How I Met Your Mother

CBS (ended 2014)




Episode Guide

    • How Your Mother Met Me
      Season 9 - Episode 16

      How I Met Your Mother's 200th episode. Dedicated to all the near misses the mother had where she nearly met Ted.

    • Game Night
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      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 into a suit-wearing bachelor, everyone must share their most embarrassing moment.
    • Drumroll, Please
      Season 1 - Episode 13

      Ted finds a new woman at the wedding. They want to remember the evening so they don't exchange last names or numbers; but Ted takes a big fall when he tries to find out her name.

    • Atlantic City
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      Marshall and Lily drag the gang to Atlantic City to elope, and their quest to overcome the three-day wait for a marriage license crosses them with some Chinese gamblers, a ship captain, and a sexy novelty shirt.
    • Wait For It...
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      We pick up from last year. Robin shows up with a date and this motivates Ted to 'get back out there'. We also learn/learned something major about 'the Mother'.
    • Do I Know You?
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      Stella has to give Ted an answer. Barney wants to say something to Robin.
    • No Tomorrow
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      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.
    • Slap Bet
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      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 right away, as Robin refuses to go to the mall to cover her secret.
    • Come On
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      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 about Lily's interview for the fellowship in San Francisco.
    • Okay Awesome
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      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 their wedding.
    • The Limo
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      Ted rents a limo to take the gang out to sample five New Year's Eve parties in a quest to find the perfect celebration.
    • The Duel
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      As Lily becomes more of a permanent fixture in the apartment, Ted feels like he is being edged out of the mix by his engaged roomies. Petrified of being left alone and homeless, Ted tells Marshall that when he and Lily are married, he wants the apartment. The problem is that Marshall wants to keep the place too, so they settle it like real "grown-ups" -- launching into a sword fight that leaves one man down for the count.moreless
    • Something Blue
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      It's still Marshall and Lily's big wedding day but now we're at the reception. Robin tries to tell a story but keeps getting interrupted. Barney tries his hardest to figure out Ted and Robin's secret.
    • Sandcastles in the Sand
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      Robin's musical past emerges again as the group learns of someone named Simon from Robin's past. As Barney searches for more Robin Sparkles memorabilia, Ted spends more time with Stella.
    • Something New?
      Season 8 - Episode 24

      As the gang prepares to head out to Robin and Barney’s wedding, Ted invites Lily to see the house he's finally finished fixing up. Meanwhile, Robin and Barney’s night of relaxation is ruined by an obnoxious couple, and Marshall takes the baby on a last-minute trip to Minnesota to see his family.

    • Pilot
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      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 becomes smitten and scores a first date. But when Ted can hardly wait to see her again, his eagerness threatens to scare her away.moreless
    • How I Met Everyone Else
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      Amid sharing stories with her about how members of the gang met each other, Ted's hot new girlfriend has a reaction to the meeting that gets her a high ranking on Barney's crazy scale.
    • Something Borrowed
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      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.
    • Monday Night Football
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      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 in Lily's class, while doing the news puts Robin in danger of finding out who won.moreless
    • The Scorpion and the Toad
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Barney works with Marshall on his bachelor skills, which include hitting on women. Lily is back from her venture. Robin helps her look for a new apartment but gets sick of hearing about San Francisco.
    • Mary the Paralegal
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      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 opposed to the idea of just trying to save face in front of Robin, but when she shows up with a date he changes his mind. Robin asks Mary lots of questions, and Ted begins to really like Mary, despite her occupation.moreless
    • Where Were We?
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      The gang tries to help Marshall get over Lily, especially when he finds a credit card bill that leads to a hotel in New York City where some of her charges are listed.
    • Best Prom Ever
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      Lily, Barney, and Robin attend a high school prom to scout out a potential band for Lily and Marshall's wedding reception. In order to get in, Lily and Robin pretend to be the dates of two kids who were going alone. Ted and Marshall are back at the apartment where they are preparing the invitations to be sent out.moreless
    • The Pineapple Incident
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      After being forced into knocking back five 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 he turns to his friends to try and piece the night together and work out who the woman is in his bed.moreless
    • Zip, Zip, Zip
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      After agreeing to take things slowly and not have sex for a month, Ted and Victoria decide that they have waited long enough.
    • How Lily Stole Christmas
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      Ted almost ruins Christmas for everyone when, still carrying around anger toward Lily, he calls her a horribly disgusting name. Robin tends to Barney while he has a cold.
    • Showdown
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      Thinking that Bob Barker may be his father, Barney is overjoyed to be a contestant on The Price is Right. Marshall and Lily try sleeping apart prior to the wedding.
    • The Goat
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      After Barney sleeps with Robin he hires help to find a loop hole in "The Bro Code" that will let him off the hook.
    • Ten Sessions
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      Ted pursues a woman named Stella, but only gets attention from her receptionist Abby.
    • Brunch
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Ted's parents visit New York for their anniversary, and he learns a family secret, while Robin worries that they won't like her. Lily and Marshall try to adjust to the new format of their relationship now that they are no longer together.
    • Lucky Penny
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      Ted can't seem to catch a flight to interview for his dream job, and he and Robin contemplate why. The story unfolds backwards as they they remember when Robin and Lily went hunting for a wedding dress and when Barney got stuck on the subway.
    • Swarley
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      Barney gets a new nickname. Meanwhile, Marshall goes on his first real date post-Lily, but Ted and Barney warn him that this girl has the "crazy eyes," and Lily decides to do everything she can to find her own reasons for breaking them up.
    • Nothing Good Happens After 2 A.M.
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      Robin, who is very lonely, asks Ted to come over to her apartment after 2 A.M., but he isn't sure if he wants to go as he has a phone call on the way over with his friends and has Victoria on his mind.
    • Third Wheel
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      Ted's new attitude attracts women in the present and one from his past. The rest of the gang pulls together to help him make the most of the situation.
    • The Leap
      Season 4 - Episode 24
      As his 31st birthday nears, an all-nighter to try to get business has Ted realizing he may need to pursue another career than architecture. Meanwhile, Marshall tries to get him up to a rooftop surprise party.
    • World's Greatest Couple
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Marshall tries to get used to being single in a world that is very coupled-oriented. Barney's intended one-night-stand won't go away, and he uses Lily to get out of his "horrifying" situation.
    • Spoiler Alert
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      Marshall awaits his bar exam results; Ted introduces his latest girlfriend to the gang, who all see the flaw that Ted has missed
    • The Bracket
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      Barney's efforts to hook up with women are being thwarted by a mysterious woman from his past. Barney and the gang must sift though his many past flings in an attempt to find out who she is.
    • Stuff
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      Lily gets asked to play in an off-off-off-off-Broadway play, and the gang shows up to support her. Ted and Robin get hung up on what each kept from their past relationships. Barney performs his own play to prove a point to Lily.
    • First Time In New York
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      Robin wants to tell Ted that she loves him, but she can't tell him. Meanwhile, her sister visits and brings her boyfriend, and Robin doesn't know how to react when her sister says she's ready to lose her virginity.
    • Blitzgiving
      Season 6 - Episode 10
      When a night of partying with bad-luck pal The Blitz ends up ruining Ted's planned Thanksgiving feast, the gang ends up celebrating at Zoey's.
    • The Platinum Rule
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      Ted's upcoming date with his doctor leads the gang to give him their own examples of why dating someone you already see regularly is a bad idea. Marshall and Lily want a couple to be friends with. Barney's last venture endangers the group's hangout.
    • Slapsgiving
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      As Marshall and Lily prepare to host their first Thanksgiving as husband and wife, Barney eyes Marshall's Slap Bet Countdown Clock website with dread. Marshall has a gift for everyone.
    • Bad News
      Season 6 - Episode 13
      Marshall and Lily see a fertility specialist who bears a striking resemblance to Barney. Robin begins her research job at Worldwide News, but is shocked to discover Sandy Rivers works there and mortified when he reveals her embarrassing past.
    • Single Stamina
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      Barney's brother, James, visits and Robin, the only one in the group that has never met him, is surprised. But James has a surprise for Barney that he finds difficult to swallow.
    • The Naked Man
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      The gang learns a new way to get their dates to sleep with them after Ted walks in on Robin's date sitting naked on the couch.
    • Intervention
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      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.
    • The Wedding
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      Robin accepts Ted's invite to a friend's wedding, but thanks to Ted, the couple may never make it down the aisle.
    • Ted Mosby: Architect
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      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 Ted hit it off with a girl named Anna shortly afterward.
    • Arrivederci, Fiero
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      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 think about times gone by that they have spent together in the car, including the story of how Ted met Marshall.moreless
    • Three Days Of Snow
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      A blizzard hits New York City, threatening a tradition of Marshall and Lily's and leaving Ted and Barney to keep MacLaren's doors open.
    • Moving Day
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      Barney takes drastic measures to prevent Ted from moving into Robin's apartment. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily are discovering the ups and downs of having the apartment to themselves. Barney considers moving in with Marshall and Lily.
    • Slutty Pumpkin
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Ted makes his yearly pilgrimage to the rooftop Halloween party in search of a girl dressed as a pumpkin, whom he met years ago. Meanwhile, Robin is dumped after driving her new boyfriend away with her independent ways.
    • Return of the Shirt
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Ted's outlook on his continuing search for love is altered when he rediscovers a shirt that has not seen daylight in years. Meanwhile, Barney amuses himself by coaxing Robin into sacrificing her job by saying completely outlandish things on air live for a cash reward.
    • Benefits
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      Robin and Ted explore "friends with benefits" while living together. Marshall has trouble with a few reality TV stars.
    • Subway Wars
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      Robin sets out to prove she's now a bona fide New Yorker by racing the gang to a downtown restaurant where Woody Allen is rumored to be.
    • Rebound Bro
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      Barney gets a new wingman, and Ted discusses taking the next step with Stella.
    • The Ducky Tie
      Season 7 - Episode 3

      The Ducky Tie is the third episode of the seventh season of How I Met Your Mother. The four friends, Marshall Eriksen, Lily Aldrin, Ted Mosby and Barney Stinson, are meeting at Marshall's favorite Japanese restaurant despite Barney's dislike of Japanese food. The friends discuss Ted's recent encounter with his ex-girlfriend, Victoria, and Barney's curiosity about Lily's changing body due to her pregnancy.

    • Sweet Taste of Liberty
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Ted agrees to let Barney spice up his love life and ends up on a crazy adventure of flying to Philadelphia, encountering the law, and visiting the Liberty Bell.
    • Belly Full of Turkey
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      Ted and Robin are surprised to run into Barney when they volunteer at a homeless shelter on Thanksgiving. Lily is on the brink of freaking out when she goes to Thanksgiving dinner at her future in-laws' house.
    • Milk
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      When a matchmaking company calls Ted claiming they have found his soul mate, he is forced to postpone his date when Lily asks for his help.
    • Aldrin Justice
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Barney seduces Marshall's law professor in hopes of getting her to grade more leniently. Lily takes a job at Ted's office, where she promptly steals to teach Ted's boss a lesson.
    • Bachelor Party
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      Robin attends Lily's bridal shower and finds the gift that she brought is out of place. Barney hires a stripper for Marshall's bachelor party.
    • Dowisetrepla
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      Marshall and Lily's plan to buy an apartment is hampered by mistakes and Lily's hidden debt; Barney claims to love commitment to seduce a girl
    • Miracles
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      Ted is in a car accident that prompts Marshall to talk about miracles. Everyone flashbacks to prior moments in their lives.
    • Shelter Island
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      Deciding to wed in three days, Ted and Stella suddenly see their plans shattered by exes.
    • Life Among the Gorillas
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      Marshall interns at the corporation where Barney works and finds that he is becoming a shallow jerk as he tries to fit in with his Barney-like coworkers. Meanwhile, Ted feels guilty when he receives several gifts from Victoria while he hasn't sent her anything.
    • The Front Porch
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      Ted is shocked to learn that Lily is responsible for many of his breakups with ex-girlfriends—including Karen. Meanwhile, Marshall defends his wearing of a nightgown to bed.
    • The Yips
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      When Barney loses his way with women, he hopes a trip to the Victoria's Secret Fall Fashion Show will help him regain his form. Marshall deals with a taskmaster of a trainer at a gym.
    • The Final Page, Part Two
      Season 8 - Episode 12

      Conclusion. 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 of separation anxiety strikes and threatens to ruin the evening.

    • The End of The Aisle
      Season 9 - Episode 22

      With only a half-hour to go, both Barney and Robin have panic attacks about their upcoming nuptials. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily rewrite their old wedding vows.

    • A Change Of Heart
      Season 6 - Episode 18
      Barney is frightened by his growing feelings for Nora. Robin's new boyfriend exhibits canine tendencies.
    • Purple Giraffe
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      In a desperate attempt for a second date, Ted invites Robin to a party he is throwing. However, she doesn't show up and he keeps throwing parties in the hopes she will finally arrive.
    • Cupcake
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      Things are going great with Ted and Victoria's relationship, but when Victoria is offered her dream job, the couple have to make serious relationship decisions. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily set out to purchase their wedding outfits and find out that neither can afford what they bought.
    • Little Boys
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      Barney and Ted fight over getting the same girl; Robin pretends to like her new boyfriend's son
    • I'm Not That Guy
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      Marshall has to contemplate giving up his plan of using his law degree to help the planet when he's courted by a major firm; Lily reveals a secret to Robin that not even Marshall knows; Ted discovers a porn actor is using his name
    • Oh Honey
      Season 6 - Episode 15
      When Ted is fixed up with Zoey's cousin, it leads to her naivety earning her the nickname "Honey" and Ted realizing he has feelings for Zoey. Meanwhile, Barney tries to get to know Honey better himself.
    • Natural History
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      When the gang goes to a black tie event at the Natural History Museum, Ted gets introduced to Zoey's husband, The Captain, while Barney and Robin entertain themselves by touching as many of the museum's "Do Not Touch" exhibits as they can. Lily is aghast to learn Marshall plans to accept a long-term contract with GNB.moreless
    • The Chain Of Screaming
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      After Marshall witnesses a work buddy get yelled at after handing in a report, he becomes paranoid that the same will happen to him.
    • The Bro Mitzvah
      Season 8 - Episode 22

      The gang works together to plan a legendary bachelor party for Barney.

    • We're Not From Here
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      Ted and Barney pretend to be visitors to New York City to pick up women. Robin is still dating Gael. Marshall and Lily prepare letters to each other to be read after their death.
    • Columns
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      When Ted is constantly insulted by his former boss, who is now working for him on a project, he is told to fire the man, but he finds that a hard thing to do. Meanwhile, Barney offers Lily a lot of money to paint a nude portrait of him.
    • Matchmaker
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      When a matchmaker with a 100% success rate turns Ted away because he is not compatible with any of the available women in her database, he is still determined that he is going to find his match. After getting information from the matchmaker’s computer, Ted pays a visit to a very cute, but taken, dermatologist in an effort to prove the prediction wrong that there are no women out there for him. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily are obsessed with ridding their apartment of a critter.moreless
    • P.S. I Love You
      Season 8 - Episode 15

      Robin's past as a Canadian pop star is revisited when Barney uncovers the lost episode of a music documentary series in which she was featured as Robin Sparkles. Marshall and Lily have some concerns about Ted's latest girlfriend.

    • False Positive
      Season 6 - Episode 12
      The gang enters self-reflection due to Marshall and Lily's false positive on a pregnancy test: Robin contemplates the easy high-profile game show job or the serious low-profile news job, Barney chooses between giving or receiving, and Ted gears up to be Punchy's best man.
    • The Final Page, Part One
      Season 8 - Episode 11

      Part 1 of 2. Robin takes steps to have Patrice fired from WWN, while Marshall puts a jinx on Barney. Later, Ted invites his architecture professor to the dedication of the GNB building; and Marshall and Lily bump into an oddball acquaintance from college.

    • Bass Player Wanted
      Season 9 - Episode 13
      The gang encounters a guy at the wedding who intentionally stirs up trouble among them, and Marshall finally arrives at the Farhampton Inn.
    • Tick Tick Tick
      Season 7 - Episode 10

      Barney and Robin decide whether to keep their one night stand a secret from Nora and Kevin. Meanwhile, the rest of the gang goes to a "-palooza" concert.

    • Not a Father's Day
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      Barney creates a holiday to celebrate not being a father. Meanwhile, Lily and Marshall are considering having a baby, but Lily first wants advice from Ted and Robin.
    • Legendaddy
      Season 6 - Episode 19
      Barney meets his father and is shocked by the differences in their lives. The rest of the gang learn their "gaps", knowledge they should have by now, but don't.
    • The Possimpible
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      Robin relies on a video résumé prepared by Barney to land a job in broadcasting before facing deportation back to Canada. Marshall suffers from 'dancer's hip'.
    • The Fight
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      Ted—to prove he's not a milquetoast—and Barney—to impress Robin—pick a fight with a group of guys sitting in the gang's favorite booth at MacLaren's.
    • Architect of Destruction
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      Ted is approached by a beautiful girl who's upset about the landmark hotel to be torn down to make way for the new GNB headquarters he's designing. Marshall has trouble concentrating on anything else after finding out his friend Max has a small penis.
    • Unpause
      Season 9 - Episode 15

      Ted and Robin take advantage of Barney who drinks too much and get him to reveal his secrets.  Meanwhile, Marshall tries to avoid fighting with Lily.

    • Glitter
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      Barney's obtaining an episode of Space Teens, the Canadian show that created the Robin Sparkles character, leads the gang to find out why Robin no longer talks to her co-star, Jessica Glitter. Meanwhile, Robin is fed up with Lily's incessant baby talk, and Ted's Ohio friend Punchy drops by unexpectedly.
    • Disaster Averted
      Season 7 - Episode 9

      The gang recounts their actions when Hurricane Irene bore down on New York City. Meanwhile, Barney seeks a way to stop wearing the ducky tie.

    • Happily Ever After
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      A chance sighting of Stella leads to the gang contemplating ways in which they'd handle an unwanted encounter with a person from their past.
    • Woooo!
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      A birthday party for one of Lily's co-workers leads to Robin connecting with a group of single partiers known as the "Woo Girls". Ted presents a plan for Goliath National Bank's new HQ.
    • The Broath
      Season 7 - Episode 19

      The rest of the gang tries to intervene when Barney announces Quinn's moving in with him. Meanwhile, Ted and Robin clash over subletting Quinn's rent-controlled apartment.

    • Little Minnesota
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      Marshall takes Robin to a bar with a Minnesota theme. Ted attempts to keep his visiting sister away from Barney.
    • Mosbius Designs
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      Ted goes out on his own as an architect and hires an intern to help get things started, but all he helps himself to is Robin. Meanwhile, news of impending layoffs at GNB has Marshall looking for a schtick to make him indispensible.
    • Trilogy Time
      Season 7 - Episode 20

      Ted, Marshall, and Barney get together to watch the Star Wars trilogy and imagine where they may be three years from now. Meanwhile, Barney and Quinn move in together.

    • The Best Man
      Season 7 - Episode 1

      As Barney gets ready for his wedding, a flashback to Punchy's wedding has Robin wrestling with whether or not to reveal she still has feelings for him and Marshall and Lily trying to keep their pregnancy secret.

    • I Heart NJ
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      When Stella's babysitter cancels, a night out turns into the gang hanging out at her place, and Ted talks up New Jersey—until he learns Stella wants him to move there after marriage.
    • Farhampton
      Season 8 - Episode 1

      On the day of her wedding to Barney, Robin suffers a panic attack. To help with her anxiety, she calls upon Ted to tell her a story and calm her nerves.

    • Platonish
      Season 9 - Episode 9

      In a flashback episode, the gang ponders the future of the Ted, Robin and Barney love triangle, while Ted gets a call from an old "friend". Meanwhile, Barney accepts a series of challenges from Lily and Robin.

    • Coming Back
      Season 9 - Episode 2
      When James reveals that he is getting divorced, Robin worries about how Barney will take the news. Meanwhile, Marshall races to find a way to get to New York in time for the wedding, and Ted deals with being alone at a romantic hotel.
    • The Lighthouse
      Season 9 - Episode 8
      When Robin and Loretta's conflict escalates, Barney is caught in the middle. Meanwhile, Marshall and Daphne deal with a stowaway on their road trip, and Ted and Cassie try to enjoy a trip to a lighthouse.
    • No Pressure
      Season 7 - Episode 17

      Ted tells Robin he still has feelings for her. Barney hunts for Marshall and Lily's sex tape.

    • The Magician's Code, Part One
      Season 7 - Episode 23

      As Ted and Robin try to help Lily get through her contractions, Marshall struggles to get back to New York City before she gives birth.

    • The Stinsons
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      Suspecting he has a secret girlfriend, the gang follows Barney when he leaves MacLaren's and discovers he seemingly has been keeping a family secret from them.
    • The Naked Truth
      Season 7 - Episode 2
      Marshall gets a great job offer that he fears may be scuttled by a social media background check. Ted needs a date for the Architects Ball.
    • Garbage Island
      Season 6 - Episode 17
      Marshall regains his desire to help the environment, Ted encounters The Captain, and Robin wants Barney to admit his feelings for his Valentine's Day date, Nora.
    • Symphony of Illumination
      Season 7 - Episode 12

      Robin receives bad news and tries to hide it from the gang. Marshall hopes to make his home's Christmas decorations the best in the neighborhood.

    • The Mermaid Theory
      Season 6 - Episode 11
      As Ted and Zoey test whether a guy and a married woman can be friends, he tries to befriend her husband as well. Marshall and Robin try hanging out alone. Barney and Lily have a spat.
    • Karma
      Season 7 - Episode 18

      Barney continues his pursuit of Quinn. Ted has to deal with Robin's old room, while Robin gets a taste of suburban life from Marshall and Lily.

    • The Locket
      Season 9 - Episode 1

      On their way to Long Island for their wedding weekend, Robin and Barney come across a startling family discovery. Meanwhile, Marshall sees something online that changes the course of his …




    • Band or DJ?
      Season 8 - Episode 13

      After Robin and Barney get engaged they start planning the wedding, however they still need Robin's dad's permission for it to happen. Meanwhile Tedstruggleswith letting Robin go. Marshall and Lily have troubles with Marvin, who never stops crying.

    • The Over-Correction
      Season 8 - Episode 10

      Barney's developing relationship with Patrice leaves Robin questioning his motives, while Marshall's widowed mother gets back into the dating pool, but he thinks she may be swimming with a shark.

    • The Rebound Girl
      Season 7 - Episode 11

      Ted and Barney considers the pros and cons of raising a baby together. Meanwhile, Robin hopes to dissuade Marshall and Lily from moving to Long Island.

    • Ring Up
      Season 8 - Episode 14

      Robin finds out that, the world is harder with a ring. Marshall is trying new outfit which looks, that Lily loves. Ted is dating a younger girl and Barney isencourageing him to hold her from some reason.

    • Rehearsal Dinner
      Season 9 - Episode 12

      Barney becomes fixated on having his rehearsal dinner at a laser tag arena, much to Robin’s dismay. Meanwhile, Ted doesn’t come through on a promise, which aggravates Lily.

    • The Best Burger in New York
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      A "burger-mad" Marshall is on a quest to find the place where he ate the first hamburger he ever had in New York.
    • Challenge Accepted
      Season 6 - Episode 24
      Barney and Robin feel the urge to reconnect themselves when trying to stop Ted from getting back together with Zoey. Meanwhile, Lily and Marshall nervously await his expected case of food poisoning.
    • Last Words
      Season 6 - Episode 14
      The gang heads to Minnesota for Marvin's funeral, helping however they can and each pondering what the last words from their father would be if he died right now. Meanwhile, Marshall is agitated upon discovering his high school bully will be the minister for the service.
    • Cleaning House
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      While helping their mother pack up her house, Barney and James find a letter that will let one of them meet his father. Robin sets Ted up on a blind date, but sets expectations he can't meet.
    • Weekend at Barney's
      Season 8 - Episode 18

      After Ted and Jeannette part ways, Barney steps in as matchmaker using the supposedly-destroyed Playbook. Meanwhile, Marshall gets some unexpected attention at an art gallery opening where Lily is battling to make a good impression.

    • The Time Travelers
      Season 8 - Episode 20

      Ted and Barney's future versions attempt to persuade present day Ted to go see Robots Versus Wrestlers. Marshall and Robin have a dance-off.

    • Right Place Right Time
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      Ted explains to his future kids how a series of unrelated events led to a chance encounter with a former girlfriend. Barney makes the 200th notch in his bedpost. Marshall goes overboard when he discovers GNB has a department that can make him charts and graphs.
    • The Ashtray
      Season 8 - Episode 17

      When Ted receives an unexpected call from The Captain the gang reminisced about their last awkward encounter with him.

    • Rally
      Season 9 - Episode 18
      When Barney suffers from the world's worst hangover the morning of his wedding, the gang tries to figure out the far-fetched ingredients to concoct the Stinson Hangover Fixer Elixir. (TV-14 D, L)
    • The Magician's Code, Part Two
      Season 7 - Episode 24

      At Barney's future wedding, everyone remembers when they made Ted go after a girl who'd gotten away.

    • Desperation Day
      Season 6 - Episode 16
      Barney names February 13th "Desperation Day" in honor of desperately lonely women. Meanwhile, Marshall is surprised by a visit from Lily, Ted and Zoey work through their feelings for one another, and Robin gets together with her girlfriends.
    • The Playbook
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      Barney dusts off his "playbook" to help him back into the dating scene following his breakup with Robin, incensing Lily in the process.
    • Sorry, Bro
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      Ted's college girlfriend reenters his life and leaves Marshall and Lily remembering how much they hated her, while Barney tries to steer the storytelling towards Marshall's forgetting his pants at work that day.
    • Sunrise
      Season 9 - Episode 17
      While out looking for an inebriated Barney on the day of the wedding, Robin and Ted reminisce about past relationships. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily finally resolve their issues and Barney befriends two young guys eager to meet women. Sarah Chalke, Ashley Williams, Abby Elliott, Tim Gunn and Bill Fagerbakke return. (TV-14 D, L)moreless
    • Gary Blauman
      Season 9 - Episode 21
      When Gary Blauman shows up at the wedding, it sends the gang into a frenzy as they each recall an encounter with him.
    • Daisy
      Season 9 - Episode 20

      When Lily left in the middle of their fight, Marshall enlists Ted and Barney to figure out where she went.

    • Unfinished
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      Barney uses his tricks normally used to land women to try to get Ted to take a job designing a new building for GNB. Meanwhile, Robin 'drunk dials' Don.
    • Splitsville
      Season 8 - Episode 6

      Barney helps Robin break up with Nick when she is hesitant to do so herself. Ted and Marshall play basketball, and Lily and Marshall desperately look for some time alone.

    • Canning Randy
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      Marshall doesn't want to fire Randy, despite his continued incompetence. Zoey signs up for Ted's class and gets his students on her side of the fight to save the hotel being torn down for the new GNB headquarters. The gang tries to learn why Robin was amidst other women doing the post-Halloween 'walk of shame'.moreless
    • Mystery Vs. History
      Season 7 - Episode 6
      Kevin is aghast at the gang's meddling when Ted decides to go on a date without looking her up on the Internet. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily confront whether to learn the sex of their fetus.
    • Now We're Even
      Season 7 - Episode 21

      Barney tries to get Ted out to make every night legendary. Meanwhile, Marshall obsesses over determining about whom Lily had a sex dream, and Robin gets a crash course in overnight fame.

    • The Fortress
      Season 8 - Episode 19
      Barney reluctantly attempts to sell his apartment by holding an open house, during which Ted and Marshall get mistaken for a couple. Tension arises between Lily and Marshall when her new job causes her to spend less time at home.
    • Good Crazy
      Season 7 - Episode 22

      The baby shower makes Marshall realize just how close fatherhood is for him. Meanwhile, Ted dates a slew of girls, all of whom bring up memories of Robin.

    • Doppelgangers
      Season 5 - Episode 24
      Lily and Marshall seem to keep seeing Barney's doppelgänger, their agreed upon sign to try to get pregnant. Robin gets an offer for an anchor position in Chicago and is torn between accepting it or staying in New York with Don.
    • The Perfect Week
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      Depressed over their own lousy weeks—Marshall and Lily were outed as toothrush sharers, Ted mistook a student's name for a gag, and a guy won't call Robin for a second date—the rest of the gang cheer Barney on towards a "perfect week": seven girls in seven days with no rejections.
    • Home Wreckers
      Season 5 - Episode 20
      Ted's repulsed by how erotically his mother's fiancé talks about her, and their wedding spurs him to take drastic action. Marshall reveals crazy things he's done and has everyone guess if he was drunk or a kid.
    • Definitions
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      The rest of the gang uncovers Barney and Robin's clandestine romance. Ted fights his nerves over his impending teaching debut at Columbia.
    • Robin 101
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      Robin thinks Barney is cheating on her, but learns he's actually getting "Robin 101" classes from Ted. Marshall tries to give away his barrel, Mabel, by leaving it on the sidewalk, but is miffed that no one seems interested.
    • The Window
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      Ted's neighbor Maggie, that he's wanted to date for years, has finally broken up with her boyfriend, putting her back on the market. A letter written to himself when he was 15 reinforces Marshall's shame that he's become a corporate tool.
    • Baby Talk
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      Marshall and Lily teach themselves methods to control the sex of the baby they're trying to conceive. Robin can't stand how her new co-anchor acts like a child—and how much guys seem to dig it.
    • The Stinson Missile Crisis
      Season 7 - Episode 4

      Robin recounts to a therapist the events that led her to his office. Meanwhile, Ted tries to help Lily and Marshall withtheir pregnancy too much.

    • Bad Crazy!
      Season 8 - Episode 16

      Ted is reluctant to break up with his crazy girlfriend Jeanette. Meanwhile, Robin becomes attached to Marvin after finally holding him for the first time.

    • Lobster Crawl
      Season 8 - Episode 9

      A determined Robin goes to great lengths to get back together with Barney. Meanwhile, Ted substitutes as Marvin's nanny, leading Marshall and Lily to realize that Ted is using baby Marvin as a replacement for his other baby…the GNB building.

    • 11/23/09
      On Thanksgiving, Barney's on high alert after a slap that must be used by sundown is bequeathed to Ted and Robin by Marshall. Meanwhile, Lily's estranged father suddenly arrives.
    • Bagpipes
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      Barney convinces Marshall to stand up to Lily's desire he wash all dirty dishes immediately, getting them into a major fight. Ted and Robin deal with upstairs neighbors continually having sex.
    • Vesuvius
      Season 9 - Episode 19

      Lily and Robin have a fight on the morning of the wedding and Barney could not decide which suit to wear.  Meanwhile, even after Ted forbidden his friends to watch a certain movie, they could not resist.

    • Last Time in New York
      Season 9 - Episode 3
      When Lily discovers Ted's list of things he wants to do in New York before he moves for Chicago, she becomes frustrated that she is the only person who knows about his plans. Meanwhile, Robin and Barney realize they have very little time together before their relatives arrive for their wedding.moreless
    • Twin Beds
      Season 5 - Episode 21
      A weekend away having to sleep in twin beds makes Marshall and Lily realize they might help their home life. Robin's possible co-habitation with Don makes both Ted and Barney realize they may want her back.
    • Of Course
      Season 5 - Episode 17
      Robin consults a self-help guru to help resolve her anger towards Barney and his behavior during their break-up.
    • Tailgate
      Season 7 - Episode 13

      Marshall tailgates at his father's grave to keep a tradition alive. Ted and Barney start their own bar. Robin's pressed into service when Sandy is too drunk to be on the air.

    • The Wedding Bride
      Season 5 - Episode 23
      Ted, while awaiting the inevitable discovery of what emotional baggage his new girlfriend surely carries, discovers the movie he's taken her to see is based on his relationship with Stella—but with him as the bad guy.
    • The Stamp Tramp
      Season 8 - Episode 7

      Marshall recommends his old law school classmate Brad (Joe Manganiello) for a job at his firm, but the interview goes awry, leaving Marshall to do damage control with his boss (Joe Lo Truglio). Meanwhile, Robin helps negotiate Barney's return to the strip club circuit

    • No Questions Asked
      Season 9 - Episode 7
      When Daphne sends a troubling text message to Lily, Marshall enlists the gang's help to remove the message while enforcing the "No Questions Asked" rule.
    • Say Cheese
      Season 5 - Episode 18
      Lily's furious when Ted brings a date to her birthday dinner, and a review of her photo album shows all the girls Ted's brought to events because he thought they were "the one". Meanwhile, Robin desperately tries to take a bad picture of Barney.
    • The Pre-Nup
      Season 8 - Episode 2

      Barney gives Quinn a very exhaustive pre-nup, leading her to respond in kind. The guys put forth their own relationship standards, that the girls find unacceptable.

    • Twelve Horny Women
      Season 8 - Episode 8

      Marshall takes on his old friend/new nemesis Brad in the biggest case of his career. Meanwhile, the gang reminisces about their own run-ins with the law, leading to a debate over who was the biggest delinquent as a teenager

    • Big Days
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      Ted runs into Cindy, the girl he dated who rooms with his future wife. Meanwhile, Robin is still crushed over Don's decision to take a job in Chicago, and Marshall can't stop talking about wanting to have a baby.
    • Something Old
      Season 8 - Episode 23

      Robin is desperate to find her “something old” she buried in Central Park years earlier for the wedding. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily ask for Ted’s help packing for Italy, and Barney bonds with Robin, Sr..

    • The Perfect Cocktail
      Season 6 - Episode 22
      Robin and Lily try to create the perfect cocktail to diffuse an argument over the Arcadian between Barney and Marshall. Meanwhile, Ted prepares for a weekend getaway with Zoey.
    • Landmarks
      Season 6 - Episode 23
      Ted has to decide whether to openly declare the Arcadian to be a landmark, knowing one choice will further his career at the expense of his relationship with Zoe… and vice versa.
    • The Broken Code
      Season 9 - Episode 4
      While Barney works through his anger at Ted after finding out he still has feelings for Robin, Marshall Skypes in to act as a judge and help settle their dispute. Meanwhile, Lily realizes she is Robin's only girlfriend.
    • The Autumn of Breakups
      Season 8 - Episode 5

      Ted asks Marshall and Lily for advice as he considers the future of his relationship with Victoria. Robins discovers that Barney's new wingman isn't human.

    • Romeward Bound
      Season 8 - Episode 21

      The Captain asks Lily to relocate to Rome for a year to work as his art consultant, but she is afraid Marshall will resent her if she agrees. Ted and Barney notice a beautiful woman wearing a puffy coat and become obsessed with finding out what she's hiding.

    • Knight Vision
      Season 9 - Episode 6
      When Ted finds himself with three prospects to be his date for the wedding weekend, he chooses poorly. Meanwhile, Barney and Robin have a confrontation with their minister, and Marshall learns more about his driving companion, Daphne.
    • The Three Days Rule
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      When Ted violates the 'three days rule' by continually texting with a girl he's just met, Barney and Marshall retaliate by impersonating her.
    • The Rough Patch
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      Ted and Marshall turn to Lily to break up a clearly miserable Barney and Robin after their own plan fails.
    • The Drunk Train
      Season 7 - Episode 16

      A weekend Vermont vacation with Marshall and Lily sees Robin and Kevin discuss getting serious. Meanwhile, Barney meets a girl who seems to know his moves before he makes them.

    • Who Wants to Be a Godparent?
      Season 8 - Episode 4
      When Lily and Marshall can't decide on godparents for Marvin, they put the gang to the test to see who would make the best one.
    • Nannies
      Season 8 - Episode 3

      Marshall and Lily are looking for a Nanny to care for their little one. Their selection pool is less than ideal.

    • As Fast As She Can
      Season 4 - Episode 23
      Ted continues trying to land a client for Mosbius Designs, and when Tony tries to help nothing goes as planned—for either of them. Barney tries to smooth talk his way out of a ticket.
    • Hooked
      Season 5 - Episode 16
      The rest of the gang hopes to make Ted realize he's being strung along by a girl named Tiffany, remembering their own similar situations in the process. Meanwhile, Barney's thrilled when he learns she's a pharmaceutical sales rep, the current 'hot girl' occupation.
    • Robots Vs. Wrestlers
      Season 5 - Episode 22
      Crashing a snobby high-society party allows Ted to show off how pretentiously intellectual he can be, while Marshall and Lily's baby talk and Robin being off with Don leaves Barney worrying for the future of the gang.
    • Double Date
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      Ted realizes his blind date is the same girl he had a blind date with seven years prior, and they use the opportunity to try to learn what they do wrong on first dates. Meanwhile, Barney and Marshall discover a Lily look-alike at a strip club—the "third doppelgänger" for a member of the gang they've found so far.moreless
    • Jenkins
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      When Marshall's co-worker Jenkins kisses him, he can't get Lily to believe it happened. Robin discovers she's the subject of a drinking game played by people watching her talk show.
    • Murtaugh
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      Barney attempts to complete in a single day all the tasks from a list Ted made to prove the gang's not too old to do them. Meanwhile, he challenges Ted to complete a list of things they're too young to do yet.
    • Hopeless
      Season 6 - Episode 21
      Barney tries to impress Jerry by having the gang pretend to have more exciting jobs to make them seem more interesting. Meanwhile, Robin has a surprise encounter with a crush from years past.
    • Rabbit or Duck
      Season 5 - Episode 15
      Marshall and Lily set up Ted with one of Barney's discards from his Super Bowl plea for phone calls as a Valentine's Day date. Meanwhile, Robin's invited to a party by a Don, which she suspects is really a date.
    • The Sexless Innkeeper
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      When a girl comes home with Ted from MacLaren's, but merely sleeps and leaves, Barney breaks the news that he's been used for a place to crash. Robin and Barney become the latest to suffer through an awkward "couples night" at Marshall and Lily's.
    • Duel Citizenship
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      Facing deportation, Robin decides to become a U.S. citizen, but she can't seem to let go of her Canadian heritage. Ted and Marshall take a road trip to Chicago, but Lily's decision to join up spoils the fun.
    • Noretta
      Season 7 - Episode 7
      Everyone realizes their significant other reminds them of one of their parents, while Barney and Nora have a date where everything seems to go wrong.
    • Mom and Dad
      Season 9 - Episode 10
      When Barney's father arrives at the hotel, Barney devises a plan that makes Robin very nervous. Meanwhile, Ted is convinced someone framed him by messing up a wedding-related duty.
    • Field Trip
      Season 7 - Episode 5
      Ted takes his architecture class on a field trip. Meanwhile, Marshall feels Garrison is too soft in his legal dealings, and Robin starts dating her former therapist.
    • The Exploding Meatball Sub
      Season 6 - Episode 20
      Marshall resigns from GNB to volunteer for the environment, much to Lily and Barney's dismay. Ted and Zoey have conflicting views on the Arcadian's future.
    • The Poker Game
      Season 9 - Episode 5
      When Barney is forced to pick sides in a fight between Robin and his mother, Lily coaches him on how not to ruin his relationship. Meanwhile, Ted and Marshall get into a dispute over wedding gifts and thank-you notes.
    • Everything Must Go
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      Marshall and Lily need money to fix their apartment's crooked floor. Meanwhile, Barney and Abby go to the bar to flaunt their relationship in Ted's face.
    • 46 Minutes
      Season 7 - Episode 14

      Lily and Marshall's plan to officially move to the suburbs hits a snag when Lily's father refuses to leave. Meanwhile, the rest of the gang hits a strip club.

    • Zoo or False
      Season 5 - Episode 19
      Marshall's mugging leads to Lily thinking a gun will solve her safety worries—and to him trying to come up with a way to stop her. Robin is dissatisfied with the quality of her interview show guests.
    • Girls Vs. Suits
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      Barney chooses between wearing suits and sleeping with a sexy bartender. Meanwhile, Ted dates a student from Columbia and reveals she's the roommate of his future wife.
    • Last Cigarette Ever
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      The gang tries to kick the smoking habit. Meanwhile, Robin deals with her new co-anchor at Channel 1, who's clearly given up on the job.
    • Old King Clancy
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      Marshall and Barney lie to keep Ted from finding out the headquarters he'd been hired to design for GNB has been cancelled. The gang try to decipher the story of a celebrity encounter Robin once had.
    • The Burning Beekeeper
      Season 7 - Episode 15

      Ted's spat with Garrison Cootes, Barney's encounter with a crazed divorcée, and Mickey's basement apiary all throw kinks into Marshall and Lily's housewarming party.

    • The Slutty Pumpkin Returns
      Season 7 - Episode 8
      Ted finally meets the mystery girl from the slutty pumpkin costume. Meanwhile, Barney is stunned to discover he's part Canadian, and Lily's pregnancy affects her thinking.
    • Last Forever Part One
      Season 9 - Episode 23
      Part 1 of 2. In the series finale, Ted tells his children the conclusion to the tale of how he and their mother finally became a couple. Also, details of what the future held for Barney, Robin, Marshall and Lily are revealed.
    • Bedtime Stories
      Season 9 - Episode 11
      Marshall tries to get Marvin to sleep by reciting three rhyming bedtime tales about his friends as they wind down their epic cross-country journey.
    • 1/13/14

      The entire episode revolves around Barney receiving a slap from Marshall. Marshall cooks up a long-winded story, and the entire gang goes along with it to scare Barney.

    • Last Forever Part Two
      Season 9 - Episode 24
      Conclusion. In the series finale, Ted finishes telling his children the tale of how he and their mother finally became a couple. Also, details of what the future held for Barney, Robin, Marshall and Lily are revealed.