How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
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The Slutty Pumpkin 

Marshall and Lily enter a Halloween costume party and Robin brings her new boyfriend. Ted and Barney go to the same Halloween party they go to every year where Ted looks for his lost love, the Slutty Pumpkin.


Pamela Fryman


Carter Bays (created by), Craig Thomas (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby
Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen
Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky
Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson
Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin
Jeremy Gabriel ... Mike
Lyndsy Fonseca ... Daughter
David Henrie ... Son
Joe Nieves ... Carl
Chad Lindsey Chad Lindsey ... Angel
Krizia Bajos ... Hula Girl
Scott Rinker ... Host (as Scott Allen Rinker)
Crispin Barrymore Crispin Barrymore ... The Shagarats
Randall Bills Randall Bills ... The Shagarats
Eric Bradley ... The Shagarats


On Halloween, Robin and her new boyfriend Mike meet for a Double Date with Lily and Marshall, who are eager to win the costume contest. Robin turns out as someone who is not so much into "couple things" so the dinner is not as pleasant as expected. Barney actually wants to take Ted with him to a Victoria Secret's Party, but Ted heads for a party on the roof of his apartment house, where he a few years ago met a beautiful woman, which is just called the "slutty pumpkin". Eager to meet her again, because he never had the change to call her because he lost her number, he waits for her every year at this party. Written by s

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

24 October 2005 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


There really is a drink called the "Tootsie Roll", but it's made with Kahlua and Sunny Delight orange juice instead of root beer. See more »


As Robin and Mike pass the sundae back and forth, the cherry on top keeps appearing and disappearing. See more »


Ted Mosby: [to someone in a big penguin costume] Excuse me? This is going to sound crazy, but... I met someone on this roof four years ago, and they mixed that cocktail, and they loved penguins... by any chance, was that you?
[the penguin seems to smile]
Ted Mosby: It's you. Everyone thought I was crazy, but...
[the penguin unmasks to reveal Barney underneath]
Barney: You are such a LOSER.
Ted Mosby: Arrgh!
Barney: Come on, I came back for you, Ted. I penguin-suited up to show you the error of your ways. And to score Hula Girl's number. Check ...
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References Top Gun (1986) See more »


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Could this penguin be the slutty pumpkin?
23 July 2017 | by jamarianaSee all my reviews

I now realise that there isn't too much to review on an episode-by- episode basis. And since I'm the only person who's going to enjoy reading these reviews in the future, I'll simplify my reviewing method (for certain titles) to a list of what I liked and what I didn't.

What I liked: The idea of mixing Kahlua and root beer, Marshall as Cher and his take on Ewoks, Barney's costume introduction, Barney's idea of having two costumes, the devil and the angel on Ted's shoulders, and Robin and Ted's conversation on the rooftop at the end.

What I didn't like: Lilly's Halloween costume, Robin's boyfriend trying to feed her, most of the rooftop party, and Robin getting territorial over ice cream.

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