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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 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

Suit up! Is Barney's famous catch phrase and during the entire 9 seasons there are only 12 times when Barney doesn't suit up. See more »

Goofs

When Lily is approached by the girl that's been sabotaging Barney while he's trying to pick up girls, the girl's hair is wavy/curly - and her voice definitely not Britney Spears. Later we find out that the girl who talked to Lily was Abby, Britney's character, and the scene is shown again - this time with the actual Britney in it, straight hair and all. See more »

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Barney: It's gonna be legend-... wait for it... and I hope you're not lactose intolerant because the second half of that word is DAIRY!
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.9 (2010) See more »

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

 
Until season 5, epic. After that, avoid at all cost.
29 November 2013 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This review will fall into two pieces, inspired by the latest 2 episodes ( seriously guys, what the f... is going on with the musical bits and ridiculous rhyming).

Until season 5, somewhere mid-season 6: some of the best comedy I have ever seen. Hilarious, right on the spot, with great one-liners and characters. Absolutely wonderful.

Anything after that: what the f... went wrong? Lame jokes, terrible musical bits, awful dialogue, just plain awful TV. And yet somehow, I am still watching, just to see the last episode. Com' on guys, this should have finished 3-4 seasons ago: on your epic legendary peakness.

Thanks for all the wonderful laughs, but wow, you really overstayed your stay!!


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