How I Met Your Mother: Season 3 (2007 - 2008)

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Air date: Sep 24, 2007

The third season begins with Robin introducing her new Argentinean lover, Gael (Enrique Iglesias), and Ted hooking up with a wild tattooed woman (Mandy Moore) after going out to party with Barney.

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Air date: Oct 1, 2007

After seeing how the ladies are attracted to Robin's Argentinean lover Gael, Ted and Barney pretend to be out-of-town visitors, hoping the ploy will help them meet women.

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Air date: Oct 8, 2007

Two beautiful women are attracted to Ted and rather than choose, he begins, with the urging of his friends, to see a new daring possibility.

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Air date: Oct 15, 2007

Robin dates a single dad, and to her surprise, bonds with the man's son, which causes her to worry that the relationship is too serious.

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Air date: Oct 22, 2007

Ted's new girlfriend is jealous when she realizes the story of how they met isn't as exciting as the story of how Ted met his friends, prompting Barney to rank her high on his "Crazy Scale."

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Air date: Oct 29, 2007

Marshall's courted by a big law firm and is persuaded to join by a slick lawyer (John Cho), thereby giving up his dream of saving the Earth.

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Air date: Nov 5, 2007

Marshall and Lily search for an apartment to buy, but it's not the enjoyable newlywed experience they thought it would be, especially when Marshall learns about a financial secret Lily's kept from him.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2007

Ted finds what he thinks is the perfect woman, but his friends all find a flaw. In doing so, however, they reveal their own shortcomings.

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Air date: Nov 19, 2007

Marshall and Lily host their first Thanksgiving as a married couple, but things don't go smoothly. Meanwhile, Barney becomes preoccupied with the "Slap Bet," and the anxiety of not knowing when the next blow will arrive.

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Air date: Nov 26, 2007

Barney's timing couldn't be worse---he loses his mojo just as he gets an invite to a Victoria's Secret Fashion Show party. Model cameos include Heidi Klum, Marisa Miller, Miranda Kerr, Adriana Lima, Selita Ebanks, and Alessandra Ambrosio.

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The sitcom's third series opens with Robin (Cobie Smulders) going to Argentina to help ease the sting of her breakup with Ted (Josh Radnor), and Ted begins seeing a new woman, a dermatologist named Stella (Sarah Chalke). Meanwhile, newlyweds Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan) buy their first home together; and perpetually single Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) begins to have real feelings for one woman. Meanwhile, in 2030, Ted's future self (voiced by Bob Saget) begins to reveal tiny details about the titular mother. Memorable guest stars from the series include Enrique Iglesias, Mandy Moore and Britney Spears.

Critic Reviews for How I Met Your Mother Season 3

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

It was a fun one, with the great story structure and, as always, some hilarious Barney lines.

Mar 27, 2018 | Full Review…

HIMYM goes from a superior half-hour of comedy to a post-Seinfeld landmark - the sitcom that managed to integrate nimble postmodernism with motley neurotic characters and still, sometimes, be about something.

Dec 11, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Not that it's all silliness: Season 3 was the CBS sitcom's most mature.

Nov 28, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

It's a show that manages to stay under the radar just enough that expectations aren't built particularly high...

Jun 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Overall, the season was fun and clever, a good, consistent flow from the first two seasons.

Nov 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for How I Met Your Mother: Season 3

  • Mar 27, 2020
    The growth and development of the protagonists that led us to fall in love with them and their irony, making them common in our lives.
  • Mar 17, 2020
    Definitely should watch this! Worth it!
  • Oct 19, 2019
    One of the shows best seasons !!
  • Aug 12, 2016
    Britney y Enrique, fue lo mejor de esta temporada, pero a pesar de eso no me gustó mucho
  • Oct 10, 2015
    Defently a disapointing season, everything was about humor, we had no real storylines, the characters stayed the same (except Barney, but), a tone of boring new character, star apparences, that were just there, to have more TV-Quotes. But we had a big star shining in the whole season, Barney. The character was evoloving, he's BTW the funniest character. He has the important (means was a long-term story) storylines. The season was just based on humor, and had solid story, and Barney was basically the only relevant character. And again acting, chemistry and blah blah, was all great. 7,5/10, not really as good as the other two.
  • Aug 18, 2015
    In my opinion, season 3 may have been the best one yet. I love the Ted/Stella plot line, and there were plenty of individual episode storylines that were such gems.
  • Mar 20, 2015
    While shorter than the rest of them, the third season of How I Met Your Mother (or HIMYM for future references) still was able to deliver somewhat of an interesting story, with a no-doubt intrigue regarding the mystery of the titular mother - as well as developing new plot points that would no doubt become staples later down the road.
  • Nov 11, 2014
    Best TV series i've ever watched!
  • Jul 07, 2014
    One of my favorite seasons
  • Jun 21, 2014
    This season finally shows character development for Ted and Robin beyond the romantic storyline. The best season in my opinion.

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