How I Met Your Mother

How I Met Your Mother

  • TV-14
  • 2005
  • 9 Seasons
  • 8.3  (607,541)

How I Met Your Mother is a unique take on the standard sitcom format. Told mostly through flashbacks, the show is framed around Ted Mosby telling his children the story about how he and their mother met many years prior. The show focuses on a younger Ted Mosby and the funny antics he and his friends get involved in on their quests for love, happiness and fulfillment. Ted Mosby is the main character and a romantic sort with a razor sharp wit and a propensity for getting into awkward situations. Lily and Marshall are his college friends and, at one time, roommates. They provide a real backbone of warmth to the show with their goofy antics and deep love for one another. Robin is a new addition to the group of friends and is also a one-time romantic interest for Ted. Robin's Canadian heritage and very unfeminine demeanor are the basis of many humorous situations on the show. Last, but not least, is Barney, a slick womanizer who hides a gentle heart behind his smirk and rapid fire one liners. Over the course of the show, the five friends get themselves involved in a wide array of hilarious situations. From Ted stealing a restaurant decoration to show his love for Robin to Barney's endless array of quips and his string of conquests to the amusing disaster of Lily and Marshall's wedding day, the group experiences many funny events. Yet, there is also a strong heart to the show as it deals with dramatic themes like break-ups, the death of parents and struggles with infertility. The flash forwards as Ted talks to his kids are also amusing in their own right as the children, despite their short amount of screen time, even have well-developed personalities. Getting to see the futures of your favorite characters also provides a counterpoint to the comedy and drama of the show's present time line. Overall, the balance of wicked humor with a strong emotional core in How I Met Your Mother creates a show that will make you laugh, make you cry and definitely give you a few good laughs.

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Seasons
Last Forever: Part Two
24. Last Forever: Part Two
March 31, 2014
In the second part of the series finale, Ted's story of how he met the kid's mother comes to a close.
Last Forever: Part One
23. Last Forever: Part One
March 31, 2014
In the series finale, Ted finally finishes telling his children how he met their mother.
The End of the Aisle
22. The End of the Aisle
March 24, 2014
With only 30 minutes before it's time to walk down the aisle, both Barney and Robin begin to suffer anxiety attacks about their upcoming nuptials. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily rewrite their old wedding vows.
Gary Blauman
21. Gary Blauman
March 17, 2014
When Gary Blauman makes an appearance at the wedding, the friends are catapulted into a frenzy as they each remember an encounter with him.
Daisy
20. Daisy
March 10, 2014
Lily leaves during the middle of a fight with Marshall, who then asks Ted and Barney to help him find out where she went.
Vesuvius
19. Vesuvius
March 3, 2014
Lily and Robin get into an argument on the morning of the wedding and Barney is overwhelmed by which suit to wear. Meanwhile, the gang watches a movie Ted has forbidden them to see.
Rally
18. Rally
February 24, 2014
On the morning of the wedding, Barney is suffering from a hangover, so the gang rallies to find the unique ingredients for the Stinson Hangover Fixer Elixir.
Sunrise
17. Sunrise
February 3, 2014
During their search for a drunk Barney on the day of the wedding, Robin and Ted reflect on past relationships. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily finally resolve their issues and Barney befriends two young guys eager to meet women.
How Your Mother Met Me
16. How Your Mother Met Me
January 27, 2014
On the 200th episode of the series, The Mother reveals how she met Ted and her whereabouts for the past eight years.
Unpause
15. Unpause
January 20, 2014
Ted and Robin get Barney to spill all his secrets while he's drunk.
Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra
14. Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra
January 13, 2014
In their ongoing slap bet, Marshall plans to deliver the ultimate slap to Barney.
Bass Player Wanted
13. Bass Player Wanted
December 16, 2013
A guy at the wedding deliberately causes problems between the gang at the wedding, and Marshall finally makes his arrival at the Farhampton Inn.
The Rehearsal Dinner
12. The Rehearsal Dinner
December 2, 2013
Barney is adamant about having his rehearsal dinner at a laser tag arena, despite Robin's disapproval. Meanwhile, Ted upsets Lily after failing to keep a promise.
Bedtime Stories
11. Bedtime Stories
November 25, 2013
Marshall tries to get Marvin to sleep by telling him bedtime stories about the group of friends.
Mom and Dad
10. Mom and Dad
November 18, 2013
When Barney's father arrives at the hotel, Barney's scheme unnerves Robin. Meanwhile, Ted is convinced someone framed him by messing up a wedding-related duty.
Platonish
9. Platonish
November 11, 2013
In a flashback episode, the gang contemplates the future of the Ted, Robin and Barney love triangle. Meanwhile, Barney accepts challenges proposed by Lily and Robin.
The Lighthouse
8. The Lighthouse
November 4, 2013
Barney is caught between Robin and Loretta's dispute. Marshall and Daphne deal with a stowaway on their road trip, and Ted and Cassie try to enjoy their time at a lighthouse.
No Questions Asked
7. No Questions Asked
October 28, 2013
Ted, Barney and Robin try to help Marshall by sneaking into Lily's room to delete a disturbing text from Daphne.
Knight Vision
6. Knight Vision
October 21, 2013
Ted makes a poor decision for his date for the wedding. Meanwhile, Barney and Robin get into a tiff with their minister, and Marshall learns more about his driving companion, Daphne.
The Poker Game
5. The Poker Game
October 14, 2013
When Barney is forced to choose between Robin and his mother, Lily offers him some counsel. Meanwhile, Ted and Marshall clash over wedding gifts and thank-you notes.
The Broken Code
4. The Broken Code
October 7, 2013
Marshall acts as judge, via Skype, as Barney confronts Ted for still having feelings for Robin.
Last Time in New York
3. Last Time in New York
September 30, 2013
Lily is annoyed to be the only one aware of Ted's list of things he wants to do in New York before he moves to Chicago. Meanwhile, Robin and Barney realize they have very little time together before the wedding.
Coming Back
2. Coming Back
September 23, 2013
Marshall changes his plans, while Lily questions Ted about his feelings for Robin.
The Locket/Coming Back
1. The Locket/Coming Back
September 23, 2013
In the ninth season premiere, as Robin and Barney make their way to Long Island, they make an unexpected family discovery. Meanwhile, Lily thinks Ted still has feelings for Robin.
How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother

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How I Met Your Mother is a unique take on the standard sitcom format. Told mostly through flashbacks, the show is framed around Ted Mosby telling his children the story about how he and their mother met many years prior. The show focuses on a younger Ted Mosby and the funny antics he and his friends get involved in on their quests for love, happiness and fulfillment.

Ted Mosby is the main character and a romantic sort with a razor sharp wit and a propensity for getting into awkward situations. Lily and Marshall are his college friends and, at one time, roommates. They provide a real backbone of warmth to the show with their goofy antics and deep love for one another. Robin is a new addition to the group of friends and is also a one-time romantic interest for Ted. Robin's Canadian heritage and very unfeminine demeanor are the basis of many humorous situations on the show. Last, but not least, is Barney, a slick womanizer who hides a gentle heart behind his smirk and rapid fire one liners.

Over the course of the show, the five friends get themselves involved in a wide array of hilarious situations. From Ted stealing a restaurant decoration to show his love for Robin to Barney's endless array of quips and his string of conquests to the amusing disaster of Lily and Marshall's wedding day, the group experiences many funny events. Yet, there is also a strong heart to the show as it deals with dramatic themes like break-ups, the death of parents and struggles with infertility.

The flash forwards as Ted talks to his kids are also amusing in their own right as the children, despite their short amount of screen time, even have well-developed personalities. Getting to see the futures of your favorite characters also provides a counterpoint to the comedy and drama of the show's present time line.

Overall, the balance of wicked humor with a strong emotional core in How I Met Your Mother creates a show that will make you laugh, make you cry and definitely give you a few good laughs.How I Met Your Mother is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (208 episodes). The series first aired on September 19, 2005.

Where to Watch How I Met Your Mother

How I Met Your Mother is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch How I Met Your Mother on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Sling, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 19, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    8.3  (607,541)