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How I Met Your Mother 

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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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Stereo | Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In an episode where Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) is challenged to pick up a girl in a bar by calling an ambulance, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, the creators of the show can be seen as the actors playing the paramedics. See more »

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. See more »

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Ted: So, who are we picking up?
Barney: I dunno... her? Or maybe her...
Ted: Wait, so when you said we were going to pick someone up at the airport, you meant we were going to *pick someone up* at the airport?
Barney: Yeah...
Ted: You're kidding!
Barney: False!
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I think it's a great show!
24 October 2005 | by kandisallynaSee all my reviews

I love that they gave Aly a new show, she is so great and she deserves one. They stuck with the "kinky girl" persona the movie American Pie gave her, but I still like it. The show is funny and the characters are great. I can't wait to see who Ted ends up with. The TV show may be a little silly at times, but I like it a lot, and I intend to watch it every Monday night. I don't know if the show can have multiple seasons since it's a one story type of thing, but if they can figure out how to do it, then I hope they do it. Anyways, I give high praises to the show, and I hope it sticks around longer than some of these other TV series, like Head Cases. Kandis


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