Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes


The Top Ten

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.


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 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!

4 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 "

5 How I Met Everyone Else - S03E05

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

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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

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8 Slapsgiving - S03E9

You just got slapped

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 Blitzgiving - S06E10


I miss Zoey

16 Perfect Week - S05E14
17 Oh Honey - S06E15

Two words: Katy Perry

Katy Perry

18 Intervention - S04E04
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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Top Remixes (7)

1. Slap Bet - S02E9
2. Three Days of Snow
3. Girls versus Suits - S05E12
1. How Your Mother Met Me - SO9E16
2. The Pineapple Incident - S01E10
3. The Naked Man - S05E09
1. How I Met Everyone Else - S03E05
2. The Pineapple Incident - S01E10
3. Legendaddy - S06E19

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