TV Episodes The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes  

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Slap Bet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Nov 20 2006 Ted and Barney discusses their viewpoints on knowing things about women. Barney thinks that the more you know the more likely you are to find a deal breaker. Ted wants to know the deal breakers ...more

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How I Met Everyone Else is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Oct 22 2007 "How I Met Everyone Else" is the fifth episode in the third season of the television series How I Met Your Mother and 49th overall. It originally aired on October 22, 2007.

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Game Night is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Feb 27 2006 A mysterious tape arrives for Barney from one of his numerous ex-girlfriends, and the entire gang watches it. But, in order for them all to find out how she broke Barney's heart and made him ...more

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The Pineapple Incident is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Nov 28 2005 After being forced into knocking back 5 shots, so he will stop thinking, Ted goes on a partying rampage. The next morning he wakes up with a woman in his bed, but he does not know who it is. So ...more

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The Playbooker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Nov 16 2009 After his relationship with Robin ends, Barney dusts off his "playbook" to help him back into the dating scene

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How Your Mother Met Me is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
How Your Mother Met Me On the 200th episode, The Mother recounts how she met Ted and what she’s been up to for the past eight years.

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Swarley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Nov 06 2006 Marshall goes on his first real date post-breakup with Lily. Not only do Ted and Barney try to warn him that this girl has got the crazy eyes, but Lily decides to do everything she can to find ...more

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The Naked Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Nov 24 2008 "The Naked Man" is the ninth episode in the fourth season of the television series How I Met Your Mother and 73rd overall. It aired on November 24, 2008.

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Intervention is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Intervention Oct 13 2008 When Ted is packing his stuff for his move to New Jersey, he discovers that the gang was going to hold an intervention for his engagement to Stella and demands they hold it anyway.

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Girls Versus Suits is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Jan 11 2010 When Barney debates giving up wearing suits in order to land a hot bartender, his conflicted feelings lead to an amazingly awesome musical number. Meanwhile, Ted gets one step closer to meeting ...more

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The Bracket is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Mar 31 2008 "The Bracket" is the 14th episode in the third season of the television series How I Met Your Mother and 58th overall. It originally aired on March 31, 2008.

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Slapsgiving is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Nov 19 2007 Lily and Marshall have their first Thanksgiving as a married couple; Barney is tortured by the slap bet countdown clock, worrying about when the slap will be dished out.

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Three Days of Snow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Jan 19 2009 Lily and Marshall try to continue their airport reunion tradition. Barney and Ted offer to keep MacLaren's open during a blizzard so they can meet up with some college girls.

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The Time Travelers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
The Time Travelers Mar 25 2013 "The Time Travelers" is the 20th episode of the eighth season of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, and the 180th episode overall.

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The Best Burger in New York is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Sep 29 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 ...more

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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Sep 19 2005 When Ted's best friend Marshall proposes to his girlfriend, Lily, Ted realizes he'd better get a move on if he hopes to find true love. Ted soon meets Robin in a neighborhood bar, immediately ...more

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Trilogy Time is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Trilogy Time Apr 09 2012 Ted, Marshall and Barney embark on another "trilogy time", where they get together every three years to watch the "Star Wars" trilogy and envision what their lives will be ...more

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Miracles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
May 19 2008 "Miracles" is the 20th and final episode of the third season of the CBS television series How I Met Your Mother and 64th overall. It originally aired on May 19, 2008.

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The Magician's Code (1) is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
The Magician's Code (Part 2) May 14 2012 When Lily goes into labor, Ted and Robin distract her by telling her stories while Marshall hurries back from Atlantic City.

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Something Borrowed is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
May 07 2007 With everything going wrong on Lily and Marshall's wedding day, to everyone's surprise it's confirmed bachelor Barney who tries to fix it all.

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Subway Wars is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Oct 11 2010 When the gang teases Robin about not being a real New Yorker, she sets out to prove them wrong by racing to catch a glimpse of Woody Allen.

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Nothing Good Happens After 2 A... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Apr 10 2006 "Nothing Good Happens After 2 A.M." is the 18th episode in the first season of the television series How I Met Your Mother. It originally aired on April 10, 2006.

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Last Words is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Jan 17 2011 While on a trip to Minnesota, Ted and Barney try anything to make Marshall laugh. Marshall runs into an old nemesis from high school.

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The Leap is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
May 18 2009 Ted is trying to keep his architecture firm afloat by doing an all-nighter, but Marshall tries to lure him to the roof for a surprise 31st birthday party, on the fourth season finale.

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Right Place, Right Time is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
May 04 2009 Ted ponders how being in the right place at the right time can impact a person's life; Barney celebrates his 200th female conquest.

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The Final Page (2) is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
The Final Page (Part 1) Dec 17 2012 Christmas approaches and Ted wrestles with whether to tell Robin about Barney's intentions involving Patrice, while Marshall and Lily get an early Yule gift, a night away from Marvin, but a case ...more

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Come On is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
May 15 2006 Ted tries to keep Robin from going on a camping trip so that she can spend time with him. Barney enlists the help of an old flame to perform a rain dance. At the same time Marshall finds out ...more

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Mary the Paralegal is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Apr 24 2006 Robin is nominated to receive an award for a news report and everyone needs a date to take to the show. Barney introduces Ted to Mary as a date that Ted can take to the show. Originally Ted is ...more

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Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the ... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Nov 23 2009 "Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap" is the ninth episode of the fifth season of the CBS situation comedy How I Met Your Mother and 97th episode overall. It aired on November 23,

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Doppelgangers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
May 24 2010 "Doppelgangers" is the 24th episode of the fifth season of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, and the 112th episode overall. It originally aired on May 24, 2010.

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The Three Days Rule is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Apr 27 2009 Ted breaks one of Barney and Marshall's relationship rules, texting a woman he recently met, so the pair play a joke on Ted by pretending to be the woman.

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The Duel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Nov 14 2005 "The Duel" is the eighth episode in the first season of the television series How I Met Your Mother. It originally aired on November 14, 2005. The episode was written by Gloria ...more

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Slutty Pumpkin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Oct 24 2005 Ted makes his yearly pilgrimage to the rooftop Halloween party in search of a girl dressed as a pumpkin who he met years ago. Meanwhile, Robin is dumped after driving her new boyfriend away with ...more

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The Possimpible is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Feb 02 2009 Robin, desperate to find a job before she is deported, agrees to let Barney produce a video resume for her.

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Bad News is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Jan 03 2011 Afraid they will never get pregnant, Lily and Marshall decide to see a specialist. Robin begins her new job.

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Robin 101 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Oct 05 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.

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Arrivederci, Fiero is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Arrivederci, Fiero Feb 26 2007 Marshall is all set to celebrate his beloved Fiero hitting the 200,000 mile mark but it stops. While the gang sits in the mechanic's garage and waits to hear what will happen to the vehicle they ...more

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Spoiler Alert is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Nov 12 2007 Marshall awaits his bar exam results; Ted introduces his latest girlfriend to the gang, who all see the flaw that Ted has missed

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Blitzgiving is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Nov 22 2010 "Blitzgiving" is the tenth episode of the sixth season of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, and the 122nd episode overall. It aired on November 22, 2010.

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Sandcastles in the Sand is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Apr 21 2008 Robin's musical past emerges again as the group learns of someone named Simon from Robin's past. Barney searches for more Robin Sparkles memorabilia.

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Tick Tick Tick is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Nov 14 2011 Barney and Robin find themselves in an uncomfortable situation when they hide a secret from their significant others. Meanwhile, Marshall, Lily and Ted attend a concert.

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No Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
No Tomorrow Mar 17 2008 Ted lives like there's no tomorrow during a St. Patrick's Day celebration with Barney. Lily and Marshall spend the evening at their new apartment with Robin.

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The Magician's Code (2) is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
May 14 2012 On Barney’s wedding day, his wife is finally revealed, and the gang reminisces about the time they encouraged Ted to follow his heart and go after the one that got away.

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Murtaugh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Mar 30 2009 When Barney learns Ted has a list of things he thinks the gang is too old to do, he sets out to do every task within 24 hours in order to prove Ted wrong.

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Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Jenkins Jan 18 2010 When Lily refuses to believe that Jenkins, Marshall's attractive female colleague, kissed him, Marshall insists Jenkins tell Lily what really happened. Meanwhile, Robin finds out that a drinking ...more

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Glitter is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Glitter Nov 15 2010 Barney's discovery of a Canadian kids show called Space Teens, that Robin appeared on as Robin Sparkles, leads the gang to get her to reach out to her co-star, Jessica Glitter.

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Monday Night Football is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Monday Night Football Feb 05 2007 When a funeral conflicts with the Super Bowl, the gang vows to avoid hearing the score and watch it together on Monday. This proves difficult, as Marshall is threatened with the score by a boy ...more

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Okay Awesome is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Oct 17 2005 Ted and Barney start checking out the club scene with their friend Robin, whereas Lily and Marshall try to participate in some more "grown-up" activities, as they draw slowly nearer to

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Ted Mosby: Architect is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Oct 09 2006 After Ted and Robin's first big fight, Barney tries to convince Ted that being an architect is an easy in to picking up chicks. Lily and Robin start following his trail after discovering that ...more

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Oh Honey is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Episodes
Feb 07 2011 "Oh Honey" is the 15th episode of the sixth season of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother and the 127th episode overall. It aired on February 7, 2011.