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How I Met Your Mother

The year is 2030. Ted Mosby is relaying the story of how he met his wife to his daughter and son. The story starts in the year 2005, when then twenty-seven year old architect Ted was spurred on to want to get married after his best friends from his college days at Wesleyan, lawyer Marshall Eriksen, who was his roommate at the time and kindergarten teacher Lily Aldrin, got engaged after nine years of dating each other. Ted's new quest in life was much to the dismay of his womanizing friend, Barney Stinson. But soon after Marshall and Lily's engagement, Ted believed that his life mate was going to be news reporter and aspiring news anchor Robin Scherbatsky, who, despite having had a romantic relationship with her after this time, ended up being who the kids know as their "Aunt" Robin. As Ted relays the story to his kids, the constants are that their Uncle Marshall, Aunt Lily, Uncle Barney and Aunt Robin are always in the picture and thus have something to do with how he got together with their mother.


About How I Met Your Mother

The year is 2030. Ted Mosby is relaying the story of how he met his wife to his daughter and son. The story starts in the year 2005, when then twenty-seven year old architect Ted was spurred on to want to get married after his best friends from his college days at Wesleyan, lawyer Marshall Eriksen, who was his roommate at the time and kindergarten teacher Lily Aldrin, got engaged after nine years of dating each other. Ted's new quest in life was much to the dismay of his womanizing friend, Barney Stinson. But soon after Marshall and Lily's engagement, Ted believed that his life mate was going to be news reporter and aspiring news anchor Robin Scherbatsky, who, despite having had a romantic relationship with her after this time, ended up being who the kids know as their "Aunt" Robin. As Ted relays the story to his kids, the constants are that their Uncle Marshall, Aunt Lily, Uncle Barney and Aunt Robin are always in the picture and thus have something to do with how he got together with their mother.

TV Show Information

Year of Release: 2005
Country: us
Last Updated: Wednesday 24 April, 2019
Minutes per Episode: 25
Genre: comedy / romance
Rating: 8,3/10
Season(s): 9
Network: CBS
TV Show Status: ended
Likes: 33914

Episode Overview

Season: 1
Episode: 1 - Pilot
Released: 20 September 2005
Description: It's the year 2030 and an older Ted Mosby is telling the story to his son and daughter about how he met and will eventually marry their mother. This is where we meet for the first time Ted, Lily, Marshall, Barney and Robin.
Episode: 10 - The Pineapple Incident
Released: 29 November 2005
Description: 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 he turns to his friends to try and piece the night together and work out who the woman is in his bed.
Episode: 12 - The Wedding
Released: 10 January 2006
Description: Robin accepts Ted's invite to a friend's wedding, but thanks to Ted, the couple may never make it down the aisle.
Episode: 13 - Drumroll, Please
Released: 24 January 2006
Description: 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.
Episode: 14 - Zip, Zip, Zip
Released: 07 February 2006
Description: After agreeing to take things slowly and not have sex for a month, Ted and Victoria decide that they have waited long enough.
Episode: 15 - Game Night
Released: 28 February 2006
Description: 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.
Episode: 16 - Cupcake
Released: 07 March 2006
Description: 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 none can afford what they bought.
Episode: 18 - Nothing Good Happens After 2 AM
Released: 11 April 2006
Description: 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 with Victoria on his mind
Episode: 19 - Mary the Paralegal
Released: 25 April 2006
Description: 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.
Episode: 20 - Best Prom Ever
Released: 02 May 2006
Description: 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.
Episode: 21 - Milk
Released: 09 May 2006
Description: 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.
Episode: 22 - Come On
Released: 16 May 2006
Description: 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.
Episode: 3 - Sweet Taste of Liberty
Released: 04 October 2005
Description: 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.
Episode: 4 - Return of the Shirt
Released: 11 October 2005
Description: 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.
Episode: 6 - The Slutty Pumpkin
Released: 25 October 2005
Description: Ted makes his yearly pilgrimage to the rooftop Halloween party in search of a girl dressed as a pumpkin who he met years ago. Meanwhile, Robin is dumped after driving her new boyfriend away with her independent ways.
Episode: 8 - The Duel
Released: 15 November 2005
Description: 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.
Episode: 9 - Belly Full of Turkey
Released: 22 November 2005
Description: Thanksgiving with Marshall's family is stressful because Lily thinks she may be pregnant. Robin, Barney and Ted spend the holiday volunteering.
Season: 2
Episode: 10 - Single Stamina
Released: 28 November 2006
Description: Barney's brother, James (Wayne Brady), visits and Robin, the only one in the group that has never met him, is suprised. But James has a surprise for Barney that he finds difficult to swallow.
Episode: 11 - How Lily Stole Christmas
Released: 12 December 2006
Description: 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.
Episode: 12 - First Time in New York
Released: 09 January 2007
Description: 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.
Episode: 13 - Columns
Released: 23 January 2007
Description: 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.
Episode: 14 - Monday Night Football
Released: 06 February 2007
Description: 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.
Episode: 15 - Lucky Penny
Released: 13 February 2007
Description: 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 think about it they remember when Robin and Lily went hunting for a wedding dress and when Barney got stuck on the subway.
Episode: 16 - Stuff
Released: 20 February 2007
Description: 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.
Episode: 17 - Arrivederci, Fiero
Released: 27 February 2007
Description: 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. We also get the story of how Ted met Marshall.
Episode: 18 - Moving Day
Released: 20 March 2007
Description: 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.
Episode: 19 - Bachelor Party
Released: 10 April 2007
Description: 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.
Episode: 2 - The Scorpion and the Toad
Released: 26 September 2006
Description: 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.
Episode: 20 - Showdown
Released: 01 May 2007
Description: 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.
Episode: 21 - Something Borrowed
Released: 08 May 2007
Description: 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.
Episode: 22 - Something Blue
Released: 15 May 2007
Description: 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.
Episode: 3 - Brunch
Released: 03 October 2006
Description: Ted's parents visit New York for their anniversary and he learns a family secret. 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.
Episode: 4 - Ted Mosby, Architect
Released: 10 October 2006
Description: 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.
Episode: 5 - World's Greatest Couple
Released: 17 October 2006
Description: Marshall tries to get used to being single in a world that is very coupled-oriented. Barney intended one-night-stand won't go away. Barney uses Lily to get out of his "horrifying" situation. Lily finds a place to stay.
Episode: 6 - Aldrin Justice
Released: 24 October 2006
Description: 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.
Episode: 7 - Swarley
Released: 07 November 2006
Description: 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 out about this her and break them up. Also, Barney gets a new name.
Episode: 8 - Atlantic City
Released: 14 November 2006
Description: 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.
Episode: 9 - Slap Bet
Released: 21 November 2006
Description: 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.
Season: 3
Episode: 10 - The Yips
Released: 27 November 2007
Description: 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.
Episode: 11 - The Platinum Rule
Released: 11 December 2007
Description: 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.
Episode: 12 - No Tomorrow
Released: 18 March 2008
Description: 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.
Episode: 13 - Ten Sessions
Released: 25 March 2008
Description: Ted pursues a woman named Stella, but only gets attention from her receptionist Abby.
Episode: 14 - The Bracket
Released: 01 April 2008
Description: 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.
Episode: 15 - The Chain of Screaming
Released: 15 April 2008
Description: After Marshall witnesses a work buddy get yelled at after handing in a report, he becomes paranoid that the same will happen to him.
Episode: 16 - Sandcastles in the Sand
Released: 22 April 2008
Description: Robin's musical past emerges again as the group learns of someone named Simon from Robin's past. Barney searches for more Robin Sparkles memorabilia.
Episode: 17 - The Goat
Released: 29 April 2008
Description: Barney and Marshall have a discussion about "The Bro Code" because Barney has broken it and wants advice.
Episode: 18 - Rebound Bro
Released: 06 May 2008
Description: Barney gets a new wingman and Ted meets Stella's daughter.
Episode: 19 - Everything Must Go
Released: 13 May 2008
Description: When Barney and Abby realize that they have one thing in common - their mutual hatred of Ted - the "couple" decides to go to the bar to flaunt their new relationship in Ted's face.
Episode: 2 - We're Not from Here
Released: 02 October 2007
Description: Ted and Barney pretend to be visitors to New York City to pick up women. Robin is still dating Gael.
Episode: 20 - Miracles
Released: 20 May 2008
Description: Ted is in a car accident that prompts Marshall to talk about miracles. Everyone flashbacks to prior moments in their lives.
Episode: 3 - Third Wheel
Released: 09 October 2007
Description: 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.
Episode: 4 - Little Boys
Released: 16 October 2007
Description: Barney and Ted compete for a girl. Robin is dating someone new.
Episode: 5 - How I Met Everyone Else
Released: 23 October 2007
Description: 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.
Episode: 6 - I'm Not That Guy
Released: 30 October 2007
Description: 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
Episode: 7 - Dowisetrepla
Released: 06 November 2007
Description: Marshall and Lily's plan to buy an apartment is hampered by mistakes and Lily's hidden debt.
Episode: 8 - Spoiler Alert
Released: 13 November 2007
Description: Marshall awaits his bar exam results; Ted introduces his latest girlfriend to the gang, who all see the flaw that Ted has missed
Episode: 9 - Slapsgiving
Released: 20 November 2007
Description: 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.
Season: 4
Episode: 1 - Do I Know You?
Released: 23 September 2008
Description: Ted and Stella get engaged, but Ted soon learns that he doesn't know anything about her. Meanwhile, Barney confesses to Lily that he's in love with Robin.
Episode: 10 - The Fight
Released: 09 December 2008
Description: 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.
Episode: 11 - Little Minnesota
Released: 16 December 2008
Description: Ted tries to keep his irresponsible sister from hooking up with Barney during her trip to New York, and Robin starts hanging out with Marshall at a bar for Minnesotans, not telling them that she's really Canadian.
Episode: 12 - Benefits
Released: 13 January 2009
Description: Ted and Robin discover that sex with each other solve their fights as roommates, which makes Barney very jealous and angry. Meanwhile, Marshall reveals that he's too embarrassed to use the office bathroom.
Episode: 13 - Three Days of Snow
Released: 20 January 2009
Description: 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.
Episode: 14 - The Possimpible
Released: 03 February 2009
Description: Robin, desperate to find a job before she is deported, agrees to let Barney produce a video resume for her.
Episode: 15 - The Stinsons
Released: 03 March 2009
Description: The gang thinks that Barney must have a secret girlfriend after noticing his bizarre behavior.
Episode: 16 - Sorry, Bro
Released: 10 March 2009
Description: Marshall and Lily are less than thrilled when they hear that Ted's college girlfriend (Laura Prepon) has moved to New York.
Episode: 17 - The Front Porch
Released: 17 March 2009
Description: Ted learns that not only did Lily plant another woman's earring in his bed for Karen to find, she has meddled in some of his other relationships as well.
Episode: 18 - Old King Clancy
Released: 24 March 2009
Description: Marshall and Barney lie to keep Ted from finding out the headquarters he'd been hired to design for GNB has been cancelled.
Episode: 19 - Murtaugh
Released: 31 March 2009
Description: When Barney learns Ted has a list of things he thinks the gang is too old to do, he sets out to do every task within 24 hours in order to prove Ted wrong.
Episode: 2 - The Best Burger in New York
Released: 30 September 2008
Description: 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 to help him find it.
Episode: 20 - Mosbius Designs
Released: 14 April 2009
Description: Ted goes out on his own as an architect and hires an intern to help get things started, but the intern gets a little too close to others in the gang.
Episode: 21 - The Three Days Rule
Released: 28 April 2009
Description: Ted breaks one of Barney and Marshall's relationship rules, texting a woman he recently met, so the pair play a joke on Ted by pretending to be the woman.
Episode: 22 - Right Place Right Time
Released: 05 May 2009
Description: Ted ponders how being in the right place at the right time can impact a person's life; Barney celebrates his 200th female conquest.
Episode: 23 - As Fast as She Can
Released: 12 May 2009
Description: Ted is trying to find a new job, and when an old acquaintance tries to help nothing goes as planned. Barney tries to smooth talk his way out of a ticket.
Episode: 24 - The Leap
Released: 19 May 2009
Description: 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.
Episode: 3 - I Heart NJ
Released: 07 October 2008
Description: 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.
Episode: 4 - Intervention
Released: 14 October 2008
Description: 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.
Episode: 5 - Shelter Island
Released: 21 October 2008
Description: Ted and Stella move up their wedding date, but the wedding may not go off as planned after Ted breaks the "No Exes Rule" and invites Robin to come in from Japan for the wedding.
Episode: 6 - Happily Ever After
Released: 04 November 2008
Description: A serendipitous meeting with someone from his past has Ted thinking about how he would handle running into someone he would prefer to forget.
Episode: 7 - Not a Father's Day
Released: 11 November 2008
Description: 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.
Episode: 8 - Woooo!
Released: 18 November 2008
Description: 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.
Episode: 9 - The Naked Man
Released: 25 November 2008
Description: 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.
Season: 5
Episode: 1 - Definitions
Released: 22 September 2009
Description: After sharing a kiss at the beginning of the summer, Robin and Barney are unsure how to handle their mutual attraction. After some consideration they tell the gang they have decided to remain just friends, but secretly continue seeing each other. They are able to get away with their secret romance for a couple months, but are discovered when Ted, Marshall and Lily walk in on them together. They explain to the gang that they are happy with their casual relationship, and didn’t want to complicate it by defining it. This is unacceptable to Lily, who pressures them to label their situation, and ultimately locks them in Robin’s room to force them to address it. Meanwhile, Ted is anxious about his first days as a professor at Columbia, which is made worse when he shows up at the wrong class and starts his lecture.
Episode: 10 - The Window
Released: 08 December 2009
Description: When a perfect girl finally shows up, the gang tries everything to help Ted, while Marshall takes action when he discovers a letter written by younger himself.
Episode: 11 - Last Cigarette Ever
Released: 15 December 2009
Description: When Marshall picks up smoking again, it prompts Lily, Ted and Barney, ex-smokers all, to succumb as well. Meanwhile, Robin gets a new co-anchor at her show...
Episode: 14 - Perfect Week
Released: 02 February 2010
Description: When Barney is about to complete the perfect week - landing seven different girls in seven days - the gang roots him on in order to forget about their own miserable week.
Episode: 15 - Rabbit or Duck
Released: 09 February 2010
Description: When Lily and Marshall forget to fix up Ted on a blind date for Valentine's Day, they use one of Barney's many discarded girls to see if they may become Ted's future wife. Meanwhile, Robin's obnoxious colleague invites her to a party at his apartment.
Episode: 16 - Hooked
Released: 02 March 2010
Description: When the gang tries to convince Ted that he is being strung along by Tiffany, they reflect about relationships where each of them has been in the same situation.
Episode: 17 - Of Course
Released: 09 March 2010
Description: When Robin confesses that she is still angry with Barney for the way he handled their break-up, she enlists the help of Anita, a self-help author who plans to beat Barney at his own game.
Episode: 18 - Say Cheese
Released: 23 March 2010
Description: When Ted ruins Lily's birthday dinner celebration by bringing a date, Lily goes to great lengths to keep her out of the traditional photo she takes every year of the gang.
Episode: 19 - Zoo or False
Released: 13 April 2010
Description: When Marshall gets mugged, Lily decides she wants to get a gun for protection, so Marshall comes up with a convoluted story about the mugging to deter Lily from following through.
Episode: 2 - Double Date
Released: 29 September 2009
Description: Barney takes Marshall, and Robin to a strip club where they find a stripper who looks almost exactly like Lily. Meanwhile, Ted discovers he had been fixed up with the same woman, Jen seven years earlier.
Episode: 20 - Home Wreckers
Released: 20 April 2010
Description: When Ted attends his mother's wedding, he is extremely disturbed by her overly affectionate relationship with her fiancé, which forces him to think about his own life and make an impulsive decision.
Episode: 21 - Twin Beds
Released: 04 May 2010
Description: When Ted and Barney jeopardize Robin's new relationship by professing their love for her, Robin realizes that she is finally over them. Meanwhile, after spending a weekend sleeping in twin beds, Marshall and Lily decide to get twin beds at home.
Episode: 22 - Robots Vs. Wrestlers
Released: 11 May 2010
Description: When Ted, Marshall, Lily and Barney crash a highfalutin party at a swanky New York apartment, Ted gets the chance to mingle with the snooty guests and show off his intellectual side.
Episode: 23 - The Wedding Bride
Released: 18 May 2010
Description: When Ted takes a date to see a new hit movie, "The Wedding Bride," he is shocked to learn the story is loosely based on his life, and that it was written by Tony, the man Stella left him for at the altar.
Episode: 24 - Doppelgangers
Released: 25 May 2010
Description: Marshall and Lily make a secret pact to start trying to have a baby if they ever finally see Barney's doppelganger. Meanwhile, Robin finally gets an offer for her dream job.
Episode: 3 - Robin 101
Released: 06 October 2009
Description: When Robin fears that Barney is cheating on her, she soon discovers that he is spending his evenings with Ted learning everything there is to know on how to date her.
Episode: 4 - The Sexless Innkeeper
Released: 13 October 2009
Description: Marshall and Lily want to hook up with Barney and Robin for double-dating and fun, but their desperate eagerness to please is a huge turn-off. Meanwhile, when a succession of girls come to his apartment and immediately fall asleep, Ted is bummed to learn he is a "Sexless Innkeeper" whose "dates" are only interested in a comfy place to crash
Episode: 5 - Duel Citizenship
Released: 20 October 2009
Description: Barney tries his best hoping to convince Robin into becoming an American citizen, while Ted and Marshall's road trip takes an unexpected turn for the worst when Marshall invites Lily to come along.
Episode: 6 - Bagpipes
Released: 03 November 2009
Description: Even though they do their best in order to be the perfect couple, Barney's attitude of know-it-all lands him in trouble with Robin and they are forced to seek Marshall and Lily for advice.
Episode: 7 - The Rough Patch
Released: 10 November 2009
Description: Lily comes up with a perfect plan to break up the relationship between Barney and Robin when they have a rough patch, but she needs help from Robin's famous friend, Alan Thicke, in order to make it work.
Episode: 8 - The Playbook
Released: 17 November 2009
Description: After his relationship with Robin ends, Barney dusts off his "playbook" to help him back into the dating scene
Episode: 9 - Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap
Released: 24 November 2009
Description: Barney freaks out when Marshall bequeaths a "slap bet" slap to Ted and Robin. Meanwhile, Lily's estranged father shows up for Thanksgiving.
Season: 6
Episode: 1 - Big Days
Released: 21 September 2010
Description: When Ted and Barney argue about who has "dibs" on a hot girl, Ted realizes that she is there with Cindy, a girl he previously dated who is also the roommate of his future wife. Meanwhile, Robin is heartbroken over Don, and Marshall can't keep quiet about his desire to start a family.
Episode: 10 - Blitzgiving
Released: 23 November 2010
Description: When Ted leaves the bar early to prepare a Thanksgiving feast for his friends, the gang winds up partying all night with The Blitz, an old friend from college who has bad luck. As a result Ted is forced to spend Thanksgiving with Zoey.
Episode: 11 - The Mermaid Theory
Released: 07 December 2010
Description: When Ted's new friendship with Zoey tests the theory that single men and married women can't be friends, he invites her husband, "The Captain," to hang out with them. Meanwhile, Marshall and Robin decide to spend alone time together, and Barney and Lily possibly have a fight.
Episode: 12 - False Positive
Released: 14 December 2010
Description: Lily and Marshall receive shocking news that has a profound impact on the gang. Ted begins his duties as best man for an old friend's wedding.
Episode: 13 - Bad News
Released: 04 January 2011
Description: Afraid they will never get pregnant, Lily and Marshall decide to see a specialist. Robin begins her new job.
Episode: 14 - Last Words
Released: 18 January 2011
Description: While on a trip to Minnesota, Ted and Barney try anything to make Marshall laugh. Marshall runs into an old nemesis from high school.
Episode: 15 - Oh Honey
Released: 08 February 2011
Description: Barney gets emotional when he opens up to Honey about his life. Ted admits to having feelings for Zoey to the group.
Episode: 16 - Desperation Day
Released: 15 February 2011
Description: Barney declares February 13th a holiday for desperate women. Marshall receives a Valentine's Day surprise from Lily. Zoey and Ted work on figuring out their relationship.
Episode: 17 - Garbage Island
Released: 22 February 2011
Description: Marshall becomes obsessed with saving the environment after seeing a documentary on garbage. Ted runs into The Captain. Barney admits he has feelings for a woman.
Episode: 18 - A Change of Heart
Released: 01 March 2011
Description: When Barney starts to have real feelings for Nora, he worries that something is wrong with his heart. Meanwhile, Robin starts dating a guy who acts a lot like a dog.
Episode: 19 - Legendaddy
Released: 22 March 2011
Description: 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.
Episode: 2 - Cleaning House
Released: 28 September 2010
Description: When Barney convinces the gang to help his mom move out of her home, they quickly learn that she has been very protective of Barney and lied to him about events throughout his life. Meanwhile, Ted gets upset when Robin oversells him to a blind date.
Episode: 20 - The Exploding Meatball Sub
Released: 12 April 2011
Description: Lily and Barney react badly when Marshall finally quits his job at Goliath National Bank to take a volunteer position at an environmental organization. Meanwhile, Ted and Zoey's opposing positions on the future of the Arcadia come between them.
Episode: 21 - Hopeless
Released: 19 April 2011
Description: When Barney tries to bond with his father, he asks the gang to help make his life seem more exciting by lying about their own lives. Meanwhile, Robin runs into a guy she has a crush on.
Episode: 22 - The Perfect Cocktail
Released: 03 May 2011
Description: When Marshall and Barney argue over the destruction of the Arcadian Hotel, Robin and Lily try to mix the right combination of cocktails that will force them to make up. Meanwhile, Ted plans a romantic weekend away with Zoey.
Episode: 23 - Landmarks
Released: 10 May 2011
Description: When Ted is faced with an important decision that might affect his future with Zoey, the gang expresses their true feelings about her.
Episode: 24 - Challenge Accepted
Released: 17 May 2011
Description: Robin and Barney bond when they intervene in Ted's relationship, and Marshall and Lily watch a ticking clock as he fears that he soon will be the victim of food poisoning.
Episode: 3 - Unfinished
Released: 05 October 2010
Description: Barney uses his best womanizing tactics to try to convince Ted to design the new GNB building; Robin drunk dials Don.
Episode: 4 - Subway Wars
Released: 12 October 2010
Description: 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.
Episode: 5 - Architect of Destruction
Released: 19 October 2010
Description: Ted becomes conflicted after meeting an attractive woman who is passionate about saving the landmark building being torn down for his new project.
Episode: 6 - Baby Talk
Released: 26 October 2010
Description: Marshall and Lily try to figure out how to conceive a baby with the gender of their choice; Robin's perky new co-anchor irritates her.
Episode: 7 - Canning Randy
Released: 02 November 2010
Description: When Zoey enrolls in Ted's class, she manipulates his students into taking her side in the fight to save the building being torn down to make room for his project. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily spot Robin marching in the Halloween parade of shame.
Episode: 8 - Natural History
Released: 09 November 2010
Description: When the gang goes to a black tie event at the Natural History Museum, Ted gets introduced to Zoey's husband, The Captain.
Episode: 9 - Glitter
Released: 16 November 2010
Description: Barney's discovery of a Canadian kids show called Space Teens, that Robin appeared on as Robin Sparkles, leads the gang to get her to reach out to her co-star, Jessica Glitter.
Season: 7
Episode: 1 - The Best Man
Released: 20 September 2011
Description: While Barney prepares for his wedding to a mystery bride, he and Ted reminisce about Punchy’s wedding, including when Marshall and Lily announced they are having a baby. Meanwhile, Robin considers telling Barney she has feelings for him.
Episode: 10 - Tick Tick Tick
Released: 15 November 2011
Description: Barney and Robin find themselves in an uncomfortable situation when they hide a secret from their significant others. Meanwhile, Marshall, Lily and Ted attend a concert.
Episode: 11 - The Rebound Girl
Released: 22 November 2011
Description: Ted and Barney discuss making a life-changing decision together, and Robin tries to discourage Marshall and Lily from moving to Long Island.
Episode: 12 - Symphony of Illumination
Released: 06 December 2011
Description: Robin receives bad news and decides to hide it from the gang. Marshall hangs Christmas decorations in his house in the suburbs with some help from his neighbor.
Episode: 13 - Tailgate
Released: 03 January 2012
Description: After celebrating New Year's Eve, Marshall visits his father's graveside to carry on their tradition of tailgating. Meanwhile, Barney and Ted open a bar called "Puzzles," and Robin is forced to fill in for an inebriated news anchor.
Episode: 14 - 46 Minutes
Released: 17 January 2012
Description: Lily and Marshall officially move to the suburbs and realize that Lily's bossy father refuses to move out of their house. Meanwhile, the gang adjusts to them moving by going to a strip club.
Episode: 15 - The Burning Beekeeper
Released: 07 February 2012
Description: Lily asks for her father's help when she and Marshall decide to throw a housewarming party. Marshall's boss gets under Ted's skin and the two nearly come to blows, and Barney puts the moves on a wacky divorcée.
Episode: 16 - The Drunk Train
Released: 14 February 2012
Description: Lily and Marshall invite Robin and Kevin on a Valentine's Day trip to Vermont. Kevin and Robin use the trip to talk about taking their relationship to the next level. Meanwhile, Barney realizes he has finally met his match.
Episode: 17 - No Pressure
Released: 21 February 2012
Description: When Robin breaks up with Kevin, Ted confesses his feelings to her. Meanwhile, Barney is on a mission to find something private of Marshall and Lily’s.
Episode: 18 - Karma
Released: 28 February 2012
Description: 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.
Episode: 19 - The Broath
Released: 20 March 2012
Description: The gang tries to break up Barney and Quinn after learning they plan on moving in together, leaving Robin and Ted to fight over who deserves to sublet her apartment.
Episode: 2 - The Naked Truth
Released: 20 September 2011
Description: 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.
Episode: 20 - Trilogy Time
Released: 10 April 2012
Description: 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 like in another three years. Meanwhile Barney and Quinn move in together.
Episode: 21 - Now We're Even
Released: 17 April 2012
Description: Although Ted is happy with living alone at his new apartment, Barney tries to convince him about going out every night. Lily has a naughty dream about someone other than Marshall. Robin finally starts her stint as a news anchor at World Wide News.
Episode: 22 - Good Crazy
Released: 01 May 2012
Description: Marshall panics when a baby shower indicates that the birth is close at hand and accidentally takes a road trip with Barney. Ted hallucinates seeing Robin while trying to get over her and decides to patch up their differences. Barney tries to talk Quinn out of being a stripper.
Episode: 23 - The Magician's Code: Part One
Released: 15 May 2012
Description: When Lily goes into labor, Ted and Robin distract her by telling her stories while Marshall hurries back from Atlantic City.
Episode: 3 - Ducky Tie
Released: 27 September 2011
Description: Barney faces having to wear Marshall's ducky tie if he loses a bet with him. Meanwhile, Ted hopes to apologize to an ex for cheating on her.
Episode: 4 - The Stinson Missile Crisis
Released: 04 October 2011
Description: After Robin assaults a girl who is out to ruin Barney's relationship, she is forced to begin court-mandated therapy sessions. Meanwhile, Ted gets too involved in Lily's pregnancy.
Episode: 5 - Field Trip
Released: 11 October 2011
Description: Marshall decides to step in after seeing his boss's approach to settling with a million dollar company. Ted's class trip isn't what he envisioned.
Episode: 6 - Mystery Vs. History
Released: 18 October 2011
Description: When Ted goes on a date without researching the girl on the Internet, the gang interferes, showing Kevin that they are too into each other's business. Meanwhile, Lily and Marshall come to terms with finding out the sex of their baby.
Episode: 7 - Noretta
Released: 25 October 2011
Description: The gang begins to realize their romantic partner reminds them of one of their parents. Meanwhile, Barney and Nora's planned romantic evening is ruined by a string of bad events.
Episode: 8 - The Slutty Pumpkin Returns
Released: 01 November 2011
Description: Ted finally meets his mystery girl in the Slutty Pumpkin costume. Meanwhile, Barney learns he is part Canadian, and Lily has pregnancy brain.
Episode: 9 - Disaster Averted
Released: 08 November 2011
Description: While the gang reminisces about Hurricane Irene, Barney tries to cut a deal with Marshall and Lily to get out of wearing the Ducky Tie.
Season: 8
Episode: 1 - Farhampton
Released: 25 September 2012
Description: Barney attempts to hide the fact that he and Robin used to date, but Quinn finds out when sleep-deprived Marshall and Lily accidentally blurt it out. Meanwhile, Ted forces Victoria to write a left-at-the-altar note to Klaus explaining why she ran out on their wedding.
Episode: 10 - The Over-Correction
Released: 11 December 2012
Description: Barney's developing relationship with Patrice leaves Robin questioning his motives. Marshall's widowed mother gets back into the dating pool, but he thinks she may be swimming with a shark.
Episode: 11 - The Final Page: Part One
Released: 18 December 2012
Description: 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.
Episode: 13 - Band or DJ?
Released: 15 January 2013
Description: When Robin learns that Barney never asked her father’s permission before proposing, she insists that he seek his approval before announcing their engagement. Meanwhile, Ted keeps his feelings concealed by throwing himself into planning their wedding.
Episode: 14 - Ring Up!
Released: 22 January 2013
Description: Barney begs Ted to continue seeing his much younger, much wilder girlfriend, even though Ted has nothing in common with her. Meanwhile, Robin must adjust to the power of the bling.
Episode: 15 - P.S. I Love You
Released: 05 February 2013
Description: Barney uncovers the lost episode of Robin’s “Underneath the Tunes” as Robin Sparkles. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily are concerned that Ted’s new girlfriend is a stalker.
Episode: 16 - Bad Crazy
Released: 12 February 2013
Description: 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.
Episode: 17 - The Ashtray
Released: 19 February 2013
Description: Ted gets a weird and surprising call from the Captain, which launches the gang into a series of recollections about the last perplexing encounter they had with him.
Episode: 18 - Weekend at Barney's
Released: 26 February 2013
Description: Barney's legendary relationship playbook, which Robin thought was destroyed, rears its head when Ted and Jeanette break up and Barney decides to use his chick manual to help Ted find a new girlfriend.
Episode: 19 - The Fortress
Released: 19 March 2013
Description: 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.
Episode: 2 - The Pre-Nup
Released: 02 October 2012
Description: When Barney designs an extensive pre-nup, the guys take note and propose their own relationship amendments to their significant others. Meanwhile, Quinn is outraged and draws up a pre-nup of her own, which causes friction between the sexes.
Episode: 20 - The Time Travelers
Released: 26 March 2013
Description: 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.
Episode: 21 - Romeward Bound
Released: 16 April 2013
Description: When The Captain asks Lily to move to Rome for a year as his art consultant, she fears that Marshall will resent her. Meanwhile, Ted and Barney become obsessed with a girl who is hiding her amazing body under a puffy coat.
Episode: 22 - The Bro Mitzvah
Released: 30 April 2013
Description: The gang works together to plan a legendary bachelor party for Barney.
Episode: 23 - Something Old
Released: 07 May 2013
Description: Robin desperately tries to locate the item that she buried in Central Park years earlier to wear as her "Something Old" for the wedding. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily ask Ted to help them pack for Italy, and Barney invites Robin's father to play Laser Tag in order to bond with him.
Episode: 24 - Something New
Released: 14 May 2013
Description: As the gang prepares to go 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.
Episode: 3 - Nannies
Released: 09 October 2012
Description: When Lily and Marshall have trouble finding a nanny, they learn it’s because of an elaborate scheme Barney came up with to meet girls. Meanwhile, Robin and Ted butt heads over who has a more serious relationship.
Episode: 4 - Who Wants to Be a Godparent
Released: 16 October 2012
Description: 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.
Episode: 5 - The Autumn of Breakups
Released: 06 November 2012
Description: As the season of break-ups continues, Ted and Victoria must choose the next step in their long and complicated relationship. Meanwhile, Robin worries about Barney when he chooses a dog to be his wingman.
Episode: 6 - Splitsville
Released: 13 November 2012
Description: When Robin is hesitant to break up with Nick, Barney takes matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, Lily and Marshall are desperate for some private time.
Episode: 7 - The Stamp Tramp
Released: 20 November 2012
Description: Marshall recommends his old law school classmate Brad for a job at his firm, but the interview goes awry, leaving Marshall to do damage control with his boss. Meanwhile, Robin helps negotiate Barney’s return to the strip club circuit.
Episode: 8 - Twelve Horny Women
Released: 27 November 2012
Description: 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.
Episode: 9 - Lobster Crawl
Released: 04 December 2012
Description: Robin is determined to get Barney back no matter what it takes. Meanwhile, Ted fills in as Marvin’s Nanny, leading Marshall and Lily to realize that Ted is using baby Marvin to replace his other baby, the GNB building.
Season: 9
Episode: 1 - The Locket
Released: 24 September 2013
Description: 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 journey east, while Lily confronts Ted about letting go of Robin.
Episode: 10 - Mom and Dad
Released: 19 November 2013
Description: 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.
Episode: 11 - Bedtime Stories
Released: 26 November 2013
Description: 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.
Episode: 12 - The Rehearsal Dinner
Released: 03 December 2013
Description: Barney is shooting to have the rehearsal dinner at a laser-tag venue, while Lily is upset when Ted fails to live up to a promise.
Episode: 13 - Bass Player Wanted
Released: 17 December 2013
Description: The gang encounters a guy at the wedding who intentionally stirs up trouble among them, and Marshall finally arrives at the Farhampton Inn.
Episode: 14 - Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra
Released: 14 January 2014
Description: In an attempt to deliver a devastating final slap to Barney, Marshall explains how he mastered the Slap of A Million Exploding Suns.
Episode: 15 - Unpause
Released: 21 January 2014
Description: When Barney drinks too much, Ted and Robin take advantage of him and get him to reveal secrets he’s been hiding for years. Meanwhile, Marshall does everything he can to avoid fighting with Lily.
Episode: 16 - How Your Mother Met Me
Released: 28 January 2014
Description: On the 200th episode, The Mother recounts how she met Ted and what she’s been up to for the past eight years.
Episode: 17 - Sunrise
Released: 04 February 2014
Description: Robin and Ted reminisce about past relationships as they search for a drunken Barney on the day of the wedding. Lily and Marshall come to a resolution. Barney befriends two men who are eager to meet women.
Episode: 18 - Rally
Released: 25 February 2014
Description: 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.
Episode: 19 - Vesuvius
Released: 04 March 2014
Description: On the morning of the wedding, Lily and Robin have a fight and Barney freaks out about which suit to wear. Meanwhile, the gang watches a movie Ted has forbidden them to see.
Episode: 20 - Daisy
Released: 11 March 2014
Description: Marshall enlists Ted and Barney to help him figure out where Lily went when she left in the middle of their fight.
Episode: 21 - Gary Blauman
Released: 18 March 2014
Description: Gary Blauman shows up at Barney and Robin's wedding, sending the gang into a frenzy about which table to seat him at. Through their debate, they realize each of them either hates or loves Gary. Meanwhile, in the year 2014, Ted and The Mother go out on their first date.
Episode: 22 - The End of the Aisle
Released: 25 March 2014
Description: 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.
Episode: 23 - Last Forever (1)
Released: 01 April 2014
Description: Ted finally finishes telling his kids the story of how he met their mother.
Episode: 3 - Last Time in New York
Released: 01 October 2013
Description: 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.
Episode: 4 - The Broken Code
Released: 08 October 2013
Description: 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.
Episode: 5 - The Poker Game
Released: 15 October 2013
Description: 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.
Episode: 6 - Knight Vision
Released: 22 October 2013
Description: 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.
Episode: 7 - No Questions Asked
Released: 29 October 2013
Description: 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.
Episode: 8 - The Lighthouse
Released: 05 November 2013
Description: 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.
Episode: 9 - Platonish
Released: 12 November 2013
Description: In a flashback episode, the gang ponders the future of the Ted, Robin and Barney love triangle. Meanwhile, Barney accepts a series of challenges from Lily and Robin.