16 December 2009 6:14 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

The How I Met Your Mother cast doesn't shy away from celebrations.

For its 100th episode January 11, the CBS comedy will feature a grand musical number featuring its five stars, 65 dancers and a 50-person orchestra.

"It almost felt like an old-school MGM musical to me. It was a lot of cast and crew grouping together to make it special," says star Neil Patrick Harris.

Harris, Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan and Cobie Smulders will perform a 2½-minute song-and-dance piece: "Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit."

The show has provided musical number before - Robin's 'tween videos and Marshall's piano prelude to a slap come to mind - but nothing this elaborate.

Himym producers Carter Bays and Craig Thomas wrote the words and music, then recruited composer John Swihart and choreographer Zach Woodlee (Glee).

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