How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
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When Lily and Marshall have trouble finding a nanny, they learn it's because of an elaborate scheme Barney came up with to meet girls. Meanwhile, Robin and Ted butt heads over who has a more serious relationship.


Pamela Fryman


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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
Chris Elliott ... Mickey
Ashley Williams ... Victoria
Michael Trucco ... Nick
Jane Carr ... Mrs. Buckminster
Kim Shaw ... Julie
Francesca Capaldi ... 7 Year Old Lily
Melissa Christine ... Kara
Daisy Faith Daisy Faith ... Sally
Marie Pettit ... Beth


After his break-up with Quinn, Barney gets right back on his old horse with what he calls Bangtoberfest, but he wants Bangtoberfest to be different than his old pick-ups, which may be a little more difficult than he first imagines. Meanwhile, Mickey unexpectedly comes to live with Lily and Marshall after he burns down his house. His arrival may be perfect timing for Lily and Marshall, as Lily is about to go back to work and they haven't been able to find a nanny that they can afford; however, Lily doesn't trust Mickey to be their nanny if her own upbringing is any indication of how he would look after Marvin. When they do find someone whom they consider the perfect nanny (and she them), a certain quest by one of their friends may prove to place a slight obstacle in the proceedings. Ted and Robin end up competing about which of their current relationships is at a better place. Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

8 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Lily says that Mrs. Buckminster is "a spoonful of sugar". This is a reference to the song "Spoonful of Sugar" from Mary Poppins, a musical about a nanny. See more »


Lily Aldrin: [Lily discovers that her father took care of baby Marvin all day] Wow. That's incredible. When did you get so good with kids?
Mickey Aldrin: You know something honey, you don't know this. For the first few years of your life, your mom worked while I was a stay-at-home dad.
Lily Aldrin: I thought Grandma and Grampa took care of me.
Mickey Aldrin: Well, they visited a lot, but I was the one who took care of you. You know, America thinks I ran into that burning house to get potato salad, but actually, I ran into the house to get this photo ...
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


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9 October 2012 | by snappy_111See all my reviews

This show has gone downhill very quickly. If another show happens to fall into this time slot, I'd dump "How I Met Your Mother" in a second. I find that I am not laughing or even smiling when I watch. It's cliché' followed by cliché'. I've given up on who the mother is at this point - I really don't care. I suppose it works out that this is the final season. I can't imagine them dragging out this plot for another 3 or 4 seasons. It's really too bad. This show was funny during the beginning but now it's filled with a terrible laugh track and jokes that may be funny - if you're a teenager. Most shows finish strong and keep audiences hanging on or longing for another season. Not this show.

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