Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes

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1 The Pineapple Incident - S01E10

For me it is the funniest episode! I laughed so hard when I watched it that I peed a little! I even was crying!

So annoying! First of all, where did the pineapple come from?! Second of all, Ted is just REALLY annoying when he's drunk! I don't see why people like it so much. It didn't make me laugh once in the whole episode! - kennywilliams21

Funniest episode I saw! I laughed all the time and showed us a different Ted! Plus what's up with the pineapple?

Where did the pineapple come from!

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2 Slap Bet - S02E9

Definitely the best episode. Gives a lot of context and anecdotes to many other episodes and seasons. Plus, it's hilarious.

LETS GO TO THE MALL!

Best episode of the series slap bet formed from this and we also learned something funny about robin

Formed two running gags, Slap Bet and Robin Sparkles. - hype

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3 Swarley - S02E07

This episode is pointless to me. What is supposed to be so funny about everyone calling Barney a stupid name?! - kennywilliams21

When Barney keeps getting mad at Ted for calling him Swarley DEAD

It is the funniest episode.
" Swarlos "
" Bob Swarley "

4 Pilot - S01E01

This episode is the best because it's what launched How I Met Your Mother into sucess. Right away you begin to identify with characters and become invested in Ted's story and how everyone else will play into it.

My best episode of the series. Ted and Robin character just rocked!

5 How I Met Everyone Else - S03E05

Different approach handled, we use to think the same among our friends

Epic... Direction, story, and gags too - abhisheksrivastava

When Barney and Ted met killed me

6 Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap - S05E09

When Marshall asks Lily's dad if hemorrhoids is one of the diseases and he says no 😂😂😂

7 The Naked Man - S05E09

Hilarious! I have watched it a million times and never get tired

It is s04e09 not s05e09

8 Slapsgiving - S03E9

You just got slapped
WOAH OH OH OHOH

9 How Your Mother Met Me - SO9E16

The summary of whole series

The mother is so lovely, a really good episode.

A real emotional rollercoaster. Best episode of the series.

So romantic

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10 Come On - S01E22

Just such a beautiful moment when Ted and Robin kiss in her apartment after he became the rain man... juxtaposed against Marshall breaking up with Lily, truly bitter sweet.

This is the best episodes in the whole series, can't believe it features at the 9th position. Absolutely beautiful scene as it ends and the music is just perfect. This is one of the best episodes I have ever seen.

The Contenders

11 Legendaddy - S06E19

Favourite episode

One of the worst episodes.

12 Girls versus Suits - S05E12

This is literally one of my favorite episodes ever

Is it bad that I know almost all the words

The song is really catchy!

NOTHING SUITS ME LIKE A SUIT best epsiode ever

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13 The Playbook - S05E08

Best Barney episode by far, genius plays in the playbook, nonstop laughs. This one is an absolute classic. There's never gonna be an episode like this again. It's better than any other episode by far.

He's just so damn creative, and he shows viewers exactly how he gets a woman. An insight into Barney Stinson, and therefore is obviously the best episode.

Just the best!

Hilarious barney is class 😂😂

14 The Final Page - S08E11/12

After two years of on and off, Barney and Robin find each other in this (double) episode, in a scene which is so truly Barney and so deeply moving and romantic. Finally.

Let your heart hold fast.. great scene "The Robin"

The suspense built up til the end is amazing! :D

So barney, so legendary!

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15 Perfect Week - S05E14
16 Blitzgiving - S06E10

THIS IS SUCH A GOOD EPISODE

I miss Zoey

17 Oh Honey - S06E15

Two words: Katy Perry

Katy Perry

18 Intervention - S04E04

The time machine thing at the start where barneys convinced the girl to sleep with "young barney stinson" is my favourite of barney's plays by far

19 Okay Awesome - S01E05
20 Last Forever - S09E23/24

There was a lot of backlash against this one, which I think was unjustified. The simple fact is, Barney and Robin weren't meant to be together, PERIOD. Barney was a womanizer, not a husband. But he did find one love, and that was his child. His transformation back into a womanizer was really nostalgic as well; It was who Barney was. Ted and Tracy had a seemingly perfect relationship. But the fact is, Tracy may have been the one for Ted, but it wasn't the other way around; the one for Tracy was Max, who died before she met Ted. But when Tracy died (if you're a religious person), she was reunited with Max in heaven. And while it seemed like Robin wasn't the one for Ted, he had his kids, but he was looking for someone to love after Tracy died. It's kind of like the final piece of the puzzle. It was at a time where Ted had his kids like he planned, and Robin loved his kids, and Ted's kids loved Robin. It was the final piece of a very complex puzzle. Max and Tracy were together, and Ted ...more

Worst ending of any T.V. series! They messed up the whole point of the T.V. show by really making it a story of how Ted met Robin! The show is called: How I Met Your Mother and guess what? ROBIN IS NOT THE MOTHER! Besides, Barney and Robin WERE way better than Ted and Robin. I completely agree with the comment 2 comments down. A blue french horn IS the only thing between Robin and Ted. And seriously, the Mother knew Ted for only 1 episode! And the stupidest part is: The show spent the whole 9th season within 3 days of Barney and Robin's wedding. They spent a whole 2 seasons about Barney and Robin's wedding and on the 2nd last episode of the show they got married...just to get divorced in the first 10 minutes of the last episode! Terrible ending on the show's part! - kennywilliams21

Ok first of all, Barney and Robin's chemistry was WAY better than Ted and Robin. Barney and Robin were amazing together and loved each other so much. The only thing in between Robin and Ted was a stupid blue french horn. Barney's propsal to Robin was one of the most romantic moments in How I Met Your Mother history. And Barney and Robin married literally the episode before and then the writers just divorced them! There are WAY more Barney and Robin fans than Ted and Robin fans. ALSO we literally met the mother for only 20 episodes before she was killed off which was literally the most stupid thing the writers could do besides divorce Barney and Robin.

I think this episode perfectly summed up what the show was about. Love is messy. Robin and Barney were never meant to last. It just didn't make sense. Throughout the entirity of the show it is so blaringly obvious that Ted is meant to be with Robin, but it just never seemed to work. Tracy and Max were meant to be together. Ted and Robin were meant to be together. But then Max died and Robin married Barney. So it wasn't to be. Which makes Ted and Tracy's love so amazing. Cause they had already found their soulmates. But they were were each others 'next best thing'. The blue french horn isn't the only thing between Robin and Ted; it is their love. It represents everything that makes them a couple. It is a symbol, that's how symbols work. Love is messy. That's what the writers and the directors and the set designers and the actors and everyone else involved were trying to tell us. Love is messy and doesn't always work. Some love does (Marshal and Lily), some love needs time (Ted and ...more

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21 Where Were We - S02E1
22 Three Days of Snow

Romantic

23 Something Blue - S02E22
24 Lucky Penny - S02E15
25 World's Greatest Couple - S02E05
26 Definitions - S05E01

Love seeing Ted's 1st Day as a professor, love that Lily locks "Barnman and Robin" in a room, and of course I love everything about the Indiana Jones whip that Marshall can't stop using!

27 Bad News - S06E13

The episode is the best because of the emotional ending

The end I probably the best scene in the entire series.

Great Episode..Sad Ending..Still Great

28 Sandcastles in the Sand - S03E16
29 Symphony of Illumination - S07E12

Robin is amazing in this episode

Surprising twist.. really good one..

30 The Time Travelers - S08E20

Best episode hands down, it has so much emotion behind it and does a great job at hinting to the end of the show and what happens with the mother.

I will never not cry at the last three minutes. Even when I am a 20 year old man, it will always be my favourite

45 days speach
The song at the end by Barneys and Teds
Minnesota tidal wave v/s Robin Scherbatsky "Dance off"

31 No Pressure - S07E17
32 Arrivaderci Fiero - S02E17

Out of the many fantastic episodes that how I met your mother have put out, this one takes the cake as my favorite. The commingling of memories had between the characters make this episode in particular feel very organic for a sitcom and the framing device of the car works beautifully. Probably the best overall performance of the whole cast in the whole series.

33 Subway Wars - S06E04
34 Spoiler Alert - S03E08

This was the best and most funniest episode

35 Nothing Good Happens After 2 A.M. - S01E18

Not only was this episode hilarious at times - but also brought out Ted's emotions for Robin and Victoria.

Robin: Have you ever had one of those days when nothing at all that monumental happens but by the end of it you have no idea who you are anymore or what the hell you're doing with your life? Did you ever have one of those days?
Ted: Uh... about once a week.
Robin: I'd'know, it was just a rough day and the only person I wanted to see at the end of it was you.

Come on, Lily, how many women can say that they have been personally serenaded by Korean Elvis?

Ted: I'm going over to this girl's house to make juice.
Taxicab driver: Nice!
Ted: Oh no, it's not like that, we're juicing as friends

36 Best Burger In New York (S4E2)

Concept is excellent.

37 Last Words - S06E14

Strong acting, really puts you in Marshall's uncomfortable and sad spot, just powerless.

I get tears every time I hear Marshall's dad finally say something when they were listening to his voicemail.

38 The Wedding Bride - S05E23
39 Weekend at Barney's

HILLARIOUS! Marshal and lily have a story, barney and ted have a story, both are great.

40 Gary Blauman - S09E21

Perfect example of what makes How I Met Your Mother awesome. Flashbacks, flash forwards, and the montage at the end is a scene only How I Met Your Mother could pull off. A funny and sweet story.

Amazingly funny episode with an ensemble appearance of past supporting characters.

First episode I saw. Got me hooked. - Hajj

Bringing back.. the blitz, Blah blah (carol, as we now know), Kevin and Sandy, Scooter, Jeanette, Patrice, Zoey, Stella and of course Ranjit (hello! ).. was the best recap and made me cry over how foar the show has come.

41 Murtaugh - S04E19
42 The Front Porch - S05E17
43 Bass Player Wanted - S09E13
44 The Perfect Cocktail - S06E22

My favourite by... Far.

45 Stuff - S02E18

Can't get over Barney's play... gold.

Every time I watch Barney's play in Stuff, I die of laughter. "Excuse me, I need to refill [my water gun]" had me so weak.

46 P.S. I Love You - S08E15

Geddy Lee's in this episode!

47 Bagpipes - S05E06
48 Atlantic City - S02E08
49 Of Course - S05E17
50 Robots versus Wrestlers - S05E22
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1. Slap Bet - S02E9
2. Three Days of Snow
3. Girls versus Suits - S05E12
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1. How Your Mother Met Me - SO9E16
2. The Pineapple Incident - S01E10
3. The Naked Man - S05E09
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1. How I Met Everyone Else - S03E05
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