How I Met Your Mother Season 4

It's Ted's 31st birthday; Barney gets ready to profess his love to Robin; and Marshall wants to take the leap.

"As Fast As She Can"

Tony tries to make things right with Ted after stealing Stella from him; Barney tries to talk his way out of a speeding ticket

"Right Place Right Time"

Ted explains how a series of random events led him to meet to a pivotal woman while he had a yellow umbrella.

"The Three Days Rule"

When Ted violates the three day rule by texting a girl he just met, Barney and Marshall pretend to be the girl to mess with him.

"Mosbius Designs"

Ted starts his own architecture firm and hires an intern to get things started, but the intern gets too close with members of the gang.

When Barney finds out that Ted made a list of things he thinks the gang is too old to do, Barney attempts to complete the whole list in 24 hours to prove them wrong.

"Old King Clancy"

Ted is shocked when he finds out that he was fired from building the new GNB headquarters months ago and that Barney and Marshall went through great lengths to hide it from him.

"The Front Porch"

When Ted's girlfriend, Karen (Laura Prepon), discovers Robin's earring in his bed, Ted finds out it was actually Lily that planted it there and she's been sabotaging his relationships for years.

Ted's old college girlfriend Karen (Laura Prepon) comes back into Ted's life, making Marshall and Lily remember just how much they hated her, something they never told Ted.

"The Stinsons"

The gang meets Barney's wife and kid they never knew existed. Of course, we know it's all just a show for his mother.

"The Possimpible"

Robin is desperate to find a job before she's deported back to Canada and she agrees to let Barney make a video resume for her.

"Three Days of Snow"

During a three day snow storm, Marshall races to the airport to pick up Lily while she desperately looks for a gift for him from her trip. Meanwhile, Ted and Barney have MacLaren's all to themselves... and a marching band from Arizona.

Marshall learns the downsides of his new job. Lily helps Barney work out some rage issues. There's something going on between Ted and Robin.

"Little Minnesota"

When Ted's sister is visiting, he does whatever it takes to keep Barney from meeting her. Marshall, meanwhile, takes a Canadian homesick Robin to a Minnesota themed bar.

The episode is centered around Ted's first fight, which turns out to be a fake one him and Barney orchestrated. Marshall, meanwhile, is mature and sits it out.

"The Naked Man"

When the gang learns about a new moved, the Naked Man, Barney and Ted are determined to use it that night.

Barney's company, Goliath National Bank is looking for an architect to design their new corporate headquarters and he suggests Ted for it. Robin and Lily go out with some of Lily's single friends from work.

"Not a Father's Day"

Everyone catches baby fever as they pass around a small baby sock.

"Happily Ever After"

When the gang is out to dinner, Ted runs into Stella and he makes the group hide under the table. While hiding, each member of the group relates with a story of a person they never want to see again.

"Shelter Island"

In Season 4, Episode 5, Ted and Stella move their wedding date to this weekend, Robin flies in from Japan to attend, and Barney formulates a plan to sleep with Robin again.


Episode 4 of season 4 used Interventions as a theme but the episode was really about the group being ready to move on.

When Stella expects Ted to move into her house, Ted tries to sell the gang on how great New Jersey is.

"The Best Burger in New York"

After Robin ends her cleanse diet, the gang heads off to find the best burger in New York with Regis's help.

"Do I Know You?"

Stella says yes to marrying Ted, but Ted soon realizes he barely knows Stella. Barney realizes he's in love with Robin and Lily sets him up on a date with her.

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How I Met Your Mother Season 4 Quotes

Robin: Let's make a pact, if we both turn 40 and we're both single..
Ted: Robin Scherbatsky, will you be my backup wife?
Robin: A girl always dreams of hearing those words. Yes, yes, a million times, yes!

Ted: Chinese [food]?
Barney: I don't like Chinese.
Ted: Indian?
Barney: I just said, I don't like Chinese.
Ted: Indian isn't Chinese.
Barney: Weird meats, funny music, side of rice. Why are we splitting hairs?
Ted: Mexican?
Barney: I just said, I don't like Chinese!