How I Met Your Mother: Season 7, Episode 8

The Slutty Pumpkin Returns (31 Oct. 2011)

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Ted finds his long lost crush from a Halloween party 10 years ago, but will there be any chemistry? Meanwhile, Lily's "pregnancy brain" convinces her to move to the suburbs, and Barney finds out he's one-quarter Canadian.

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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 Huggo

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In 'The Slutty Pumpkin Returns' Lily tries to convince Marshall to move into her grandparents house by offering to buy him a pinball machine. When he asks where he will position it in the house she replies "You can stick it anywhere you want". This is an in-joke on her Buffy co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar who used the same line under very different circumstances in her film Cruel Intentions (1999). See more »

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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 »

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Naomi: [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.
Ted Mosby: I hate that guy.
Naomi: That's why when I finally found you... it was hard to let go. Goodbye, Ted.
[offers handshake, but Ted tries to hug her]
Naomi: Let's not touch, ever.
Ted Mosby: Probably a good idea.
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The Slutty Pumpkin: Either Katie Holmes was a terrible casting choice or the writers didn't develop her character at all. I just never felt like she was there, that plot line was very boring. (Not to mention, she wasn't a slutty pumpkin. She was a pumpkin and she was female, but she wasn't slutty. Kind of a huge misnomer too.)

The Pregnant Moron: The pregnant brain idea was unbelievable and took you "out of the show". I thought this subplot had potential up until a minute or so after their parents had left.

Canadians: The back and forth was funny. It was the only thing keeping this episode alive. Barney's entrance was funny. It just didn't feel like Robin and Barney where communicating, so much as talking out loud. If they had played them as being rivals or friendly enemies, it could've gotten better.

Throughout the episode, I was wondering "Why are they all at the party that they hated last year?". This episode was just terrible. The best performance was the costume shop owner. That's bad.


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