The Top 20 TV Comedy Ensembles of All Time, Ranked
18. How I Met Your Mother
It can be a little hard to look back on How I Met Your Mother fondly considering how abysmal the series finale was. But if you ignore how it all ended, it’s easy to see that this is one of the finest comedy ensembles of all time. The show ran for almost a decade and in that time the cast got super comfortable in their roles and with one another. It felt like Lily (Alyson Hannigan) and Marshall’s (Jason Segal) marriage was real and no one plays a womanizer like Neil Patrick Harris. The reason this one ranks so low? Ted (Josh Radnor). He drags the whole ensemble down on occasion and oftentimes the show would perform just fine without his whiny demeanor. Though I guess we have him to thank for bringing the whole group together!