How I Met Your Mother

How I Met Your Mother

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER is a comedy 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 hopes to find true love, too. Helping him in his quest is Barney, a friend with endless, sometimes outrageous, opinions, a penchant for suits and a fool-proof way to meet women. When Ted meets Robin, he’s sure it’s love at first sight, but destiny may have something else in store. The show is told through flashbacks from the future.
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER is a comedy 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 hopes to find true love, too. Helping him in his quest is Barney, a friend with endless, sometimes outrageous, opinions, a penchant for suits and a fool-proof way to meet women. When Ted meets Robin, he’s sure it’s love at first sight, but destiny may have something else in store. The show is told through flashbacks from the future.

Season 1 (22 episodes)

  • 1. Pilot

    Original air date: 09/19/2005 Runtime: 22:04 min.

    Original air date: 09/19/2005 Runtime: 22:04 min. 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

    Original air date: 09/26/2005 Runtime: 22:05 min.

    Original air date: 09/26/2005 Runtime: 22:05 min. 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

    Original air date: 10/03/2005 Runtime: 21:20 min.

    Original air date: 10/03/2005 Runtime: 21:20 min. 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

    Original air date: 10/10/2005 Runtime: 21:59 min.

    Original air date: 10/10/2005 Runtime: 21:59 min. 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 Awesome

    Original air date: 10/17/2005 Runtime: 21:58 min.

    Original air date: 10/17/2005 Runtime: 21:58 min. 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

    Original air date: 10/24/2005 Runtime: 22:08 min.

    Original air date: 10/24/2005 Runtime: 22:08 min. Ted tells how when he was in his 20s he would return to the same boring Halloween party each year in hopes of once again running into a girl he met at the party years ago, but whose phone number he lost, and Robin double-dates with Marshall and Lily.

  • 7. Matchmaker

    Original air date: 11/07/2005 Runtime: 21:51 min.

    Original air date: 11/07/2005 Runtime: 21:51 min. 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

    Original air date: 11/14/2005 Runtime: 22:06 min.

    Original air date: 11/14/2005 Runtime: 22:06 min. 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

    Original air date: 11/21/2005 Runtime: 22:07 min.

    Original air date: 11/21/2005 Runtime: 22:07 min. 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

    Original air date: 11/28/2005 Runtime: 22:09 min.

    Original air date: 11/28/2005 Runtime: 22:09 min. After an alcohol-induced blackout, Ted awakens to find a strange woman - and a pineapple - in his bed.

  • 11. The Limo

    Original air date: 12/19/2005 Runtime: 22:08 min.

    Original air date: 12/19/2005 Runtime: 22:08 min. Ted rents a limo and makes a detailed plan for the group’s New Year’s Eve celebration, Ted expects to meet up with a woman from work, but finds himself drawn to Robin instead, and Robin, then Lily, then Marshall get separated from the group.

  • 12. The Wedding

    Original air date: 01/09/2006 Runtime: 21:52 min.

    Original air date: 01/09/2006 Runtime: 21:52 min. Ted invites Robin to be his date at a wedding, when the bride insists that Ted can’t bring a date to the wedding, he asks the groom’s permission instead, and the groom says yes, the bride and groom argue over the matter, and call off the wedding.

  • 13. Drumroll Please

    Original air date: 01/23/2006 Runtime: 22:13 min.

    Original air date: 01/23/2006 Runtime: 22:13 min. Ted goes to a wedding, and meets a girl he’s really attracted to, though they spend the night flirting, they agree never to see each other again, the next day, however, Ted wants to find her, but doesn’t know how, and Robin admits to Lily that she has feelings for Ted.

  • 14. Zip, Zip, Zip

    Original air date: 02/06/2006 Runtime: 22:04 min.

    Original air date: 02/06/2006 Runtime: 22:04 min. Lily and Marshall hide in the bathroom as Ted and Victoria prepare to have sex, and Robin helps Barney cruise for women.

  • 15. Game Night

    Original air date: 02/27/2006 Runtime: 22:05 min.

    Original air date: 02/27/2006 Runtime: 22:05 min. Victoria joins the gang for Marshall’s game night, and the players recount their most embarrassing moments.

  • 16. Cupcake

    Original air date: 03/06/2006 Runtime: 22:00 min.

    Original air date: 03/06/2006 Runtime: 22:00 min. Victoria gets a scholarship to a culinary institute in Germany, and must decide whether to go, or to stay in America with Ted, Barney takes Marshall shopping for a new suit, and Lily goes shopping for a wedding dress.

  • 17. Life Among the Gorillas

    Original air date: 03/20/2006 Runtime: 22:06 min.

    Original air date: 03/20/2006 Runtime: 22:06 min. Ted tries to maintain a long-distance relationship with Victoria, who’s in Germany, but when she e-mails that they need to talk, he’s sure she’s going to dump him, and Marshall goes to work at Barney’s big, evil company, and his changed behavior upsets Lily.

  • 18. Nothing Good Happens After 2 AM

    Original air date: 04/10/2006 Runtime: 21:54 min.

    Original air date: 04/10/2006 Runtime: 21:54 min. Robin invites Ted over at 2 am, and Ted accepts, trying (and failing) to convince himself that nothing is going to happen, since he has a girlfriend, and Lily, Marshall, and Barney are at a karaoke bar, advising Ted by phone to do the right thing.

  • 19. Mary the Paralegal

    Original air date: 04/24/2006 Runtime: 22:12 min.

    Original air date: 04/24/2006 Runtime: 22:12 min. In order to make Robin jealous, Ted resorts to taking a prostitute as his date to Robin’s media awards banquet.

  • 20. Best Prom Ever

    Original air date: 05/01/2006 Runtime: 21:35 min.

    Original air date: 05/01/2006 Runtime: 21:35 min. Lily, Barney, and Robin attend a high-school prom to scout out a potential band for Lily and Marshall's wedding reception.

  • 21. Milk

    Original air date: 05/08/2006 Runtime: 21:57 min.

    Original air date: 05/08/2006 Runtime: 21:57 min. When Lily's car breaks down on the way to a secret appointment, Ted postpones a very important date to come to Lily's rescue.

  • 22. Come On

    Original air date: 05/15/2006 Runtime: 22:08 min.

    Original air date: 05/15/2006 Runtime: 22:08 min. Ted utilizes a Native American rain dance to keep Robin from going on a camping trip, and Marshall and Lily end up in a very heated argument over Lily’s plan to accept a summer art fellowship in San Francisco.