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How I Met Your Mother: Return of the Shirt

Ted's outlook on his continuing search for love is altered when he rediscovers a shirt that has not seen daylight in years. Meanwhile, Barney amuses himself by coaxing Robin into sacrificing her job by saying completely outlandish things on air live for a cash reward.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x4
Production Number: 1ALH03
Airdate: Monday October 10th, 2005

Director: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Kourtney Kang

Alternate Airdates:

FR (Canal+) Mar 04, 2007
NL (RTL 5) Apr 06, 2009

  • Currently 9.4/10
9.4/10 (12 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Anne Dudek
As Natalie
Charlene Amoia
As Wendy
David Henrie
As Son
Lyndsy Fonseca
As Daughter
Michael Kagan
As Joel Adams
Monique Edwards
As Producer
Ange Billman
As Steph
Choice Skinner
As Trucker Hat Guy #1
Jackie Geary
As Jackie
John Henry Canavan
As Trucker Hat Guy #2
Katelin Chesna
As One Guest
Main Cast
Josh Radnor
As Ted Mosby
Jason Segel
As Marshall Eriksen
Cobie Smulders
As Robin Scherbatsky
Neil Patrick Harris
As Barney Stinson
Alyson Hannigan
As Lily Aldrin
Bob Saget
voiced Narrator / Ted, 2030
Episode Notes
Natalie's favorite Belle & Sebastion song is "We rule the school." It was played whenever Ted remembered the good memories of their relationship.

In this episode, Ted wears the same shirt the entire time, excluding flashbacks.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Belle & SebastianWe Rule The School 

Episode Quotes
Barney: There are only two reasons to date a girl you've already dated: breast implants.

Robin: (live on television) I'm a dirty, dirty girl. (smacks butt) , Ow.

Barney: You broke up with a porn star? Friendship over. Friendship over!

Barney: Now, for two more hundisticks, baby's gonna look in the camera and say this (whispers in Robin's ear).
Lily: Eww! (Barney and Robin look at her) I'm just assuming.

Ted's Date: When I was living in LA I was really strapped for cash, so, to make some extra money, I started making adult films.
Ted: Wow . . . uh, how many did you make?
Ted's Date: 175.
Lily: Say what you will about the porn industry, but they're hard workers.

Episode Goofs
Robin pronounces her last name in two different ways in the two pieces she does for Metro News 1.

Warning: How I Met Your Mother season 1 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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