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How I Met Your Mother Episode: "Ten Sessions"

Season 3, Episode 13
Episode Synopsis: Ted is repeatedly snubbed in his attempts to get a date with Stella (Sarah Chalke), his dermatologist, but her receptionist, Abby (Britney Spears), becomes infatuated with him.
Original Air Date: Mar 24, 2008
Guest Cast Britney Spears: Abby Sarah Chalke Bob Saget
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Season 3, Episode 13
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Length: 02:58:06
Aired: 3/24/2008
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"Ten Sessions" Season 3, Episode 13

Well. They over hyped Britney quite a lot, did they not? Don't get me wrong, I didn't mind, because Sarah Chalke was amazing and Ms. Britney, wellcan't really act. I bet that will get me a lot of angry feedback, but come on. She's no Sarah Chalke. Anyway, due to the previously mentioned over hyping done by everyone and their mother, I really don't have much to say about Britney's guest spot other than it was nice to see her functional. She delivered her lines in an acceptable manner and I barely even sneered! Pretty forgettable, honestly. I hope she had as good a time filming her scenes as has been reported. Moving on, let's get to the episode itself shall we? I came away from the episode tonight with three major points on my mind: Marshall really needs a haircut, Ted will never learn to be smooth with the ladies (and I blame it all on Barney), and the writers must think we are really dense (but I love them anyway). Tonight focused on Ted's desire to win over the lovely Stella, his tattoo removal doctor (played, of course, by Sarah Chalke of Scrubs fame). Stella refuses his date proposals and Ted spends all of his ten sessions trying to change her "no" to a "yes". As he does this, we get intermittent scenes with the entire group at MacLaren's (yay group time at the pub!). This group time includes Barney trying to "help," Robin looking gorgeous and saying very little except for when she attributes "Stairway to Heaven" to the wrong, non-dead singer, and Lily wearing a variety of fake nails we are supposed to think are real. Still, it was excellent to see the gang together in one setting. Ted spends the entire episode humiliating himself in numerous ways (screaming like a girl, thinking he has a date with Stella only to find out it's a Girls Night Out, reading a really bad self help book to impress her, etc.), but I surprisingly didn't find it as pathetic as I could have. You have to give him credit, really, considering he was there to get a butterfly tramp stamp removed. How many men would have the guts to still go after their doctor in such a situation? And then, at the end, Stella reveals that she has a daughter and no time for dating, but really does like Ted. So what does Ted do? He sets up an entire two minute date, including meal, movie and kiss. My heart! Some of you may mock, but he totally redeemed himself in my eyes. That was adorable and I am still a little starry eyed. More important for us, however, is the throwaway line that Stella gives about the one party she has gone to all year St. Patrick's Day. She went home early! Yeah, I know, how many of you fell for that? Me either. Look, I would love for Stella to be the Mother, but I think we all know how unlikely that is. That said, if I turn out to be wrong I will be the first one cheering. Yeah, can anyone tell how much I liked Stella? So, that is pretty much it, no? Not a very plot heavy episode, but enjoyable. They still have a ways to go before I will feel as enamored with the show as I once was, but I am still eager to tune in every week. Hey, maybe next week Robin will get more than three lines (perhaps with Barney, writers? What? A girl can dream!). Oh, ok, look. You have to let me get one catty Britney comment in, okay? Because I respected her performance, I really did, butshe ended up with Barney. Propositioning Barney for random hotel sex and shopping. You just know she's delivered those lines in some form before, no? Ok, ok. I promise I am done with the Britney bashing. Unless she returns and then all bets are off! Off! Best episode moment tonight goes to Barney sneakily getting Ted to grow the mustache, despite how horrifying it was. Not quite as scary as the Breakup Beard, but close. A well earned ten dollars, Barney. Well done, indeed. Poll: How do you rate Britney's performance on HIMYM? Vote here. Poll: Do you want Sarah to be the Mother? Vote here. show less
Well They over hyped Britney quite a lot did they not Dont get me wrong I didnt mind because Sarah Chalke was amazing and Ms Britney wellcant really act I bet that will get me a lot of angry feedback but come on Shes no Sarah ChalkeAnyway due to the previously mentioned over hyping done by everyone and their mother I really dont have much to say about Britneys guest spot other than it was nice to see her functional She delivered her lines in an acceptable manner and I barely even sneered Pretty forgettable honestly I hope she had as good a time filming her scenes as has been reportedMoving on lets get to the episode itself shall we I came away from the episode tonight with three major points on my mind Marshall really needs a haircut Ted will never learn to be smooth with the ladies and I blame it all on Barney and the writers must think we are really dense but I love them anywayTonight focused on Ted read more

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