Countdown to How I Met Your Mother's Series Finale: The Best of Robin Scherbatsky

By Kaitlin Thomas

Mar 28, 2014

Even though How I Met Your Mother is technically the story of Ted Mosby and how he first encountered the woman who bore his children, without Marshall, Lily, Barney, and Robin as supporting players, the series would simply be a collection of Ted's most pretentious moments, interspersed with sweet romantic gestures toward all the wrong women. Without Robin to tell him when he's being a douche, or without Barney roping him into harebrained schemes, who knows how Ted's life might've turned out! Each of How I Met Your Mother's core characters has played a pivotal role not only in Ted's life, but in the series overall. So as the end of the show inches closer, we've decided to relive some their funniest and most memorable moments. We've already brought you the best of Marshall,  Lily, and Barney, but now it's time to go to the mall with everyone's favorite Canadian, Robin Scherbatsky! 

Cobie Smulders' Robin is one hell of a lady. The news anchor and recent newlywed enjoys drinking scotch, shooting guns, smoking cigars, and using the phrase "but um" when she's on the air. We've known since How I Met Your Mother's pilot that Robin is "Aunt Robin" and not the Mother, which has at times frustrated viewers who wanted Ted and Robin to stay together after seeing them date in Season 2, while simultaneously angering others who believed the series shouldn't've wasted so much time on their doomed relationship. But Robin has long been an integral part of the gang, despite being the last one to join. Over the course of the series, she spoke her mind and told Ted when he was being a douche, she became Lily's best friend, she bonded with Marshall over cold weather and sports, and she eventually fell in love with Barney, who appreciated her distinct level of bro. But one of Robin's greatest assets was that we never knew what "secrets" might discover about her, from her past as a teen pop star in Canada to her stint as Night Falcon (seriously, WHAT WAS THAT?) to what she was hiding in her purse. Robin had a life before the gang, and although we never really saw much of her other friends, she was definitely the most independent member of the group. Her greatest achievement will probably always be her alter ego Robin Sparkles (not so much Robin Daggers), but that's really only one of many things I love about her. And speaking of the many things I love about Robin, here are my absolute favorites:

Her love of scotch and cigars

When her Canadian is showing

That time she was still drunk from last night

That time she made a joke about everything I/we love




Those times Barney dared her to say ridiculous stuff on TV

Night Falcon

Her love of Patrice

Robin Sparkles, OBVIOUSLY



What makes YOUR list of favorite Robin Scherbatsky moments?

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  • Bloodangel Mar 31, 2014

    But Umm....what about how Robin's Drinking Game? (Drink!)

  • ukeishiro Mar 31, 2014

    Why is there no Ted's countdown?

  • AndreaMcCooey Mar 31, 2014

    Remember when Robin wasn't the worst? Yeah... me either.

  • mrjimmyjames Mar 31, 2014

    I missed Night Falcon. WTF?

  • DarkBlood999 Mar 30, 2014

    I wasn't into the show for very long, but when I was, Robin was my favorite.

  • semperdivinallc Mar 30, 2014

    Robin Sparkles rules! Let's go to the mall - today! I swear that song is going to be stuck in my head for the rest of the day. While I would pick Alyson Hannigan over Cobie Smulders anyday (sorry but Alyson is awesome) - Robin Scherbatsky is definitely first pick over Lily. What's not to love about that woman! ~

  • BereniceAndrea Mar 30, 2014

    Robin Sparkles is the best thing that happened to my life.

  • Mate Mar 29, 2014

    Cobie Smulders is great. And surprisingly married to Taran Killem from SNL. Way to go sir.

  • Nsguy Mar 29, 2014

    Ironically, the video of showing her "Canadian" is not available to be viewed in Canada

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  • txgirl75 Mar 29, 2014

    Getting sad when people are spamming a page with how much so and so makes. Who cares were here to talk about the shows. I will say I am looking forward to the series finalie. Robin was my fav.

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