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How I Met Your Mother

Year:
Duration:
22 min | 4576 min (Entire series)
Genres:
Comedy | Drama | Romance
IMDB rate:
8.5
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 19 wins & 67 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2005-09-19
Filming Locations: Stage 22, 20th Century Fox Studios - 10201 Pico Blvd., Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes
How I Met Your Mother
Danica McKellar
Danica McKellar
How I Met Your Mother
Malin Akerman
Malin Akerman
How I Met Your Mother
Eva Amurri Martino
Eva Amurri Martino
How I Met Your Mother
David Burtka
David Burtka
How I Met Your Mother
Anne Dudek
Anne Dudek
How I Met Your Mother
Bill Fagerbakke
Bill Fagerbakke
How I Met Your Mother
Camille Guaty
Camille Guaty
How I Met Your Mother
Will Sasso
Will Sasso
How I Met Your Mother
Charlene Amoia
Charlene Amoia
How I Met Your Mother
Deanna Russo
Deanna Russo
How I Met Your Mother
Danneel Ackles
Danneel Ackles
How I Met Your Mother
Max Prado
Max Prado
How I Met Your Mother
Zachary Gordon
Zachary Gordon
How I Met Your Mother
Elena Diaz
Elena Diaz
How I Met Your Mother
Milynn Sarley
Milynn Sarley
How I Met Your Mother
Francesca Capaldi
Francesca Capaldi
How I Met Your Mother
Bianca Haase
Bianca Haase
How I Met Your Mother
Josh Radnor
Ted Mosby
Jason Segel
Marshall Eriksen
Cobie Smulders
Robin Scherbatsky
Neil Patrick Harris
Barney Stinson
Alyson Hannigan
Lily Aldrin
Bob Saget
Narrator (206 episodes, 2005-2014)
Did you know?
Trivia
Ted and his friends regularly got to Maclaren's Pub, which is a bar right next to Ted's apartment. The pub was named after 'Carl Maclaren', who is the associate producer, assistant to Carter Bays. Also, a bartender named Carl plays a minor role in the show.
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Most of the websites featured in the show such as www.canadiansexacts.org and www.stinsonbreastreduction.com are real websites. www.lilyandmarshallselltheirstuff.com was created for charity and items from the show were auctioned off.
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The mother's first name is already mentioned in season 1 episode 9, when a stripper tells Ted she's called Tracy and Ted's off-voice tells his children 'this is the true story of how I met your mother'. The kids' shocked reaction reveals that it's the real name of their mother.
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Goofs
In Single Stamina (2.10), Lily and Marshall are married at Barney's brother's wedding, as evidenced by the rings on her finger, and Marshall's reference to her as his wife. At the scene, Ted and Robin dance, which indicates that they might be still together, even though during Something Blue (2.22), in which Marshall and Lily get married, Ted and Robin are broken up. However, the fact that Ted and Robin are not tired at the wedding (having Single Stamina) while Marshall and Lily are tired (having Couple's Coma) indicates that they are broken up, just on good enough terms to dance with each other.
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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.
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Marshall, Lily, and Ted went to Wesleyan, where Ted studied to be an architect, but Wesleyan does not have an architecture program.
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Quotes
Lily: You're playing hockey. With a basketball... and tennis rackets?
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Barney: Was that chick at the end really a client?
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Barney: What's that left hand? Right hand suck? Word!
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Faq
Q
In "No Pressure" (Season 7 Ep. 17), when Barney leaps over the table to leave MacLaren's, is that Conan O' Brien by the door?
A
Yes. Conan O'Brien won a charity auction for a walk-on role, and that was his appearance. http://www.vulture.com/2012/02/did-you-catch-the-very-famous-extra-on-tonights-how-i-met-your-mother.html
Q
Can Ted be a Professor at Columbia ?
A
Considering that there is a large chunk of time between when we know Ted, Lily and Marshall graduated from Weslyan and when the show started, as well as the prerequisites to be a practicing architect in a city like New York - both stated by Ted within the context of the show, and the general real world logistics - it stands to reason that, given he had time to do so after getting his undergrad degree, Ted has met all the basic academic needs to at least be a practicing architect; which likely means at least a masters degree.As for Columbia, keep in mind that Tony pulled some strings, but also a need for him to have a PhD to be an instructor there is not a given. Ted is also refereed to as Professor Mosby in season 8, indicating he didn't bother to pursue his PhD at this point.
Q
How come we don't see the kids that much anymore, and when we do, they don't seem to be as interactive with Future Ted?
A
One of HIMYM's conceits is that the entire story is being told in one sitting; the kids are wearing the same clothes (except for the pilot, a discrepancy we're supposed to ignore because there are often changes between a series' pilot and the subsequent episodes*), and have on occasion alluded to how long Ted's been droning on.The problem is that actors Lyndsey Fonseca and David Henrie have been growing up; one can even see the difference between their Season 1 footage and Season 2 footage. So all the footage we've seen (and will probably ever see) of the kids was shot in Seasons 1 and 2, with what apparently is a small library of reaction shots to be used in future episodes. Since many of these episodes were/are yet to be written back when they shot the footage, the kids won't be specifically reacting to stories in the future (unless they recorded some responses that are generic enough to be used as a reaction, something we haven't seen yet. Or actors, David Henry and Lindsay Fonseca are invited to record voice over reactions, such as questions to their father, or exclamations). The creators of the show have acknowledged this limitation, and believe that now that the show is well-established, viewers only need an occasional reminder of Ted's framing narrative (the non-interactive shots that we've seen since Season 3). It is also in keeping with the children's characters that they would become progressively less and less interactive as the story continues and they, not being interested in it to begin with, become progressively more and more bored.There *is* one instance of a pre-recorded reaction to a future episode that we know of: A scene with the kids that directly relates to the identity of the mother was shot in Season 2 under very secure/secret conditions. This scene is being saved for the show's finale. (http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_tv/2008/07/barney-writes-a.html)* the footage from the pilot was also recycled in "Last Cigarette Ever" in order to reuse the "What!" reaction of the kids.
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Photos from cast
Katie Holmes Danica McKellar Malin Akerman Eva Amurri Martino David Burtka Anne Dudek Bill Fagerbakke Camille Guaty