My Top 5 How I Met Your Mother Episodes From Each Season

This list is a work in progress. I'm a huge fan of the show so I decided to go back and determine my personal Top 5 episodes from each season.
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1.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Pineapple Incident (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
After an alcohol-induced blackout, Ted awakens to find a strange woman and a pineapple in his bed. (22 mins.)
“ Season 1 episode 10 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
2.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Slutty Pumpkin (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Halloween high jinx are afoot as Ted makes his annual trek to the same lame party in search of a girl he met there years ago. (22 mins.)
“ Season 1 episode 6 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
3.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
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. (22 mins.)
“ Season 1 episode 1: Pilot ” - bacha-283-417740
 
4.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Okay Awesome (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Robin, Ted, and Barney go to a hot new club, leaving the engaged Marshall and Lily to a more adult, albeit boring, evening of wine tasting. (22 mins.)
“ Season 1 episode 5 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
5.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Duel (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Lily moves in with Marshall and Ted, and when Ted suspects that he's being edged out of the apartment, he and Marshall decide to settle it like men. (22 mins.)
“ Season 1 episode 8 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
6.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Swarley (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
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. (22 mins.)
“ Season 2 episode 7 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
7.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Monday Night Football (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Everybody misses the Super Bowl because of a funeral. Therefore, they all try to go 24 hours without finding out who won so that they can watch the game together on Monday night. (22 mins.)
“ Season 2 episode 14 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
8.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Slap Bet (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
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. (22 mins.)
“ Season 2 episode 9 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
9.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Atlantic City (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Marshall and Lily elope to Atlantic City, but they discover that getting married in Atlantic City isn't as easy as getting married in Las Vegas. (22 mins.)
“ Season 2 episode 8 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
10.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Lucky Penny (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
When Ted misses his important business trip to Chicago, he tries to trace his steps back to the original incident that triggered the series of events that made him miss the flight. (22 mins.)
“ Season 2 episode 15 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
11.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Bracket (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
One of Barney's exes is sabotaging his love life, but he doesn't know who. So he makes a NCAA Basketball Tournament-style bracket to figure out which women he wronged the worst. (22 mins.)
“ Season 3 episode 14 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
12.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Spoiler Alert (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
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. (22 mins.)
“ Season 3 episode 8 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
13.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Third Wheel (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Ted has a chance for a threesome with two women, but Barney and Lily try to sabotage it. Meanwhile, Robin's date also goes better than expected, if only she can find a razor. (22 mins.)
“ Season 3 episode 3 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
14.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Rebound Bro (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Barney finds a new wingman to replace Ted, but he's painfully shy and awkward around women. Meanwhile Ted discovers that his new girlfriend Stella hasn't had sex in 5 years. (22 mins.)
“ Season 3 episode 18 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
15.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Sandcastles in the Sand (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Robin gives romance a second try with an old boyfriend, only to have him break her heart...again. (22 mins.)
“ Season 3 episode 16 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
16.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Naked Man (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
When the gang learns that a bold, desperation date move got Robin into bed, Ted and Barney decide to try it out for themselves. (22 mins.)
“ Season 4 episode 9 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
17.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Murtaugh (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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. (22 mins.)
“ Season 4 episode 19 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
18.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Sorry, Bro (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Ted meets with his ex-girlfriend from college--a girlfriend who cheated on him constantly and Marshall and Lily can't stand, and Marshall tells the story about how he forgot to bring his pants to work. (22 mins.)
“ Season 4 episode 16 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
19.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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. (22 mins.)
“ Season 4 episode 2 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
20.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: As Fast as She Can (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Stella's boyfriend Tony breaks up with her after having a conversation with Ted, prompting Stella to come back to Ted with a surprising request. (22 mins.)
“ Season 4 episode 23 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
21.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Playbook (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
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? (22 mins.)
“ Season 5 episode 8 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
22.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Rabbit or Duck (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Barney runs into problems when he displays his cell phone number during the Super Bowl, Ted asks Marshall and Lily to arrange a marriage for him, and Robin thinks that her co-anchor has asked her out on a date. (22 mins.)
“ Season 5 episode 15 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
23.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Of Course (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
After the guys discover that Robin deliberately got Barney hooked up with an incompatible female writer, they find out that that they didn't realize that Robin hasn't been handling their breakup very well. (22 mins.)
“ Season 5 episode 17 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
24.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Wedding Bride (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Ted is livid when he discovers that the man Stella left Ted for at the altar wrote a blockbuster movie about the incident, and portrays Ted as the bumbling, mean-spirited bad guy. (22 mins.)
“ Season 5 episode 23 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
25.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Girls vs. Suits (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Barney chooses between wearing suits and sleeping with a sexy bartender. Meanwhile, Ted gets ever closer to meeting "the mother". (22 mins.)
“ Season 5 episode 12 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
26.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Natural History (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Ted and Zoey's feud continues during a fundraiser at the Museum of Natural History. Meanwhile, Marshall confesses to Lily that he enjoys his job at GNB, and a prank by Barney and Robin may lead Barney to his real father. (22 mins.)
“ Season 6 episode 8 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
27.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Glitter (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
While Barney finds a new video from Robin's Canadian teen star past, Lily fears that a baby could come between her friendship with Robin. Meanwhile, Ted's obnoxious old friend, "Punchy," comes from Cleveland for a visit. (22 mins.)
“ Season 6 episode 9 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
28.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Bad News (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Marshall suspects that he is the reason Lily can't get pregnant after meeting a fertility doctor who also happens to be Barney's doppelganger. Meanwhile, Robin's embarrassing past is revealed at work by her former co-anchor. (22 mins.)
“ Season 6 episode 13 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
29.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Last Words (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
The gang tries to support Marshall and Lily tries to help his mom during Marshall's father's funeral, but Marshall becomes preoccupied when he discovers that he has one final voicemail message from him. (22 mins.)
“ Season 6 episode 14 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
30.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Blitzgiving (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
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. (22 mins.)
“ Season 6 episode 10 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
31.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Best Man (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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 were having a baby. Meanwhile, Robin considers telling Barney she has feelings for him. (22 mins.)
“ Season 7 episode 1 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
32.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Ducky Tie (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
At the Architect's Ball, Ted runs into Victoria, who tells him that she's getting married. Meanwhile, Barney places an unlikely wager with Marshall and Lily in order to see Lily's breasts. (22 mins.)
“ Season 7 episode 3 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
33.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Ted makes a fateful phone call to his old girlfriend Victoria, Barney's magic trick gets him in trouble with airport security just as he's about to leave on a trip with Quinn, and Robin tries to take the perfect birth announcement photo. (22 mins.)
“ Season 7 episode 24 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
34.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Naked Truth (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Ted tries to choose a date for the Architect's Ball, an embarrassing Internet video could cost Marshall a new job, and Barney makes a bold move to prove to Nora that he's a changed man. (22 mins.)
“ Season 7 episode 2 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
35.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Trilogy Time (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
As Ted, Marshall, and Barney get together for their annual viewing of the original Star Wars trilogy, Ted begins to question if he will ever end up where he wants to be - especially now that Barney and Quinn are getting serious. (22 mins.)
“ Season 7 episode 20 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
36.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Bro Mitzvah (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Ted and Marshall turn Barney's bachelor party into the worst night of his life, or is that exactly what they want him to believe? (22 mins.)
“ Season 8 episode 22 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
37.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: P.S. I Love You (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Robin's past as a Canadian pop star is revisited when Barney uncovers the lost episode of a music documentary series in which she was featured as Robin Sparkles. Marshall and Lily have some concerns about Ted's latest girlfriend. (22 mins.)
“ Season 8 episode 15 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
38.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Stamp Tramp (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Marshall gets in the doghouse at work after he recommends a friend for a job, Robin helps Barney find a new strip club, and Ted is embarrassed after watching his video diary from college. (22 mins.)
“ Season 8 episode 7 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
39.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Ashtray (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
When Ted receives an unexpected call from The Captain, the gang reminisced about their last awkward encounter with him. (22 mins.)
“ Season 8 episode 17 ” - bacha-283-417740
 
40.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Weekend at Barney's (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Barney is forced to break out "The Playbook" one final time to keep Ted from getting back together with Jeanette and taking her to his wedding, and Marshall embarrasses Lily at an art exhibition. (22 mins.)
“ Season 8 episode 18 ” - bacha-283-417740