The BEST episodes written by Craig Thomas

The Final Page: Part Two
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8.26
3025 votes

#1 - The Final Page: Part Two

How I Met Your Mother - 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.

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The Article
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8.25
4 votes

#2 - The Article

Method & Red - Season 1 - Episode 2

When a leading magazine writer visits Method & Red's mansion to observe their rapper lifestyle, the duo fear that the writer will portray them as ""soft"" when he discovers that Dorothea lives with them and Skylar has invited them to his birthday party, so Meth and Red turn Dorathea into a maid and they tell Skyler that they can't go to his party because they are sick.

Oh Honey
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8.12
7869 votes

#3 - Oh Honey

How I Met Your Mother - 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.

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The Playbook
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7.98
6071 votes

#4 - The Playbook

How I Met Your Mother - Season 5 - Episode 8

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

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How Your Mother Met Me
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7.96
5197 votes

#5 - How Your Mother Met Me

How I Met Your Mother - 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.

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Something New
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7.96
4893 votes

#6 - Something New

How I Met Your Mother - 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.

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The Magician's Code: Part Two
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7.96
3206 votes

#7 - The Magician's Code: Part Two

How I Met Your Mother - 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.

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Challenge Accepted
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7.93
7175 votes

#8 - Challenge Accepted

How I Met Your Mother - Season 6 - Episode 24

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.

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Bass Player Wanted
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7.91
4998 votes

#9 - Bass Player Wanted

How I Met Your Mother - Season 9 - Episode 13

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

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Come On
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7.90
5431 votes

#10 - Come On

How I Met Your Mother - 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.

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The End of the Aisle
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7.87
4354 votes

#11 - The End of the Aisle

How I Met Your Mother - Season 9 - Episode 22

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.

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Bachelor Party
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7.80
5593 votes

#12 - Bachelor Party

How I Met Your Mother - 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.

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Ten Sessions
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7.79
5774 votes

#13 - Ten Sessions

How I Met Your Mother - Season 3 - Episode 13

Ted pursues a woman named Stella, but only gets attention from her receptionist Abby.

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Pilot
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7.79
8799 votes

#14 - Pilot

How I Met Your Mother - Season 1 - Episode 1

It's the year 2030 and an older Ted Mosby is telling the story to his son and daughter about how he met and will eventually marry their mother. This is where we meet for the first time Ted, Lily, Marshall, Barney and Robin.

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Girls Vs. Suits
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7.78
6275 votes

#15 - Girls Vs. Suits

How I Met Your Mother - Season 5 - Episode 12

When Barney debates giving up wearing suits in order to land a hot bartender, his conflicted feelings lead to an amazingly awesome musical number. Meanwhile, Ted gets one step closer to meeting the future mother of his kids.

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Ducky Tie
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7.78
7322 votes

#16 - Ducky Tie

How I Met Your Mother - Season 7 - Episode 3

Barney faces having to wear Marshall's ducky tie if he loses a bet with him. Meanwhile, Ted hopes to apologize to an ex for cheating on her.

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Coming Back
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7.78
3599 votes

#17 - Coming Back

How I Met Your Mother - Season 9 - Episode 2

When James reveals that he is getting divorced, Robin worries about how Barney will take the news. Meanwhile, Marshall races to find a way to get to New York in time for the wedding, and Ted deals with being alone at a romantic hotel.

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The Broath
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7.77
6793 votes

#18 - The Broath

How I Met Your Mother - Season 7 - Episode 19

The gang tries to break up Barney and Quinn after learning they plan on moving in together, leaving Robin and Ted to fight over who deserves to sublet her apartment.

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The Leap
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7.77
5370 votes

#19 - The Leap

How I Met Your Mother - Season 4 - Episode 24

Ted is trying to keep his architecture firm afloat by doing an all-nighter, but Marshall tries to lure him to the roof for a surprise 31st birthday party, on the fourth season finale.

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The Pineapple Incident
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7.74
6027 votes

#20 - The Pineapple Incident

How I Met Your Mother - 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.

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The Rebound Girl
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7.74
7271 votes

#21 - The Rebound Girl

How I Met Your Mother - Season 7 - Episode 11

Ted and Barney discuss making a life-changing decision together, and Robin tries to discourage Marshall and Lily from moving to Long Island.

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No Tomorrow
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7.73
5840 votes

#22 - No Tomorrow

How I Met Your Mother - Season 3 - Episode 12

Ted lives like there's no tomorrow during a St. Patrick's Day celebration with Barney. Lily and Marshall spend the evening at their new apartment with Robin.

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The Ashtray
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7.72
4605 votes

#23 - The Ashtray

How I Met Your Mother - Season 8 - Episode 17

Ted gets a weird and surprising call from the Captain, which launches the gang into a series of recollections about the last perplexing encounter they had with him.

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Daisy
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7.71
4308 votes

#24 - Daisy

How I Met Your Mother - Season 9 - Episode 20

Marshall enlists Ted and Barney to help him figure out where Lily went when she left in the middle of their fight.

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Something Blue
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7.71
5468 votes

#25 - Something Blue

How I Met Your Mother - Season 2 - Episode 22

It's still Marshall and Lily's big wedding day but now we're at the reception. Robin tries to tell a story but keeps getting interrupted. Barney tries his hardest to figure out Ted and Robin's secret.

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The Locket
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7.70
5331 votes

#26 - The Locket

How I Met Your Mother - Season 9 - Episode 1

On their way to Long Island for their wedding weekend, Robin and Barney come across a startling family discovery. Meanwhile, Marshall sees something online that changes the course of his journey east, while Lily confronts Ted about letting go of Robin.

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Last Words
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7.68
7524 votes

#27 - Last Words

How I Met Your Mother - Season 6 - Episode 14

While on a trip to Minnesota, Ted and Barney try anything to make Marshall laugh. Marshall runs into an old nemesis from high school.

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Rally
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7.68
4354 votes

#28 - Rally

How I Met Your Mother - Season 9 - Episode 18

When Barney suffers from the world’s worst hangover the morning of his wedding, the gang tries to figure out the far-fetched ingredients to concoct the Stinson Hangover Fixer Elixir.

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Farhampton
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7.67
5855 votes

#29 - Farhampton

How I Met Your Mother - Season 8 - Episode 1

Barney attempts to hide the fact that he and Robin used to date, but Quinn finds out when sleep-deprived Marshall and Lily accidentally blurt it out. Meanwhile, Ted forces Victoria to write a left-at-the-altar note to Klaus explaining why she ran out on their wedding.

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The Best Man
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7.67
6980 votes

#30 - The Best Man

How I Met Your Mother - Season 7 - Episode 1

While Barney prepares for his wedding to a mystery bride, he and Ted reminisce about Punchy’s wedding, including when Marshall and Lily announced they are having a baby. Meanwhile, Robin considers telling Barney she has feelings for him.

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Tailgate
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7.67
6529 votes

#31 - Tailgate

How I Met Your Mother - Season 7 - Episode 13

After celebrating New Year's Eve, Marshall visits his father's graveside to carry on their tradition of tailgating. Meanwhile, Barney and Ted open a bar called "Puzzles," and Robin is forced to fill in for an inebriated news anchor.

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Wait for It
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7.67
5939 votes

#32 - Wait for It

How I Met Your Mother - Season 3 - Episode 1

Robin shows up with a date and this motivates Ted to 'get back out there'. We also learn something major about 'the Mother'.

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The Stinsons
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7.67
5636 votes

#33 - The Stinsons

How I Met Your Mother - Season 4 - Episode 15

The gang thinks that Barney must have a secret girlfriend after noticing his bizarre behavior.

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P.S. I Love You
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7.66
5085 votes

#34 - P.S. I Love You

How I Met Your Mother - Season 8 - Episode 15

Barney uncovers the lost episode of Robin’s “Underneath the Tunes” as Robin Sparkles. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily are concerned that Ted’s new girlfriend is a stalker.

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Good Crazy
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7.66
6450 votes

#35 - Good Crazy

How I Met Your Mother - Season 7 - Episode 22

Marshall panics when a baby shower indicates that the birth is close at hand and accidentally takes a road trip with Barney. Ted hallucinates seeing Robin while trying to get over her and decides to patch up their differences. Barney tries to talk Quinn out of being a stripper.

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Pilot
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7.66
349 votes

#36 - Pilot

The Goodwin Games - Season 1 - Episode 1

The Goodwin kids must adhere to their late father's wishes to inherit his fortune.

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Band or DJ?
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7.66
4842 votes

#37 - Band or DJ?

How I Met Your Mother - Season 8 - Episode 13

When Robin learns that Barney never asked her father’s permission before proposing, she insists that he seek his approval before announcing their engagement. Meanwhile, Ted keeps his feelings concealed by throwing himself into planning their wedding.

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Definitions
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7.65
6536 votes

#38 - Definitions

How I Met Your Mother - Season 5 - Episode 1

After sharing a kiss at the beginning of the summer, Robin and Barney are unsure how to handle their mutual attraction. After some consideration they tell the gang they have decided to remain just friends, but secretly continue seeing each other. They are able to get away with their secret romance for a couple months, but are discovered when Ted, Marshall and Lily walk in on them together. They explain to the gang that they are happy with their casual relationship, and didn’t want to complicate it by defining it. This is unacceptable to Lily, who pressures them to label their situation, and ultimately locks them in Robin’s room to force them to address it. Meanwhile, Ted is anxious about his first days as a professor at Columbia, which is made worse when he shows up at the wrong class and starts his lecture.

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Woooo!
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7.64
5697 votes

#39 - Woooo!

How I Met Your Mother - Season 4 - Episode 8

A birthday party for one of Lily's co-workers leads to Robin connecting with a group of single partiers known as the "Woo Girls". Ted presents a plan for Goliath National Bank's new HQ.

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Landmarks
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7.63
6796 votes

#40 - Landmarks

How I Met Your Mother - Season 6 - Episode 23

When Ted is faced with an important decision that might affect his future with Zoey, the gang expresses their true feelings about her.

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Natural History
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7.63
7456 votes

#41 - Natural History

How I Met Your Mother - Season 6 - Episode 8

When the gang goes to a black tie event at the Natural History Museum, Ted gets introduced to Zoey's husband, The Captain.

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The Sexless Innkeeper
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7.63
5909 votes

#42 - The Sexless Innkeeper

How I Met Your Mother - Season 5 - Episode 4

Marshall and Lily want to hook up with Barney and Robin for double-dating and fun, but their desperate eagerness to please is a huge turn-off. Meanwhile, when a succession of girls come to his apartment and immediately fall asleep, Ted is bummed to learn he is a "Sexless Innkeeper" whose "dates" are only interested in a comfy place to crash

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Bad Crazy
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7.62
4999 votes

#43 - Bad Crazy

How I Met Your Mother - Season 8 - Episode 16

Ted is reluctant to break up with his crazy girlfriend Jeanette. Meanwhile, Robin becomes attached to Marvin after finally holding him for the first time.

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Miracles
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7.62
5505 votes

#44 - Miracles

How I Met Your Mother - Season 3 - Episode 20

Ted is in a car accident that prompts Marshall to talk about miracles. Everyone flashbacks to prior moments in their lives.

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The Best Burger in New York
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7.60
5720 votes

#45 - The Best Burger in New York

How I Met Your Mother - Season 4 - Episode 2

Marshall claims that he had the best hamburger in the world during his first week in New York City, but he forgot where the burger joint is located. The gang then hits the streets of Manhattan to help him find it.

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Last Forever (1)
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7.60
4769 votes

#46 - Last Forever (1)

How I Met Your Mother - Season 9 - Episode 23

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

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Doppelgangers
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7.60
5910 votes

#47 - Doppelgangers

How I Met Your Mother - Season 5 - Episode 24

Marshall and Lily make a secret pact to start trying to have a baby if they ever finally see Barney's doppelganger. Meanwhile, Robin finally gets an offer for her dream job.

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Nothing Good Happens After 2 AM
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7.60
5747 votes

#48 - Nothing Good Happens After 2 AM

How I Met Your Mother - Season 1 - Episode 18

Robin, who is very lonely, asks Ted to come over to her apartment after 2 A.M., but he isn't sure if he wants to go as he has a phone call on the way over with his friends, and with Victoria on his mind

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The Time Travelers
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7.59
5649 votes

#49 - The Time Travelers

How I Met Your Mother - Season 8 - Episode 20

Ted and Barney's future versions attempt to persuade present day Ted to go see Robots Versus Wrestlers. Marshall and Robin have a dance-off.

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Do I Know You?
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7.58
6123 votes

#50 - Do I Know You?

How I Met Your Mother - Season 4 - Episode 1

Ted and Stella get engaged, but Ted soon learns that he doesn't know anything about her. Meanwhile, Barney confesses to Lily that he's in love with Robin.

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