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"How I Met Your Mother" The Naked Man (2008)

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Original Air Date:
24 November 2008 (Season 4, Episode 9)
When the gang learns that a bold, desperation date move got Robin into bed, Ted and Barney decide to try it out for themselves. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
One Of The Best Episodes See more (3 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin

Adam Paul ... Mitch

Courtney Ford ... Vicky

Lyndsy Fonseca ... Daughter

David Henrie ... Son

Candace Moon ... Cristina

David Tran ... Busboy

Kevin Michael Walsh ... Burglar #1
Jim Woods ... Burglar #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gita Isak ... Woman (voice) (uncredited)

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Michael A. Templeton ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Pamela Fryman 
Writing credits
Carter Bays (created by) &
Craig Thomas (created by)

Joe Kelly (written by)

Joe Kelly (executive story editor)

Robia Rashid (story editor)

Produced by
Missy Alexander .... associate producer
Carter Bays .... executive producer
Pamela Fryman .... executive producer
Mary Fukuto .... associate producer (as Mary Fukuto Salzman)
Rob Greenberg .... consulting producer
Jonathan Groff .... consulting producer
Stewart Halpern-Fingerhut .... co-producer
Chris Harris .... co-executive producer
Kourtney Kang .... supervising producer
Stephen Lloyd .... co-executive producer
Carl MacLaren .... associate producer: web content
Greg Malins .... consulting producer
Suzy Mamann-Greenberg .... co-executive producer (as Suzy Mamann Greenberg)
Theresa Mulligan .... producer
Jamie Rhonheimer .... supervising producer
Chuck Tatham .... co-executive producer
Craig Thomas .... executive producer
Original Music by
John Swihart 
Cinematography by
Chris La Fountaine  (as Christian La Fountaine)
Film Editing by
Susan Federman  (as Sue Federman)
Casting by
Marisa Ross 
Alyson Silverberg 
Production Design by
Steve Olson 
Set Decoration by
Susan Mina Eschelbach  (as Susan Eschelbach)
Costume Design by
Julie Bennett Block 
Makeup Department
Lona Jeffers .... makeup department head
Tena Parker .... department head hairstylist (as Tena Parker Baker)
Grace Hernandez .... key hair stylist (uncredited)
Jennifer Turchi Nigh .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Suzy Mamann-Greenberg .... unit production manager (as Suzy Mamann Greenberg)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Rose .... associate director
Michael J. Shea .... first assistant director (as Michael Shea)
Dorothy A. Steinicke .... second assistant director (as Dorothy Steinicke)
Christopher Hyssong .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
David Baker .... property master
David Brennan .... set dresser
Daniel Saks .... set designer
Jessica Samuelson .... assistant property master
Janine Cavoto .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sky Nathan .... set dresser (uncredited)
Ron Shulem .... leadman (uncredited)
Sound Department
John Bickelhaupt .... re-recording mixer
Mike Clark .... production sound (as Michael L. Clark)
Charlie McDaniel .... re-recording mixer
Zeke Richardson .... sound editor
Christopher Landers .... additional re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Ryan Maguire .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Greg Orrante .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Blaich .... gaffer
David Colclasure .... assistant camera
Ron P. Jaffe .... still photographer
Robert G. Lestak .... key grip (as Robert Lestak)
George La Fountaine Jr. .... camera operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Megan Branman .... original casting
Nikki Hoffman .... extras casting
Jessica Ross .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandra Araya Jensen .... costume supervisor
Reiko Kurumada .... key costumer
Dana Peterson .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Bryan Dych .... post-production coordinator
Shaley Brooks .... colorist (uncredited)
Chad Cole .... on-line editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Michael Brake .... music editor
Andrew Gowan .... music supervisor (as Andy Gowan)
The Solids .... composer: theme music
The Solids .... performer: theme music
Brian H. Kim .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Jamie Adamic .... assistant to producers
Ed Alonzo .... magic consultant
Daniel Alex Esparza .... production staff (as Daniel 'Steely' Esparza)
Craig Gerard .... script coordinator
Kelly Harris Vaughn .... production staff (as Kelly Harris)
Jenni Hendriks .... assistant to writers
James Jimenez .... production accountant
Janet Kagan .... script supervisor
Patrick Kang .... production staff
Todd Linden .... assistant to producers
Dennis R. McElroy .... production staff (as Dennis McElroy)
Kristin Rejkowski .... production staff
Jessica Ross .... production staff
Sean Russell .... assistant to producers
George Sloan .... production staff
Reid Watanabe .... production coordinator
Matthew Zinman .... assistant to producers (as Matt Zinman)
Kim Barofsky-Thorpe .... craft service (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Carter Bays  creator
Craig Thomas  creator

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

30 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

In the ninth episode of the fourth season, Mitch performs the act of "The Naked Man" when he felt like his date with Robin wasn't leading anywhere. The Naked Man is an act that consists of getting naked once the girl you are with leaves the room. In the "Monopoly" episode of the show Doogie Howser, which stars Neil Patrick Harris (Barney Stinson), the Naked Man was introduced.See more »
Continuity: In the beginning of the episode, Ted states that he has walked into very strange stuff in his room over the years. When the goat is shown, the date below says 6 May, while he states in an earlier episode that the thing with the goat happened on his 31st birthday, which is on April the 25thSee more »
Ted Mosby:A toast, to Mitch. By the sum of his parts, he's just a man. But with what he does with those parts, he becomes so much more. He may not fit society's definition of a hero, but he is the hero I needed. The hero who helped me recover the disaster of my failed almost marriage and back into the game. He lives in the shadows. Is he a dream? Truth? Fiction? Damnation? Salvation? He is all these things, and none of them. For he is... "The Naked Man."See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
One Of The Best Episodes, 24 December 2014
Author: slightlymad22 from United Kingdom

TV gold right here ladies and gentleman, this is one of THE best episodes of "How I Met Your Mother"

Plot In A Paragraph: When the gang hear of a desperate move by a date got Robin in to bed, Barney is impressed enough to want to try it, and convinced Ted that he too should try the move known as "The Naked Man". Meanwhile Lily tries to compile a list of reasons to have sex.

This was brilliant. When Barmey and Ted were both naked trying out positions for the naked man, I was actually howling with laughter, and did not stop!! It was hilarious.

I was talking about this episode the next day in a bar with my friends, and they all agreed it was one of the best episodes.

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