Summary: Ted has fallen in love. It all started when his best friend, Marshall, drops the bombshell that he plans to propose to longtime girlfriend Lily, a kindergarten teacher. Suddenly, Ted realizes that he had better get a move on if he hopes to find true love. Helping him in the quest is Barney, a friend with endless -- often outrageous -- opinions, a penchant for suits and a foolproof way to meet women. When Ted meets Robin, he is sure it's love at first sight, but the affair fizzles into friendship. Voice-over by Bob Saget (``Full House'') tells the story through flashbacks.
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S04, E06 (First Aired:
A serendipitous meeting with someone from his past has Ted thinking about how he would handle running into someone he would prefer to forget.
S04, E07 (First Aired:
Lily asks Robin and Ted for advice when she and Marshall consider having a baby.
S01, E15 (First Aired:
When the gang views a tape from Barney's ex-girlfriend, everyone must share their most embarrassing moment in order to get him to tell the full story about the tape.
S07, E24 (First Aired:
On Barney's wedding day, the friends remember the time they encouraged Ted to go after the one that got away.
S08, E01 (First Aired:
Ted recounts a story about leaving a note for Victoria's ex-fiance (Thomas Lennon) in hope of calming Robin, who is anxious on her and Barney's wedding day.
S04, E08 (First Aired:
Robin rediscovers a group of single girls who like to party; Ted pitches Barney a design for his company's headquarters.
S04, E09 (First Aired:
Ted walks into the apartment and finds Robin's date sitting on the couch naked.
S04, E10 (First Aired:
Ted and Barney pick a fight with a bunch of guys to improve their friends' perceptions of them.
S04, E11 (First Aired:
Ted goes out of his way to keep his sister out of trouble when she comes to visit; Marshall introduces Robin to a Minnesota-themed bar.
S04, E12 (First Aired:
Robin and Ted discover they get along better as roommates if they become friends with benefits; reality stars taunt Marshall from the pages of his magazine.
S01, E17 (First Aired:
Marshall takes an internship at Barney's company and changes his personality in order to fit in.
S01, E18 (First Aired:
Ted accepts an invitation to Robin's place, only to find out that she still has feelings for him.
S08, E02 (First Aired:
When Barney prepares a comprehensive pre-nup, the other guys decide to propose relationship amendments to their significant others; Quinn is furious and makes a pre-nup of her own.
S08, E03 (First Aired:
Marshall and Lily discover their trouble finding a nanny is a result of one of Barney's schemes; Ted and Robin argue over whose relationship is more serious.
S04, E13 (First Aired:
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.
S04, E14 (First Aired:
Robin, desperate to find a job before she is deported, agrees to let Barney produce a video resume for her.
S01, E19 (First Aired:
Barney arranges a hot date for Ted when the gang goes to an awards banquet honoring Robin.
S01, E20 (First Aired:
Lily crashes a prom with Barney and Robin to scout out a possible band for her wedding reception.
S08, E04 (First Aired:
Lily and Marshall test their friends to see who would be the best godparents.
S04, E15 (First Aired:
The gang thinks that Barney must have a secret girlfriend after noticing his bizarre behavior.
S08, E05 (First Aired:
As Ted and Victoria consider the future of their relationship, Ted asks Lily and Marshall for advice; Robin is concerned when she learns that Barney's new wingman is a dog.
S04, E16 (First Aired:
Marshall and Lily are less than thrilled when they hear that Ted's college girlfriend (Laura Prepon) has moved to New York.
S04, E17 (First Aired:
Ted learns that Lily not only planted another woman's earring in his bed for Karen to find, but she also meddled in some of his other relationships.
S04, E18 (First Aired:
Barney and Marshall conspire to keep Ted in the dark when a client cancels plans to build its new headquarters using Ted's design.
S04, E19 (First Aired:
Barney tries to prove Ted wrong by completing every task on Ted's list of things he thinks the gang is too old to do.
S01, E21 (First Aired:
A matchmaking company claims to have found Ted's soul mate; Lily's car breaks down en route to a secret appointment.
S01, E22 (First Aired:
Ted makes a final attempt to win Robin's heart; Marshall and Lily's relationship is in jeopardy.
S04, E21 (First Aired:
Barney and Marshall play a joke on Ted, who is having a ``text'' relationship with a girl (Rebecca Budig) he's just met.
S04, E22 (First Aired:
Ted ponders how being in the right place at the right time can impact a person's life; Barney celebrates his 200th female conquest.
S04, E23 (First Aired:
Stella's fiancé, Tony, tries to help Ted find a job; Barney tries to talk his way out of a speeding ticket.
S04, E24 (First Aired:
Ted wonders if he should explore other career options; Marshall tries to lure Ted to the roof for a surprise birthday party.
S05, E01 (First Aired:
Lily forces Barney and Robin to face their fears about defining their relationship; Ted is anxious about his first lecture at Columbia.
S02, E01 (First Aired:
Newly single Lily goes to San Francisco; Ted, Barney and Robin try to cheer up unhappy Marshall.
S02, E02 (First Aired:
Ted sees through Lily's stories about the fun and excitement she found in San Francisco, and Robin is surprised to learn the real reason Lily came back.
S08, E06 (First Aired:
Barney takes matters into his own hands when Robin is hesitant to end things with Nick; Marshall and Lily desparately want some private time.
S08, E07 (First Aired:
Marshall ends up having to do damage control after his friend, Brad (Joe Manganiello), interviews for a job at the firm; Robin negotiates Barney's return to the strip club circuit.
S05, E02 (First Aired:
Ted realizes that his blind date is actually someone he dated years earlier -- and they still have nothing in common.
S05, E03 (First Aired:
Robin investigates when she thinks Barney is cheating on her, only to find that he is spending his time with Ted, taking lessons in how to date her.
S02, E03 (First Aired:
Ted's parents are visiting for the weekend, and a stunning family secret comes out during brunch.
S02, E04 (First Aired:
Barney tries to show Ted that his job as an architect is a great way to pick up women.
S08, E08 (First Aired:
In the biggest case of his career, Marshall faces off with his archenemy, Brad (Joe Manganiello); the gang remembers delinquent moments from their teenage years.
S08, E09 (First Aired:
Robin is determined to hook up with Barney one more time; Ted substitutes for Marvin's nanny.
S05, E04 (First Aired:
Lily and Marshall come on too strong to impress Robin and Barney, who then try to break off the double-dating.
S05, E05 (First Aired:
Barney wants Robin to become an American citizen; Lily joins Marshall and Ted on their road trip.
S05, E06 (First Aired:
Barney's know-it-all attitude gets him in hot water with Robin; Marshall and Lily offer relationship advice.
S05, E07 (First Aired:
When Robin and Barney hit a rough patch in their relationship, Lily tries to break them up.
S05, E08 (First Aired:
After breaking up with Robin, Barney pulls out all of his greatest tricks to get back into the dating scene.
S02, E05 (First Aired:
Lily moves in with Barney; Marshall enjoys fun couple activities with another man.
S02, E06 (First Aired:
Barney propositions Marshall's law professor (Jane Seymour); Lily tries to teach Ted's boss (Bryan Cranston) a lesson.
S08, E10 (First Aired:
Robin is suspicious of Barney's relationship with Patrice; Marshall makes a disturbing discovery about his mother.
S08, E11 (First Aired:
Ted wonders if he should tell Robin that Barney plans to propose to Patrice; Lily and Marshall run into an acquaintance from college.
S05, E09 (First Aired:
Marshall bequeaths a ``slap bet'' slap to Ted and Robin; Lily's estranged father (Chris Elliott) visits for Thanksgiving.
S05, E10 (First Aired:
The gang tries to help Ted when the perfect woman (Joanna Garcia) becomes available; Marshall finds a letter written by his younger self.
S05, E11 (First Aired:
The gang struggles to quit smoking; Robin clashes with a new, jaded co-worker.
S05, E12 (First Aired:
Barney debates giving up wearing suits to land an attractive bartender; Ted gets closer to meeting the future mother of his children.
S05, E13 (First Aired:
Marshall tries to prove that his attractive female colleague (Amanda Peet) kissed him; Robin discovers that a drinking game has been made up about her.
S02, E08 (First Aired:
Marshall and Lily go to Atlantic city to elope, but are held up by the three-day wait for a license.