How I Met Your Mother

Season 8 Episode 2

The Pre-Nup

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 01, 2012 on CBS
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  • WHO WANTS SOME GHOST TOAST?

    How I Met Your Mother "The Pre-Nup" Review: We're Not Playing Around Anymore, Are We?

    When this episode began, I thought we were in for 22 minutes' worth of treading water. The last five minutes sure proved me wrong.

  • Episode Summary

    Barney gives Quinn a very exhaustive pre-nup, leading her to respond in kind. The guys put forth their own relationship standards, that the girls find unacceptable.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • Very funny!

      10
      This episode was actually quite a funny one! That line in the pre-nup "your parents may stay as long as they like... provided they arrive in an urn" has got to be one of my favourite lines ever! It was just amazing!



      I loved some of the things in that pre-nup but there were definitely some realy weird moments throughout the episode which I wasn't too fond of.



      But all up, given the low quality of some of the episodes of late, this was actually as good as it gets!moreless
    • The only good idea

      1.0
      Is the way how they broke up Barney and Quinn.
    • "You know, it's big comedy, but you also really care about these characters."

      9.0
      And you do. Even though the show is about how Ted met the mother, it is not this that makes the show, it's everything else. And I think this episode really brought that out in some ways, especially towards the end with Marshall's confession to Lily.



      Robin turning herself on by winking to herself just cracked me up, and Klaus just about killed me in this episode. It was good that Quinn and Barney broke it off on good terms, and just that bit at the end with Robin and Barney - even though it was a bit cliched with the "not this time" prenup line, it was fitting and it did make me smile. Also loved how Victoria and Nick just fitted right in - they didn't feel forced or like strangers at all. All around a great episode.moreless
    • The Pre Nup

      6.5
      Outside of guest star Bob Odenkirk's character there really was nothing funny about the episode, but what I did like was the story they crafted. While the concepts in these prenups were outrageous, it was a true hard-hitting commentary on how couples either have to love the craziness of their partners or they will grow apart.



      Maybe they rushed the end of Barney and Quinn a bit, a character played well by Becki Newton, but there was also a surplus of people on the show right now. There was 9 people in the room during the Afterschool Special style speeches, and that's just too much. Get back to the core cast.



      But a solid episode here.moreless
    • Better

      7.0
      The show has been absolutely awful these last seasons, but this episode was actually an improvement. I do have to say that I hate the way they ended the episode. It just gets tireing when they always skip ahead the last (or first) minute of every episode. But other than that, it was a good episode. It had some very good and funny (and old-school HIMYM-) scenes, which I have really missed.moreless
    Michael Trucco

    Michael Trucco

    Nick

    Guest Star

    Bob Odenkirk

    Bob Odenkirk

    Arthur

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    Bill Fagerbakke

    Bill Fagerbakke

    Marvin Sr.

    Guest Star

    Becki Newton

    Becki Newton

    Quinn

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    Ashley Williams

    Ashley Williams

    Victoria

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