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. Yesterday we brought you the best of Marshall, and today we're honoring his better half!
Lily Aldrin, played by Alyson Hannigan, is probably the most grounded of How I Met Your Mother's characters, which isn't saying very much. While she's often been the one to keep Marshall, Ted, Barney, and even Robin in line, she too has gone off the deep end herself from time to time *cough* shoplifting habit *cough*. But Lily's greatest legacy on the show is that she's always been a woman, a wife, a mother, and a genuinely funny person, all at the same time. Lily and Marshall's marriage transcends most TV relationships because they've been a couple since the beginning of the series. The pair encountered a few speed bumps on the road to tying the knot, but How I Met Your Mother has always allowed them to exist outside the tropes of television coupledom. And Lily has never just been Marshall's girlfriend, fiancée, or wife; she's also been a genuine friend to Ted and Barney, which is oddly refreshing. Some of her greatest moments have even involved Robin, who's the anti-Lily in so many ways. But my favorite Lily-centric moments from the last nine years have to be some of those listed below. Take a look, then share your own in the comments!
That time she pretended to be Barney's wife
Those times she ragged on Ted, especially about his fanny pack
All those times she spoke the truth
That time she stalked Chloe in "Swarley"
"Wait, so you were the hunchback with the limp?"
That time she proved her excellent taste in movies
But most importantly, her dedication to fashionable footwear
What's on YOUR list of favorite Lily moments?
AIRED ON 3/31/2014
Season 9 : Episode 24