Description: 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.”
Creators: Carter Bays, Craig Thomas
Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders
Taglines: A love story in reverse.
- All of Lyndsy Fonseca and David Henrie’s scenes as Ted (Josh Radnor)’s future children were filmed during the first season to keep them the same age throughout the series. This includes a scene for the show’s eventual final episode filmed early in the second season.
- Three of the main actors on the show have had their significant others in multiple episodes. Husband of Alyson Hannigan, Alexis Denisof, plays Sandy Rivers; Cobie Smulders’ husband Taran Killam, plays Blauman; and David Burtka, husband of Neil Patrick Harris, plays Scooter.
- After the show ended, Josh Radnor kept the blue french horn, Neil Patrick Harris got the Playbook and the gang’s MacLaren’s booth, and the three yellow umbrellas now belong to director Pamela Fryman, as well as creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays.
- Like his character, Neil Patrick Harris is a trained magician in real life.
- There are only 18 times throughout the entire series that Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) shows up without a suit. (However, these are often other types of suits e.g. a snow suit or a flight suit.)
- The episode, How I Met Your Mother: The Pineapple Incident (2005), in Season 1, is the most viewed episode of HIMYM.
- Ted (Josh Radnor) has dated at least 29 women who aren’t the mother.