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The Best Seasons of 'How I Met Your Mother'

Updated May 8, 2020 6.0k votes 1.6k voters 72.0k views9 items

Ranking of the best seasons of How I Met Your Mother, listed from best to worst with poster images when available. Fans will also enjoy the most legendary HIMYM fan theories and a ranking of Ted Mosby's hottest girlfriends. People who are fanatics of the show have very strong opinions when it comes to choosing the best How I Met Your Mother season, which is exactly why this ranking of How I Met Your Mother seasons exists. Many fans of the show have voted on this list of the greatest How I Met Your Mother seasons, so this order isn't just the opinion of some random writer or blogger.

Some of the most memorable episodes of How I Met Your Mother come from different seasons, so picking the top season isn't easy. If your favorite season of How I Met Your Mother isn't high on the list, then vote it up so it has the chance to become number one.If you're asking yourself, "What is the best season of How I Met Your Mother?" or "Which season of How I Met Your Mother is the best?" then this list will answer your questions.

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  • How I Met Your Mother - Season 4
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    The fourth season of How I Met Your Mother premiered on September 22, 2008 and contains 24 episodes. This season leads viewers closer to learning the true identity of "the mother." This is the only season to be nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "The Best Burger in New York," "Shelter Island," and "Benefits."

    Memorable moments from Season 4 include:

    • Stella leaves Ted at the alter.
    • Ted and Robin become roommates and "friends with benefits".
    • Robin learns that Barney is in love with her.
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  • How I Met Your Mother - Season 2
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    The second season of How I Met Your Mother premiered on September 18, 2006 and contains 22 episodes. This season primarily focuses on the romantic relationships of Marshall and Lily and Ted and Robin, while Barney loves being single.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "World's Greatest Couple," "Slap Bet," and "Something Blue."

    Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

    • Marshall and Lily get married.
    • Ted and Robin break up.
    • Barney loses a slap bet.
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  • How I Met Your Mother - Season 6
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    The sixth season of How I Met Your Mother premiered on September 20, 2010 and contains 24 episodes. This season focuses more on the careers of the main characters than in previous seasons.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Baby Talk," "Legendaddy," and "Challenge Accepted."

    Memorable moments from Season 6 include:

    • Barney meets his father, played by John Lithgow.
    • Lilly finds out that she is pregnant.
    • Robin asks Ted to be best man at her wedding someday.
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  • How I Met Your Mother - Season 3
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    The third season of How I Met Your Mother premiered on September 24, 2007 and contains 20 episodes. This season focuses on Marshall and Lily settling into married life while Ted, Robin and Barney find themselves in a love triangle.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "How I Met Everyone Else," "Slapsgiving" and "Miracles."

    Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

    • Robin and Barney sleep together.
    • Marshall and Lily get their dream apartment.
    • Abby sabotages Barney's hook ups.
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