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Episode Guide:
Here you can find a guide which contains the title, air date and a brief description of every episode of How I Met Your Mother.

1. Pilot
First aired:

When Ted's best friend Marshall proposes to his girlfriend, Lily, Ted realizes he'd better get a move on if he hopes to find true love. Ted soon meets Robin in a neighborhood bar, immediately becomes smitten and scores a first date. But when Ted can hardly wait to see her again, his eagerness threatens to scare her away.

2. Purple Giraffe
First aired: 9/26/2005

In a desperate attempt for a second date, Ted invites Robin to a party he is throwing. However, she doesn't show up and he keeps throwing parties in the hopes she will finally arrive.

3. Sweet Taste of Liberty
First aired: 10/03/2005

Ted agrees to let Barney spice up his love life, and ends up on a crazy adventure of flying to Philadelphia, encountering the law and visiting the Liberty Bell.

4. Return of the Shirt
First aired: 10/10/2005

Ted's outlook on his continuing search for love is altered when he rediscovers a shirt that has not seen daylight in years. Meanwhile, Barney amuses himself by coaxing Robin into sacrificing her job by saying completely outlandish things on air live for a cash reward.

5. Okay Awesome
First aired: 10/17/2005

Ted and Barney start checking out the club scene with their friend Robin, whereas Lily and Marshall try to participate in some more "grown-up" activities, as they draw slowly nearer to their wedding.

6. Slutty Pumpkin

First aired: 10/24/2005

Ted makes his yearly pilgrimage to the rooftop Halloween party in search of a girl dressed as a pumpkin who he met years ago. Meanwhile, Robin is dumped after driving her new boyfriend away with her independent ways.

7. Matchmaker
First aired: 11/07/2005

When a matchmaker with a 100% success rate turns Ted away because he is not compatible with any of the available women in her database, he is still determined that he is going to find his match. After getting information from the matchmaker’s computer, Ted pays a visit to a very cute, but taken, dermatologist in an effort to prove the prediction wrong that there are no women out there for him. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily are obsessed with ridding their apartment of a critter.

8. The Duel
First aired: 11/14/2005

As Lily becomes more of a permanent fixture in the apartment, Ted feels like he is being edged out of the mix by his engaged roomies. Petrified of being left alone and homeless, Ted tells Marshall that when he and Lily are married, he wants the apartment. The problem is that Marshall wants to keep the place too, so they settle it like real "grown-ups" -- launching into a sword fight that leaves one man down for the count.

9. Belly Full of Turkey
First aired: 11/21/2005

Ted and Robin are surprised to run into Barney when they volunteer at a homeless shelter on Thanksgiving. And Lily and Marshall are visiting Marshall's family. Surprisingly, Marhall played a really weird game when he was young: Baskiceball

10. The Pineapple Incident

First aired: 11/28/2005

This time Ted goes overboard with his partying, and then must rely on his group of friends to help put himself together again the next morning.

11. The Limo
First aired: 12/19/2005

Ted rents a limo to take the gang out to sample five New Year's Eve parties in a quest to find the perfect celebration.

12. The Wedding
First aired: 1/9/2006

Robin accepts Ted's invite to a friend's wedding, but thanks to Ted, the couple may never make it down the aisle.

13. Drumroll, Please:
First aired: 1/23/2006

Ted finds a new woman at the wedding. They want to remember the evening so they don't exchange last names or numbers; but Ted takes a big fall when he tries to find out her name.

14. Zip zip zip
First aired: 2/6/2006

After agreeing to take things slowly and not have sex for a month, Ted and Victoria decide that they have waited long enough.

15. Game Night
First aired: 2/27/2006
A mysterious tape arrives for Barney from one of his numerous ex-girlfriends, and the entire gang watches it. But, in order for them all to find out how she broke Barney's heart and made him into a suit-wearing bachelor, everyone must share their most embarassing moment.

16. Cupcake
First aired: 3/6/2006

Things are going great with Ted and Victoria's relationship, but when Victoria is offered her dream job, the couple have to make serious relationship decisions.

17. Life Among the Gorillas

First aired: 3/20/2006

Marshall interns at the corporation where Barney works and finds that he is becoming a shallow jerk as he tries to fit in with his Barney-like coworkers. Meanwhile, Ted feels guilty when he receives several gifts from Victoria while he hasn't sent her anything.

18. Nothing Good Ever Happens After 2 A.M.

First Aired: 4/10/2006
Robin, who is very lonely, asks Ted to come over to her apartment after 2 A.M., but he isn't sure if he
wants to go as he has a phone call on the way over with his friends, and with Victoria on his mind.

19. Mary the Paralegal
First Aired: 4/24/2006

Robin is going to receive an award and everyone needs a date to take to the show. Barney introduces Ted to Mary as a date that Ted can take to the show. Originally Ted is opposed to the idea of just trying to save face in front of Robin but when she shows up with a date he changes his mind. Robin asks Mary lots of questions.

20. Best Prom Ever
First aired:

Lily, Barney and Robin attend a high school prom to scout out a potential band for Lily and Marshall's wedding reception. In order to get in Lily and Robin pretend to be the dates of two kids who were going alone. Ted and Marshall are back at the apartment where they are preparing the invitations to be sent out.

21. Milk
First aired: 5/8/2006

When a matchmaking company calls Ted claiming they have found his soul mate, he is forced to postpone his date when Lily asks for his help.

22. Come On
First aired:

Ted tries to keep Robin from going on a camping trip so that she can spend time with him. He enlists the help of an old flame to perform a rain dance.

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