How I Met Your Mother: Season 7 (2011 - 2012)


Season 7
How I Met Your Mother

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Critic Ratings: 9


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User Ratings: 441
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Air date: Sep 19, 2011
Air date: Sep 19, 2011
Air date: Sep 26, 2011
Air date: Oct 3, 2011
Air date: Oct 10, 2011
Air date: Oct 17, 2011
Air date: Oct 24, 2011
Air date: Oct 31, 2011
Air date: Nov 7, 2011
Air date: Nov 14, 2011
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Series 7 of the sitcom opens with a flash-forward to Barney's (Neil Patrick Harris) wedding, but it's not revealed who his future bride will be. Back in 2011, Ted (Josh Radnor) continues his quest for love, and Robin (Cobie Smulders) realises that she still has feelings for Barney. Meanwhile, Marshall (Jason Segel) and a pregnant Lily (Alyson Hannigan) prepare for the arrival of their firstborn child. Katie Holmes has a memorable guest appearance when Series 1's Slutty Pumpkin returns.


Jason Segel
as Marshall
Bob Saget
as Narrator
Bob Saget
as Narrator
Alexis Denisof
as Sandy Rivers
Vicki Lewis
as Dr. Sonya
Martin Short
as Garrison Cootes
Bob Saget
as Narrator
Todd Sandler
as Strip Club Patron
Bruce Gray
as Yuthers
Katie Holmes
as Slutty Pumpkin
K Callan
as Grandma Lois
Ray Wise
as Robin Sr.
Rob Huebel
as Mr. Flanigan
Jimmi Simpson
as Peter Durkenson
Paul Eliopoulos
as Homeless Man
Todd Grinnell
as Insane Duane
Renée Taylor
as Mrs. Matsen
Lance Barber
as Guard No. 1
Francesca Capaldi
as 7-Year-Old Lily
Ed Alonzo
as Guard No. 2
Andra Nechita
as Daughter
Shelli Boone
as Bridesmaid
Max Daniels
as Cab Driver
Elena Diaz
as Serendipity
Ithamar Enriquez
as Guard No. 3
Katy Stoll
as Lizbeth
Ken Takemoto
as Elderly Chinese Man
Peter Gannon
as Mr. McIntee
Bobby C. King
as Security Guard
Chris Carroll
as Mr. Drury
Hollie Winnard
as Infomercial Actress
Lauren Halperin
as Parent #2
Sathya Jesudasson
as Kevin's Mom
Gerrit Goossen
as Finnish Guy
Mike Grief
as Bus Driver
Steve Tom
as Kelly's Father
Vince Cefalu
as Punchy's Dad
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Critic Reviews for How I Met Your Mother Season 7

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

It might be one of the happiest shows on television, and I continue to be grateful for that.

Mar 27, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

While the big twist presents as either shocking or predictable given your outlook, the writers still have plenty of time to write through this one, and the episode getting there was more than heartwarming enough to forgive it.

Jun 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Season seven is an unfortunate step back, and you can't help but feel that time is running out on the series.

Nov 28, 2017 | Full Review…

There were laughs, there was momentum and there were many reasons given to stay tuned for the rest of the year to see how everything is going to turn out.

Sep 16, 2013 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

We return from a mixed bag of a season with a mixed bag of a premiere, and a slightly better second episode.

Sep 18, 2013 | Full Review…

Something tells me the twists upon twists, the dramatic reveals, the surface mystery connected to the flash-forward wedding and of course to the eternally-delayed titular mother, are not really meant to be enough for us. The trick will continue to unfold.

Nov 28, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's sometimes difficult to watch a precious show walk with turtle-steps towards its finish line.

Nov 28, 2017 | Full Review…

The brilliant minds behind How I Met Your Mother could have left us dangling for the summer in all sorts of ways, but after watching last night's hour long finale, I repeat: I can't complain.

Nov 28, 2017 | Full Review…

"Mystery vs. History" wasn't the funniest episode of How I Met Your Mother so far this season, that's still "The Ducky Tie," but it could prove to be a major transition for the series.

Sep 18, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for How I Met Your Mother: Season 7

  • Apr 21, 2014
    I didn't really like this season even if it has one or two decent episodes and a few laughs.
    Wildaly M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 11, 2018
    This show is so funny!
  • Nov 17, 2017
    HIMYM is great because it has great characters,good narrative and its laugh out loud..
  • Jun 30, 2017
    The Show's Seventh Season was emotional roller coaster full of twist and turns making it the greatest season of the show
  • Oct 16, 2015
    DAFUQ? Why? Ok, first the positive part: Barney had an interesting and tensioned lovelife, Lilymouse and Marshmallow are parents now, Robin is a star in the newsworld and she has a destroyed lovelife + she knows she will never have children and Ted.... Ted's lovelife did nothing until the last episode. My favorite story was the story between Robin + Kevin, innovate, creative, good actors and an amazingly high funfactor, when they combined the plot with Barney's story it was just one of the best TV-Storylines of all time. One really big contra point in it, no fun (except^^). It was just one big good story, except of Ted, who was boring and hilarious as fuck. And the season finale, was by far my biggest rage in the series this far. The spoilered the complete next season with every character. Marshall & Lily = are there for Marvin, Robin = will be with Barney, Barney & Quinn = ahh, such a cool story, tried to give more tension, with a cliffhanger, and then completly killing the 'tension'. Ted is working his list of ex-girlfriends again or what? Ahh, it just was annoying, 7/10, one big negative part and a bad, bad, bad ending, just killed it.
  • Mar 20, 2015
    Season 7 of HIMYM was doomed from the get-go when casting issues required script rewrites across the board. It doesn't help the fact either that everything happening throughout the season ultimately amounts to nothing. The season premiere means nothing, the following episodes mean nothing, heck...even the 150th episode means nothing. It's a whole season that can practically be skipped over...which is a shame, truly.
  • Jul 07, 2014
    Now the series is getting great!
  • Jun 21, 2014
    The jokes in this season become kind of corny, and the relationships are boring.
  • May 05, 2014
    Season seven is a disappointment (for HIMYM standards). There are some good overarching plots throughout the season, such as Barney and Nora's relationship, Robin and Kevin's relationship, Lily's pregnancy, and Barney's relationship with Quinn after Robin didn't return his affection. There are a few truly great episodes in season seven (Symphony Of Illumination, No Pressure, The Magician's Code Pt. 1 & 2, The Drunk Train (Solely for Ted's confession of love to Robin :) ) ), but it's mostly filler that seems to have lost it's comic edge. That being said, it's still HIMYM, so it's still incredible... There is no "bad" HIMYM episode. Watch it.
  • Apr 12, 2014
    One of the best seasons of the show, it was incredibly funny, very sweet, with more great performances from its cast.

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