HIMYM Season 3

Season 3 of How I Met Your Mother aired from September 24, 2007 to May 19, 2008 and contained 20 episodes from Wait For It to Miracles.


Robin returns from a trip to Argentina and Ted must adjust to life as just her friend. Marshall and Lily decide to move out on their own, falling in love with a place they can't afford. Marshall learns of Lily's bad credit rating due to her compulsive shopping. Despite this, they are able to finally secure their dream apartment, only to discover it's in a bad location and more poorly constructed than they thought. Barney is slapped for the third time on Thanksgiving, which Marshall dubs "Slapsgiving." Ted explains how he met all his friends.

Ted tells his children that he met their mother through a story with her yellow umbrella. He finds the umbrella at a club and takes it home after attending a St. Patrick's Day party where his future wife was, although they did not meet. Ted attempts to woo Stella (Sarah Chalke), a dermatologist he sees to remove an embarrassing tattoo. This culminates in a memorable "two-minute date," which incorporates small talk, dinner, a movie, coffee, two cab rides, and a goodnight kiss, all within two minutes. Robin sleeps with Barney after he comforts her following a break-up, which is followed by Ted's disapproval and decision to stop being friends with Barney. Meanwhile, an unknown woman begins to sabotage Barney's attempts to hook up. His saboteur is revealed to be Abby (Britney Spears), Stella's receptionist, with a vendetta against him for not calling her after they had sex.

In the season finale, after Ted and Barney get into separate car accidents and end up in the hospital, they renew their friendship. It is revealed that Barney has true feelings for Robin, while Ted proposes to Stella.


Main Cast

In order of character appearances

Recurring Cast

In order of character appearances

Episode List: 2007-2008

Image Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate #
Wait for it - teds tattoo1 Wait For It
Carter Bays
Craig Thomas
Pamela Fryman
September 24, 2007
Ted is in a slump after breaking up with Robin until she returns from Argentina with her new boyfriend, Gael. While Gael impresses Lily and Marshall, Ted hooks up with a wild girl who suggests he get a tattoo.
Were not from here - two robins We're Not From Here
Chris Harris
Pamela Fryman
October 1, 2007
Ted and Barney pretend to be tourists in order to hook up with girls. Robin begins to lose the side of her she enjoyed while in Argentina. Marshall struggles to write a note to Lily in case of his death.
Third wheel - ted can take his pick Third Wheel
David Hemingson
Pamela Fryman
October 8, 2007
Ted bumps into an old one-night-stand and is presented with the possibility of a threesome. Robin's personal rules for a first date backfire.
Little boys - robin doug 2 Little Boys
Kourtney Kang
Rob Greenberg
October 15, 2007
Robin is awkward around the young son of a guy she is dating. To prove who has more game, Ted and Barney make a bet over who can sleep with a girl first.
How i met everyone else - marshall introduces lily How I Met Everyone Else
Gloria Calderon Kellet
Pamela Fryman
October 22, 2007
Ted brings his new girlfriend to meet the group. Barney tries to prove she's on the wrong side of the line on his Hot/Crazy Scale. In the meantime, the gang tell stories about how they all met.
Im not that guy - marshall considers I'm Not That Guy
Jonathon Groff
Pamela Fryman
October 29, 2007
Marshall must choose between his dream job and financial security at a different job. Robin learns a secret about Lily and Barney discovers a porn star with the same name as Ted.
Dowisitrepla - no spoiler Dowisetrepla
Brenda Hsueh
Pamela Fryman
November 5, 2007
Marshall and Lily go apartment hunting and Barney uses the opportunity to hook up with a girl without giving away his own address. Marshall learns Lily's secret.
Spoiler alert - input pass Spoiler Alert
Stephen Lloyd
Pamela Fryman
November 12, 2007
An annoying habit in Ted's new girlfriend causes the gang to point out various bad habits unnoticed by other members of the group. Marshall forgets his password and can't check the results of the Bar exam; he turns to Barney for help.
Slapsgiving - Barney slapped Slapsgiving
Matt Kuhn
Pamela Fryman
November 19, 2007
It’s Lily and Marshall’s first Thanksgiving as a married couple. Barney has to deal with a looming slap. Robin wants to bring her current boyfriend and Ted and Robin must deal with residual tension since their breakup.
The yips - Barney and James The Yips
Jamie Rhonheimer
Pamela Fryman
November 26, 2007
The gang joins a gym. Barney suffers a loss of confidence after learning that the woman he lost his virginity to wasn't as impressed as he thought.
Platinum rule - barney and wendy The Platinum Rule
Carter Bays
Craig Thomas
Pamela Fryman
December 10, 2007
Ted wants to ask out his dermatologist against the gang's advice. They take turns recounting tales of how relationships with people they saw on a regular basis have backfired.
No tomorrow No Tomorrow
Carter Bays
Craig Thomas
Pamela Fryman
March 17, 2008
Ted joins Barney in St. Patrick's Day festivities where he is pleased to find that doing bad things can be quite rewarding. Robin and Marshall don't know how to tell Lily something is wrong with the new apartment.
10 sessions - ted zapped Ten Sessions
Chris Harris
Carter Bays
Craig Thomas
Pamela Fryman
March 24, 2008
Ted Mosby plots to get Stella Zinman, a dermatologist at a tattoo removal clinic, to say yes when he asks her out at the end of the ten sessions.
The bracket The Bracket
Joe Kelly
Pamela Fryman
March 31, 2008
Someone is sabotaging Barney's attempts to pick up girls and the gang must examine his previous conquests to find the culprit.
Chain of screaming - arthur screams The Chain of Screaming
Carter Bays
Craig Thomas
Pamela Fryman
April 14, 2008
Marshall doesn't know what to do when his new boss yells at him at work. The whole gang has advice to offer. Ted buys a new car.
Sandcastles in the sand Sandcastles in the Sand
Kourtney Kang
Pamela Fryman
April 21, 2008
Robin reunites with an old boyfriend but not everyone sees him the same way she does. Barney tries to find out about a second music video by Robin Sparkles.
Missy The Goat
Stephen Lloyd
Pamela Fryman
April 28, 2008
Lily brings a goat home from school. Ted celebrates his 30th birthday. Barney and Robin deal with the repercussions from their night together. Barney hires Marshall to help him find a loophole in The Bro Code.
Rebound bro - barney and randy Rebound Bro
Jamie Rhonheimer
Pamela Fryman
May 5, 2008
Barney struggles to fill the void after his falling out with Ted. Stella and Ted fight when Ted reveals some personal information about her to the gang.
Everything must go - painting for sale Everything Must Go
Jonathon Groff
Chris Harris
Pamela Fryman
May 12, 2008
To avoid having to sell her clothes to pay to fix her apartment, Lily tries to sell her artwork. Barney learns who has been sabotaging his attempts to pick up girls and uses the opportunity to strike a blow at Ted.
Ted pre smash Miracles
Carter Bays
Craig Thomas
Pamela Fryman
May 19, 2008
Ted breaks up with Stella but regrets it after an accident makes him realize his true feelings. Marshall and Robin argue over the existence of miracles.
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  • With 20 episodes, this is the shortest season. It was influenced by writers strike.

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