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Top 31 'How I Met Your Mother' Running Gags

LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 29: 'Who Wants To Be A Godparent' '” When Lily and Marshall can't decide on godparents for Marvin, they put the gang to the test to see who would make the best one, on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, Monday, Oct. 15 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan, Josh Radnor, Neil Patrick Harris and Cobie Smulders (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 29: 'Who Wants To Be A Godparent' '” When Lily and Marshall can't decide on godparents for Marvin, they put the gang to the test to see who would make the best one, on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, Monday, Oct. 15 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan, Josh Radnor, Neil Patrick Harris and Cobie Smulders (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)

"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