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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:
...  Ted Mosby / ... 208 episodes, 2005-2014
...  Marshall Eriksen / ... 208 episodes, 2005-2014
...  Robin Scherbatsky 208 episodes, 2005-2014
...  Barney Stinson / ... 208 episodes, 2005-2014
...  Lily Aldrin / ... 208 episodes, 2005-2014
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Ted Mosby sits down with his kids, to tell them the story of how he met their mother. The story is told through memories of his friends Marshall, Lily, Robin, and Barney Stinson. All legendary 9 seasons lead up to the moment of Ted's final encounter with "the one." Written by colucciconnor

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A love story in reverse.

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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. This is down to actress Alyson Hannigans (Lily) dislike of singing. See more »

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Because during most of filming of season 3, Marshall had longer hair there are several flashback moments of Marshall in the time line of the first two seasons where he has long hair, but when the first 2 seasons actually took place he had shorter hair. See more »

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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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I'm gonna be (500 Miles)
Written by Charlie Reid (as Charles Reid) and Craig Reid
Performed by The Proclaimers
Courtesy of EMI Records Group/Chrysalis Records
by arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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Cute Little Show
19 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

I don't have much in the way of a review other than to say that based on the pilot, I think this show has a lot of potential to be a really good show. The cast is funny and endearing and the premise is fun. It might not be the most original idea for the show (think Wonder Years) but it has it's own little twist that should make for some interesting episodes. Hopefully next weeks episode will be just as watchable and entertaining. If you haven't checked it out, I recommend that you do. Alyson Hannigan and Neil Patrick Harris are the perfect complements to the show. The rest of the cast is somewhat unfamiliar to me though I must admit. I recall seeing Jason Segel in Freaks and Geeks, but I haven't really seen him in anything as impressive since so hopefully he'll bring the same originality he showed as Nick to his new character, Marshall. Josh Radnor is the newcomer in the bunch and he is just perfect for the part. He's cute yet dorky, with a lovable charm that will certainly endear him to many female viewers. I see only good things on the horizon for this show and I hope it finds a permanent home at CBS.


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