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How I Met Your Mother

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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

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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

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.

  • Marshall and Lily in how I Met Your Mother

    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).

  • Marshall and Lily in how I Met Your Mother

    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.

  • Marshall and Lily in how I Met Your Mother

    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.

  • Marshall and Lily in how I Met Your Mother

    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.

  • Marshall and Lily in how I Met Your Mother

    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.

  • Marshall and Lily in how I Met Your Mother

    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.

  • Marshall and Lily in how I Met Your Mother

    Episode 7 - Dowisetrepla

    Lily and Marshall tire of Ted's intrusion on their personal space and look for a new flat. Marshall is delighted when he falls in love with the first home he sees. Lily can't share in her husband's joy because she knows they won't be able to afford it with her hefty credit card bills.

  • Marshall and Lily in how I Met Your Mother

    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.

  • Marshall and Lily in how I Met Your Mother

    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. Robin and Ted sleep together after an argument and realise they don't have anything to say to each other. Barney, meanwhile, worries when his slaps will be administered by Marshall.

  • Marshall and Lily in how I Met Your Mother

    Episode 10 - The Yips

    The gang all join a gym. Barney sees Rhonda, the woman he lost his virginity to, while working out. He discovers that she didn't rate his performance in bed - despite telling him she did at the time - and loses his confidence. He heads to Victoria's Secret Fall Fashion Show where he gets advice from supermodel Heidi Klum.

  • Marshall and Lily in how I Met Your Mother

    Episode 11 - The Platinum Rule

    Ted's friends discourage him from going on a date with his doctor because they warn that if it doesn't go well, he'll still have to see her in everyday life. Barney tells his friends about his 'Platinum Rule' in an effort to convince Ted to cancel the date.

  • Marshall and Lily in how I Met Your Mother

    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.

  • Marshall and Lily in how I Met Your Mother

    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.

  • Marshall and Lily in how I Met Your Mother

    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.

  • Marshall and Lily in how I Met Your Mother

    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.

  • Marshall and Lily in how I Met Your Mother

    Episode 16 - Sandcastles in the Sand

    Robin rekindles a spark with an ex-boyfriend who dumped her as a teenager for a girl whose parents had installed a swimming pool.

  • Marshall and Lily in how I Met Your Mother

    Episode 17 - The Goat

    Barney and Robin wake up in bed together and make a pact not to mention that they've had sex; Barney tries to find a loophole in the Bro Code to excuse his behaviour; Robin feels guilty and tells Ted; Lily rescues a goat and Ted's 30th birthday is ruined when he confronts Barney and tells him he no longer considers him a friend.

  • Marshall and Lily in how I Met Your Mother

    Episode 18 - Rebound Bro

    Stella is ready to have sex with Ted but breaks up with him after he tells Marshall and Lily that she has been celibate for five years. Barney, meanwhile, is busy searching for a replacement 'Bro' since Ted ended their friendship and half-heartedly settles on his work friend Randy.

  • Marshall and Lily in how I Met Your Mother

    Episode 19 - Everything Must Go

    Abby (Britney Spears) confesses that she's the mysterious saboteur warning other women to stay away from Barney but she reconciles her differences with him when they both realise that they have a shared hatred of Ted. They go to the bar and flaunt their faux romance but when Barney goes overboard and proposes to Abby, she takes his offer seriously.

  • Marshall and Lily in how I Met Your Mother

    Episode 20 - Miracles

    Ted is knocked over by a taxi after trying to break up with Stella. The gang tell Barney what has happened to Ted but before they can tell him that Ted is ok, he hangs up and dashes out to the hospital. Barney is knocked over by a bus going the wrong way and breaks all his bones in his body. Ted is touched by his friend's concern and he and Barney make up. Stella breaks up with Ted when she realises that he meant to break up with her before the accident. Ted rushes to see her at the zoo where she's taken her daughter and proposes to her with a toy dinosaur.

How I Met Your Mother synopsis

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

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