How I Met Your Mother

2005 • CBS
5.33K reviews
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Season 1 episodes (22)

1 Pilot
In 2030, Ted tells his children the story of how he met their mother, beginning back in 2005 with Marshall and Lily's engagement. Ted, eager to find his soulmate, meets Robin, and sets his sights on marrying her.
2 Purple Giraffe
Ted throws a party in hopes of seeing Robin again, but when she doesn't show up, he throws another party...and another. Meanwhile, Lily's heightened libido prevents Marshall from getting his work done.
3 The Sweet Taste of Liberty
Barney's plan to meet girls at the airport backfires as he and Ted are picked up by airport security, and Lily gets jealous when Robin monopolizes the male attention at their girls' night out.
4 Return of the Shirt
Ted reconnects with Natalie, an old flame, and soon remembers why he dumped her in the first place. Meanwhile, Barney pays Robin to say outrageous things on the air.
5 Okay Awesone
Robin, Ted, and Barney go to a hot new club, leaving the engaged Marshall and Lily to a more adult, albeit boring, evening of wine tasting.
6 The Slutty Pumpkin
Halloween hijinx are afoot as Ted makes his annual trek to the same lame party in search of a girl he met there years ago, while Robin joins Marshall and Lily for a double date.
7 Matchmaker
When Ted signs up with a matchmaking service, he learns that love is not a science. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily confront a frightening creature living in the apartment.
8 The Duel
Lily officially moves in with Marshall and Ted, and when Ted suspects that he's being edged out of the apartment, he and Marshall decide to settle it like men.When Ted signs up with a matchmaking service, he learns that love is not a science.
9 Belly Full Of Turkey
Thanksgiving with Marshall's family is especially stressful for Lily because she thinks she may be pregnant. Elsewhere, Robin, Barney and Ted spend the holiday volunteering at a homeless shelter.
10 The Pineapple Incident
After an alcohol-induced blackout, Ted awakens to find a strange woman - and a pineapple - in his bed.
11 The Limo
New Year's Eve is a wild ride as Ted rents a limo for a night of party-hopping with the gang.
12 The Wedding
Ted's romantic hopes are dashed when he invites Robin to a fancy wedding, only to discover that the bride-to-be won't allow him to bring a date.
13 Drumroll, Please
Robin is emotionally torn when Ted meets an exciting new woman, Victoria, at the wedding. Afterward, though, he doesn't know how to contact her.
14 Zip, Zip, Zip
Hiding in the bathroom, Marshall and Lily wait impatiently for Ted and Victoria to consummate their relationship, and Barney typically gets the wrong idea while hanging out with Robin.
15 Game Night
Marshall's game night leads to some startling and very embarrassing revelations.
16 Cupcake
Just as Ted and Victoria's relationship is beginning to flourish, she's offered a scholarship to a culinary institute in Germany. Should she stay, or should she go?
17 Life Among the Gorillas
With Victoria in Germany, Ted faces the pitfalls of long-distance relationships, and Marshall has trouble fitting in when he takes a job at Barney's company.
18 Nothing Good Ever Happens After 2 A.M.
With Victoria on his mind, Ted has conflicted feelings when Robin invites him over for a late night rendezvous.
19 Mary The Paralegal
Ted needs a date to take to Robin's awards banquet, so Barney hooks him up with Mary, who may be a call girl.
20 Best Prom Ever
With her wedding day fast approaching, Lily, along with Barney and Robin, crashes a high school prom to scope out a potential band for the reception.
21 Milk
Ted is excited when a matchmaking service claims to have found his soul mate, but he must postpone his date to help Lily, who has a surprising revelation.
22 Come On
Hoping to get closer to Robin, Ted tries to prevent her from going away for the weekend with her co-anchor, Sandy. Meanwhile, Marshall is upset when he finds out about Lily's fellowship interview.

About this show

A half-hour comedy series about Ted and how he fell in love. It all started when Ted's best friend, Marshall, drops the bombshell that he's going to propose to his long-time girlfriend, Lily, a kindergarten teacher. At that moment, Ted realizes that he had better get a move on if he too hopes to find true love. Helping him in his quest to find his future wife is Barney, a friend with endless, sometimes outrageous opinions, a penchant for suits and a foolproof way to meet women. When Ted meets Robin, he's sure it's love at first sight, but after a whirlwind romance with her, he realizes destiny has something else in store for him. The series is narrated through flashbacks from the future.

Ratings and reviews

5.33K reviews
A Google user
October 25, 2013
Ok I'm going to start by saying I do absolutely love this show. That's why it does have the five star rating. I do however wish I had a way to rate Google play. It would get a one. This is because of the rampant tardiness of this show, and I assume others . Both amazon and iTunes have the newest episode, and have had it. But Google still is lagging behind. I made a choice to purchase the season pass with Google. But with the apparent inability to post the shows I'm wishing I hadn't.
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Sean Galindo
January 3, 2015
I absolutely fell in love with this series. Started watching it early 2014 on Netflix and finished it at New Years. I had no idea this show would make my new years such a special one, this ending was extremely satisfying and the whole show is just a thrill ride. It makes you smile, laugh, cry, giggle and have moments of rememberence afterwards. I still can't believe it's already over have regret having binge sessions and should've slowly appreciated the series. I promise you won't regret watching this.
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Garett Sloane
December 20, 2013
The last season is half way done and it feels like it is using stall tactics because they are out of ideas. The plot has not progressed in more than 10 episodes this last season. As a series I think the show has the potential to be one of the best sitcoms of its era and this ending is embarrassing the legacy. Without spoiling, there is a weekend long event that opens the last season, and the whole last season is just about that weekend so far. 12 episodes nothing happened yet.
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