1. The Chandler of HIMYM
You would have thought that Joey is similar to Barney but, the suit guy is actually Chandler, with his uncanny wit and the fact that to date people don’t know what his JOB is!
2. When the audience said no!
Many had rooted for Ted and Robin but others refused to take the death of the mother easy, and demanded the makers to come up with an alternate ending where Barney and Robin are happy and together. Some were so angry, in fact, that they started a petition to CBS to re-do the whole ending! Some fanatic fans, huh!
3. Takeaway Props
Ted took home the famous Blue Horn and the directors the famous Yellow umbrella, but Neil Patrick Harris was the luckiest. He got the double deal of his own written Playbook and the gang's booth from MacLaren's so that he could actually be in a bar every night.
4. Ladies and their Babies
Lily and Robin were never shown pregnant on the episodes. However both have been pregnant during shooting. Now how the directors managed this is definitely commendable! Watch The Possimpible were they show Lily’s baby bump as an excuse of a hot dog eating contest. Haha!
5. Check out Barney’s Blog!
From Barney’s Blog to No A Fathers’ day all the sites mentioned have the real time twin websites. www.lilyandmarshallselltheirstuff.com was created for charity and items from the show were auctioned off in it. www.canadiansexacts.org, tedmosbyisajerk.com, puzzlesthebar.com and stinsonbreastreduction.com are all real websites too.
6. The Other Mother
Ted’s most favourite girlfriend was voted to be Victoria and she would have been the "mother" if CBS had cancelled the series early. But the ratings picked up, Ted found a new girl and eventually we found the real mother.
7. Robin! You go girl!
Cobie Smulders was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer during the show but did not tell the world about it. She received the bad news at the age of 25. Only after two years of several surgeries she came forward with it. Today she has a foundation that creates awareness about it specially for younger women.
8. Lucky numbers eh!
Barney was a pain in the ass especially when he went off with his crazy unrealistic statistics. But did you notice that every time, he involved the numbers 83 or 8 and 3. In one instance when he posed as an old aged man, he claimed his age to be 83.
9. No letting dogs out!
Josh Radnor was allergic to dogs and paramedics were always on call due to Josh’s close proximity to dogs while shooting courtesy Robin’s love for dogs and Ted’s love for Robin. But they did away with the canines in Season Two itself.
10. Marshall’s Dad is Patrick Star
Bill Faggerbake who played Marvin Eriksen Sr, Marshall’s dad also gave voice to Patrick Star in ‘Spongebob’.
11. 24x7 Suited up!
There are only 12 times throughout the entire season of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ when Barney Stinson showed up without a suit, meaning episodes with flashbacks and otherwise naked! Barney had suits for all occasions including a flight suit for Halloween and ‘suitjamas’ for sleeping in.
12. Ted, Marshall and Lily are real!
The three main characters are actually impersonations of the creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. When they were invited to pitch a network series, they flashed back to 1997, when Bays lived at Thomas's apartment, which he shared with his longtime girlfriend (now-wife) Rebecca, complaining about being single. So basically Bays became Ted, Thomas became Marshall, and Rebecca became Lily. Some episodes were inspired by their real life incidents.
The cast and show was already cool, and these crazy facts make them cooler now isn’t it?
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