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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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The Pineapple Incident is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Game Night is listed (or ranked) 4 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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How Your Mother Met Me is listed (or ranked) 5 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) 6 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) 7 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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The Playbooker is listed (or ranked) 8 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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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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Trilogy Time is listed (or ranked) 15 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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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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The Best Burger in New York is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Subway Wars is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Last Words is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Nothing Good Happens After 2 A... is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Something Borrowed is listed (or ranked) 21 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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The Leap is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Miracles is listed (or ranked) 23 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) 24 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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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.