met Your Mother: Season 8 / Reviews

TV Guide

TV Guide

I find it hard not to stifle a yawn.

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IGN

IGN

Pretty lacking in both laughs and dramatic content.

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We Got This Covered

We Got This Covered

Dreadfully anticlimactic.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

What I'm looking forward to this season (and next, if need be) isn't the fairy-tale ending, but the final transformations that take place when leaving those illusions behind.

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Vulture

Vulture

It was a charming (if ho-hum) first episode.

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