My Favorite HIMYM Episodes

by sdr05 | created - 13 Apr 2014 | updated - 12 Mar 2016 | Public

Tried to keep the selection between 3 to 5 episodes each season, which meant some great episodes like Spoiler Alert, How I Met Everyone Else (S3) missed out.

PS: I hated how the series ended.

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

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

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: 3,382

Season 1 | Episode 3

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

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

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: 4,504

Season 1 | Episode 10

3. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: The Limo (2005)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

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

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

Votes: 3,079

Season 1 | Episode 11

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

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

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: 3,651

Season 1 | Episode 15

5. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Mary the Paralegal (2006)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

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

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

Votes: 3,228

Season 1 | Episode 19

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

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

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: 3,113

Season 2 | Episode 4

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

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

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: 3,671

Season 2 | Episode 7

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

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

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: 5,396

Season 2 | Episode 9

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

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

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

Votes: 2,833

Season 2 | Episode 20

10. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Something Blue (2007)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

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

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

Votes: 2,733

Season 2 | Episode 22

11. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Wait for It (2007)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

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.

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

Votes: 2,744

Season 3 | Episode 4

12. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: The Platinum Rule (2007)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

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.

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

Votes: 2,552

Season 3 | Episode 11

13. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Ten Sessions (2008)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

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

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

Votes: 2,965

Season 3 | Episode 13

14. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: The Goat (2008)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

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?

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

Votes: 2,390

Season 3 | Episode 17

15. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Miracles (2008)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

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.

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

Votes: 2,570

Season 3 | Episode 20

16. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Do I Know You? (2008)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

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

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

Votes: 2,775

Season 4 | Episode 1

17. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: The Best Burger in New York (2008)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

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.

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

Votes: 2,893

Season 4 | Episode 2 (First Episode I Watched)

18. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Right Place Right Time (2009)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

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

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

Votes: 2,384

Season 4 | Episode 22

19. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: The Leap (2009)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

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.

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

Votes: 2,731

Season 4 | Episode 24

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

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: 5,128

Season 5 | Episode 8

21. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Girls vs. Suits (2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

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

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

Votes: 4,029

Season 5 | Episode 12 (100th Episode)

22. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Say Cheese (2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

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."

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

Votes: 2,362

Season 5 | Episode 18

23. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Subway Wars (2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

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.

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

Votes: 2,616

Season 6 | Episode 4

24. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Blitzgiving (2010)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

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.

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

Votes: 3,659

Season 6 | Episode 10

25. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Bad News (2011)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

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.

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

Votes: 3,295

Season 6 | Episode 13

26. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Oh Honey (2011)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

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.

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

Votes: 3,084

Season 6 | Episode 15

27. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Challenge Accepted (2011)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

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... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,482

Season 6 | Episode 24

28. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Ducky Tie (2011)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

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.

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

Votes: 3,155

Season 7 | Episode 3

29. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Trilogy Time (2012)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

As Ted, Marshall, and Barney get together for their triennial 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.

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

Votes: 2,545

Season 7 | Episode 20

30. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: The Magician's Code: Part 2 (2012)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

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.

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

Votes: 3,015

Season 7 | Episode 24

31. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Farhampton (2012)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Ted convinces Victoria to take a brief detour before they leave together after she leaves her fiancé at the altar, and Barney's engagement to Quinn may be short-lived after she finds about his past relationship with Robin.

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

Votes: 4,006

Season 8 | Episode 1

32. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: The Final Page: Part Two (2012)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Will Ted go to the opening of his new building with Robin as his date, or will he break his promise to Barney and tell her that Barney is proposing to Patrice? Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily have big plans for a rare night out.

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

Votes: 5,218

Season 8 | Episode 12

33. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: The Bro Mitzvah (2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

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?

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

Votes: 2,860

Season 8 | Episode 22

34. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Something New (2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

As the wedding approaches, Barney and Robin deliberately ruin an obnoxious couple's evening, Marshall and Lily's plans for Italy hit a snag and Ted tells Lily that he's moving to Chicago.

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

Votes: 3,333

Season 8 | Episode 24

35. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Platonish (2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

After Robin finds out her mother isn't coming to the wedding, the group recalls a fateful night six months ago when Barney accepted the "challenge" of a lifetime, and Ted made a decision about his pursuit of Robin.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Cristin Milioti

Votes: 2,876

Season 9 | Episode 9

36. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Unpause (2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Robin and Ted take advantage of Barney when he becomes "truth serum drunk," and Marshall does everything he can to remain in "pause" with Lily and avoid their fight.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Cristin Milioti

Votes: 2,909

Season 9 | Episode 15

37. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: How Your Mother Met Me (2014)

TV-14 | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

The story of The Mother, from her traumatic 21st birthday to a number of close calls with meeting Ted to the night before Barney and Robin's wedding.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Cristin Milioti

Votes: 7,914

Season 9 | Episode 16

38. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: The End of the Aisle (2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

With only half an hour to go, both Barney and Robin have panic attacks about their upcoming nuptials. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily rewrite their old wedding vows.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Cristin Milioti

Votes: 3,751

Season 9 | Episode 22



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