How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
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It's the year 2030 and an older Ted Mosby is telling the story to his son and daughter about how he met and will eventually marry their mother. This is where we meet for the first time Ted, Lily, Marshall, Barney and Robin.

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... Ted Mosby
... Marshall Eriksen
... Robin Scherbatsky
... Barney Stinson
... Lily Aldrin
... Daughter
... Son
... Yasmin
... Ranjit
... Carl
... Cab Driver
... Producer
... Dumped Friend
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In Brooklyn, Marshall Eriksen, a terribly insecure, sissy but sweet law student, pops the question to his assertive girlfriend Lily Aldrin, in an inadvertently explosive way (with champagne). This makes their year long cahoot, Ted Mosby, anxious that he may be left all alone. His overbearing 'other best friend', Barney Stinson, forces Ted to play a 'pick-up' game in the bar where he has decided to hunt for Lebanese girls. To both their surprise, Ted actually meets a suitable girlfriend, TV reporter Robin. As soon as he sees her on TV, Ted rushes to her apartment (with five dogs) to declare his love - while the others wait in Bangladeshi Rajit's cab- which startles her. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance

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19 September 2005 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Marshall's character was originally supposed to be a hypochondriac, but it was dropped, however; when Marshall startles Lily on the couch before Ted walks in and tells them about his date with Robin, Marshall was supposed to tell Lily he had dog diabetes. See more »

Goofs

When Ted goes to Robin's apartment to give her the blue french horn, Robin's kitchen appears to be on the right side of the room. However, in later seasons her kitchen is on the left side. See more »

Quotes

Marshall Eriksen: Huh. The guy didn't jump.
Ted: I'm gonna go kiss her. Right now.
Marshall Eriksen: Dude, it's midnight. As your future lawyer, I'm gonna advise you, that's freaking crazy.
Ted: I never do anything crazy! I'm always waiting for the moment, planning the moment. Well, she's leaving tomorrow, and this may be the only moment I'm gonna get! I'm gonna do what that guy couldn't, I'm gonna take the leap!... Okay, not a perfext metaphor. 'Cause for me it's falling in love and getting married, and for him it's... death.
Barney: Actually, ...
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Featured in How I Met Your Mother: The Wedding (2006) See more »

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Back on the Chain Gang
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Written by Chrissie Hyde
Performed by The Pretenders
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"Meet Me At The Bar In 15 Minutes & Suit Up"
15 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

In Brooklyn Marshall Eriksen, a terribly insecure and sissy but sweet law student, pops the question to his assertive girlfriend Lily Aldrin, in an inadvertently explosive way with champagne. This makes their yearlong cahoot Ted Mosby (who tells the story in flashback to his offspring) anxious he may be left all alone. His overbearing 'other best friend' Barney Stinson forces Ted to play a pick-up game in the bar where he had decided to hunt for Lebanese girls. To both surprise, Ted actually meets a suitable girlfriend, TV reporter Yasmin. As soon as he has seen her on TV, Ted rushes to her apartment (with five dogs) to declare his love -while the others wait in Bangladeshi Rajit's cab- which startles her...When I First Saw This Episode Was When I Got Hooked Into HIMYM. I Saw Ted Saying "It's physics, Marshall. If the bottom bunk moves, the top bunk moves too." I Am A Huge Fan Of HIMYM & I'm STILL Wondering How They Got Away With Saying That On A PG Rated TV Show. When It Was Coming Out I Assumed It Was A Chick Show Like "Sex & The City" I Still Regret Thinking That. This Will Forever Be Remembered As The Beginning Of One Great TV Series.


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