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This comedy about five friends living in New York City takes place in a continual flashback narrated by the future Ted telling the story of the erstwhile Ted's love life

About the Show

This comedy about five friends living in New York City takes place in a continual flashback narrated by the future Ted telling the story of the erstwhile Ted's love life

Series 1 Summary

First series of the New York-set comedy following architect Ted and his four friends, played by Josh Radnor, Jason Segal, Alyson Hannigan, Bob Saget and Neil Patrick-Harris. The show takes place in a continual flashback narrated by the future Ted telling the story of the erstwhile Ted's love life.

  • Episode 1 - Pilot

    Episode 1 - Pilot

    Ted is spurred on to find love when his best friend Marshall proposes to his girlfriend Lily. Later, Ted meets Robin and soon is smitten.

  • Episode 2 - Purple Giraffe

    Episode 2 - Purple Giraffe

    Ted feels desperate when Robin doesn't turn up to a party he invited her to - and vows to continue throwing parties until she does.

  • Episode 3 - Sweet Taste of Liberty

    Episode 3 - Sweet Taste of Liberty

    Ted relents and lets Barney spice up his love life, resulting in a crazy adventure flying to Philadelphia.

  • Episode 4 - Return of the Shirt

    Episode 4 - Return of the Shirt

    Ted's views on life and love change after he finds a shirt that he used to hate and realises that he now rather likes it.

  • Episode 5 - Okay Awesome

    Episode 5 - Okay Awesome

    Ted investigates the club scene with Barney and Robin. Marshall and Lily try to be more 'grown up' as their wedding day approaches.

  • Episode 6 - Slutty Pumpkin

    Episode 6 - Slutty Pumpkin

    Ted goes to a boring Halloween party hoping to find a girl he lost touch with who dresses up as a 'slutty pumpkin' every year.

  • Episode 7 - Matchmaker

    Episode 7 - Matchmaker

    Ted is coaxed into joining a matchmaking service that boasts of having a 100% success rate at finding a soulmate in three days.

  • Episode 8 - The Duel

    Episode 8 - The Duel

    Ted feels pushed out by Lily and Marshall and tells his pals he wants their flat to himself after they get married.

  • Episode 9 - Belly Full of Turkey

    Episode 9 - Belly Full of Turkey

    Ted and Robin are surprised to bump into Barney when they volunteer at a homeless refuge during Thanksgiving.

  • Episode 10 - The Pineapple Incident

    Episode 10 - The Pineapple Incident

    Ted goes on a boozy night out to forget his woes and wakes up the next morning to find a stranger in his bed.

  • Episode 11 - The Limo

    Episode 11 - The Limo

    Ted is on a quest to find the perfect New Year's celebration and takes his friends to five different parties to find the best one.

  • Episode 12 - The Wedding

    Episode 12 - The Wedding

    Ted is over the moon when Robin agrees to go with him to his friends' wedding. The bridal couple, however, aren't so lucky.

  • Episode 13 - Drumroll, Please

    Episode 13 - Drumroll, Please

    Ted meets a new woman at the wedding. They both feel romance at weddings is false and agree not to swap numbers.

  • Episode 14 - Zip, Zip, Zip

    Episode 14 - Zip, Zip, Zip

    Smitten Ted tells his friends about his relationship with Victoria. But his happiness fades when they note that he hasn't slept with her.

  • Episode 15 - Game Night

    Episode 15 - Game Night

    Marshall invents a challenging new game - Marshgammon. But no-one but he understands it, least of all Ted's new girlfriend Victoria.

  • Episode 16 - Cupcake

    Episode 16 - Cupcake

    Ted and Victoria face their first relationship hurdle when Victoria is offered a culinary fellowship in Germany

  • Episode 17 - Life Among the Gorillas

    Episode 17 - Life Among the Gorillas

    Ted is worried that Victoria is going to dump him but is distracted from contacting her after Robin invites him over

  • Episode 18 - Nothing Good Happens After 2am

    Episode 18 - Nothing Good Happens After 2am

    Ted is torn between Robin and Victoria. Against Marshall's advice, Ted heads to Robin's flat, believing she has feelings for him.

  • Episode 19 - Mary the Paralegal

    Episode 19 - Mary the Paralegal

    It's the night of Robin's award ceremony. Ted feels blue when he discovers who Robin is taking so agrees to Barney setting him up with an escort.

  • Episode 20 - Best Prom Ever

    Episode 20 - Best Prom Ever

    Marshall and Lily book their dream wedding venue. Lily and Robin sneak into a prom to hear the band Marshall wants to play at the wedding.

  • Episode 21 - Milk

    Episode 21 - Milk

    It's Ted's 28th birthday and he is finally called back by the match-making service who now say they've found his dream woman

  • Episode 22 - Come On

    Episode 22 - Come On

    Ted is desperate for Robin to cancel her camping trip. Meanwhile, Lily accepts her internship and breaks up with Marshall after a blazing row.