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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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19 September 2005 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Three of the main actors on the show have had their significant others in multiple episodes. Husband of Alyson Hannigan, Alexis Denisof, plays Sandy Rivers; Cobie Smulders fiance, Taran Killam, plays Blauman; and David Burtka, husband of Neil Patrick Harris, plays Scooter. See more »

Goofs

In Single Stamina (2.10), Lily and Marshall are married at Barney's brother's wedding, as evidenced by the rings on her finger, and Marshall's reference to her as his wife. At the scene, Ted and Robin dance, which indicates that they might be still together, even though during Something Blue (2.22), in which Marshall and Lily get married, Ted and Robin are broken up. However, the fact that Ted and Robin are not tired at the wedding (having Single Stamina) while Marshall and Lily are tired (having Couple's Coma) indicates that they are broken up, just on good enough terms to dance with each other. See more »

Quotes

Lily: You're playing hockey. With a basketball... and tennis rackets?
Marshall: It's BaskIceball, the greatest game ever. We invented it. it's Awesome!
Lily: Wait, BaskIceball? shouldn't it be Iceketball?
Marvin Eriksen Sr.: Ice... Ket... ball? that just sounds weird.
Marcus Eriksen: The game is BaskIceball. And I'm the best.
Lily: Well, maybe that's just cause you haven't seen *me* play.
[Lily throws the basketball to Marcus who throws it back to Marshall]
Marshall: Well, it's not exactly a sport for girls.
Lily: Well, that's funny cause your brother throws like a girl!
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.77 (2013) See more »

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Hey Beautiful
Written by The Solids
Performed by The Solids
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Sweet romantic comedy you must watch!
26 June 2006 | by (Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

Excellent series to waste some time. Perfect for the romantic souls! The story is about five friends and their love adventures, mixed up with tons of funny stories. Ted is a lonely guy, who wants to make a family, but the girl he loves does not want a serious relationship and keeps cutting off his attempts to win her heart. Marshal and Lilly are Ted's best friends they are together for 9 years and are planning a wedding with all the consequences coming from that. Barny is the Casanova of the company. He's funny and arrogant in a very humouristic way. The director's method's are different and will keep your attention in these cute series.


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