Ted, who came across the costume in a costume rental shop and discovered its rental records, finally tracks down the potential woman of his dreams that he met at a Halloween party ten years ago. He coined that woman the Slutty Pumpkin because of the costume. She is Naomi, and once Ted tracks her down, he finds that she is as beautiful as he remembers and she is as eager to hook up with him as he is with her. After ten years of anticipation however, Ted finds that something isn't quite right with their relationship, but he's willing to endure those problems after ten years of waiting. But one can only endure so much. How will Naomi feel if and when Ted tells her things aren't working? Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily are dreading receiving yet another "used" gift from Lily's grandparents - previous gifts which included things like a lawnmower - that they just can't use in their life in the city. What Lily's grandparents give them this time is another in that vein but slightly grander: ... Written by
Did You Know?
This episode features two songs parodied by 'Weird Al' Yankovic
, who appeared in the previous episode How I Met Your Mother: Noretta
(2011). Barenaked Ladies' 'One Week' became Yankovic's 'Jerry Springer' and James Brown's 'Living in America' is parodied as 'Living with a Hernia'. See more
In the dream sequence at the end when Barney fights his Canadian alter ego, Barney is no longer wearing the ducky tie around his arm, which would be in violation of his bet with Marshall. See more
[Naomi, the Slutty Pumpkin, has mutually agreed with Ted to end their relationship
Naomi: Ted, I've been looking for the hot Hanging Chad for the last nine Halloweens. I've waded through a parade of Big Lebowskis, Harry Potters, Antoine Dodsons and the jackass who always dresses as laundry.
I hate that guy.
That's why when I finally found you... it was hard to let go. Goodbye, Ted.
[offers handshake, but Ted tries to hug her
Let's not touch, ever.
Probably a good idea.
References The Big Lebowski
Living In America
Written by Dan Hartman
and Charlie Midnight
Performed by Neil Patrick Harris See more