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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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 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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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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A love story in reverse.

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Comedy | Romance

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19 September 2005 (USA)  »

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H.I.M.Y.M  »

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Trivia

Each character in the series has had their own musical number except Lily. Ted had his own musical number called "Super Date" in the episode "Of Course" (2010) Barney has his own musical number called "Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit" in the episode "Girls vs. Suits" (2010) Robin had her own musical number (and many others) called "Lets Go To The Mall" in the episode "Slap Bet" (2006) and Marshall has his own musical number called "Marshall vs. the Machines" (2010) and that leaves Lily without ever having her own musical number See more »

Goofs

In the Halloween episode in season 1, Robin says she never played any team sports. Just Tenis. However in a later season she mentions how her dad caught her kissing a hockey team mate. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Barney: Challenge accepted!
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.187 (2011) See more »

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Hey Beautiful
Written by The Solids
Performed by The Solids
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User Reviews

Grows on you
27 October 2005 | by (Dallas, Oregon) – See all my reviews

Watched the show, thought "Hm, I haven't decided if it'll stay or not". But then the next day, my husband and I are quoting it and want to watch it again.

We try again the next week, again with the quoting. I haven't watched a show where there are lines that stick with me like this for a very long time. The show wouldn't be anywhere without "Barney", but somehow none of its faults matter because I enjoy it just too darn much. Every episode there's a new line, haven't been disappointed so far, hoping it continues and gets even better.

I mean come on, with lines like: "Suit up!" "Phone Five!" "Not awkward guys, its only awkward if we make it awkward"

And the numerous variations of "suit up" are a hoot "Snow suit up!" "Flight suit up" I gotta say, I just enjoy it.

There isn't great philosophy, it has a laugh track, but I don't miss it and end up watching the episode a couple times because its the only things worth watching sometimes.


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