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This comedy about five friends living in New York City takes place in a continual flashback narrated by the future Ted telling the story of the erstwhile Ted's love life

About the Show

This comedy about five friends living in New York City takes place in a continual flashback narrated by the future Ted telling the story of the erstwhile Ted's love life

Series 3 Summary

In this series, Ted and Robin adjust to being single again; Marshall and Lily decide to move into a home of their own; Marshall finds out about Lily's poor credit rating; Robin and Barney become close; Ted and Barney fall out and Britney Spears plays a secretary hell bent on revenge.

  • Episode 1 - Wait for It...

    Episode 1 - Wait for It...

    Robin shows up with a new date Gael (guest star Enrique Iglesias) which prompts Ted to move on and date fun-loving Amy (guest star Mandy Moore).

  • Episode 2 - We're Not from Here

    Episode 2 - We're Not from Here

    Barney and Ted assume that Gael's success with women is because he is foreign and has an accent, and so pretend to be tourists to attract women.

  • Episode 3 - Third Wheel

    Episode 3 - Third Wheel

    Two women are interested in Ted and both want to go back to his flat, which leaves Barney seething. And Robin misjudges her style before going on a date.

  • Episode 4 - Little Boys

    Episode 4 - Little Boys

    Lily sets Robin up with the dad of a pupil. Though hesitant at first, Robin agrees and bonds with his son, making it difficult when she dumps his dad.

  • Episode 5 - How I Met Everyone Else

    Episode 5 - How I Met Everyone Else

    Ted's new girlfriend becomes jealous that the story about how Ted and his friends met is better than how she met him.

  • Episode 6 - I'm Not That Guy

    Episode 6 - I'm Not That Guy

    Marshall is euphoric when he is offered a job at an environmental advocacy group but is persuaded to accept a job at a polluter-defending company.

  • Episode 7 - Dowisetrepla

    Episode 7 - Dowisetrepla

    Lily and Marshall tire of Ted's intrusion on their personal space and begin to look for a new flat. Marshall loves the first flat he sees, but Lily can't afford to live there.

  • Episode 8 - Spoiler Alert

    Episode 8 - Spoiler Alert

    Ted is delighted when he meets - in his view - the perfect girl. But his happiness soon fades when his pals point out her flaw. The gang decide to reveal each others' flaws.

  • Episode 9 - Slapsgiving

    Episode 9 - Slapsgiving

    Lily is in a flap as Thanksgiving approaches. It will be her first as Marshall's wife and the gang are planning to spend the holiday together

  • Episode 10 - The Yips

    Episode 10 - The Yips

    The friends join a gym, where Barney sees Rhonda, the woman he lost his virginity to, while working out, and discovers that she didn't rate his performance in bed

  • Episode 11 - The Platinum Rule

    Episode 11 - The Platinum Rule

    Ted's friends discourage him from going on a date with his tattoo removal doctor, despite his enthusiasm for the idea

  • Episode 12 - No Tomorrow

    Episode 12 - No Tomorrow

    Lily and Marshall host a game night in honour of St. Patrick's Day. Barney's determined to go out instead and coaxes Ted into coming with him.

  • Episode 13 - Ten Sessions

    Episode 13 - Ten Sessions

    Ted is turned down by his dermatologist Stella for a date and starts being pleasant to her receptionist Abby - Britney Spears - to get on her good side

  • Episode 14 - The Bracket

    Episode 14 - The Bracket

    Barney tries to track down a mystery woman who is giving him a bad reputation and warning other women to stay away from him. He narrows the list down to 64 women.

  • Episode 15 - The Chain of Screaming

    Episode 15 - The Chain of Screaming

    Marshall fears his angry boss's dressing down after he hands in a piece of work late. A series of mishaps leads a waiter to scream at Marshall.

  • Episode 16 - Sandcastles in the Sand

    Episode 16 - Sandcastles in the Sand

    Robin rekindles a spark with an ex-boyfriend who dumped her as a teenager

  • Episode 17 - The Goat

    Episode 17 - The Goat

    Barney and Robin wake up in bed together and make a pact not to mention that they've had sex. Lily rescues a goat, while Ted celebrates his 30th birthday.

  • Episode 18 - Rebound Bro

    Episode 18 - Rebound Bro

    Ted tells Lily and Marshall all of Stella's secrets, but Stella finds out and dumps Ted. Barney is searching for a replacement best friend.

  • Episode 19 - Everything Must Go

    Episode 19 - Everything Must Go

    Abby - Britney Spears - reveals that she's the saboteur warning other women to stay away from Barney, but she and Barney make up over a shared dislike of Ted

  • Episode 20 - Miracles

    Episode 20 - Miracles

    Ted is knocked over by a taxi after trying to break up with Stella. On his way to the hospital, Barney is also knocked over and breaks every bone in his body.