The 13 Best 'How I Met Your Mother' Episodes Of All Time

The 13 Best 'How I Met Your Mother' Episodes Of All Time

Each episode is more legendary than the last.

"How I Met Your Mother" was one of the most popular sitcoms on CBS. To this day, the show continues to gain new fans through Netflix and other streaming websites. Because the series is so iconic, I decided to make a list of the all-time best episodes. While it was tough to narrow it down to only 13 episodes, here is my list of the 13 HIMYM episodes I feel are the best of the best.

13. "Blitzgiving" from Season 6

In order to start cooking Thanksgiving dinner, Ted leaves his friends at MacLaren's with the Blitz. The Blitz is an old college friend who is known for having bad luck, and when Ted leaves them all together, he misses out on what seems to be the craziest night. All afraid of experiencing serious FOMO, no one wants to split off from the group in case something extraordinary happens. In addition, Thanksgiving just isn't going as planned, and no one is able to host except for Ted's arch-nemesis, Zoey.

12. "Sorry, Bro" from Season Four

This episode brings the return of Ted's overly pretentious college girlfriend named Karen. Lily and Marshall don't have very fond memories of Karen for a number of reasons, including the fact that she cheated on Ted several times during their relationship. However, the group learns that Ted has met up with Karen for lunch and has started seeing her again.

11. "Ten Sessions" from Season Three

Ted goes to the clinic in order to remove his butterfly tramp stamp (long story), and ends up developing a crush on his doctor, Stella. Ted tries asking her out on a date every session, but Stella declines every time due to her doctor's guidelines. After his 10 sessions of tattoo removal are over, he asks her out again. However, this time she doesn't say no, simply that she just didn't have time to date. Then, being the hopeless romantic he is, Ted takes Stella on the cutest two-minute date ever, earning this episode a spot at No. 11.

10. "Girls Versus Suits" from Season Five

The 100th episode of HIMYM complete with a musical number. What more could you ever ask for?

9. "Intervention" from Season Four

This episode is the start of one of the show's running jokes: the intervention banner. Whenever one member of the group did something the others found annoying, (Lily speaking in a terrible English accent, Robin's addiction to self-tanning lotion) they'd hang the intervention banner up and "intervene." The last time the intervention banner was seen was during Barney's intervention when it caught on fire (he was obsessed with magic tricks that involved a lot of flames). However, during the episode, Ted is packing up his things in preparation for his move to New Jersey with Stella when he finds a new intervention banner tucked away in one of the boxes. He then finds out that his friends had at one point planned a "Stella intervention" because they thought she wasn't the right girl for him.

8. "How I Met Everyone Else" from Season Three

The episode starts with Ted bringing in his new girlfriend, who says they met at a French cooking class when they actually met through an online dating site. From this interaction, Barney's legendary Hot/Crazy scale is born. Lily and Marshall get into the story of how they met and how Ted came to know her, because he was Marshall's college roommate. In this episode, we also learn how Barney and Ted met: at the bar, and Barney recruits Ted to act as his deaf brother, Edward, in order to get a girl.

7. "Legendaddy" from Season Six

Barney finally learns who his real father is.

6. "Game Night" from Season One

In "Game Night," we learn the origins of Barney Stinson. He wasn't always the legendary, suit-wearing businessman we know. During this episode, Barney tells the group about his hippie days when he worked in a coffee shop and planned to enter the Peace Corps with his girlfriend, Shannon.

5. "Doppelgängers" from Season Five

Throughout the series, the audience learns that some of the friends have doppelgängers running around the city. At this point in time, they've encountered Stripper Lily, Mexican Wrestler Ted, Lesbian Robin, and Moustache Marshall. The only one they haven't seen is Barney's doppelgänger. Lily takes this as a sign from the universe and decides that she and Marshall would be ready to have a baby, but only after they've seen the Barney doppelgänger.

4. "The Best Burger in New York" from Season Four

When Marshall first got to New York eight years ago, he had the best burger of his life. In this episode, he attempts to retrace his steps all over the city in order to find that perfect sandwich. During his journey, he runs into Regis Philbin, who also just so happens to be looking for that burger.

3. "Arrivederci, Fiero" from Season Two

Marshall's Pontiac Fiero is about to hit 200,000 miles. No one can really believe the car has lasted that long, but Marshall is ready to surpass 200,000 miles, and even has cigars in his glovebox ready to celebrate. However, before the 200,000 mile mark is reached, the Fiero breaks down and Marshall realizes it's time to say goodbye. Everyone tells their favorite stories about the Fiero, and we learn about the time Ted taught Barney how to drive. Also "500 Miles" by the Proclaimers. Need I say more?

2. "The Playbook" from Season Five

Barney Stinson's legendary playbook. In this episode, we get an inside look at the playbook and the different plays Barney has used throughout the years to get women.

1. "Slap Bet" from Season Two

Without a doubt, "Slap Bet" is the greatest HIMYM episode of all time. We get introduced to the Slap Bet as well as Robin Sparkles' No. 1 hit, "Let's Go to the Mall."

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22 Post Malone ‘beerbongs & bentleys’ Lyrics College Kids Will Use As Insta Captions This Summer

It's here, and it's fire.

If you didn't know, I am really not sure how you wouldn't know, but it's fine, Post Malone's new album FINALLY came out! Posty has time and time again proven that he's a trailblazer in the music industry. His genre is a mix of everything, from rap to acoustic guitar, and he sounds like he's at home in both settings.

Here it is, a list of Post Malone lyrics you'll use or see as Instagram captions. I can already feel it, this summer is Posty's summer –– a summer for "beerbongs & bentleys."

1. "Spoil My Night" - "Won't you come spoil my night?"

2. "Spoil My Night" - "Feelings come into play and I'm thinkin' this happens every time"

3. "Spoil My Night" - "Yeah, when I walk up in a party, they all act like they know me"

4. "Zack and Codeine" - "Been livin' fast, no I can't take it slowly"

5. "Zack and Codeine" - "But it don't mean nothing without all my people"

6. "Zack and Codeine" - "Pour that drink 'cause we ain't sleepin' tonight"

7. "Takin Shots" - "Heard that there's a party, I might pay a visit"

8. "Takin Shots" - "Baby, just for the night, you my soulmate"

9. "Over Now" - "I'ma turn the tables, promise you will not forget it"

10. "Stay" - "Damn, who are we right now?"

11. "Blame It On Me" - "These hurricanes inside of my brain"

12. "Same Bitches" - "Bottles on deck, and my drink full"

13. "Same Bitches" - "Population four million, how I see the same bitches?"

14. "Jonestown" - "It happens every time"

15. "92 Explorer" - "She in the front seat head bangin'"

16. "Sugar Wraith" - "And then I went and changed my life"

17. "Sugar Wraith" - "I take the lead, they just follow"

18. "Rockstar" - "Sayin, 'I'm with the band'"

19. "Rockstar" - "Livin’ like a Rockstar, I’m livin’ like a Rockstar"

20. "Rockstar" - "Sweeter than a Pop-Tart”

21. "Psycho" - "Can’t really trust nobody with all this jewelry on you"

22. "Psycho" - "I got homies, let it go"

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Pocketless Pants: A Closet Conspiracy

Fed up with fake pockets? These theories will have you in stitches.

I’m generally a calm person, but nothing gets my blood boiling like when I try to put my hand in my pocket only to find that it’s sewn shut. I’m surprised every time, not for a lack of consistency but for the sheer stupidity of it all. Someone has actually taken the time to design the pockets, place them on the pants, and then to sew them shut—and for what? This question has baffled me for years, and in a recent attempt to find answers I’ve developed a few theories.

1. To make us buy purses

If we don’t have pockets to put our phones, wallets, and keys in, then we have no choice but to pour our savings into decorative sacks. It’s all a ploy for stores to make more money—and to reinforce “feminine” conventions, because what honest woman doesn’t carry around a cute little purse? (Answer: me, ever since my unicorn purse was stolen during Sunday School in the second grade. But I digress.)

Luckily, there’s another option for those of us who can’t keep track of a purse. If you’ve been keeping up with recent trends, you may have noticed that the fanny pack is making a comeback. What a novel idea: a space for your items that doesn’t require you to hold on to anything. Hmm, what does that sound like? That's right—the perfect accessory for those pocket-less pants. And it’ll only set you back about $20. Nice!

2. To make us dependent on men

Ever wonder why men have so many pockets? They have back pockets, front pockets, thigh pockets—and if that’s not enough, they’ve got shirt pockets, too. The most I’ve ever seen a guy carry on his person consisted of a wallet and keys. Something’s not adding up here.

Maybe all that extra space isn’t actually for his things, but for yours. If he’s got your phone and money in his pocket, you aren’t going anywhere. He has you, and your possessions, safely within reach. Everyone wins—just hope the date doesn’t go too poorly.

3. To make us look slimmer

Don’t women have enough junk in the trunk already? No room for any extra. Can’t have that phone or wallet messing with your figure (or obstructing the view, because that’s the only reason women wear tight pants, right?)

4. That’s all I’ve got

Because there is literally no plausible explanation for such an idiotic design choice. We’ve had so many revolutions in women’s clothing: we are no longer subject to swooning from corsets that are too tight, we don’t have to keep our ankles covered for fear of the scandal, and we can wear pants if we so choose. We have not come so far only to tolerate pockets that only look the part.

Ladies, I’m proposing a strike against false pockets: let’s check before we buy.

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