Whether the characters stayed around for a few episodes, or you could blink and miss them, these 10 women all put their touch on the series.
Ted previously went on a date with Natalie (Dudek’s character) but broke up with her (over her answering machine no less) on her birthday. Yet he’s still able to rekindle their affection and even finds himself happy in their relationship until he realizes she isn’t the one for him and breaks it off again, and as fate would have it, it also ends up being on her birthday again.
Who better than Mandy Moore who elects to leave her conservative image at the door as she plays the closest thing the series has to a badass, as she steals liquor, has tattoos and is generally fairly wild (including getting all up in Ted’s face.)
You may think that Barney Stinson was always amazing in bed, and if you asked him prior to this season 3 episode, he probably would agree with you. Yet sadly for Barney, in “The Yips” he learns that the first ever woman he took to bed, lied (or more accurately, heavily used sarcasm) when describing his prowess.
Barney Stinson has a tendency to sleep with a lot of women and never call them again. That behavior catches up with him when he decides to bed the crazy (albeit crazy hot) Abby, Stella’s receptionist, and then never call her again.
Sadly for fans of Laura Prepon, her character of Karen was far from the most heartwarming and not only hated on the rest of the gang but cheated on Ted on multiple occasions and that’s hardly what you want.
Rachel Bilson may only appear in 4 episodes so we wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t easily remember her role, but are you really going to hate on us for including her in our list? Especially when you consider she is the roommate of ‘the mother’!
In an episode entitled “Hooked”, the gang reflects on past crushes that they have kept on the hook (never fully telling them they’d never end up together) or were “on the hook” for (would bend over backward to help out, even though never hooked up).
Can you imagine being Barney Stinson, going on a date with Jennifer Lopez and then not being able to seal the deal? That’s the premise around Lopez’s brief time on the show as she plays a character who writes a self-help book entitled “Of Course You’re Still Single, Take A Look at Yourself, You Dumb Slut” that is centered around a woman having the power and confidence to say no to a man when he attempts to sleep with her on the first date.
There isn’t just one, but two gorgeous women that guest star in the season 5 episode “The Wedding Bride”. While we get to know Judy Greer outside of the screen, in the fictional movie The Wedding Bride that Ted and Greer go and see, the role of Stella is played by the beautiful Malin Akerman.
Katy Perry is one of the most recognizable names of anyone on our list, but when it came to naming the character on the show the writers instead elected to just call her “Honey”, a nickname earned for her incredibly naive personality.
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