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Katie Holmes makes a 'How I Met Your Mother' cameo

Monday's (Oct. 14) "How I Met Your Mother" featured a series of flashbacks to the early days of the show -- and a totally unexpected cameo by one of the bigger names ever to guest-star on the series.The flashbacks laid out a standoff between Ted (Josh Radnor) and Marshall (Jason Segel) over whether Ted actually got Marshall and Lily (Alyson Hannigan) a wedding gift, and whether they in turn sent him a thank-you note. Each guy passive-aggressively tried to make his point by dropping hints that sailed right over the other's head.It culminated at one of the gang's rooftop Halloween parties, with Marshall dressing up as a wedding present and Ted going as a thank-you note (the only time, incidentally, we've ever seen him not dressing as an out-of-date hanging chad). As the scene ended, Ted walked out of the frame to reveal ... Katie Holmes as the Slutty Pumpkin, reprising her role from a... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/10/katie-holmes-makes-a-how-i-met-your-mother-cameo.html

'How I Met Your Mother': 'The Poker Game' and the problem with real time

The moments in Monday's (Oct. 14) "How I Met Your Mother" that either were not set at or not directly about things happening at the Farhampton Inn were pretty enjoyable. The ones that were, though, signal what could become real issues with this final season.So, the good parts of "The Poker Game" first. The B-story with Ted, Lily, Marshall and the mystery wedding gift from six years ago fulfilled a number of the things creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have said they want to do with this season. It filled in some previously unseen bit of the gang's history and called back to some well-remembered past moments, including their roles in Stuart and Claudia's relationship and Ted and Marshall's road trips to Chicago for amazing/awful pizza.And based on what we know of Ted and his love of the correct way of doing things, his gift-giving fetish -- and horror at thinking he didn't actually... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/10/how-i-met-your-mother-the-poker-game-and-the-problem-with-real-time.html

How I Met Your Mother Season 9 Episode 5 “The Poker Game”

How I Met Your Mother  Season 9 Episode 5 “The Poker Game” airs Monday, October 14 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network Episode Synopsis:  How I Met Your Mother Season 9 Episode 5 “The Poker Game” — When Barney is forced to pick sides in a fight between Robin and his mother, Lily coaches him on how not to ruin his relationship. Meanwhile, Ted and Marshall get into a dispute over wedding gifts and thank-you notes, on the final season of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, Monday, Oct. 14 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Frances Conroy returns as Barney’s mother Loretta, Sherri Shepherd returns as Daphne and Wayne Brady returns as Barney’s brother, James. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2013/10/14/how-i-met-your-mother-season-9-episode-5-the-poker-game/