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Top 10 Funniest Episodes of "How I Met Your Mother"

By Edited Dec 21, 2013 0 0

Hit CBS comedy "How I Met Your Mother" is one of the most popular sitcoms on TV - this is our list of the 10 most hilarious episodes you can watch. Bonus! Netflix users can find every episode listed here on Netflix instant streaming! So go watch!

#10: The Wedding Bride

(Season 5 Episode 23)

"Ted takes a date to see a movie, "The Wedding Bride," and realizes that it's loosely based on his own relationship with an ex."

This is one of the best "How I Met Your Mother" episodes in which the comedy centers around Ted, and provides the memorable anthem, "No can do'sville, baby doll."

Bonus quote:

Ted: That's it. I'll have to move to another country, one where they're not showing "The Wedding Bride". 
Robin: Good luck, Ted. That movie has gone worldwide. It's huge. 
Lily: Maybe North Korea. 
Robin: No, I heard Kim Jong Il saw it and it's his second favorite movie, right behind one of him running in slow motion in a field of turnips.

 

#9: The Three Days Rule

(Season 4 Episode 21)

"Marshall and Barney play a joke on Ted and pretend to be a girl that he is having a "text" relationship with."

From its hilarious schemes to the constant question of who's playing who, this episode of "How I Met Your Mother" is delightfully funny. Moreover, it contains one of the best quotes in the show's history:

Barney: Jesus waited three days to come back to life. It was perfect! If he had only waited ONE day, a lot of people wouldn't have even heard he died. They'd be all, "Hey Jesus, what up?" and Jesus would probably be like, "What up? I DIED yesterday," and they'd be all, "Uhh, you look pretty alive to me, dude..." and then Jesus would have to explain how he was resurrected, and how it was a miracle, and the dude'd be like "Uhh okay, whatever you say, bro..." (...) And he's not gonna come back on a Saturday! Everybody's busy, doin' chores, workin' the loom, trimmin' the beard -- NO. He waited the perfect number of days, three. (...) Plus it's SUNDAY, so everyone's in church already, and they're all in there like "Oh no, Jesus is dead..." and then BAM! He bursts in the back door, runnin' up the aisle, everyone's totally psyched - and, FYI, that's when he invented the high five. That's why we wait three days to call a woman, because that's how long Jesus wants us to wait... true story.

#8: Slapsgiving

(Season 3 Episode 9)

"As Lily and Marshall host their first Thanksgiving as a married couple, Barney is tortured by the tick-tock of the slap bet countdown clock."

In the long line of slap bet-centered episodes throughout "How I Met Your Mother," "Slapsgiving" is particularly hilarious. From the theatrically ominous "slap countdown" to the humorous Ted-Robin tension, this memorable inspires lots of laughs. Note: this is also the episode in which the (saluting) "Major Cleanup", "General Idea", etc., running gag first comes into play.

 

#7: Intervention

(Season 4 Episode 4)

"Ted insists that his friends go through with the intervention they had previously planned for his engagement to Stella."

Few jokes in "How I Met Your History" have produced more laughs than the moment of the Intervention Intervention. Also, Barney hits on women dressed as an 80-year-old.

#6: Mary the Paralegal

(Season 1 Episode 19)

"Ted needs a date to take to Robin's awards banquet, so Barney hooks him up with Mary, who may be a call girl."

An early classic, "Mary the Paralegal" factors in the twist ending that "How I Met Your Mother" has become famous for. This episode also introduces Marshall's famous "lawyered" jokes. A must-see.

Barney: Do it! Come on Ted, do it! It's one of those things you have to do before you turn 30.
Ted: What? Sleep with a prostitute?
Barney: No, lose your virginity! What up!

#5: Showdown

(Season 2 Episode 20)

"Thinking Bob Barker may be his dad, Barney trains for an appearance on "The Price is Right"; Marshall and Lily try sleeping apart before the wedding."

This episodes threads together two great plots - one centered on Lily and Marshall just before their wedding, and one centered on Barney, but without the emphasis on his sexual antics. It's one interesting look (of many throughout the series) into Barney's life history and gives his character more depth. 

Barney: I gaze upon the glory of The Price is Right and I see the face of America, and it is divine. Plus, you know, hot chicks on sport cars.

#4: How I Met Everyone Else

(Season 3 Episode 5)

"Ted's new girl becomes jealous that the story of how he and his pals met is better than the story of how she and Ted met."

One of "How I Met Your Mother"'s earlier forays into non-traditional episode format, "How I Met Everyone Else" is a cleverly crafted look into how the gang got to know each other. With its hilarious representation of Blah Blah, Barney's Hot-Crazy Scale, and of course, Bro-da, this episode is a classic.

#3: Girls vs. Suits

(Season 5 Episode 12)

"While Barney must choose between bedding the bar's hot bartender or his beloved suits, Ted gets one step closer to meeting his future wife."

As "How I Met Your Mother"'s 100th episode, "Girls vs. Suits" was bound to be big, but it still exceeded everyone's expectations. With a fantastic Stacy Keibler guest-starring role and a hilarious, wonderfully-executed musical number ending, this episode is one of the funniest and most memorable in the series.

Barney: Only two things could cause that commotion - boobs.

#2: Slap Bet

(Season 2 Episode 9)

"Robin's aversion to malls piques Ted's interest as to what secret she is hiding."

This HIMYM episode not only introduced "Let's Go to the Mall," but also provides several of the series' most hilarious moments otherwise.

Barney: Ow! Your hand is monstrous. 
Marshall: Well, what did you expect, you've seen my penis. 

#1: The Playbook

(Season 5 Episode 8)

"After breaking up with Robin, Barney jumps back into the dating scene with the classic moves from his "Playbook.""

The most hilarious example of HIMYM's classic twist ending, "The Playbook" could also be titled "The Best of Barney Stinson."

Marshall: It's like this. Do you know how many times I've opened the freezer looking for frozen waffles and not found them?
Robin: Thousands?
Marshall: Millions. But when I go to the freezer looking for... a popsicle, or the remote control because Lily and I are having a fight and she's hidden it there, you know what I find? Frozen waffles. That's how it works. You go out there looking for a paper, you're coming back with frozen waffles, and in this case, frozen waffles is a guy. Also, could you pick up some frozen waffles... and in that case, frozen waffles... are frozen waffles.

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