How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
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Return of the Shirt 

Ted reconnects with an old flame and soon remembers why he dumped her in the first place. Barney pays Robin to say outrageous things on the air.


Pamela Fryman


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby
Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen
Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky
Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson
Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin
Anne Dudek ... Natalie
Michael Kagan Michael Kagan ... Joel Adams
Lyndsy Fonseca ... Daughter
David Henrie ... Son
Jackie Geary ... Jackie
Ange Billman ... Steph
Buck Kartalian ... Henry
Monique Edwards ... Producer
Katelin Chesna ... One Guest
Choice Skinner ... Trucker Hat Guy #1


Ted dated a girl, Natalie, three years ago and quickly got annoyed by some of her antics. Therefore he broke up with her, leaving a message on her answering machine on her birthday. His blamed his behavior on his immaturity and after being forgiven by Natalie they end up getting back together. Robin meanwhile realizes that no one is interested in her show and plans to do or say crazy things which Barney dares her to. Written by SSSS

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

10 October 2005 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Anne Dudek plays Natalie, a girlfriend that Ted broke up with on her birthday. In Friends (1994), Friends: The One After Joey and Rachel Kiss (2003), Anne Dudek plays Precious, a girlfriend of Mike who also split up with her on her birthday. See more »


After Ted gets beaten up by Natalie at the end of the episode, Barney eats the final olive from his martini and it immediately reappears in the next shot. See more »


Ted: I am calling her; this is crazy I haven't talked to her in, like, three years. I wonder if she even remembers me.
Natalie: [Picks up the phone] Hello?
Ted: Natalie, it's Ted Mosby.
Natalie: Go to hell.
[Hangs up]
Ted: She remembers me.
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Featured in How I Met Your Mother: Bad News (2011) See more »


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Review of Season 1: Episodes 1-4
3 February 2015 | by 851222See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

"How I Met Your Mother"(2005-2004) first four episodes were nice and sometimes good comedy. Downside for me that it was a bit to sweet, when it could be more fun, Actors were OK, with the best and the most funny one from Neil Patrick Harris. This is a sweet comedy, with some heart in a good place, but unfortunately that is sometimes (as in this case) aren't the best things to keep the comedy work. Don't saying you won't like it, but if you like more black humor, this one could look a bit to sweet.

Overall rating for episodes 1-4 is 8/10.

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