How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
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The Over-Correction 

Robin tries to get Barney's "Playbook" out of jealousy over his new girlfriend, Marshall catches his mom having sex with Lily's dad, and Ted tries to get everything back that was borrowed from him and never returned.


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
Suzie Plakson ... Judy
Matt Boren Matt Boren ... Stuart
Suzi Barrett ... Sandra
Amy Holland Pennell ... Christy
Ellen D. Williams ... Patrice


Ted, Marshall and Lily are happy for Barney now that he has started dating Robin's co-worker, Patrice. Despite Patrice not being an obvious match for Barney as she is the most caring person in the world, they believe his attraction to her is an over-correction from previously dating Quinn, who he did not trust. The one person not happy for Barney is Robin, who, despite stating that she is no longer in love with Barney herself, doesn't understand Barney and Patrice's pairing. Robin believes that if she can get a hold of Barney's playbook and show it to Patrice, Patrice in turn will dump Barney for seeing who he really is. Meanwhile, Marshall's mother is coming for a visit. Lily doesn't want Judy to stay with them, until they bond over a confession that Judy makes to Lily that Lily would like to help her with and that Judy doesn't want Marshall to know about yet: that she is ready to move on after Marvin's death and start dating. A further action by Judy may make Lily change her mind ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

10 December 2012 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


In this episode, Patrice tells Barney that "you give love a bad name" is the first song on her get psych mix. Barney then responds saying "mine too!" Although the only song we hear from Barney's get psych mix is You give love a bad name, it's actually the second song on his mix behind I wanna rock by Twisted Sister See more »


Robin Scherbatsky: I love Patrice. We're like sisters.
Ted Mosby: You've never gotten through even one exchange without screaming at her.
Robin Scherbatsky: [Screaming] Sisters fight, Ted!
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References Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) See more »


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A Fun Episode
14 February 2015 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

This episode is one of the sillier episodes of "How I Met Your Mother" but unlike a lot of this season, it is a lot of fun.

Plot In A Paragraph: Robin becomes obsessed with insisting the Barney and Patrice are not for real, Ted suggests he is over correcting his mistake with Quinn, by dating her opposite. Unconvinced Robin breaks in to Barney's apartment to steal The Playbook to prove to Patrice who Barney really is. Meanwhile Marshall's mother has flown in for a visit, which displeases Lily.

There are a lot of laughs to be had here, which is a change for this season. So far only Neil Patrick Harris is emerging from season 8 with any credit. I can see why Jason Segel was rumoured to be hesitant about continuing for another season after this one!!

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