Top 28 "How I Met Your Mother" Episodes

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1. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Slap Bet (2006)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

9.5
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The gang discovers that Robin's been hiding a huge secret, but they have no idea what it is. Marshall thinks she is married, and Barney thinks she was a porn star.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 4,386

2. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Spoiler Alert (2007)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

9.1
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The guys shatter Ted's impressions of his new girlfriend by telling him she talks too much. Ted responds by turning the tables on his friends, and they react by pointing out Ted's worst flaw.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 2,618

3. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Swarley (2006)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

9.0
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The guys tell Marshall to stay away from his new date because she has "crazy eyes," but she couldn't be any crazier than Lily after she learns that Marshall's going out on his first new date.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 2,963

4. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Intervention (2008)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

8.8
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Ted, Robin, Marshall, and Lily all begin getting cold feet because of their imminent life changes, and Barney tries to prove that he can pick up a woman while posing as an 80-year-old man.

Director: Michael J. Shea | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 2,247

5. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Game Night (2006)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

9.1
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Marshall's game night leads to some startling and very embarrassing revelations.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 2,923

6. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: The Naked Man (2008)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

9.2
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When the gang learns that a bold, desperation date move got Robin into bed, Ted and Barney decide to try it out for themselves.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 3,197

7. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Benefits (2009)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

8.6
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Ted and Robin discover that sex with each other solve their fights as roommates, which makes Barney very jealous and angry. Meanwhile, Marshall reveals that he's too embarrassed to use the office bathroom.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 2,073

8. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: The Playbook (2009)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

9.4
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When Barney hooks up with a woman Lily had been saving for Ted, she gets revenge by stealing his "playbook," which contains all the moves he uses to pick up women. But will Barney have the last laugh?

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 4,233

9. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Slapsgiving (2007)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

9.0
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Marshall warns Barney that the third slap in their "slap bet" will be coming on Thanksgiving night. Meanwhile, Ted and Robin sleep together on the night before Thanksgiving.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 2,579

10. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Perfect Week (2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

8.9
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When Barney is about to complete the perfect week - landing seven different girls in seven days - the gang roots him on in order to forget about their own miserable week.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 2,285

11. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.4
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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.

Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 500,689

Pilot Episode

12. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: The Pineapple Incident (2005)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

9.2
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After an alcohol-induced blackout, Ted awakens to find a strange woman and a pineapple in his bed.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 3,649

13. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Nothing Good Happens After 2 AM (2006)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.5
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With Victoria on his mind, Ted has conflicted feelings when Robin invites him over for a late-night rendevouz.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 2,340

14. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: How I Met Everyone Else (2007)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

9.0
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While everyone meets Ted's new crazy girlfriend, everyone recounts their stories of how they met everyone else. But the stories turn out to have several inconsistencies.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 2,675

15. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: The Sweet Taste of Liberty (2005)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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Barney's plan to meet girls at the airport backfires as he and Ted are picked up by airport security. Meanwhile, Lily gets jealous of Robin.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 2,692

16. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Everything Must Go (2008)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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Barney helps Abby get back at Ted by staging a fake proposal, but Abby doesn't realize that it's fake. Lily decides to sell some of her paintings so that she and Marshall can pay for floor repairs at their new place.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 1,914

17. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: The Three Days Rule (2009)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

8.7
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Ted gets around the three-day rule by texting a woman he just met, but he doesn't realize that he's actually texting Barney and Marshall.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 2,022

18. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: The Sexless Innkeeper (2009)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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When Lily and Marshall realize that Robin and Barney are the perfect double-date friends, they try too hard to impress and come on too strong. Meanwhile, Ted gets a new nickname from Barney after an unsuccessful hook-up.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 1,996

19. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Zoo or False (2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Marshall comes up with a number of different outrageous and embarrassing stories to explain how he was mugged in Central Park, but which of his stories is the truth?

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 1,856

20. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Ted Mosby, Architect (2006)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.9
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Barney tells Ted that single women like architects. But will Ted use this useful tidbit of information to cheat on Robin after they have their first fight?

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 2,491

21. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Hooked (2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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When the gang tries to convince Ted that he is being strung along by Tiffany, they reflect about relationships where each of them has been in the same situation.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 1,848

22. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: The Front Porch (2009)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

8.4
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Ted becomes angry with Lily when he finds out that she has been sabotaging all his relationships that she did not approve of, including his relationship with Robin.

Director: Rob Greenberg | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 1,950

23. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Single Stamina (2006)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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Barney's gay black brother is in town, but he doesn't want to tell Barney that he's getting married because he'll be losing his only single sidekick.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 2,082

24. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: The Stinson Missile Crisis (2011)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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Jealous over Barney's relationship with Nora, Robin tells her court-appointed therapist the series of events that led up to the assault that she committed.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 1,931

25. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: The Slutty Pumpkin (2005)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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Marshall and Lily enter a Halloween costume party and Robin brings her new boyfriend. Ted and Barney go to the same Halloween party they go to every year where Ted looks for his lost love, the Slutty Pumpkin.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 2,533

26. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: The Window (2009)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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Maggie a girl next door Ted has wanted to date for years has suddenly broken up with her latest boyfriend, giving him and many other guys a chance to score with her.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 1,902

27. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: The Rough Patch (2009)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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After Barney and Robin hit a rough patch in their relationship, Lily devises the perfect plan to break them up, calling in help from Robin's famous friend, Alan Thicke.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 1,897

28. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Murtaugh (2009)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

8.5
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Barney tries to do all the items on Ted's "I'm to old for this stuff" list, while Marshall's over-competitive side comes out when he coaches Lily's Kindergarten basketball team.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 1,969