How I Met Your Mother

Episode 8.04 : Who Wants to Be a Godparent?

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

October 15, 2012




Comedy, Romance

Show Period

2005 - 2014

Production Company

Fox TV

Cast and Crew


Pamela Fryman


Matt Kuhn

Main Cast

Additional Cast

  • Ashley Williams
  • Michael Trucco as Nick / Crush
  • Ned Rolsma
  • August Maturo


Marshall and Lily almost get hit by a car, and they decide to create a will which makes them question who should be named Baby Marvin's legal guardian. After much deliberation, they decide to hold an official "game show" style competition amongst Barney, Robin and Ted to choose a godparent. However, their friends' dubious answers about parenting cause the couple to express doubt about any of their capabilities as godparents. In response, Ted, Robin and Barney point out Marshall and Lily's shortcomings as friends since they have been absent from their lives after having Marvin. Marshall and Lily realize they have been neglecting their friends and catch up with them at MacLaren's, ultimately deciding to give all three of them triple custody of Marvin in their will.

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