How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
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The Autumn of Breakups 

As the season of break-ups continues, Ted and Victoria must choose the next step in their long and complicated relationship. Meanwhile, Robin worries about Barney when he chooses a dog to be his wingman.


Pamela Fryman


Carter Bays (created by), Craig Thomas (created by) | 5 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby
Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen
Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky
Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson
Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin
Ashley Williams ... Victoria
Michael Trucco ... Nick
Lyndsy Fonseca ... Daughter
David Henrie ... Son
Vanessa Chester ... Mia (as Vanessa Lee Chester)
Nikki Grier Nikki Grier ... Singer #3
Shannon Pearson Shannon Pearson ... Singer #1
Amanda Reed ... Peg
Sy Smith ... Singer #2


After watching Ted and Victoria together, Marshall, who is trying to channel his inner goddess, and Lily believe Ted is missing all the signs that Victoria is throwing at him to move their relationship to the next level and get married. If Marshall and Lily are correct, Ted has to figure out why he and Victoria are at different places in their relationship and what that means for their long term future. Meanwhile, Barney has acquired a new real dog of a wing-man, just like himself. Robin believes that Barney's relationship with his new wing-man is Barney's cry for help in dealing with his break-up with Quinn. In Robin's effort to help Barney through his crisis, Nick comes to an understanding of where he fits in Robin's life in comparison to her closest group of friends. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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English | French

Release Date:

5 November 2012 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


There is a scene in the bar where Marshall parodies Sex and the City. In his film Forgetting Sarah Marshall, he pretends to be the ladies of Sex and the City in a bar. See more »


Ted Mosby: [about Victoria] Why wouldn't she just come right out and say what she wants?
Marshall Eriksen: Men! It's like if there weren't pickle jars to open and spiders to kill and computers to back up, what would be their point?
Lily Aldrin: Mmhm!
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3 March 2013 | by k-i-r-s-t-ySee all my reviews

This show used to be good. I used to love Marshal but what have they done to him? Barney's lines are awful. Robin's boring. I've never really liked Ted too much but I can't bear him now. It's such a shame, I've watched old episodes several times and have favourite lines but can't say I'll feel that way about season eight. I've been waiting for it to get better but it's just not happening. I feel like the canned laughter is more prominent too, making it even more irritating. Please excuse my stilted writing but IMDb are insisting I write more than I wanted too when really it could be said with.................. Dreadful!!!!!

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