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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:
Josh Radnor ...  Ted Mosby / ... 208 episodes, 2005-2014
Jason Segel ...  Marshall Eriksen / ... 208 episodes, 2005-2014
Cobie Smulders ...  Robin Scherbatsky 208 episodes, 2005-2014
Neil Patrick Harris ...  Barney Stinson 208 episodes, 2005-2014
Alyson Hannigan ...  Lily Aldrin / ... 208 episodes, 2005-2014
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Romance

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USA

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English | Persian | Chinese

Release Date:

19 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

H.I.M.Y.M See more »

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| (Entire series)

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Stereo | Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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When Ted meets Klaus, Victoria's German fiancé, they speak a few words in German. One term Klaus uses is "Lebenslanger Schicksalsschatz", which translates into "lifelong treasure of destiny". While the words "lebenslang" (lifelong), "Schicksal" (destiny) and "Schatz" (treasure) are real German words, the term "Lebenslanger Schicksalsschatz" was simply made up for the show and doesn't actually exist in Germany or other German-speaking regions. See more »

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Ted is always shown at at drafting bench, drawing by hand, but most architects no longer do this. Instead, they use large screen computer displays with software such as AutoCAD. See more »

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Lily: [Lily sees Barney hitting on Claudia] Oh, hell. No!
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Lily: Claudia is getting married tomorrow and so help me God if I catch you even so much as breathing the same air as her I will take those peanuts you're trying to pass off as testicles and I will squeeze them so hard until your eyes pop out and then I'll feed them to you like grapes.
Barney: [confused] Wait... my eyes? Or my testicles?
Lily: [pause, thinks about it] One of each!
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How I Met Your Mother is the best new show in a very long time!
13 October 2005 | by pmk-sjkSee all my reviews

How I Met Your Mother is so worth watching! What great characters and amazing writing! This show is a Hit! Finally something to tune in to on Monday nights. Not since Friends have the characters on a sit com bonded like this. I love that there are 3 guys and 2 girls..The writing is fresh and in control and productive.....I particularly enjoy the Ted with the shirt episode - what a unique story line and all the characters just seem to work so well together. I love the added suspense of "who is Ted going to end up with". The character of Ted does an amazing job! He has such a cuteness and innocence about him that makes the whole premise of "How I Met Your Mother" really work and keeps the audience so tuned in to find out what is going to happen next! You have accumulated such a great staff of writers!!! Amazing new show! Our office is taking turns staging Monday night soirees to watch! This premise really works! Keep us the good work! Keep Monday night TV rolling along! Yeah!! Hilarious!


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