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How I Met Your Mother

Season 7 Episode 8

The Slutty Pumpkin Returns

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 31, 2011 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Ted finally meets the mystery girl from the slutty pumpkin costume. Meanwhile, Barney is stunned to discover he's part Canadian, and Lily's pregnancy affects her thinking.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • worst episodo

    I think this was the worst and most boring espisodo of the whole series.
  • Exceptionally anticlimatic and underwhelming.

    After several years of suspense surrounding this moment, I ws really looking forward to this episode after reading its title.

    Did it live up to expectations - not in the slightest.

    It was very anticlimatic. This was a moment we have been waiting several years to see, and they killed it waaaaaay too quickly.

    The thing tht saved this episode ws Barney finding out what he did about his grandparents and how he is a quarter Candian. That was just hilarious and had so many great moments!!!

    All up, the Slutty Pumpkin fails to ilive up to expecations. There is no denying it. Hoping that HIMYM gets better next week...moreless
  • Disappointing

    I had so many expectations about this episode, but the slutty pumpkin disappointed me! Katie Holmes was very annoying! On the other hand, Barney's story was great and made it up.
  • Give them a rest (RE:Samuel2484)

    I m reading all those comments lately that people are disappointed by the show and the characters. Some people say that robin is coming out as an ignorant selfish person, ted whiny pathetic man, and lily and marshall simply boring and not needed. Ok we got it you like Barney! Neil is amazing and super talented and yes even the production thinks he is the star of the show, but you know what? I am a true fan of the show, i can be objective, and i believe that there is nothing wrong with the episode or the plot or the season or the characters. Ted tells the story of what he has been through in order to become the man he was when he met the woman of his life, the mother. And why is it pathetic for a guy to cry over his messed up love life but is so natural and predictable for a woman to do that? Its different nice and funny to see a guy have deep feelings. Now lets talk about Marshal for a while! YEAH Neil is adorable and unbelievable talented in so many things, the guy can blow your mind, BUT you all seem to forget that Jason Segel is one of the most talented comedians of our generation. He has something from the old times but a modern air too. He is so funny, i mean just look at his reactions as Marshall even when he has no lines... Sometimes couples are boring and thats why marshall and lilly are not exciting all the time, but they are sweet and they are the more serious and mature touch of the show. I believe that over the years, maybe even from the beginning, How i met your mother doesn't care to be just another sit com, but a realistic story about life. They want to show how people are going through stuff and how they behave in relationships and friendships with a sense of humor. I still enjoy the show and I find it amazing that they are doing all those flash backs , they are closing open cases in order to slowly get to the big finale. This episode was funny, not exciting, it was not "Drum roll please" from season one, it was cool, refreshing, relaxing, and i liked it! How I met your mother keeps me company, makes me feel like i am one of the group and groups have ups and downs! But each episode gives me a homey cozy feeling. Give them a rest remember we are talking about a realistic show about life and we all know in life not everyday is exciting and special.moreless
  • Alright, so the Slutty Pumpkin storyline didn't quite live up to all the years of mystery, but Barney and Robin sure made up for it!

    This episode was obviously highly anticipated because, come on, it's the Slutty Pumpkin. The Slutty Pumpkin. And yet, the anticipation for it kind of died down while watching the episode. It wasn't what I expected it to be, let's put it this way. Nonetheless, it wasn't bad, it was just a little disappointing.

    Apart from that, everything else about this episode was just the best. Gosh, I love Barney and Robin, they are just so darn amazing together. Barney's whole freak out with his Canadian ancestry absolutely killed me. And the pregnancy brain? It just made me love Marshall and Lily so much more.

    Sure, the Slutty Pumpkin didn't necessarily live up to all these years of anticipation, but it was definitely worth watching.moreless
Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes


Guest Star

Christina Pickles

Christina Pickles


Guest Star

Jack Walsh

Jack Walsh


Guest Star

Bob Saget

Bob Saget

Voice of Ted, 2030

Recurring Role

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Naomi: Ted, I've been looking for the hot Hanging Chad for the last nine Halloweens. I've waded through a parade of Big Lebowskis, Harry Potters, Antoine Dodsons and the jackass who always dresses as laundry.
      Ted: I hate that guy.
      Naomi: That's why when I finally found you... it was hard to let go. Goodbye, Ted.

  • NOTES (2)


    • On finding that he is a quarter-Canadian, Barney goes "No! It's not true! That's impossible!". This is a quote from The Empire Strikes Back, which Luke says on finding out that Darth Vader is his father.