How I Met Your Mother

The BEST episodes of How I Met Your Mother

Every episode of How I Met Your Mother ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of How I Met Your Mother!

A father tells his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey that he and his four best friends undertook, which would lead him to meet their mother.

Last Updated: 6/7/2022Network: CBS
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The Final Page: Part Two
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8.27
3278 votes

#1 - The Final Page: Part Two

Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/17/2012

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.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Oh Honey
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8.12
8078 votes

#2 - Oh Honey

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/7/2011

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

Directors: Pamela Fryman
Watch Now:Amazon
How Your Mother Met Me
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8.01
5713 votes

#3 - How Your Mother Met Me

Season 9 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/27/2014

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

Directors: Pamela Fryman
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The Bro Mitzvah
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8.00
5773 votes

#4 - The Bro Mitzvah

Season 8 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/29/2013

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

Directors: Pamela Fryman
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The Playbook
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8.00
6298 votes

#5 - The Playbook

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/16/2009

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

Directors: Pamela Fryman
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Something New
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7.99
5254 votes

#6 - Something New

Season 8 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/13/2013

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.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Final Page: Part One
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7.98
5574 votes

#7 - The Final Page: Part One

Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/17/2012

Robin takes steps to have Patrice fired from WWN, while Marshall puts a jinx on Barney. Later, Ted invites his architecture professor to the dedication of the GNB building, and Marshall and Lily bump into an oddball acquaintance from college.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
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The Magician's Code: Part Two
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7.98
3375 votes

#8 - The Magician's Code: Part Two

Season 7 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/14/2012

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.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
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The Naked Man
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7.97
6229 votes

#9 - The Naked Man

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/24/2008

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.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
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Challenge Accepted
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7.95
7376 votes

#10 - Challenge Accepted

Season 6 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/16/2011

Robin and Barney bond when they intervene in Ted's relationship, and Marshall and Lily watch a ticking clock as he fears that he soon will be the victim of food poisoning.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
Watch Now:Amazon
Bass Player Wanted
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7.94
5457 votes

#11 - Bass Player Wanted

Season 9 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/16/2013

The gang encounters a guy at the wedding who intentionally stirs up trouble among them, and Marshall finally arrives at the Farhampton Inn.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
Watch Now:Amazon
Come On
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7.93
5659 votes

#12 - Come On

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/15/2006

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.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Slapsgiving
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7.93
5927 votes

#13 - Slapsgiving

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/19/2007

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.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
Watch Now:Amazon
Game Night
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7.92
6072 votes

#14 - Game Night

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/27/2006

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.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The End of the Aisle
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7.91
4833 votes

#15 - The End of the Aisle

Season 9 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/24/2014

With only a half-hour to go, both Barney and Robin have panic attacks about their upcoming nuptials. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily rewrite their old wedding vows.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
Watch Now:Amazon
The Magician's Code: Part One
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7.91
6478 votes

#16 - The Magician's Code: Part One

Season 7 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/14/2012

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

Directors: Pamela Fryman
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Mary the Paralegal
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7.90
5923 votes

#17 - Mary the Paralegal

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/24/2006

Robin is nominated to receive an award for a news report and everyone needs a date to take to the show. Barney introduces Ted to Mary as a date that Ted can take to the show. Originally Ted is opposed to the idea of just trying to save face in front of Robin but when she shows up with a date he changes his mind. Robin asks Mary lots of questions, and Ted begins to really like Mary, despite her occupation.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
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Slap Bet
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7.88
6404 votes

#18 - Slap Bet

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/20/2006

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.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Blitzgiving
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7.87
8075 votes

#19 - Blitzgiving

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/22/2010

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.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
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Karma
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7.85
6827 votes

#20 - Karma

Season 7 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/27/2012

Barney continues his pursuit of Quinn. Ted has to deal with Robin's old room, while Robin gets a taste of suburban life from Marshall and Lily.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Disaster Averted
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7.85
6984 votes

#21 - Disaster Averted

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/7/2011

While the gang reminisces about Hurricane Irene, Barney tries to cut a deal with Marshall and Lily to get out of wearing the Ducky Tie.

Directors: Michael J. Shea
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Drumroll, Please
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7.84
6218 votes

#22 - Drumroll, Please

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/23/2006

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.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
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A Change of Heart
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7.83
7921 votes

#23 - A Change of Heart

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/28/2011

When Barney starts to have real feelings for Nora, he worries that something is wrong with his heart. Meanwhile, Robin starts dating a guy who acts a lot like a dog.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
Watch Now:Amazon
The Rehearsal Dinner
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7.83
5310 votes

#24 - The Rehearsal Dinner

Season 9 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/2/2013

Barney is shooting to have the rehearsal dinner at a laser-tag venue, while Lily is upset when Ted fails to live up to a promise.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
Watch Now:Amazon
Bachelor Party
star
7.82
5794 votes

#25 - Bachelor Party

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/9/2007

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.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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