How I Met Your Mother

10 Worst 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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jul 14, 2024.

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How I Met Your Mother - S8E5

#10 - The Autumn of Breakups (Season 8 - Episode 5)

As the season of break-ups continues, Ted and Victoria must choose the next step in their long and complicated relationship. Meanwhile, Robin worries about Barney when he chooses a dog to be his wingman.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 1493 votes.

How I Met Your Mother - S7E15

#9 - The Burning Beekeeper (Season 7 - Episode 15)


Lily asks for her father's help when she and Marshall decide to throw a housewarming party. Marshall's boss gets under Ted's skin and the two nearly come to blows, and Barney puts the moves on a wacky divorcée.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 1225 votes.

How I Met Your Mother - S8E23

#8 - Something Old (Season 8 - Episode 23)

Robin desperately tries to locate the item that she buried in Central Park years earlier to wear as her "Something Old" for the wedding. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily ask Ted to help them pack for Italy, and Barney invites Robin's father to play Laser Tag in order to bond with him.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 1941 votes.

How I Met Your Mother - S4E18

#7 - Old King Clancy (Season 4 - Episode 18)


Marshall and Barney lie to keep Ted from finding out the headquarters he'd been hired to design for GNB has been cancelled.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 1060 votes.

How I Met Your Mother - S9E23

#6 - Last Forever (1) (Season 9 - Episode 23)

Ted finally finishes telling his kids the story of how he met their mother.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 3005 votes.

How I Met Your Mother - S9E10

#5 - Mom and Dad (Season 9 - Episode 10)


When Barney’s father arrives at the hotel, Barney devises a plan that makes Robin very nervous. Meanwhile, Ted is convinced someone framed him by messing up a wedding-related duty.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 2412 votes.

How I Met Your Mother - S9E19

#4 - Vesuvius (Season 9 - Episode 19)

On the morning of the wedding, Lily and Robin have a fight and Barney freaks out about which suit to wear. Meanwhile, the gang watches a movie Ted has forbidden them to see.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 2541 votes.

How I Met Your Mother - S9E24

#3 - Last Forever (2) (Season 9 - Episode 24)


Ted finally finishes telling his kids the story of how he met their mother.

The episode was rated 7.37 from 2699 votes.

How I Met Your Mother - S9E14

#2 - Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra (Season 9 - Episode 14)

In an attempt to deliver a devastating final slap to Barney, Marshall explains how he mastered the Slap of A Million Exploding Suns.

The episode was rated 7.33 from 2576 votes.

How I Met Your Mother - S9E11

#1 - Bedtime Stories (Season 9 - Episode 11)


Marshall tries to get Marvin to sleep by reciting three rhyming bedtime tales about his friends as they wind down their epic cross-country journey.

The episode was rated 7.18 from 2416 votes.

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