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Top 31 'How I Met Your Mother' Running Gags

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"How I Met Your Mother" ends its nine season-run on March 31, and fans will have to say goodbye to Ted, Lily, Barney, Robin and Marshall. But they'll also have to bid adieu to the show's memorable running gags, recurring catchphrases and long cons.

Show creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas cultivated dozens of running jokes that have now become ingrained in pop culture. Frat bros around the world can be heard yelling, "It's going to be legen-WAIT-FOR-IT-dary!" and "Suit up!" and it's hard to walk past a pair of red cowboy boots without wanting to say, "Pulling them off." Slap bets and bro codes extend far beyond the "How I Met Your Mother" universe and even though we don't know the full extend of the Pineapple Incident (yet), true fans will know every word to Robin Sparkles' "Let's Go To The Mall."

Below, are the top 31 "How I Met Your Mother" running gags, ranked in order of least to most memorable. Disagree? Sound off in the comments, but you may be majorly wrong (Major Leewrong).

  • 31
    Wharmpess Beer
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  • 30
    Barney Only Uses 83% When Making Up Statistics
    CBS
  • 29
    Major/ General/ Sergeant
  • 28
    Barney's Blog
  • 27
    Canada
  • 26
    Tantrum
  • 25
    Threeway Belt
    CBS
  • 24
    Musical Numbers
  • 23
    Bang Bang Bangity Bang
  • 22
    Lily's You're Dead To Me Look
  • 21
    The Wedding Bride
    CBS
  • 20
    High Fives
  • 19
    Intervention Banner
  • 18
    Sonofabitch
  • 17
    Telepathic Conversations
  • 16
    Red Cowboy Boots
  • 15
    What's Barney's Job?
  • 14
    College Versions Of Themselves
    CBS
  • 13
    Eating a Sandwich
  • 12
    The Playbook
  • 11
    The Five Doppelgangers
  • 10
    Naked Man
    CBS
  • 9
    Have You Met Ted?
  • 8
    Bro Code
  • 7
    Slap Bet
  • 6
    Suit Up
    CBS
  • 5
    Legen-Wait-For-It-Dary
  • 4
    The Pineapple Incident
    CBS
  • 3
    Blue French Horn
    CBS
  • 2
    Robin Sparkles
  • 1
    Yellow Umbrella
    CBS