How I Met Your Mother: Season 8 (2012 - 2013)


Season 8
How I Met Your Mother

Critics Consensus

How I Met Your Mother wears out its welcome this season, with an anticlimactic reveal and rote, less-than-fruitful humor.

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Critic Ratings: 13

64%

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User Ratings: 573

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Air date: Sep 24, 2012

Ted recounts a story about leaving a note for Victoria's ex-fiance (Thomas Lennon) in hope of calming Robin, who is anxious on her and Barney's wedding day.

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Air date: Oct 1, 2012

When Barney prepares a comprehensive pre-nup, the other guys decide to propose relationship amendments to their significant others; Quinn is furious and makes a pre-nup of her own.

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Air date: Oct 8, 2012

Marshall and Lily discover their trouble finding a nanny is a result of one of Barney's schemes; Ted and Robin argue over whose relationship is more serious.

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Air date: Oct 15, 2012

Lily and Marshall test their friends to see who would be the best godparents.

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Air date: Nov 5, 2012

As Ted and Victoria consider the future of their relationship, Ted asks Lily and Marshall for advice; Robin is concerned when she learns that Barney's new wingman is a dog.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2012

Barney takes matters into his own hands when Robin is hesitant to end things with Nick; Marshall and Lily desparately want some private time.

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Air date: Nov 19, 2012

Marshall ends up having to do damage control after his friend, Brad (Joe Manganiello), interviews for a job at the firm; Robin negotiates Barney's return to the strip club circuit.

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Air date: Nov 26, 2012

In the biggest case of his career, Marshall faces off with his archenemy, Brad (Joe Manganiello); the gang remembers delinquent moments from their teenage years.

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Air date: Dec 3, 2012

Robin is determined to hook up with Barney one more time; Ted substitutes for Marvin's nanny.

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Air date: Dec 10, 2012

Robin is suspicious of Barney's relationship with Patrice; Marshall makes a disturbing discovery about his mother.

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Cast & Crew

Josh Radnor
Ted Mosby

Actor
Jason Segel
Marshall Erikson

Actor
Cobie Smulders
Robin Sherbatsky

Actor
Neil Patrick Harris
Barney Stinson

Actor
Alyson Hannigan
Lily Aldrin

Actor
Bob Saget
Narrator
Ashley Williams
Victoria

Guest Star
Kyle MacLachlan
The Captain

Guest Star
Abby Elliott
Jeanette Peterson

Guest Star
Joe Manganiello
Brad Morris

Guest Star
Ellen D. Williams
Patrice

Guest Star
Becki Newton
Quinn Garvey

Guest Star
Joe Lo Truglio
Honeywell

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Thomas Lennon
Klaus

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Ned Rolsma
Marcus Eriksen

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Michael Trucco
Nick Petteruti

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Joe Nieves
Carl

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David Henrie
Son

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Suzie Plakson
Judy Eriksen

Guest Star
Lyndsy Fonseca
Daughter

Guest Star
Carter Bays
Executive Producer
Craig Thomas
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for How I Met Your Mother: Season 8

Audience Reviews for How I Met Your Mother: Season 8

  • May 09, 2022
    My favourite season! It's funny & emotional! Hit my feels and made me burst out laughing every few minutes!
  • Apr 10, 2022
    It's fine. Hopefully next season improves.
  • Jan 15, 2022
    Might be my favourite season, I think the comedy peaks here with some of the most hilarious jokes and episodes the show has to offer
  • Oct 08, 2021
    The season has arguably the best himym episode with THE FINAL PAGE. The episodes with Barney and Robin are fun to watch but many of the episodes have disappointing humour, though the awesome episodes including Time Travellers, Band or DJ, Something New, The Final Page, Ring Up! make up for it in my case
  • Sep 21, 2021
    The show is in the awkward stage before the finale, whiach that has been set up for so long, that it loses investment on the stuff that's actually happening. While still good in parts it's spinning its wheels more than anything.
  • Jun 04, 2021
    I don't like the captain, I don't like Quinn, I don't like some of the back flashes none the less this season has some heartwarming moments, worth watching!
  • 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!
  • Mar 20, 2021
    Terrible temporada, ya se notaba que solo estaban alargando la serie, las tramas eran repetitivas.
  • Jan 28, 2021
    ♦️ Eighth Season - How can it get worse? Ah, do a ninth season. ♦️
  • Dec 10, 2020
    A bit unwieldy and jarring at times, season 8 is a bit weak by comparison to the rest of the series. It is saved by the emotional powerhouses that are episodes such as the Time Traveler and the finale, which are deserving of five stars as anyone who has seen them knows. Things just happen a bit too fast and at times lack proper development.

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