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"How I Met Your Mother" Trilogy Time (2012)

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How I Met Your Mother: Season 7: Episode 20 -- Marshall, Barney and Ted envision what their lives will be like in another three years.


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Original Air Date:
9 April 2012 (Season 7, Episode 20)
As Ted, Marshall, and Barney get together for their annual viewing of the original Star Wars trilogy, Ted begins to question if he will ever end up where he wants to be - especially now that Barney and Quinn are getting serious. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin

Gregory Michael ... Trey

Becki Newton ... Quinn Garvey

Michael Gladis ... Chester

Meghan Maureen McDonough ... Veronica
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lauren Brown ... Lisa (uncredited)

Michelle LaRue ... Melanie (uncredited)

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

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

Kourtney Kang (written by)

Craig Gerard (story editor) &
Matthew Zinman (story editor) and
Daniel Gregor (story editor) (as Dan Gregor) &
Doug Mand (story editor)

Produced by
Missy Alexander .... co-producer
Carter Bays .... executive producer
Pamela Fryman .... executive producer
Stewart Halpern-Fingerhut .... producer
Chris Harris .... executive producer
Kourtney Kang .... executive producer
Joe Kelly .... co-executive producer
Matt Kuhn .... co-producer
Stephen Lloyd .... executive producer
John Mabry .... associate producer
Suzy Mamann-Greenberg .... co-executive producer (as Suzy Mamann Greenberg)
Robia Rashid .... supervising producer
Jamie Rhonheimer .... executive producer
Tami Sagher .... supervising producer
Chuck Tatham .... executive producer
Craig Thomas .... executive producer
Reid Watanabe .... associate 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 
Production Design by
Steve Olson 
Set Decoration by
Susan Mina Eschelbach  (as Susan Eschelbach)
Costume Design by
Reiko Kurumada 
Makeup Department
Grace Hernandez .... department head hairstylist (as Grace Leider)
Jennifer Turchi Nigh .... makeup department head (as Jennifer Turchi)
Jennifer Turchi Nigh .... makeup department head
Production Management
Bryan Dych .... post-production supervisor
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
Daniel Saks .... set designer
Chris Kurumada .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Ron Shulem .... lead man (uncredited)
Sound Department
John Bickelhaupt .... sound re-recording mixer
Mike Clark .... production sound (as Michael L. Clark)
Christopher Landers .... additional re-recording mixer
Charlie McDaniel .... sound re-recording mixer
Brent Findley .... sound editor (uncredited)
Christopher Landers .... additional sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Blaich .... gaffer
Robert G. Lestak .... key grip (as Robert Lestak)
George La Fountaine Jr. .... camera operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Megan Branman .... original casting
Editorial Department
Tamar Feder .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Russell Lynch .... colorist (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
Ali Baumann .... assistant to producers
Abby Bays .... production staff
Joe Cristalli .... assistant to writers
Shannon Dietterick .... assistant to producers
Daniel Esparza .... production staff (as Daniel 'Steely' Esparza)
Tamar Feder .... production staff
Kelly Harris Vaughn .... production coordinator (as Kelly Harris)
Jenni Hendriks .... script coordinator
James Jimenez .... production accountant
Janet Kagan .... script supervisor
Patrick Kang .... assistant to producers
Shane Lennon .... production staff
Jessica Ross .... production staff
George Sloan .... assistant to writers
Ross Zimmerman .... production staff
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

21 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

For the entirety of the 2015 flashforward, Barney's left ring finger is hidden.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Robin enters the apartment as 'Rhiannon' in Ted's flashback/forward, she plays a bass solo but her fingers are clearly not moving.See more »
Barney Stinson:Point is, I plan on being with you for a long time, you okay with that?
Quinn Garvey:Sounds great.
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Movie Connections:
References "Wheel of Fortune" (1983)See more »
Victory QuestSee more »


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16 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
How I met your mother is Back !!, 11 April 2012
Author: chirag_cool2006 from India

With the disappointing start to Season 7 and the Ratings of the show going down, This episode will help things fall into place. So finally an episode this season which was extremely entertaining and filled with fun! This episode gives hope for much more to come! A part of the story still continues with the past and future being shown in bits. Barney Stinson fans - This episode will go right there on the top of the charts with some good comedy sequences involving Barney are shown! So finally we have an overall great episode which announces the comeback of How I met your mother and lets hope we get episodes like more of these! Cheers.

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