How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in Manhattan. As a framing device, Ted, in the year 2030, recounts to his son and daughter the events that led to his meeting their mother.
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Season 1Hulu | FX | Freeform | FOX | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Sep 20, 2005
Pilot Sep 20, 2005 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.
S01 E02Sep 27, 2005
Purple Giraffe Sep 27, 2005 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.
S01 E03Oct 4, 2005
Sweet Taste of Liberty Oct 4, 2005 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.
S01 E04Oct 11, 2005
Return of the Shirt Oct 11, 2005 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.
S01 E05Oct 18, 2005
Okay Awesome Oct 18, 2005 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.
S01 E06Oct 25, 2005
Slutty Pumpkin Oct 25, 2005 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.
S01 E07Nov 8, 2005
Matchmaker Nov 8, 2005 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.
Season 2Hulu | Freeform | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Sep 19, 2006
Where Were We? Sep 19, 2006 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.
S02 E02Sep 26, 2006
The Scorpion and the Toad Sep 26, 2006 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.
S02 E03Oct 3, 2006
Brunch Oct 3, 2006 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.
S02 E04Oct 10, 2006
Ted Mosby: Architect Oct 10, 2006 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.
S02 E05Oct 17, 2006
World's Greatest Couple Oct 17, 2006 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.
S02 E06Oct 24, 2006
Aldrin Justice Oct 24, 2006 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.
S02 E07Nov 7, 2006
Swarley Nov 7, 2006 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.
Season 3Hulu | Freeform | TVLand | Rent or Buy
S03 E01Sep 25, 2007
Wait For It Sep 25, 2007 Robin shows up with a date and this motivates Ted to 'get back out there'. We also learn something major about 'the Mother'.
S03 E02Oct 2, 2007
We're Not from Here Oct 2, 2007 Ted and Barney pretend to be visitors to New York City to pick up women. Robin is still dating Gael.
S03 E03Oct 9, 2007
Third Wheel Oct 9, 2007 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.
S03 E04Oct 16, 2007
Little Boys Oct 16, 2007 Barney and Ted compete for a girl. Robin is dating someone new.
S03 E05Oct 23, 2007
How I Met Everyone Else Oct 23, 2007 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.
S03 E06Oct 30, 2007
I'm Not That Guy Oct 30, 2007 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
Season 4Hulu | TVLand | Rent or Buy
S04 E01Sep 23, 2008
Do I Know You? Sep 23, 2008 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.
S04 E02Sep 30, 2008
The Best Burger in New York Sep 30, 2008 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.
S04 E03Oct 7, 2008
I Heart NJ Oct 7, 2008 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.
S04 E04Oct 14, 2008
Intervention Oct 14, 2008 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.
S04 E05Oct 21, 2008
Shelter Island Oct 21, 2008 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.
S04 E06Nov 4, 2008
Happily Ever After Nov 4, 2008 A serendipitous meeting with someone from his past has Ted thinking about how he would handle running into someone he would prefer to forget.
Season 5Hulu | Rent or Buy
S05 E01Sep 22, 2009
Definitions Sep 22, 2009 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.
S05 E02Sep 29, 2009
Double Date Sep 29, 2009 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.
S05 E03Oct 6, 2009
Robin 101 Oct 6, 2009 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.
S05 E04Oct 13, 2009
The Sexless Innkeeper Oct 13, 2009 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
S05 E05Oct 20, 2009
Duel Citizenship Oct 20, 2009 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.
S05 E06Nov 3, 2009
Bagpipes Nov 3, 2009 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.
Season 6Hulu | Rent or Buy
S06 E01Sep 21, 2010
Big Days Sep 21, 2010 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.
S06 E02Sep 28, 2010
Cleaning House Sep 28, 2010 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.
S06 E03Oct 5, 2010
Unfinished Oct 5, 2010 Barney uses his best womanizing tactics to try to convince Ted to design the new GNB building; Robin drunk dials Don.
S06 E04Oct 12, 2010
Subway Wars Oct 12, 2010 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.
S06 E05Oct 19, 2010
Architect of Destruction Oct 19, 2010 Ted becomes conflicted after meeting an attractive woman who is passionate about saving the landmark building being torn down for his new project.
S06 E06Oct 26, 2010
Baby Talk Oct 26, 2010 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.
Season 7Hulu | Rent or Buy
S07 E01Sep 20, 2011
The Best Man Sep 20, 2011 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.
S07 E02Sep 20, 2011
The Naked Truth Sep 20, 2011 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.
S07 E03Sep 27, 2011
Ducky Tie Sep 27, 2011 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.
S07 E04Oct 4, 2011
The Stinson Missile Crisis Oct 4, 2011 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.
S07 E05Oct 11, 2011
Field Trip Oct 11, 2011 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.
S07 E06Oct 18, 2011
Mystery vs. History Oct 18, 2011 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.
Season 8Hulu | FX | Rent or Buy
S08 E01Sep 25, 2012
Farhampton Sep 25, 2012 Robin’s anxiety on her wedding day to Barney prompts Ted to recount the time he insisted on leaving Victoria’s jilted fiancé a note before they drove off into the sunset together.
S08 E02Oct 2, 2012
The Pre-Nup Oct 2, 2012 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.
S08 E03Oct 9, 2012
Nannies Oct 9, 2012 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.
S08 E04Oct 16, 2012
Who Wants to Be a Godparent? Oct 16, 2012 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.
S08 E05Nov 6, 2012
The Autumn of Break-Ups Nov 6, 2012 "The Autumn of Break-Ups" is the fifth episode of the eighth season of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, and the 165th episode overall.
S08 E06Nov 13, 2012
Splitsville Nov 13, 2012 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.
Season 9Netflix | Hulu | Rent or Buy
S09 E01Sep 24, 2013
The Locket Sep 24, 2013 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.
S09 E02Sep 24, 2013
Coming Back Sep 24, 2013 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.
S09 E03Oct 1, 2013
Last Time in New York Oct 1, 2013 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.
S09 E04Oct 8, 2013
The Broken Code Oct 8, 2013 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.
S09 E05Oct 15, 2013
The Poker Game Oct 15, 2013 Barney is upset after Robin wins James's wedding ring during the poker game, and Ted argues with Marshall and Lily over whether he gave them a wedding gift.
S09 E06Oct 22, 2013
Knight Vision Oct 22, 2013 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.