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"How I Met Your Mother" (2005) More at IMDbPro »

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Season 1

Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot

19 September 2005
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.

Season 1, Episode 2: Purple Giraffe

26 September 2005
Ted throws a party in hopes of seeing Robin again, but when she doesn't show up, he throws another... and another.

Season 1, Episode 3: The Sweet Taste of Liberty

3 October 2005
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.

Season 1, Episode 4: Return of the Shirt

10 October 2005
Ted reconnects with an old flame and soon remembers why he dumped her in the first place. Barney pays Robin to say outrageous things on the air.

Season 1, Episode 5: Okay Awesome

17 October 2005
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.

Season 1, Episode 6: The Slutty Pumpkin

24 October 2005
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.

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin

Jeremy Gabriel ... Mike

Lyndsy Fonseca ... Daughter

David Henrie ... Son

Joe Nieves ... Carl
Chad Lindsey ... Angel

Krizia Bajos ... Hula Girl

Scott Rinker ... Host (as Scott Allen Rinker)
Crispin Barrymore ... The Shagarats
Randall Bills ... The Shagarats

Eric Bradley ... The Shagarats
Andy Brown ... The Shagarats
Ryan Goessl ... The Shagarats
Kevin St. Clair ... The Shagarats

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 7: Matchmaker

7 November 2005
When Ted signs up with a matchmaking service, he learns that love is not a science. Marshall and Lily confront a creature living in their apartment.

Season 1, Episode 8: The Duel

14 November 2005
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.

Season 1, Episode 9: Belly Full of Turkey

21 November 2005
Thanksgiving with Marshall's family is stressful when Lily thinks she might be pregnant. Robin, Barney, and Ted spend the holiday volunteering.

Season 1, Episode 10: The Pineapple Incident

28 November 2005
After an alcohol-induced blackout, Ted awakens to find a strange woman and a pineapple in his bed.

Season 1, Episode 11: The Limo

19 December 2005
It's New Year's Eve 2005 and Ted spends a large portion of his Christmas bonus for a limo for he and the gang. In addition, he has outlined a plan how they will ring in the New Year. Unfoirtunatley, things don't always go as planned.

Season 1, Episode 12: The Wedding

9 January 2006
Ted's romantic hopes are dashed when he invites Robin to a fancy wedding, only to discover that the bride-to-be won't allow him to bring a date.

Season 1, Episode 13: Drumroll, Please

23 January 2006
Robin is emotionally torn when Ted meets an exciting new woman, Victoria, at the wedding. Afterward, though, he doesn't know how to contact her.

Season 1, Episode 14: Zip, Zip, Zip

6 February 2006
Hiding in the bathroom, Marshall and Lily wait for Ted and Victoria to consummate their relationship, and Barney gets the wrong idea from Robin.

Season 1, Episode 15: Game Night

27 February 2006
Marshall's game night leads to some startling and very embarrassing revelations.

Season 1, Episode 16: Cupcake

6 March 2006
Just as Ted and Victoria's relationship is beginning to flourish, she's offered a scholarship to a culinary institute in Germany.

Season 1, Episode 17: Life Among the Gorillas

20 March 2006
With Victoria in Germany, Ted faces the pitfalls of long-distance relationships. Marshall has trouble fitting in at Barney's company.

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin

Bryan Callen ... Bilson

Taran Killam ... Gary Blauman

Diane Salinger ... Dr. Aurelia Birnholz-Vazquez (as Diane Louise Salinger)

Tyler Peterson ... Young Marshall

Gregor Manns ... Karaoke DJ

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Randy Vinneau ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 18: Nothing Good Happens After 2 AM

10 April 2006
With Victoria on his mind, Ted has conflicted feelings when Robin invites him over for a late-night rendevouz.

Season 1, Episode 19: Mary the Paralegal

24 April 2006
Ted needs a date to take to Robin's awards banquet, so Barney hooks him up with Mary, who may be a call girl.

Season 1, Episode 20: Best Prom Ever

1 May 2006
With her wedding day fast approaching, Lily, along with Barney and Robin, crashes a high school prom to scope out a potential band for the reception.

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin

David Burtka ... Scooter
Ira Ungerleider ... Mr. Corker
Alek Lev ... Todd Epstein (as Alek Friedman)
Keith Slettedahl ... Keith
John Reha ... Sean

Brent Tarnol ... Andrew

Brett A. Jones ... Security Guard #1 (as Brett Jones)
Michael Owen ... Security Guard #2

Joanne Brooks ... Valerie (uncredited)

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 21: Milk

8 May 2006
Ted is excited when a matchmaking service claims to have found his soul mate, but he postpones his date to help Lily, who has a surprising revelation.

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin

Eric Allan Kramer ... Bob Rorschach

America Olivo ... Beautiful Woman

Nate Torrence ... Clark Butterfield

Charlene Amoia ... Wendy

Brenda Isaacs Booth ... Tracy (as Brenda Isaacs-Booth)

Carter Bays ... Fake Paramedic (uncredited)

Lisa Claire ... Beautiful Woman #2 (uncredited)

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Craig Thomas ... Fake Paramedic (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 22: Come On

15 May 2006
Ted makes a final attempt to win Robin's heart. Marshall and Lily's relationship is in jeopardy.

Season 2

Season 2, Episode 1: Where Were We?

18 September 2006
Marshall becomes predictably depressed and pathetic after the breakup. And it only gets worse when he discovers that Lily may be back in town.

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin

George Clinton ... Himself

Lyndsy Fonseca ... Daughter

David Henrie ... Son

Jenae Altschwager ... Sunshine

Joey Diaz ... Angry New Yorker (as Joey 'Coco' Diaz)

G.J. Echternkamp ... Joey Adalian (as Gilbert John)
Darron MacMathe ... Willis

Michelle Lenhardt ... Chili Dog Couple (uncredited)
Roberto Lequeux ... Chili Dog Couple (uncredited)

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 2: The Scorpion and the Toad

25 September 2006
Barney gets Marshall back out on the singles market, but Barney keeps taking all the prospects from him. And Ted's convinced that Lily is back because she wants Marshall back, even though she says she's never been better.

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin
Nicole Garza ... Jenny

Natalie Garza ... Jesse

Sundeep Ahuja ... Dan
Ken Cosby ... Cab Driver

Barry Finkel ... Crazy Man
Lee Warren Jones ... Waiter

Diane Mizota ... Woman

Kelly Mullis ... Paula

Lara Wickes ... Amy (as Lara Boyd Rhodes)

Richard Wharton ... Art Professor

Josh Wingate ... Mike
Darron MacMathe ... Willis

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 3: Brunch

1 October 2006
Ted discovers that his parents are keeping a secret from him after his dad acts as Barney's wingman, and Marshall and Lily intentionally try to get each other sexually aroused.

Season 2, Episode 4: Ted Mosby, Architect

9 October 2006
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?

Season 2, Episode 5: World's Greatest Couple

16 October 2006
Lily gets introduced to Barney's bachelor pad when she needs a place to stay, and Marshall finds a unlikely new friend to join him for brunch, concerts and musicals.

Season 2, Episode 6: Aldrin Justice

23 October 2006
Ted gets Lily a job at his firm, but she only makes trouble for Ted when he refuses to stand up to his boss. And Barney sleeps with Marshall's law school professor to help his grades, but she's less than impressed with his prowess.

Season 2, Episode 7: Swarley

6 November 2006
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.

Season 2, Episode 8: Atlantic City

13 November 2006
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.

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin

Todd Stashwick ... Captain Steve

Patricia Belcher ... Receptionist

Richard Gant ... Judge
Boyuen ... Big Chinese Gambler

Michael David Cheng ... Paul

Monique Edwards ... Producer
Mary Gillis ... Old Woman

Jim Lau ... Chinese Man

Kate Micucci ... Registrar
Ron Nicolosi ... Mike

Janet Cho ... Casino Waitress

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 9: Slap Bet

20 November 2006
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.

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin
Courtney Abbiati ... Girl #3

Candace Kroslak ... Girl #1
Wayne Nickel ... Reverend Rob

Rachel Specter ... Sara

Chris Moss ... Dancer
Jé Marie Rilveria ... Dancer

Tara Brook ... Dancer (uncredited)

Timothy Prindle ... Mr. Johnson (uncredited)

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 10: Single Stamina

27 November 2006
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.

Season 2, Episode 11: How Lily Stole Christmas

11 December 2006
Lily takes away her Christmas display after she finds out that Ted called her a bad name while she was broken up with Marshall, and Barney is too sick for his Christmas plans.

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin

Cristine Rose ... Virginia Mosby

Harry Groener ... Clint

Carlease Burke ... WPD Worker

Marcus Folmar ... WPD Driver

Zachary Gordon ... Boy

Hannah Payne ... Charity

Anne-Michelle Seiler ... Brunette

Moon Unit Zappa ... Stacy (as Moon Zappa)
Christopher L. Antie ... New Yorker (uncredited)

Michael Gross ... Alfred Mosby (uncredited) (voice)

Wayne Knight ... Lily's Landlord (voice) (uncredited)
William Ramos Jr. ... New Yorker (uncredited)

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 12: First Time in New York

8 January 2007
Robin tries to keep her younger sister from losing her virginity while on vacation in New York, which causes everyone to reminisce about their first times.

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin

Lucy Hale ... Katie Scherbatsky

Ryan Pinkston ... Kyle

Misti Traya ... Molly

Brian Kubach ... Brian
Stu Smith ... Stranger (as Stuart Randy Smith)

Moises Amaya ... Tourist in Line

Jennifer Grey ... Baby Houseman (archive footage)

Patrick Swayze ... Johnny Castle (archive footage)

Lyndsy Fonseca ... Daughter (uncredited)

David Henrie ... Son (uncredited)

James McMann ... Tourist Man (uncredited)

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 13: Columns

22 January 2007
Barney asks Lily to paint a nude picture of him after finding her painting of Marshall. And Ted can't find an opportune time to fire his old boss, who now works for him but still keeps undermining his work.

Season 2, Episode 14: Monday Night Football

5 February 2007
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.

Season 2, Episode 15: Lucky Penny

12 February 2007
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.

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin

Meredith Scott Lynn ... Phyllis

Kelly Perine ... Fred
Gabrielle Allan ... Pregnant Lady
Jason Medwin ... Thug
Carrick O'Quinn ... Security Guard

John Rosenfeld ... Suit Guy

Connie Sawyer ... Old Lady

Bill Macy ... Man Sitting Next to Barney on the Subway

Lyndsy Fonseca ... Daughter (uncredited)

David Henrie ... Son (uncredited)

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 16: Stuff

19 February 2007
Ted tries to get rid of everything he received from other women at Robin's request, but getting rid of the stuff Robin received from other men won't be as easy. Meanwhile, Barney gets revenge on Lily for making him attend her terrible play.

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin

E.E. Bell ... Mystery Guest
Ashli Ford ... Lauren Stein

Diana Gettinger ... Alison Moses

Taylor Saracho ... Jeannie Radford (as Taylor Hoover)

Jason Lopez ... Hot Guy

Rick Malambri ... Floppy Haired Guy
Evan Mann ... Zach Grecco

Terryn Westbrook ... Staci Rawnsley

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 17: Arrivederci, Fiero

26 February 2007
When Marshall's car doesn't quite make it to 200,000 miles without dying completely, everybody reminisces about their greatest memories with the car.

Season 2, Episode 18: Moving Day

19 March 2007
Ted and Robin decide to move in together, but nobody appears to be happy with the new living arrangements--especially Barney.

Season 2, Episode 19: Bachelor Party

9 April 2007
Ted changes Barney's bachelor party plans for Marshall at the last minute, so that it won't just consist of gambling and cheap strippers. And Robin gets Lily an inappropriate shower party gift.

Season 2, Episode 20: Showdown

20 April 2007
Barney becomes a contestant on "The Price Is Right" so that he can confront Bob Barker, because he is believes that the game show host is his biological father.

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin

Bob Barker ... Bob Barker
Rich Fields ... Rich Fields (voice)
Alan Finkelstein ... Price is Right Contestant #1
Lisa Hoggatt ... Price is Right Contestant #2
Sharon Madden ... Millie

Tanner Maguire ... Young Barney

Rachel Reynolds ... Rachel Reynolds
Darron MacMathe ... Willis

Elijah Samuel Quesada ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 21: Something Borrowed

7 May 2007
Marshall and Lily's wedding is destined to become a disaster, until fate intervenes and makes it perfect.

Season 2, Episode 22: Something Blue

14 May 2007
As the happy couple celebrate their wedding, Ted and Robin tell Barney about the latest development of their relationship.

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin

K Callan ... Grandma Lois

Scoot McNairy ... Fast Food Worker

Mark Cirillo ... Waiter

Gattlin Griffith ... Boy (as Gattlin Tadd Griffith)

Gary Kraus ... Wedding Videographer

Marshall Manesh ... Ranjit

Jeff Meacham ... DJ
Ron Nicolosi ... Mike

Tony Rossi ... Waiter #2

Kathleen Bartholomew ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Elijah Samuel Quesada ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Season 3

Season 3, Episode 1: Wait for It

24 September 2007
Ted's still not ready to date months after his breakup with Robin. But when Robin returns to New York with an exotic new boyfriend, he decides it's time to finally do something adventurous.

Season 3, Episode 2: We're Not from Here

1 October 2007
Ted and Barney pose as tourists to pick up on a couple of New York women, and Robin starts getting fed up with her new boyfriend.

Season 3, Episode 3: Third Wheel

8 October 2007
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.

Season 3, Episode 4: Little Boys

15 October 2007
Robin tries to date a guy with a child, even though she does not like or want children. Meanwhile, Ted finds it impossible to make it with a woman he knows that Barney slept with a year ago.

Season 3, Episode 5: How I Met Everyone Else

22 October 2007
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.

Season 3, Episode 6: I'm Not That Guy

29 October 2007
Ted discovers that a porn star is using his name. Marshall is wined and dined by a firm that defends polluters, and Lily's spending habits may force him to take the job.

Season 3, Episode 7: Dowisetrepla

5 November 2007
Marshall and Lily decide to buy a new home, which forces Lily to finally confront Marshall about her credit card debt.

Season 3, Episode 8: Spoiler Alert

12 November 2007
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.

Season 3, Episode 9: Slapsgiving

19 November 2007
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.

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin

Orson Bean ... Bob

Eben Ham ... Younger Bob
Gita Isak ... Female Robotic Recording (voice)

Tyfanee Smith ... Bar Girl (as Tyffanee C. Smith)

Trey Everett ... Bar Guy (uncredited)

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 10: The Yips

26 November 2007
Barney has trouble hitting on women at the Victoria's Secret after party and so has to return to the woman who took his virginity.

Season 3, Episode 11: The Platinum Rule

10 December 2007
Barney and the gang try to convince Ted not to date the doctor that is removing his tattoo by giving examples of the Platinum Rule.

Season 3, Episode 12: No Tomorrow

17 March 2008
On St-Patrick's Day, Ted follows Barney to a bar to party like there's no tomorrow, while Robin discovers something strange about Marshall and Lily's new apartment.

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin

Vanessa Lachey ... Ashlee (as Vanessa Minnillo)

Lyndsy Fonseca ... Daughter

David Henrie ... Son

Brian Letscher ... Angry Guy

Arielle Vandenberg ... Mary

Mieko Hillman ... Stephanie
Ryan Burnham ... Bartender #1

Matthew Hatchette ... Bartender #2

Terrell Lee ... Bouncer

Nicole Muirbrook ... Woman (as Nicole Muirbrook-Wagner)

Hope Riley ... Attractive Brunette

Nathalie Antonia ... Girl at the Bar (uncredited)
Gita Isak ... Answering Machine (voice) (uncredited)
Debbi Larkins ... Party Girl (uncredited)

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 13: Ten Sessions

24 March 2008
As the search for Mrs. Right continues, Ted woos his dermatologist Stella -- but her receptionist, Abby, seems more interested in him.

Season 3, Episode 14: The Bracket

31 March 2008
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.

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin

April Bowlby ... Meg

Dawn Olivieri ... Anna

Maite Schwartz ... Holly

Chris Tallman ... Mark

Ken Barnett ... Colton Dunn

Brendan Patrick Connor ... Janitor

Yvonne Delarosa ... Charna (as Yvonne de la Rosa)

Hallie Lambert ... Kate
Tess Parker ... Mysterious Woman (as Tess Alexandra Parker)

Katie Savoy ... Karen
Kathy Uyen ... Julia

Jennipher Foster ... Maggie

Marcienne Dwyer ... Ex-Girlfriend (uncredited)

Bruce Holman ... Art Gallery Bystander (uncredited)

Ali Parlar ... Himself (uncredited)

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 15: The Chain of Screaming

14 April 2008
Marshall cries in front of his boss after he chews him out, and everybody gives Marshall their own unique advice on how to confront his boss about the situation.

Season 3, Episode 16: Sandcastles in the Sand

21 April 2008
Robin gives romance a second try with an old boyfriend, only to have him break her heart...again.

Season 3, Episode 17: The Goat

28 April 2008
Barney is upset because he violated his own "bro code" by sleeping with Robin. How will Ted react when he learns that Barney slept with his ex-girlfriend?

Season 3, Episode 18: Rebound Bro

5 May 2008
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.

Season 3, Episode 19: Everything Must Go

12 May 2008
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.

Season 3, Episode 20: Miracles

19 May 2008
Ted breaks up with Stella but immediately wants to take it back after a life-changing experience. However, Stella doesn't realize that he broke up with her. Meanwhile, Barney has a serious accident on his way to see Ted in the hospital.

Season 4

Season 4, Episode 1: Do I Know You?

22 September 2008
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

Season 4, Episode 2: The Best Burger in New York

29 September 2008
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.

Season 4, Episode 3: I Heart NJ

6 October 2008
Ted does not want to move in with Stella because he hates New Jersey. Robin prematurely quits her TV job because she incorrectly thinks that she already has a new job.

Season 4, Episode 4: Intervention

13 October 2008
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.

Season 4, Episode 5: Shelter Island

20 October 2008
Ted and Stella move up their wedding date, but the wedding may not go off as planned after Ted breaks the "No Exes Rule" and invites Robin to come in from Japan for the wedding.

Season 4, Episode 6: Happily Ever After

3 November 2008
The gang tries to hide from Stella when they discover that they are eating at the same restaurant.

Season 4, Episode 7: Not a Father's Day

10 November 2008
While Barney celebrates a pregnancy false alarm, Marshall and Lily try to figure out if it's time to have a baby.

Season 4, Episode 8: Woooo!

17 November 2008
Lily is disappointed to discover that Robin is secretly a "Woooo! Girl," and Barney secretly sabotages Ted's chance to get the contract to design a new bank skyscraper.

Season 4, Episode 9: The Naked Man

24 November 2008
When the gang learns that a bold, desperation date move got Robin into bed, Ted and Barney decide to try it out for themselves.

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin

Adam Paul ... Mitch

Courtney Ford ... Vicky

Lyndsy Fonseca ... Daughter

David Henrie ... Son

Candace Moon ... Cristina

David Tran ... Busboy

Kevin Michael Walsh ... Burglar #1
Jim Woods ... Burglar #2
Gita Isak ... Woman (voice) (uncredited)

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Michael A. Templeton ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 10: The Fight

8 December 2008
The guys get invited to fight alongside Doug the Bartender. However, the fight doesn't go exactly how they imagined it to.

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin

Will Sasso ... Doug Martin

Charlene Amoia ... Wendy

Davis Cleveland ... Andy

Ethan Dizon ... Ben

Ned Rolsma ... Marcus Eriksen

Robert Michael Ryan ... Marvin Eriksen Jr.
Sarah Campbell ... Esmerelda (as Sarah Michelle Campbell)

Courtney Ray Geigle ... Guy #1 (as Courtney Geigle)

Andy Hoff ... Guy #2

Kate Mansi ... Amanda (as Katie Morris)

Ryan Freeman ... Guy #2 in Booth

Alec Gray ... Kid

Khary Payton ... Guy #3 in Booth

Jess Rowland ... Guy #1 in Booth
Ama'ri ... Kindergartener (uncredited)

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 11: Little Minnesota

15 December 2008
Ted tries to keep his irresponsible sister from hooking up with Barney during her trip to New York, and Robin starts hanging out with Marshall at a bar for Minnesotans, not telling them that she's really Canadian.

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin

Erin Cahill ... Heather Mosby

Eric Bruskotter ... George

Tug Coker ... Bud

Jon Paul Burkhart ... Herm

Sean C. Graham ... Wayne (as Sean Graham)

Scott Michael Morgan ... Glen
Ama'ri ... Kindergartener (uncredited)

Mark Casimir Dyniewicz ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Brice Harris ... Canadian Bar Guy (uncredited)
Alan Mueting ... Hurley's Waiter (uncredited)

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 12: Benefits

12 January 2009
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.

Season 4, Episode 13: Three Days of Snow

19 January 2009
During a historic blizzard, Ted and Barney get an opportunity to run their own bar, while Marshall and Lily try to defy the odds and continue one of their cherished traditions.

Season 4, Episode 14: The Possimpible

2 February 2009
Robin needs to find a television job in seven days or else she loses her work visa, and Barney volunteers to come to her aid. Meanwhile, Ted, Marshall, and Lily consider cleaning up their resumes

Season 4, Episode 15: The Stinsons

2 March 2009
The guys find out that Barney is pretending to have a wife and son to make his mother happy, but the charade is blown when Ted makes a move on Barney's "wife."

Season 4, Episode 16: Sorry, Bro

9 March 2009
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.

Season 4, Episode 17: The Front Porch

16 March 2009
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.

Season 4, Episode 18: Old King Clancy

23 March 2009
Barney and Marshall don't tell Ted that the plans for the building he has been working on have been scrapped, and the guys try to figure out which Canadian celebrity Robin slept with.

Season 4, Episode 19: Murtaugh

30 March 2009
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.

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin

Robert Wisdom ... McCraken

Bill Fagerbakke ... Marvin Eriksen Sr.

Andrew Astor ... Addison

Brian Patrick Collins ... Teen Wolf
Kaela Elmido ... Girl
Justin Lawrence ... Ryan

Charlie Stewart ... Kenny

Desiree Brajevich ... Rave Girl

Alex Bennett ... Alex (uncredited)
Beau Bowden ... St. Ann's Basketball Player #4 (uncredited)
Matthew Cuen ... Basketball Kindergardener (uncredited)

Danny Glover ... Roger Murtaugh (archive footage) (uncredited)

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Labrandon Shead ... Basketball Player (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 20: Mosbius Designs

13 April 2009
Ted's plans to make his own design firm in his apartment hit a snag when his personal assistant begins sleeping with Robin, and Marshall tries to find a way to make himself indispensable at his workplace.

Season 4, Episode 21: The Three Days Rule

27 April 2009
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.

Season 4, Episode 22: Right Place Right Time

4 May 2009
Ted recounts the series of random events that lead up to the chance meeting with the woman who would eventually become his wife.

Season 4, Episode 23: As Fast as She Can

11 May 2009
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.

Season 4, Episode 24: The Leap

18 May 2009
While Ted struggles with an unorthodox architecture project, Robin finds out that Barney is in love with her, and Marshall threatens to take a long-considered leap from the roof to a neighboring building.

Season 5

Season 5, Episode 1: Definitions

21 September 2009
As Ted begins his new career as a professor and is about to meet his future wife, Lily forces Barney and Robin to have "the talk" and define their new relationship.

Season 5, Episode 2: Double Date

28 September 2009
Ted goes on a blind date with the same woman he went on a blind date with seven years ago, and Barney and Marshall find Lily's stripper look-alike.

Season 5, Episode 3: Robin 101

5 October 2009
When Robin fears that Barney is cheating on her, she soon discovers that he is spending his evenings with Ted learning everything there is to know on how to date her

Season 5, Episode 4: The Sexless Innkeeper

12 October 2009
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.

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin

Marshall Manesh ... Ranjit

Julianna Guill ... Maiden
Sarah Edwards ... Suzy
Trey Ellett ... Paul

Nikea Gamby-Turner ... Hostess
Maura McCarthy ... Shea

Kristen Lapari ... Geri (as Kristen Sullivan)

K.T. Tatara ... Py

Phillip Wilburn ... Joe

Derek Easley ... The Sexless Innkeeper

William Ngo ... Chinese Delivery Boy
Paul Vasquez ... Sex Addict
Molly McColgan ... Kate Purdy 2009 (uncredited)

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 5: Duel Citizenship

19 October 2009
While Barney tries to convince Robin to become an American citizen, Ted and Marshall's fabled road trip takes a wrong turn when Marshall invites Lily.

Season 5, Episode 6: Bagpipes

2 November 2009
Despite their best efforts to be the perfect couple, Barney's know-it-all attitude gets him in trouble with Robin and they are forced to ask Marshall and Lily for relationship advice.

Season 5, Episode 7: The Rough Patch

9 November 2009
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.

Season 5, Episode 8: The Playbook

16 November 2009
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?

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin

Benjamin Koldyke ... Don Frank (as Ben Koldyke)

Raquel Alessi ... Roberta

Eva Amurri Martino ... Shelly (as Eva Amurri)

Sarah Wright ... Claire
Jannel-Marie Diaz ... Chris (as Jannel Diaz)
Kim Knight ... Tricia

Katie Malia ... Christy

Jaime Taite ... Christina

Nicole Foster Callahan ... Girl (as Nicole Foster Tomlinson)

Emmie Kivell ... Ted Mosby Victim (uncredited)

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 9: Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap

23 November 2009
Barney freaks out when Marshall bequeaths a "slap bet" slap to Ted and Robin. Meanwhile, Lily's estranged father shows up for Thanksgiving.

Season 5, Episode 10: The Window

7 December 2009
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.

Season 5, Episode 11: Last Cigarette Ever

14 December 2009
Although he vowed to Robin and Marshall that he would never tell them, Ted finally tells his kids that at one time both Robin and Marshall used to smoke. In 2009, they both felt like they had good reason to do so. Marshall, only an occasional smoker, always said that each cigarette was his last. But when his old boss, the meanest man nicknamed Artillery Arthur, became his new boss, he thought he was going to be fired - again. So when Marshall found out that Arthur was a smoker, Marshall used it as a bonding mechanism to keep his job. Robin, at the time anchoring the morning show, had just gotten a new co-anchor named Don Frank. Don was a career morning show host, moving from morning show to morning show across the country. Robin hated Don for what he represented: a person who had given up on his career, stating that they were on a nothing show that nobody watched. Deep down, Robin feared that he was right. So when she managed to get a scheduled on-air interview with then New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, he a staunch anti-smoker, she had just as good reason to quit. In telling these stories, Ted also lets slip the smoking histories of a few other people his kids know and love.

Season 5, Episode 12: Girls vs. Suits

11 January 2010
Barney chooses between wearing suits and sleeping with a sexy bartender. Meanwhile, Ted gets ever closer to meeting "the mother".

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin

Rachel Bilson ... Cindy

Stacy Keibler ... Karina

Tim Gunn ... Tim Gunn

Joe Nieves ... Carl

Lyndsy Fonseca ... Daughter

David Henrie ... Son

Ryan Bailey ... Herb (as Ryan Kyler Bailey)
James Pumphrey ... Frat Dude #1

Christopher Scott ... Dancer

Kelly Connolly ... Dancer (uncredited)

Marty Dew ... Dancer (uncredited)

Nick Drago ... Dancer (uncredited)

Nadine Ellis ... Lady Cop (uncredited)

Bunny Gibson ... Dancer (uncredited)

Lonnie Henderson ... Business Man (uncredited)

Scott Hislop ... Dancer (uncredited)

Rachael Markarian ... Dancer (uncredited)

Heather Morris ... Suit Dancer (uncredited)

Randi Pareira ... Dancer with dog (uncredited)

Doug Penikas ... Dancer (uncredited)

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Nicole Sciacca ... Dancer (uncredited)

Beau Casper Smart ... Dancer (uncredited)
Eric Strom ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 13: Jenkins

18 January 2010
When Marshall finds out he's the "reacher" in his relationship with Lily and not the "settler," he considers pursuing a sexy and cool female coworker. Meanwhile, Ted finds out Robin is a drinking game for his architecture students.

Season 5, Episode 14: Perfect Week

1 February 2010
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.

Season 5, Episode 15: Rabbit or Duck

8 February 2010
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.

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin

Benjamin Koldyke ... Don Frank (as Ben Koldyke)

Marshall Manesh ... Ranjit

Bar Paly ... Natalia
Jim Nantz ... Jim Nantz (voice)

Phil Simms ... Himself (voice)

Arnold Chun ... Waiter

Lauren Shiohama ... Marissa

Breeanna Judy ... Pub Patron (uncredited)
Melissa Rivera ... Hot Bullfighter (uncredited)

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 16: Hooked

1 March 2010
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.

Season 5, Episode 17: Of Course

8 March 2010
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.

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin

Jennifer Lopez ... Anita Appleby

Benjamin Koldyke ... Don Frank (as Ben Koldyke)

Joni Bovill ... Officer McKie
Ron Nicolosi ... Mike

Matt Frewer ... Carriage Driver (uncredited)

Roni Meron ... The Girl at the Bar (uncredited)

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 18: Say Cheese

22 March 2010
Ted angers Lily when he brings a random date to her birthday party, so she is forced to remind him of all the other random women he has brought along to important functions, only to discover that they weren't "the one."

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin

Laura Prepon ... Karen

Brooke Nevin ... Amanda

Anne Dudek ... Natalie

Gina Comparetto ... Strawberry

Asia De Marcos ... Japanese Wife
Blake Hogue ... Neighbor
Tanisha Lynn ... Esme

Gaku Space ... Robin's Date

Jessica Vilchis ... Rosalie

Elliott Pruitt ... College Kid 1
Star Calvet ... Flight Attendant (uncredited)

Michael Hennessey ... Airline Pilot (uncredited)

Breeanna Judy ... Pub Patron (uncredited)

Angelica Ng ... Japanese Waitress (uncredited)

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 19: Zoo or False

12 April 2010
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?

Season 5, Episode 20: Home Wreckers

19 April 2010
Ted reacts to his mom's second wedding by making the capricious decision to buy his "dream house," while everyone tries to figure out whether Barney or Robin cried at the wedding.

Season 5, Episode 21: Twin Beds

3 May 2010
As Robin contemplates moving in with her new boyfriend Don, Ted and Barney both decide that they want her back. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily think they've revolutionized modern marriage when they begin sleeping in separate beds.

Season 5, Episode 22: Robots vs. Wrestlers

10 May 2010
Barney is worried that the old gang is falling apart when Ted blows off a "Wrestlers vs. Robots" competition so that he can stay at a snobby party.

Season 5, Episode 23: The Wedding Bride

17 May 2010
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.

Season 5, Episode 24: Doppelgangers

24 May 2010
Marshall and Lily think they've spotted Barney's doppelganger, which means that they can start trying to have a baby, but it's really Barney in disguise. Meanwhile, Ted goes blonde and Robin considers taking an anchor job in Chicago.

Season 6

Season 6, Episode 1: Big Days

20 September 2010
Ted musters up the courage to talk to a girl at the bar, but then discovers she's there with one of his exes. Meanwhile, Lily is mad at Marshall because he told his dad they're trying to have a baby, and Robin lets herself go.

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin

Rachel Bilson ... Cindy

Bill Fagerbakke ... Marvin Eriksen Sr.

Kaylee DeFer ... Casey (as Kaylee Anne Defer)

Lyndsy Fonseca ... Daughter

David Henrie ... Son
Brian David Jones ... Co-Worker #2 (as Brian Jones)

Daniel Kash ... Guy

Peter Katona ... Co-Worker #1

James Ryen ... Co-Worker #3
David Banuelos ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Lou George ... Bob (uncredited)

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 2: Cleaning House

27 September 2010
The gang accompanies Barney and his brother James after they find the man who may be Barney's father, but it turns out to be James' father instead.

Season 6, Episode 3: Unfinished

4 October 2010
When Ted declines Barney's offer to design the new GNB building, Barney ties to woo him by using all of his best womanizing tactics. Meanwhile, Robin is still not over her relationship with Don and drunk dials him.

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin
James Lanham ... 16 Year Old Karate student

Malea Mitchell ... Chrissy

Tara Erica Moore ... Rachel
Jude Will ... 7 Year Old Karate student

Clark Gilmer ... Blond Girl at the bar (uncredited)

David H. Lawrence XVII ... Newscast Announcer (uncredited)

Keith Middlebrook ... Scott Weisman (uncredited)
Carolyn Ordoñez ... Chrissy's Friend (uncredited)

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 4: Subway Wars

11 October 2010
The guys race each other, each using a different form of transportation, from the pub to a restaurant seven miles away because a friend claims that Woody Allen is there.

Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby

Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen

Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky

Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson

Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin

Maury Povich ... Maury Povich

Geoff Stults ... Max

Laura Bell Bundy ... Becky

Marshall Manesh ... Ranjit

Jan Bryant ... Mildred

Shaughn Buchholz ... Waiter
James Price ... Large Man (as James Price Jr.)

Steve Rizzo ... Giant Calculator

Koby Rouviere ... Young Marshall

Nick Toren ... Tourist

Toussaint Waterman ... Paramedic

Jason E. Barnes ... Pedestrian Shoppper (uncredited)
April Heather ... Christine (uncredited)

Bob Saget ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 5: Architect of Destruction

18 October 2010
Is Ted having second thoughts about designing GNB's new skyscraper because it would tear down a landmark, or because he's trying to impress a woman? Meanwhile, Lily shares a secret about Robin's new boyfriend with Marshall.

Season 6, Episode 6: Baby Talk

25 October 2010
Marshall takes steps to make sure that he and Lily have a baby boy, but Lily has other ideas. Meanwhile, when Ted begins dating Robin's co-anchor, Barney is inspired to use baby talk to pick up women, and Robin feels betrayed.

Season 6, Episode 7: Canning Randy

1 November 2010
Marshall struggles to fire an incompetent employee, everyone tries to figure out whom Robin slept with Halloween night, and Zoey, the GNB skyscraper protester, finds a way to turn Ted's class against him.

Season 6, Episode 8: Natural History

8 November 2010
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.

Season 6, Episode 9: Glitter

15 November 2010
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.

Season 6, Episode 10: Blitzgiving

22 November 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.

Season 6, Episode 11: The Mermaid Theory

6 December 2010
Ted goes on a boating trip with Zoey's husband, "The Captain." Menawhile, Barney's "Mermaid Theory" prevents Marshal from having a nice dinner with Robin, and the narrator tries to recall the details of a fight between Lily and Barney.

Season 6, Episode 12: False Positive

13 December 2010
Barney and Robin contemplate drastic positive changes in their lives when Marshall and Lily announce that Lily is pregnant, but renege on their promises when Marshall and Lily tell them that it was a false positive.

Season 6, Episode 13: Bad News

3 January 2011
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.

Season 6, Episode 14: Last Words

17 January 2011
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.

Season 6, Episode 15: Oh Honey

7 February 2011
Ted discovers that he is in love with Zoey after she tries to set him up on a date with her naive cousin, and he cuts off their friendship as a result. But little does he know that her marriage status has changed and she loves him too.

Season 6, Episode 16: Desperation Day

14 February 2011
Lily goes to Minnesota to bring Marshall back, but he's not ready to leave yet. Meanwhile, Ted and Zoey's relationship gets off to a rocky start, and Barney searches for a female "victim" the night before Valentine's Day.

Season 6, Episode 17: Garbage Island

21 February 2011
The Captain asks Ted to help find out who stole Zoey away from him, Marshall withholds sex until he does something to help the environment, and Barney is reluctant to admit that he has a crush on Robin's friend.

Season 6, Episode 18: A Change of Heart

28 February 2011
The gang gets mad at Barney when he lies to Nora and says he wants to get married and have a family to impress her, and Robin begins dating a guy who seems to possess several canine characteristics.

Season 6, Episode 19: Legendaddy

21 March 2011
Barney finally meets his biological father, but is disappointed to discover that he leads a boring life and is nothing like him.

Season 6, Episode 20: The Exploding Meatball Sub

11 April 2011
Despite Zoey still opposing the new GNB headquarters being built on the Arcadian Hotel site, Ted and Zoey's personal relationship is thriving. That issue is only one of the many disagreements in their life, which Ted likens to the two challenging each other mentally. On the other hand, he sees Marshall and Lily's relationship as being boring, as they agree on everything to the point of them almost melding into one person. Lily and Marshall, on the other hand, see their relationship as being supportive, the way that relationships should be, whereas they see Ted and Zoey's relationship as being too much work to the point of being mentally exhausting. But Marshall quitting his job at GNB to work in a non-paying volunteer position at the NRDC and Zoey managing to get the Landmark Preservation Society to agree to a hearing over the GNB project may change everything on both sides. Meanwhile, Barney seems to be taking Marshall leaving GNB the hardest. He admits to Robin that his anger regarding Marshall's departure has to do with a meatball sub.

Season 6, Episode 21: Hopeless

18 April 2011
When Barney tries to bond with his father, he asks the gang to help make his life seem more exciting by lying about their own lives. Meanwhile, Robin runs into a guy she has a crush on.

Season 6, Episode 22: The Perfect Cocktail

2 May 2011
When Marshall switches sides on the Arcadian dispute, his friendship with Barney is compromised and the gang is banned from the bar. Meanwhile, Ted finally finds the courage to confront Zoey about the same topic.

Season 6, Episode 23: Landmarks

9 May 2011
Ted is forced to make the final decision on whether he thinks The Arcadian should be declared a landmark, and his future with Zoey and Barney's future at GNB hinge on his decision.

Season 6, Episode 24: Challenge Accepted

16 May 2011
In the aftermath of Ted and Zoey's break-up, Ted is having second thoughts. He is freaking out about an issue with the GNB headquarters, and historically when Ted freaks out about something, he turns to dating an old girlfriend if only for something comfortable and familiar, however bad returning to that relationship ended up being. When Barney and Robin find out that Ted is going to meet Zoey to get back together with her, they have to try and figure out where that meeting place is so that they can stop him. Beyond piecing together this puzzle, Barney and Robin's quest leads to them discussing their own relationship. Meanwhile, Lily has come down with a case of food poisoning from some soup. Marshall eats the soup three hours later, which means that his symptoms of excessive vomiting will start three hours later than Lily's did. Marshall has a job interview with a major environmental law firm in a few hours, and he is just hoping that he can make it through the interview without vomiting. Ted and Barney argue about which of them will have the pleasure of pushing the button when the Arcadian gets imploded. And one of these situation is the starting point for an imminent trip to the altar.