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The Best Episodes of How I Met Your Father

Every episode of How I Met Your Father ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of How I Met Your Father!

In the near future, Sophie tells her son the story of how she met his father: a story that catapults us back to the year 2021 where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options.


Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "How I Met Your Father" is "Okay Fine, It's a Hurricane", rated 8.2/10 from 479 user votes. It was directed by Pamela Fryman and written by Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger, Ally Wyatt. "Okay Fine, It's a Hurricane" aired on 7/11/2023 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Timing is Everything".

  • Okay Fine, It's a Hurricane
    8.2/10 479 votes

    #1 - Okay Fine, It's a Hurricane

    Season 2 Episode 20 - Aired 2023-07-11

    Everyone heads to Pemberton's to weather out the hurricane.

    Director: Pamela Fryman

    Writer: Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger, Ally Wyatt

  • Timing is Everything
    8.1/10 1,297 votes

    #2 - Timing is Everything

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2022-03-15

    Sophie gets romantic advice from someone who's been through it all. Valentina and Charlie face a tough crossroads. Jesse makes a choice.

    Director: Pamela Fryman

    Writer: Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger

  • Daddy
    8.1/10 547 votes

    #3 - Daddy

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2023-03-28

    Sophie goes to Robert's country house for the weekend. The gang celebrates Lost & Found Box Day at Pemberton's.

    Director: Pamela Fryman

    Writer: Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger, Ally Thibault, Jillian Dukes, Austin S. Harris

  • Rewardishment
    7.7/10 534 votes

    #4 - Rewardishment

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2023-03-14

    Jesse and Sid introduce the gang to an old college ritual. They all spend the next 48 hours attempting to complete various tasks in order to achieve a group “rewardishment.”

    Director: Phill Lewis

    Writer: Jeremy Roth

  • Shady Parker
    7.5/10 323 votes

    #5 - Shady Parker

    Season 2 Episode 19 - Aired 2023-07-11

    Jesse tricks the gang into helping him pack his stuff in the apartment.

    Director: Pamela Fryman

    Writer: Jeremy Roth

  • Jay Street
    7.4/10 952 votes

    #6 - Jay Street

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2022-03-08

    A parental wrench is thrown into Sophie’s plan for the day. Jesse deals with the aftermath of a truth bomb. Charlie tries to get the gang excited about soccer.

    Director: Pamela Fryman

    Writer: Ama Quao, Ally Thibault

  • Not a Mamma Mia
    7.3/10 365 votes

    #7 - Not a Mamma Mia

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2023-05-23

    Sophie recruits the gang to help track down her father.

    Director: Pamela Fryman

    Writer: Donald Diego

  • Disengagement Party
    7.3/10 354 votes

    #8 - Disengagement Party

    Season 2 Episode 14 - Aired 2023-06-06

    Sophie pulls in the big guns to help her get Val out of her engagement. Sid and Hannah argue about where they'll live. Jesse helps Charlie and Ellen through a roommate faux pas.

    Director: Pamela Fryman

    Writer: Ally Thibault, Owen Ellickson, Jillian Dukes, Austin S. Harris

  • Out of Sync
    7.3/10 319 votes

    #9 - Out of Sync

    Season 2 Episode 17 - Aired 2023-06-27

    The gang go a day without their cell phones, forced to face the world without help from the internet.

    Director: Gloria Calderón Kellett

    Writer: Amy-Jo Perry

  • Parent Trap
    7.3/10 300 votes

    #10 - Parent Trap

    Season 2 Episode 18 - Aired 2023-07-04

    Sophie tries to Parent Trap her parents. Sid and Ellen try their own master plan to nudge Jesse and Charlie into being roommates with each other.

    Director: Pamela Fryman

    Writer: Ally Thibault, Jillian Dukes, Austin S. Harris

  • Family Business
    7.2/10 354 votes

    #11 - Family Business

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2023-05-30

    Sophie and her dad run a business out of Pemberton's. Charlie and Jesse meet women they like. Val and Ellen treat themselves to a fancy open house.

    Director: Pamela Fryman

    Writer: Amelie Gillette

  • The Welcome Protocol
    7.1/10 465 votes

    #12 - The Welcome Protocol

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2023-03-21

    Val brings Sophie to a work event so they can party all night with the rich and famous. Jesse wants to introduce the friends to a new girl he’s seeing, forcing them to spring into action and invoke the “Welcome Protocol”.

    Director: Phill Lewis

    Writer: Ria Sardana

  • I'm His Swish
    7.1/10 422 votes

    #13 - I'm His Swish

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2023-03-28

    Sophie dates an older man, which encourages Jesse, Sid, and Charlie to take better care of themselves. Sophie and Val battle over who gets the apartment for date night.

    Director: Anthony Joseph Rich

    Writer: M. Dickson

  • The Jersey Connection
    7.1/10 329 votes

    #14 - The Jersey Connection

    Season 2 Episode 16 - Aired 2023-06-20

    Ellen suspects something is up with Rachel. She and Sid do a stakeout. Sophie tracks an upset Jesse down after he wasn't invited to a coworker's birthday party.

    Director: Michael J. Shea

    Writer: Christopher Encell

  • Cool and Chill
    7.0/10 733 votes

    #15 - Cool and Chill

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2023-01-24

    After Sophie’s gallery show and Ian’s arrival, Sid and Hannah host an impromptu wedding reception at Pemberton’s. Jesse grapples with his decisions and confides in Ellen about Meredith.

    Director: Pamela Fryman

    Writer: Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger

  • Universal Therapy
    7.0/10 473 votes

    #16 - Universal Therapy

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2023-02-28

    Sophie encounters an obstacle with a new beau. Ellen uses her new job insurance to see a therapist. Jesse gives Valentina a hand at work while Sid and Charlie try to sell terrible wine.

    Director: Michael J. Shea

    Writer: Christopher Encell

  • A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Valentine's Day
    7.0/10 474 votes

    #17 - A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Valentine's Day

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2023-03-07

    The gang recounts their worst Valentine's Day experiences in order to cheer up Ellen.

    Director: Pamela Fryman

    Writer: Amy-Jo Perry

  • Stacey
    6.9/10 1,023 votes

    #18 - Stacey

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2022-02-15

    Sophie feels haunted by her boyfriend's ex. Sid and Hannah hash out an old argument. Charlie and Ellen host a dinner party.

    Director: Phill Lewis

    Writer: Donald Diego

  • The Perfect Shot
    6.8/10 906 votes

    #19 - The Perfect Shot

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2022-03-01

    Sophie and Jesse navigate a day in the life of an artist. Valentina retaliates against her boss. Sid and Ellen deal with an unexpected visitor.

    Director: Lynda Tarryk

    Writer: Jeremy Roth

  • The Reset Button
    6.8/10 588 votes

    #20 - The Reset Button

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2023-02-07

    After selling her portrait, Sophie recruits Jesse to help her impress the buyers. Val and Ellen go on a double date. Charlie forces a reluctant Sid and Hannah into a double date in reaction to Val.

    Director: Pamela Fryman

    Writer: Donald Diego

  • Ride or Die
    6.8/10 510 votes

    #21 - Ride or Die

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2023-02-21

    Sophie and Val have conflicting feelings about brunch with Val’s parents. The gang attends Jesse’s Long Island show.

    Director: Pamela Fryman

    Writer: Owen Ellickson

  • The Fixer
    6.6/10 1,343 votes

    #22 - The Fixer

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2022-01-25

    While helping Jesse take photos for his new Tinder profile, Sophie feels sparks with someone unexpected. Valentina helps Sid with his long distance relationship. Ellen and Charlie go apartment hunting.

    Director: Kimberly McCullough

    Writer: Dan Levy

  • Dirrty Thirty
    6.5/10 1,136 votes

    #23 - Dirrty Thirty

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2022-02-01

    Sophie discovers that hosting her thirtieth birthday party is almost as stressful as turning thirty. Jesse and Ellen struggle to relate as siblings. Val and Charlie spice things up. Sid shows off a new piece of bling.

    Director: Pamela Fryman

    Writer: Amelie Gillette

  • Pathetic Deirdre
    6.5/10 521 votes

    #24 - Pathetic Deirdre

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2023-02-14

    Sophie and Val question where they are in their careers and reach out to an old friend. Jesse and Meredith make a tour announcement video.

    Director: Pamela Fryman

    Writer: Amelie Gillette

  • Working Girls
    6.5/10 325 votes

    #25 - Working Girls

    Season 2 Episode 15 - Aired 2023-06-13

    Sophie and Ellen get assigned to a work project together. Sid surprises Hannah in LA. Charlie and Val try to make the most of their time with Jesse after he gets a bad psychic reading.

    Director: Pamela Fryman

    Writer: Daniel Libman, Matthew Libman, Jillian Dukes, Austin S. Harris