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How I Met Your Mother

How I Met Your Mother

CBS 2005

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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The 10 Best Episodes of How I Met Your Mother

How I Met Your Mother - S8E12

#1 - The Final Page: Part Two

8.60

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 from 1408 votes.

How I Met Your Mother - S2E9

#2 - Slap Bet

8.42

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 from 1402 votes.

How I Met Your Mother - S7E24

#3 - The Magician's Code: Part Two

8.37

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 from 1005 votes.

How I Met Your Mother - S9E16

#4 - How Your Mother Met Me

8.37

Season 9 - Episode 16

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

The episode was rated from 2886 votes.

How I Met Your Mother - S8E22

#5 - The Bro Mitzvah

8.34

Season 8 - Episode 22

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

The episode was rated from 2039 votes.

How I Met Your Mother - S5E8
#6 - The Playbook
8.34
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 from 1223 votes.
How I Met Your Mother - S1E22
#7 - Come On
8.33
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 from 1289 votes.
How I Met Your Mother - S3E9
#8 - Slapsgiving
8.33
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 from 1248 votes.
How I Met Your Mother - S7E23
#9 - The Magician's Code: Part One
8.32
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 from 1320 votes.
How I Met Your Mother - S7E12
#10 - Symphony of Illumination
8.31
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 from 1282 votes.

Last updated: jan 26, 2022

Comments

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What started as a great comedy series, ended as a struggle to finish an episode. Recommended but stop watching when it starts getting uncomfortable..

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OH god, I'll miss this so much :'(

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Nice touch on the "totally ninja" button, me likey! =) Weak sauce could become "not steak sauce"... ETA? :P

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This show is legen...wait for it, dary XD

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"How I Met Your Mother" has one of the worst endings in tv no entertainment history. What a slap in the face to everybody who watched this show for 9 years and yet this show still has a 9 out of 10 for me. Why is that? Because I truly believe this is one of the best shows of all time so many good quotes and catchphrases and running gags and this show is so memorable and you love all the characters so much and you always feel weird when a show you love ends but when it ends like this you are just so angry and upset. I had heard that people were very angry about the ending of this show but I thought that was because they didn't like the mother and thought Ted and Robin should end up together turns out it was the total opposite. Ted and Robin were never electric togther they had they're moments but weren't even close to Barney and Robin. The last few seasons still have great episodes but the writing descions as a whole were terrible. I wasn't sure what they were pushing having Barney and Robin engaged but still hinting that Ted and Robin had feelings for each other it was like COME ON MAKE A DESCION and I thought they were just gonna have bad writing hinting those feelings and have them both end up with someone else but the writers said no lets have terrible writing. You spend literally an entire season with Robin and Barney's wedding AN ENTIRE SEASON then in the next episode were told they get divorced. Nobody gives a crap about Ted and Robin now you have barney pretty much depressed but hiding it, Tracy dead who I loved btw all for a couple nobody even shipped.

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The best series ever, legen...wait for it..dary

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Seasons 8 & 9 were sappy, romance bullshit. Did they forget this was supposed to be a comedy? Why the fuck did I keep watching such garbage?

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The ending wasn't bad, it was just unexpected. I love this show from the first to the last season. I could watch all the seasons over a hundred times and I wouldn't get bored. I really do love it and recommend it to all. Stinson out.

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For a show that is more or less Friends 2.0 (started in 2005 after Friends ended in 2004 and about a group of twenty something year old friends that hangout in a city, go to a local coffee shop/bar, have the attractive and single female of the group Rachel/Robin, and the hopeless romantic that's super quirky Ross/Ted, and heavily focuses on the single shenanigans of the other guy in the group Joey/Barney), this show get's it right and lives up to the hype. Well at least for the first seven seasons. Season 8 starts to see repetitive/frustrating plot points, and Season 9 seems largely thrown together loosely about shenanigans and doesn't really focus on what the audience wants to see. Where Friends nails the ending, How I Met Your Mother flutters. Regardless, still one hell of a show and should be one that everyone checks out. Average Season Review: 8.33/10 Recommendation - Must See (for Sitcom Fans)

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Watched last 3 seasons live, rest in syndication.

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How to ruin your 10 season long show in the final episode 101

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I really did love this show until the last few seasons, I feel like the writers just used the mother as a plot device to keep everyone running in and interested, and there are many things to prove my point. Plus in the end him telling his kids how he met their mother was really all a big waste because it was just him asking his kids for permission to date their "aunt" Robin. This had one of the most horribly stupid endings of All TIME, plus I also feel they used the mother for things that would help get Robin with Ted, like once Robin found out she couldn't have children (which at first she dirnt want them and of course I'm not blaming her for not being able to have them) but once she found this out of course she didn't be with Ted who wanted children and marriage two things she didn't want, but oh then we have the mother she gives him children then dies offscreen after we see her like twice the whole show and Robin is all for marriage now because she was married to Barney who was supposedly the "wrong guy" which he wasn't they were OTP together. So now the wife is out of the way and he has children and he's more mature and so is she so now they can get together? Like so fucking stupid I mean even the whole season on Robin and Barney's wedding and then next epiosde after tat oh their divorce and it's just passed over like it meant nothing and Barney is suppose to make due because all of a sudden one of the chicks he was with previous had a child for him I mean come on the writing towards the end was horribly sloppy and its like they just had a perfect puzzle almost completely built and then decided to destroy it once it had one piece left. I LOVED this show tuned in for every epiosde snf then the end literally just ruined the whole show for me because they used the mother as a plot device, a baby maker and a way to help Ted grow better for Robin and that is so fucked up in so many ways

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I wound up shame-eating the whole pizza...I woke up all greasy and sweaty..My sheets looked like what they wrap deli sandwiches in. Maybe I should join a gym..

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