How I Met Your Mother

10 Best Episodes of How I Met Your Mother

A father recounts to his children - through a series of flashbacks - the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother.

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#1 - The Final Page: Part Two (Season 8 - Episode 12)

Christmas approaches and Ted wrestles with whether to tell Robin about Barney's intentions involving Patrice, while Marshall and Lily get an early Yule gift, a night away from Marvin, but a case of separation anxiety strikes and threatens to ruin the evening.

The episode was rated 8.60 from 1408 votes.

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#2 - Slap Bet (Season 2 - Episode 9)


Ted and Barney discusses their viewpoints on knowing things about women. Barney thinks that the more you know the more likely you are to find a deal breaker. Ted wants to know the deal breakers right away, as Robin refuses to go to the mall to cover her secret.

The episode was rated 8.42 from 1402 votes.

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#3 - The Magician's Code: Part Two (Season 7 - Episode 24)

Ted is conflicted when Victoria approaches him on her wedding day and asks him to elope. Meanwhile, Barney and Quinn are arrested by airport security while on the way to Hawaii when Barney refuses to open a box they are traveling with.

The episode was rated 8.37 from 1005 votes.

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#4 - How Your Mother Met Me (Season 9 - Episode 16)


On the 200th episode, The Mother recounts how she met Ted and what she’s been up to for the past eight years.

The episode was rated 8.37 from 2886 votes.

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#5 - The Bro Mitzvah (Season 8 - Episode 22)

The gang works together to plan a legendary bachelor party for Barney.

The episode was rated 8.34 from 2039 votes.

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#6 - The Playbook (Season 5 - Episode 8)


After his relationship with Robin ends, Barney dusts off his "playbook" to help him back into the dating scene

The episode was rated 8.34 from 1223 votes.

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#7 - Come On (Season 1 - Episode 22)

Ted tries to keep Robin from going on a camping trip so that she can spend time with him. Barney enlists the help of an old flame to perform a rain dance. At the same time Marshall finds out about Lily's interview for the fellowship in San Francisco.

The episode was rated 8.33 from 1289 votes.

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#8 - Slapsgiving (Season 3 - Episode 9)


Lily and Marshall have their first Thanksgiving as a married couple; Barney is tortured by the slap bet countdown clock, worrying about when the slap will be dished out.

The episode was rated 8.33 from 1248 votes.

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#9 - The Magician's Code: Part One (Season 7 - Episode 23)

When Lily goes into labor, Ted and Robin distract her by telling her stories while Marshall hurries back from Atlantic City.

The episode was rated 8.32 from 1320 votes.

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#10 - Symphony of Illumination (Season 7 - Episode 12)


Robin receives bad news and decides to hide it from the gang. Marshall hangs Christmas decorations in his house in the suburbs with some help from his neighbor.

The episode was rated 8.31 from 1282 votes.

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#11 - The Pineapple Incident (Season 1 - Episode 10)

After being forced into knocking back 5 shots, so he will stop thinking, Ted goes on a partying rampage. The next morning he wakes up with a woman in his bed, but he does not know who it is. So he turns to his friends to try and piece the night together and work out who the woman is in his bed.

The episode was rated 8.30 from 1425 votes.

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#12 - Game Night (Season 1 - Episode 15)


A mysterious tape arrives for Barney from one of his numerous ex-girlfriends, and the entire gang watches it. But, in order for them all to find out how she broke Barney's heart and made him into a suit-wearing bachelor, everyone must share their most embarrassing moment.

The episode was rated 8.28 from 1359 votes.

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#13 - Drumroll, Please (Season 1 - Episode 13)

Ted finds a new woman at the wedding. They want to remember the evening so they don't exchange last names or numbers; but Ted takes a big fall when he tries to find out her name.

The episode was rated 8.27 from 1344 votes.

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#14 - Something New (Season 8 - Episode 24)


As the gang prepares to go to Robin and Barney’s wedding, Ted invites Lily to see the house he's finally finished fixing up. Meanwhile, Robin and Barney’s night of relaxation is ruined by an obnoxious couple, and Marshall takes the baby on a last-minute trip to Minnesota to see his family.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 2081 votes.

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#15 - Oh Honey (Season 6 - Episode 15)

Barney gets emotional when he opens up to Honey about his life. Ted admits to having feelings for Zoey to the group.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 1191 votes.

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#16 - Bachelor Party (Season 2 - Episode 19)


Robin attends Lily's bridal shower and finds the gift that she brought is out of place. Barney hires a stripper for Marshall's bachelor party.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 1182 votes.

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#17 - Blitzgiving (Season 6 - Episode 10)

When Ted leaves the bar early to prepare a Thanksgiving feast for his friends, the gang winds up partying all night with The Blitz, an old friend from college who has bad luck. As a result Ted is forced to spend Thanksgiving with Zoey.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 1180 votes.

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#18 - Swarley (Season 2 - Episode 7)


Marshall goes on his first real date post-breakup with Lily. Not only do Ted and Barney try to warn him that this girl has got the crazy eyes, but Lily decides to do everything she can to find out about this her and break them up. Also, Barney gets a new name.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 1303 votes.

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#19 - The Naked Man (Season 4 - Episode 9)

The gang learns a new way to get their dates to sleep with them after Ted walks in on Robin's date sitting naked on the couch.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 1173 votes.

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#20 - Showdown (Season 2 - Episode 20)


Thinking that Bob Barker may be his father, Barney is overjoyed to be a contestant on The Price is Right. Marshall and Lily try sleeping apart prior to the wedding.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 1202 votes.


Last updated: jun 26, 2023

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