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 4 Summary
The fourth series kicks off with the fallout from Ted's impromptu marriage proposal to Stella (Sarah Chalke) when Ted, questioned by Marshall, realises that he actually knows very little about her. Meanwhile, Barney makes a shock confession to Lily which looks set to change his outlook on life.
Episode 1 - Do I Know You?
Ted inadvertently nearly kills Stella by putting peanuts in her dinner, not knowing she has an allergy, and realises he know very little about her.
Episode 2 - The Best Burger in New York
Lily is worried about Marshall who is losing hope on finding his dream job and spending his days wandering around his flat in his underpants.
Episode 3 - I Heart NJ
Ted is sick of having to take long trips to New Jersey to see Stella and is aghast when she tells him she wants to live there once they marry.
Episode 4 - Intervention
Ted prepares to move to New Jersey, causing an argument with Marshall over an outstanding bill for the flat. The gang go on to recall their past disagreements.
Episode 5 - Shelter Island
Stella's sister is jilted just before her wedding. Angry at the amount of money spent, Stella suggests she and Ted take over the wedding for themselves to save expenditure.
Episode 6 - Happily Ever After
Ted's friends are worried that he isn't facing up to his feelings about Stella when he hides from her in a restaurant, but later he manages to confront her
Episode 7 - Not a Father's Day
Barney is so relieved to discover that a woman he slept with isn't pregnant that he creates a new holiday called Not a Father's Day
Episode 8 - Woooo!
Robin is still unemployed and later makes friends with a new group of single girls, nicknamed 'Woooo! girls' . Barney convinces his boss to hire Ted to re-design his office building.
Episode 9 - The Naked Man
Ted learns about a surprisingly effective method of getting women into bed from a man Robin is dating and eagerly tries it out
Episode 10 - The Fight
Ted and Barney get involved in a fight at their local bar, to find out what it's like and impress Robin, respectively, but it's their friend Doug who does all the real fighting
Episode 11 - Little Minnesota
It's Christmas time and both Marshall and Robin are feeling homesick in New York. Ted tries to keep his immature younger sister Heather away from Barney.
Episode 12 - Benefits
Ted and Robin start having casual sex to end their domestic conflicts, so Barney tries to resolve their domestic issues so that they will stop sleeping with each other
Episode 13 - Three Days of Snow
Lily comes home from a work trip to Seattle but a blizzard halts her progress and threatens her tradition of meeting Marshall at the airport
Episode 14 - The Possimpible
Robin receives a notice saying she must find work within seven days or be deported back to Canada. Lily reveals her unusual talent.
Episode 15 - The Stinsons
The gang suspect Barney has a secret girlfriend when he turns down an attractive woman and they decide to follow him home, making a surprise discovery
Episode 16 - Sorry, Bro
Lily and Marshall are dismayed when they hear that Ted is meeting up with his college girlfriend Karen who they find pretentious. Barney, meanwhile, plays a prank on Marshall.
Episode 17 - The Front Porch
Karen finds a woman's earring in Ted's bed and breaks up with him. Ted finds out that Lily planted the earring so he and Karen would split up.
Episode 18 - Old King Clancy
Marshall and Barney find out that Ted's company is about to lose some work, but they don't tell Ted. Later, the gang are enthralled by Robin's love life.
Episode 19 - Murtaugh
Barney is banned from playing Laser Quest when Ted tells him that he's too old to take part in the game. Barney retaliates by behaving childishly.
Episode 20 - Mosbius Designs
Ted loses his job and decides to set up his own architecture company in his and Robin's apartment. Barney tells Marshall how he feels about Robin.
Episode 21 - The Three Days Rule
Ted's friends pressure him into waiting three days before calling Holly, a girl he likes, and asking her out on a date. Ted's plans are scuppered by Barney.
Episode 22 - Right Time Right Place
Marshall addresses his addiction to graphs, Robin has food poisoning, and Ted struggles to get his business off the ground
Episode 23 - As Fast as She Can
Tony makes a big decision about his relationship with Stella after bumping into Ted. Barney tries to get a speeding ticket so that he can talk his way out of paying the fine.
Episode 24 - The Leap
Ted has a career epiphany, Barney prepares to tell Robin how he feels about her, and Marshall considers leaping from his building to the neighbour's roof