How I Met Your Mother: Season 3, Episode 9

Slapsgiving (19 Nov. 2007)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Drama | Romance
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.9/10 from 1,375 users  
Reviews: write review

Marshall warns Barney that the third slap in their "slap bet" will be coming on Thanksgiving night. Meanwhile, Ted and Robin sleep together on the night before Thanksgiving.



(created by), (creator), 4 more credits »
0Check in

Watch Now

with Prime Instant Video + 1 more

Editors' Spotlight

Venice Film Festival

See the latest from the 2014 Venice Film Festival

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 03 Aug 2012
a list of 28 titles
created 17 Aug 2012
list image
a list of 41 titles
created 06 Oct 2012
a list of 41 titles
created 16 Nov 2012
a list of 44 titles
created 25 Feb 2013

Related Items

Search for "Slapsgiving" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Slapsgiving (19 Nov 2007)

Slapsgiving (19 Nov 2007) on IMDb 8.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of How I Met Your Mother.
« Previous Episode | 53 of 208 Episodes | Next Episode »


1 video »


Episode credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gita Isak ...
Female Robotic Recording (voice)
Tyffanee C. Smith ...
Bar Girl


Thanksgiving 2007 is a special one for Lily as the first with Marshall and Lily as Mr. & Mrs. It is also the first with the five friends spending it together, which they hope will become a tradition, except that Robin has invited Bob, the 41-year old she has just started dating. The potential tradition may seem a little different for Robin and Ted as after six months of no longer being a couple, they still haven't gotten to a stage of feeling comfortable with each other in a friends situation. They can't even spend time alone together without that awkward feeling. After they break that awkwardness with an unforeseen act the night before Thanksgiving, they have to come to an understanding about whether they truly are friends or if spending time together now is just a matter of convenience. And Marshall has something extra to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day. He he renamed this particular Thanksgiving "Slapsgiving". He previously won a bet with Barney allowing him to slap Barney ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Drama | Romance





Release Date:

19 November 2007 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Did You Know?


This episode introduces the recurring gag of both Ted and Robin hearing a phrase or word that resembles a military rank, (eg. "I have this kernel stuck in my teeth"), then proceeding to salute and repeat what was said, as though addressing a military officer ("Colonel Stuckinmyteeth"). See more »


In "Slapsgiving" (3.9), Marshall sets the laptop on the dining table, showing his slap countdown clock, and telling Barney that the beeping signifies that they are in the final hour of the countdown. However, they briefly show the screen to read that there is still 2:45:19 (2 Hours, 45 Minutes, and 19 Seconds) left on the countdown. See more »


Barney Stinson: By announcing the time, you ruin the suspense. You have shown your hand!
Marshall Eriksen: And as of 3:00 PM tomorrow, your face will show my hand.
See more »


Still Alright
Music & lyrics by Adam Merrin
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Ending - beautiful! norma_desmond
HIMYM Writer Discusses Finale Julius62
The Ending writinglike
I once read a book about creative writing.. cathy_the_grey
Future of Ted and Robin , After Finale tufreeh
Coming to Nick at Nite EpsilonX
Discuss Slapsgiving (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: