Now that it’s been a few weeks since the How I Met Your Mother finale aired, the dust has finally started to settle. It’ll likely take quite some time before fans stop arguing about one of the most polarizing ends to a sitcom ever, but there’s no changing the show now. What we’ve got is what we’ve got. Instead of continuing to dwell on the finale, now is as good of a time as any to look back on the show as a whole. That’s right, it’s finally time to figure out which episodes of HIMYM were the best.
Through multiple re-watchings over the years and one more time going through the series before the finale, I was finally able to whittle down the more than 200 episodes into the ten that I thought were perfect examples of How I Met Your Mother at its best. It wasn’t easy to choose just ten, and I definitely struggled several times. But, in the end, I think that these handful of episodes represents the show’s shining moments.
So, without further ado, here are the 10 best episodes of How I Met Your Mother.