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How I Met Your Mother: Season 4 (2008-2009)




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A walk down the aisle, unemployment and an unexpected crush factor into the fourth series of this buddy comedy. Viewers continually wonder if Ted's current conquest becomes the titular mom, and this series, it looks like he may have hit pay dirt. The relationship between Ted (Josh Radnor) and Stella (Sarah Chalke) moves forward when she accepts his proposal, made at the end of Series 3. As they get closer to the altar, they trip a few times: They realise they know little about each other after Stella ends up in the ER because of Ted's cooking; she expects him to move in with her after the wedding, but her Garden State address inflames ardent New Jersey-hater Ted; and his pals stage an intervention over their concerns about his nuptials. The wedding itself has a bad vibe. After Stella's sis backs out of her own wedding, Stella and Ted assume her plans, but it all goes south. Just as frustrating is the employment picture for the gang. Ted, Marshall (Jason Segel) and Robin (Cobie Smulders) find themselves out of jobs. Marshall takes it the hardest (and finds his "underpants radius" expanding), Ted considers striking out on his own, while Robin goes to the ends of the Earth---literally, Tokyo---to find work. When that doesn't pan out, she faces deportation...until Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) creates an awesome video résumé for her. The most surprising turn of events is the revelation that Barney has a heart. He admits to Lily (Alyson Hannigan) that he's in love with Robin, and the usually sleazy Barney becomes flustered and jealous around his crush. Oh, but he still beds other women. In other developments: The gang searches for the best burger in NYC; the Naked Man offers an offbeat way to "close the deal" on a date; and Barney reveals his secret family.


Jason Segel
as Marshall
Joel McCrary
as Ged Wilkinson
John Duerler
as Harlen Johnsen
Adam Paul
as Mitch
Erin Cahill
as Heather
Ezra Buzzington
as Highway Cop #1
Edward Flores
as Food Guy
Ron Rogge
as Highway Cop #2
Candace Moon
as Cristina
Italia Ricci
as Hot Woman #1
Ed Flores
as Food Guy
Kyles Archer
as Mark Johnson
Kevin Michael Walsh
as Burglar No. 1
Nikki Wells
as Hot Woman #2
Tanner Maguire
as 12-year-old Barney
Max Prado
as Michael Sasser
Heidi Montag
as Herself
Joel Spence
as Toy Guy
Regan Burns
as Producer
Joe Thornton Jr.
as Highway Cop #3
Ned Rolsma
as Marcus
Austin Majors
as 12-year-old Matthew
Amir Talai
as Richard Greenleaf
Jessica Anderson
as Hot Woman #3
Stephen Holland
as Creepy Back Rub Guy
Nicole Taylor
as Sexy Blonde
Eric Braeden
as Robin Sr.
Seth Morris
as Director
Jessica Anderson
as Hot Woman #3
Elena K. Smith
as Ted's Cousin
Kurt Long
as Galoshes the Weather Clown
Angela Martinez
as Rochelle Harper
Renée Taylor
as Mrs. Matsen
Tina Casciani
as Marisela Diaz
Nicolai Dorian
as Skateboarder
Koby Rouviere
as Eight-Year-Old Marshall
Bo Barrett
as Guy #2
Mark Tomesek
as Dr. Goodman
Laura Ann Kesling
as Eight-Year-Old Nicole
Jack J. Bennett
as Craig Gerard
Wayne Lopez
as Referee
Alonza Maxwell
as Bartender
David Burtka
as Scooter
Sidney Liss
as Chili Dog Kid
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Critic Reviews for How I Met Your Mother: Season 4

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Regardless of who the mother is and how Ted meets her, the fun in this show is the journey (and the small clues along the way).

November 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Tease or no tease, it's still one of the funniest shows on television.

September 12, 2013 | Full Review…

This whole show is about the fun you have with your friends in your 20s, and how it shapes the person you ultimately become.

March 27, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Roof envy is certainly not uncommon in New York City, and it's the kind of thing that could bother you for years. Capturing that, HIMYM thrives in a way that NYC-based series like Friends never did.

November 28, 2017 | Full Review…

That's it for this season - a terrific season of one of the best comedies of this young century, if I do say so myself.

November 28, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for How I Met Your Mother: Season 4


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This was a really great season. There were so many good laughs and a pretty decent amount of good episodes. I liked the story lines they created with guest stars Laura Prepon and Sarah Chalke.


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