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


Season 4
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Air date: Sep 22, 2008

Stella responds to Ted's proposal; Barney realizes he's in love with Robin.

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Air date: Sep 29, 2008

Burger-mad Marshall meets Regis Philbin while on a quest to find the restaurant where he had his very first New York burger.

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Air date: Oct 6, 2008

Ted is stunned to learn that Stella expects him to move to New Jersey after they wed.

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Air date: Oct 13, 2008

Ted discovers that his friends ditched their plans to stage an intervention for his engagement to Stella, but he is adamant that they go through with it anyway.

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Air date: Oct 20, 2008

Stella (Sarah Chalke) and Ted's spontaneous wedding plans are jeopardized by the presence of their exes.

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Air date: Nov 3, 2008

A serendipitous meeting with someone from his past has Ted thinking about how he would handle running into someone he would prefer to forget.

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Air date: Nov 10, 2008

Lily asks Robin and Ted for advice when she and Marshall consider having a baby.

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Air date: Nov 17, 2008

Robin rediscovers a group of single girls who like to party; Ted pitches Barney a design for his company's headquarters.

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Air date: Nov 24, 2008

Ted walks into the apartment and finds Robin's date sitting on the couch naked.

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Air date: Dec 8, 2008

Ted and Barney pick a fight with a bunch of guys to improve their friends' perceptions of them.

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Cast & Crew

Josh Radnor
Ted Mosby

Actor
Jason Segel
Marshall Erikson

Actor
Neil Patrick Harris
Barney Stinson

Actor
Alyson Hannigan
Lily Aldrin

Actor
Cobie Smulders
Robin Sherbatsky

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Bob Saget
Narrator
Charlene Amoia
Wendy

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David Henrie
Son

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Bryan Callen
Bilson

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John Duerler
Harlen Johnsen

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Lindsey Stoddart
Charlotte

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Lyndsy Fonseca
Daughter

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Joel McCrary
Ged Wilkinson

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Sarah Chalke
Stella Zinman

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Ethan Dizon
Ben

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Laura Prepon
Karen

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Darcy Rose Byrnes
Lucy Zinman

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Kit Pongetti
Fran

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Jason Jones
Tony Grafanello

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Kevin W. High
Highway Cop 4

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Carter Bays
Executive Producer
Craig Thomas
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Critic Reviews for How I Met Your Mother: Season 4

Audience Reviews for How I Met Your Mother: Season 4

  • May 09, 2022
    The characters are so easy to love! they all have their quirks and that's what makes it fun!
  • Jan 19, 2022
    While I am here to rip on the ridiculously bad HIMYF spin-off, I want to come give a five star rating to the timeless, culture-influencing show that HIMYM is, specifically this 4th season. With shake-ups and character development like I had not seen before, the 4th season is a true highlight in my HIMYM viewing experience
  • Jan 15, 2022
    One of the best seasons for sure, so many classic episodes
  • Oct 08, 2021
    The best season in my opinion, Stinson shows a completely new side of himself and the character development really kicks in
  • May 24, 2021
    Again, nothing to hate, only love!
  • May 12, 2021
    A slight improvement on what has already been a fun ride.
  • May 06, 2021
    How I Met Your Mother was the first sitcom I ever saw and let me tell you that I was very pleased with the comedy world I just found. Sure the laughing track is always strange and its legitimacy can be questioned, but with that aside this TV show got me instantaneously hooked. There are several aspects of it that make it great, and even after finishing it I find myself re-watching it from time to time, given how much of a good experience it is, How I Met Your Mother has several strengths that can be seen right from the start, the original story telling and concept, where we see the narrator telling his tail on the past tense and even there we are constantly seeing flash forward and flash back events placed and edited beautifully and I think this was what got viewers really interested to begin with. Of course after you are invested, you fall in love more easily with the characters, and in this case I fell for Lilly and Marshal's chemistry, Barney's ridiculous over the top player persona, Robin's charisma and of course Ted's story. Following the adventures and the relationship of these characters always made my day, it placed me in a good mood specially since a lot of the series is not only about love and friends but the ridiculous depictions that are of course far from real, that's where the comedy gold lies. Even though HIMYM has his dramatic a tear dropping moments, the ridiculous jokes and scenes a lot of them coming from Barney himself are amazing and they allow us to leave reality for a moment and just enjoy the experience. Fortunately I saw most of the show without any intervals of time, all the way to the 9th season which was the only one I had to wait weekly for the episodes, so even though there are a lot of critics about the quality of the show dropping I actually didn't feel it, I loved most season, on the 8th things get a little bit more serious and less ridiculous which made things a bit stranger, but even season 9th being completely different from the previous had its moments. And then we arrive at the infamous ending which for me can be classified as one of the worst finales for a TV show.... We are basically slapped in the face with brutal reality which goes completely out of tone for the entire show: - Barney's end is bad, you would hope that his arc with be complete with a good message that even the most broken individual can find redemption and love - Also, having a season dedicated to a wedding that ends in 15 minutes was also not a good plan, specially with all the build up made for Barney and Robin relationship - The fact that the mother is dead was a let down since we met her, she is Ted's perfect match and they did the hardest thing, they lived up to the expectation coming up with Tracey as an amazing character just to kill her off - I believe they were stubborn they had their mind fixed for this finale since the beginning and didn't want to change, even the greatest TV shows make big change decisions as they go, look at Breaking Bad creator who thought initially to kill of Jessie on the first season, and of course thought twice! - The fact that we keep circling back to Robin and Ted ending up with her, actually makes the TV show messed up, makes Robin kind of the villain to always push Ted back and its sad that for all those years he couldn't let go of her. We can all agree its a terrible ending that will leave a mark, nonetheless all the legendary moments that were given to us to re-watch over the years, still make me love this TV show!
  • Jan 28, 2021
    ♦️ How many season do I have to write a review for this show! ♦️
  • Mar 17, 2020
    This show is like Friends, but at the same time, it is still AWESOME!! Gotta love this show!
  • Oct 19, 2019
    Great season but not as good as the third one

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