How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)

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A father recounts to his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother.

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Series cast summary:
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 Ted Mosby (208 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Marshall Eriksen (208 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Robin Scherbatsky (208 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Barney Stinson / ... (208 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Lily Aldrin / ... (208 episodes, 2005-2014)
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The year is 2030. Ted Mosby is relaying the story of how he met his wife to his daughter and son. The story starts in the year 2005, when then twenty-seven year old architect Ted was spurred on to want to get married after his best friends from his college days at Wesleyan, lawyer Marshall Eriksen, who was his roommate at the time and kindergarten teacher Lily Aldrin, got engaged after nine years of dating each other. Ted's new quest in life was much to the dismay of his womanizing friend, Barney Stinson. But soon after Marshall and Lily's engagement, Ted believed that his life mate was going to be news reporter and aspiring news anchor Robin Scherbatsky, who, despite having had a romantic relationship with her after this time, ended up being who the kids know as their "Aunt" Robin. As Ted relays the story to his kids, the constants are that their Uncle Marshall, Aunt Lily, Uncle Barney and Aunt Robin are always in the picture and thus have something to do with how he got together ... Written by Huggo

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A love story in reverse.

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19 September 2005 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Due to Jason Segel's (Marshall) real-life smoking habit his co-star and on-screen wife Alyson Hannigan (Lily) often refuses to french kiss him during their scenes together. See more »

Goofs

Marshall, Lily, and Ted went to Wesleyan, where Ted studied to be an architect, but Wesleyan does not have an architecture program. See more »

Quotes

Barney: Ted, your problem is all you do is think, think, think. I'm teaching you how to do, do, do.
Marshall: Doo-doo!
[laughs]
Barney: [chuckles] Totally.
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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.130 (2013) See more »

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Hey Beautiful
Written by The Solids
Performed by The Solids
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Good laugh for late twenty-somethings
8 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've enjoyed the first few episodes of this post "Friends" comedy. It really captures some of the humorous albeit awkward situations that late twenty-somethings are finding themselves in these days.

Alyson Hannigan once again presents her hilarious, quirky sense of style and humor. Along with her boyfriend, Marshall, they are an excellent representation of the couple who are trying to figure out an identity in the "not still partying like college kids, but trying not to be all grown up" stage of life.

The lead character, Ted, provides great entertainment. Audiences will be drawn in by his sensitivity and likability. He's not desperate to get married, but merely ready to find the One, tired of game playing.

Overall, I think this is a half-hour well spent. The humor is edgy, unpredictable, and you will find yourself reminiscing about those first few years after you graduated from college and struggled to find yourself out in the "Real World."


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