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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 8 Summary

The eighth season of the US sitcom finds Marshall and Lily adjusting to parenthood and Ted offering advice to Robin on a stressful occasion.

  • Episode 1 - Farhampton

    Episode 1 - Farhampton

    Marshall has a string of ill-fated nights out with Barney in a bid to meet new women. He eventually goes on a date, but bumps into Lily.

  • Episode 2 - The Pre-Nup

    Episode 2 - The Pre-Nup

    On the advice of a colleague, Barney puts together an extensive pre-nuptial agreement that lays out the rules for behaviour within marriage, as well as the terms for divorce

  • Episode 3 - Nannies

    Episode 3 - Nannies

    Lily and Marshall struggle to find a good nanny for baby Marvin when the best candidate runs off to Paris with a wealthy single father

  • Episode 4 - Who Wants to Be a Godparent?

    Episode 4 - Who Wants to Be a Godparent?

    When Lily and Marshall almost get hit by a car on their first day out since becoming parents, they decide to make a will and find a godparent and potential legal guardian for baby Marvin

  • Episode 5 - The Autumn of Break-Ups

    Episode 5 - The Autumn of Break-Ups

    Victoria drops hints to Ted about wanting more commitment in their relationship and issues an ultimatum. Barney becomes excessively fond of a dog that he finds in the street.

  • Episode 6 - Splitsville

    Episode 6 - Splitsville

    Robin and Nick spend more time talking and less time having sex when Nick pulls his groin playing basketball

  • Episode 7 - The Stamp Tramp

    Episode 7 - The Stamp Tramp

    Marshall runs into his old law-school classmate Brad, who has fallen on hard times, and decides to help out by recommending him for a job at his firm

  • Episode 8 - Twelve Horny Women

    Episode 8 - Twelve Horny Women

    Marshall takes on his old friend and new nemesis, Brad, in the biggest case of his career. Meanwhile, the gang reminisce about their own run-ins with the law.

  • Episode 9 - Lobster Crawl

    Episode 9 - Lobster Crawl

    When Ted fills in as Marvin's nanny, Marshall and Lily realise he's using the baby as a surrogate for the real object of his devotion: the GNB building

  • Episode 10 - The Over-Correction

    Episode 10 - The Over-Correction

    Robin becomes increasingly suspicious of Barney's relationship with Patrice and, thinking that Barney is going through an emotional crisis, attempts to split them up

  • Episode 11 - The Final Page Part 1

    Episode 11 - The Final Page Part 1

    Ted invites his old university professor, who insisted he would never make it as an architect, to the grand opening of the GNB building

  • Episode 12 - The Final Page Part 2

    Episode 12 - The Final Page Part 2

    Barney tells Ted that he plans to propose to Patrice and immediately swears him to secrecy

  • Episode 13 - Band or DJ?

    Episode 13 - Band or DJ?

    When Robin learns that Barney failed to ask her father's permission before proposing, she insists that he gets Robin Sr's approval as soon as possible

  • Episode 14 - Ring Up!

    Episode 14 - Ring Up!

    Robin is upset when she realises that wearing her new engagement ring makes her feel invisible. Ted begins dating a 20-year-old woman with a wild social life.

  • Episode 15 - P.S. I Love You

    Episode 15 - P.S. I Love You

    Marshall and Lily worry that Ted's new girlfriend Jeanette is a deranged stalker, but Ted insists that their meeting is simply the result of destiny

  • Episode 16 - Bad Crazy

    Episode 16 - Bad Crazy

    Ted is reluctant to break up with his crazy girlfriend Jeanette, despite the advice of his friends, who think her unpredictable behaviour is stressful

  • Episode 17 - The Ashtray

    Episode 17 - The Ashtray

    When Ted receives an unexpected voicemail from his former love rival The Captain (guest star Kyle MacLachlan), the gang recall their last awkward encounter with him

  • Episode 18 - Weekend at Barney's

    Episode 18 - Weekend at Barney's

    When Ted and Jeanette break up, Barney tries to help his friend find a new date using his infamous playbook full of foolproof ways to chat up women

  • Episode 19 - The Fortress

    Episode 19 - The Fortress

    Robin tells Barney that she wants to begin their married life in a new home because she doesn't want to stay in the flat where so many of his previous sexual encounters took place

  • Episode 20 - The Time Travelers

    Episode 20 - The Time Travelers

    Barney asks Ted to go with him to see a Robots Versus Wrestlers show. Marshall and Robin argue over the invention of a new cocktail at McLaren's bar.

  • Episode 21 - Romeward Bound

    Episode 21 - Romeward Bound

    The Captain asks Lily to move to Rome so that she can act as his art consultant while he lives there, but she frets about the effect on Marshall's career

  • Episode 22 - The Bro-Mitzvah

    Episode 22 - The Bro-Mitzvah

    Ted and Marshall are determined to arrange a legendary stag night for Barney, while Robin endures a difficult evening out with Barney's adoring mother

  • Episode 23 - Something Old

    Episode 23 - Something Old

    Robin is desperate to find her 'something old', which she buried in Central Park years before the wedding. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily ask for Ted's help.

  • Episode 24 - Something New

    Episode 24 - Something New

    Ted invites Lily to see the house he's been renovating in the suburbs, and tells her he's moving to Chicago after Robin and Barney's wedding