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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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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Because of the numerous scenes and the quick-cut nature of the show's visual style, the show is filmed without the traditional live studio audience. The finished episode is later shown to an audience, and their reactions are recorded and added for broadcast. The series' creators joke that the long set-up time between scenes would cross the line from "studio audience" to "hostage situation." See more »

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The time on the clock in the apartment is always 4:20, at least during season 1. This is deliberate joke, since 4:20 is a code for smoking marijuana, and both Ted and Marshall use marijuana multiple times throughout the series. In any case, a wall clock can be broken or decorative even in real life, so it's not a mistake either way. See more »

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Lily: [Lily sees Barney hitting on Claudia] Oh, hell. No!
[grabs Barney by the ear and yanks him away from Claudia]
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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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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I hope this show is kept
27 September 2005 | by MarkOnlineSee all my reviews

I don't know if I have enough to say to fill up ten lines. I basically wanted to say that I think this is a funny show, and I hope the network keeps it. I especially like the twists and sense of mystery.

I've liked Alyson Hannigan for quite a while, and I think she's doing a great job in the first adult role I've seen her in (I can't believe she's already 31). I also think Doogie, I mean Neil Patrick Harris, plays his character really well. If you haven't seen him in "Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle", you should. Josh Radnor also does a very good job in his first leading role.

I agree that everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion, but I think this show has a lot of elements that make a good series: good plot, good writing, good acting, and attractive cast). I think previous series like "Friends" have raised the bar very high for new sitcoms, but I hope that even if a series isn't destined to become the next "Friends," it can still be recognized as a good and worthwhile sitcom.


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