Ted Mosby tells his kids the story how he met their mother, but he is tells it in very small bits - each week a different part of his past that inolves his best friends Marshall, Lily, Robin and Barney.
Where Were We?
The gang tries to help Marshall get over Lily. Barney takes him to a strip club, and Ted takes him to a Yankees game. Marshall finds a credit card trail that leads to Lily’s hotel in the city, but the guys try to keep him from going to see her.
The Scorpion and the Toad
Barney teaches Marshall how to pick up women. When things start to go sour for an awkward Marshall, Barney steps in and wins the women over... for himself. Lily returns from her art experience. While helping her look for a new apartment, Ted gets sick of hearing about Lily’s amazing summer in San Francisco.
When Ted, Robin, and the gang spend the weekend with his parents, Ted is stunned when a family secret that changes things forever is unveiled at brunch. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily find it difficult to control themselves when they are forced to spend time together with Ted’s parents.
Ted Mosby: Architect
After Robin insinuates that Ted’s job is boring, Barney sets out to convince his buddy otherwise. As the guys test out the pick-up line, "Ted Mosby, Architect" on the ladies, they realize it really works. But when Robin hears that Ted is parading around town picking up girls, she is hot on his heels to discover the truth.
World’s Greatest Couple
Lily moves into Barney’s apartment and the trials, troubles, and tribulations may be a bit too much for him to handle.
Barney takes it on himself to please Marshall’s disgruntled law professor, while Lily gets a job at Ted’s architecture firm and tries to teach his boss a big lesson.
Marshall starts dating a woman and they really hit it off, but Barney and Ted tell him he has to dump her because she has "crazy eyes".
Marshall and Lily, together again, decide to elope in Atlantic City, and they gather Barney, Ted and Robin to take part in the wedding.
Barney uncovers Robin’s secret past and the real reason behind her strong aversion to malls, which leads Barney and Marshall to make a bet.
Barney’s brother James (Wayne Brady) visits and Robin, the only one in the group who’s never met him, is surprised. But James has a surprise for Barney that he finds hard to accept.
How Lily Stole Christmas
Ted almost ruins Christmas for everyone when, still carrying around anger toward Lily over breaking the engagement, he calls her a horribly disgusting name.
First Time in New York
Robin wants to tell Ted she loves him, but she can’t make the leap. Meanwhile, her sister visits and brings her boyfriend, and Robin doesn’t react well when her sister says she’s ready to lose her virginity.
When Ted is constantly insulted by his former boss, who is now working for him on a project, he is told to fire the man, but he finds that a hard thing to do. Meanwhile, Barney offers Lily a lot of money to paint a nude portrait of him.
Monday Night Football
The group plans to watch the Super Bowl XLI when they are invited to a funeral on the same evening. They make plans to record the game and to not find out the score before watching it the following day.
Ted finds a "lucky" penny, and even though bad luck starts to follow him, it may be the best thing to ever happen to him.
After Robin gives Ted grief over keeping all of his gifts from ex-girlfriends, Ted decides it’s time to give them all away. However, the tides change when he finds that Robin has been holding on to items as well. Lily forces the whole group to come to her play.
Marshall’s beloved 1988 Fiero dies just short of reaching the 200,000-mile mark, leading the gang to relive their greatest memories in the car.
As Ted and Robin hit a new milestone in their relationship, Barney does everything he can to derail their happiness. To do so, Barney steals the rental truck Ted is using for moving day, including all the belongings inside of it.
When Barney ruins Marshall’s bachelor party plans, Lily reveals information about Barney that forces Marshall to rethink his best man choice.
Barney is chosen as a contestant on The Price is Right giving him the opportunity to fulfill one of his life wishes: to meet Bob Barker.
Lily and Marshall’s wedding day arrives, but nothing goes as they had planned. Surprisingly, Barney steps in to save their once-in-a-lifetime moment. Meanwhile, Barney abuses the ’it’s for the bride’ superpower.
Barney overhears that Ted and Robin have a secret, leading him to wonder what it might be. When the secret is revealed, the truth stuns even Barney.