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(Uproxx)   The entire final season of "How I Met Your Mother" will take place during Barney and Robin's wedding weekend, and every other character will meet The Mother before Ted   (uproxx.com) divider line 98
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2013-05-15 07:26:35 PM

gimmegimme: mrjared: propasaurus: I was talking to someone recently who watches the show al the time. New episodes, reruns, streaming... everything.
So, I asked:

'you know Alyson Hanigan plays Lily, right?' Of course.
'And you know who plays Marshall?' Naturally, Jason Segel.
'Well of course you know the actor who plays Barney?' EASY ONE! NPH!
'And the other girl, Robin?' Cobie Smulders, yeah.

'OK. Who plays Ted?'

*crickets*

Could it be that Josh Radnor hasn't done anything else in his career except play Ted Mosby? Alyson Hanigan, Jason Segel, and Neil Patrick Harris were all huge stars before the show started, and I'm betting most folks wouldn't know Cobie Smulders if she didn't have that weird name. She also isn't as well known as you are indicating.

In his defense, he wrote and directed a film no one saw.


He also smartly pointed out in Not Another Teen Movie that everyone at the school seemed to be a professional dancer.
 
2013-05-15 07:32:15 PM

James!: PowerSlacker: People still watch the shiatfest that are the CBS sitcoms?

[rambly-ramblings.2308065.n4.nabble.com image 350x377]


This image is to the entertainment tab what the RIP meme is to the entirety of fark.

/I'll leave it to you to decide if that's a good, bad, or neutral thing.
 
2013-05-15 07:33:57 PM

jrodr018: Uzzah: Finale, final scene:

TED is talking to KIDS. His face is hidden.

TED: (V.O.): ... and so that is how I met your mother.

ROBIN enters.

ROBIN: Ok, guys. Story time's over. It's past your bedtime. Everybody upstairs.

KIDS: Awww!

TED: Now, now, listen to your stepmom. Tomorrow night, I'll tell you how I divorced your mother and finally married the love of my life.

KIDS: Yay!

ROBIN smiles, sits on TED's lap and affectionately musses his hair. Fade out.

On the farking nose!


Smart'ed. I think we'll be calling you a wizard around this time next year.
 
2013-05-15 07:41:16 PM

wholedamnshow: I hope you're kidding. He has been in numerous, successful movies, and is the main character in two of my favorite comedies: "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "I Love You Man."


You missed the "before the show started" qualifier. His career has picked up since.
 
2013-05-15 07:45:23 PM

Uzzah: ROBIN smiles, sits on TED's lap and affectionately musses his hair. Fade out.


Ted desperately wants kids, and Robin doesn't want them. That's the ultimate deal breaker, despite how much they "get" each other.

Diogenes: I see you've met Ted.


Barney saying "Have you met Ted?" to her should be the last line of the show.
 
2013-05-15 07:48:44 PM
They have to wrap up the show soon before Alyson Hannigan's jowls start producing audio problems.
 
2013-05-15 07:49:21 PM

The Great EZE: jrodr018: Uzzah: Finale, final scene:

TED is talking to KIDS. His face is hidden.

TED: (V.O.): ... and so that is how I met your mother.

ROBIN enters.

ROBIN: Ok, guys. Story time's over. It's past your bedtime. Everybody upstairs.

KIDS: Awww!

TED: Now, now, listen to your stepmom. Tomorrow night, I'll tell you how I divorced your mother and finally married the love of my life.

KIDS: Yay!

ROBIN smiles, sits on TED's lap and affectionately musses his hair. Fade out.

On the farking nose!

Smart'ed. I think we'll be calling you a wizard around this time next year.


Except he missed the best part...she actually sits on Bob Saget's lap!
 
2013-05-15 08:01:19 PM

Moopy Mac: mrjared: propasaurus: I was talking to someone recently who watches the show al the time. New episodes, reruns, streaming... everything.
So, I asked:

'you know Alyson Hanigan plays Lily, right?' Of course.
'And you know who plays Marshall?' Naturally, Jason Segel.
'Well of course you know the actor who plays Barney?' EASY ONE! NPH!
'And the other girl, Robin?' Cobie Smulders, yeah.

'OK. Who plays Ted?'

*crickets*

Could it be that Josh Radnor hasn't done anything else in his career except play Ted Mosby? Alyson Hanigan, Jason Segel, and Neil Patrick Harris were all huge stars before the show started, and I'm betting most folks wouldn't know Cobie Smulders if she didn't have that weird name. She also isn't as well known as you are indicating.

I think calling Jason Segel a "huge star" because of two unwatched, short-run television series is pushing it.


How about for  The Muppets, Forgetting Sarah Marshall,  Knocked up or This is 40?
 
2013-05-15 08:13:48 PM

MagSeven: Moopy Mac: mrjared: propasaurus: I was talking to someone recently who watches the show al the time. New episodes, reruns, streaming... everything.
So, I asked:

'you know Alyson Hanigan plays Lily, right?' Of course.
'And you know who plays Marshall?' Naturally, Jason Segel.
'Well of course you know the actor who plays Barney?' EASY ONE! NPH!
'And the other girl, Robin?' Cobie Smulders, yeah.

'OK. Who plays Ted?'

*crickets*

Could it be that Josh Radnor hasn't done anything else in his career except play Ted Mosby? Alyson Hanigan, Jason Segel, and Neil Patrick Harris were all huge stars before the show started, and I'm betting most folks wouldn't know Cobie Smulders if she didn't have that weird name. She also isn't as well known as you are indicating.

I think calling Jason Segel a "huge star" because of two unwatched, short-run television series is pushing it.

How about for  The Muppets, Forgetting Sarah Marshall,  Knocked up or This is 40?


aka "movies Jason Segel was in after How I Met Your Mother started"
 
2013-05-15 08:36:40 PM

The Great EZE: jrodr018: Uzzah: Finale, final scene:

TED is talking to KIDS. His face is hidden.

TED: (V.O.): ... and so that is how I met your mother.

ROBIN enters.

ROBIN: Ok, guys. Story time's over. It's past your bedtime. Everybody upstairs.

KIDS: Awww!

TED: Now, now, listen to your stepmom. Tomorrow night, I'll tell you how I divorced your mother and finally married the love of my life.

KIDS: Yay!

ROBIN smiles, sits on TED's lap and affectionately musses his hair. Fade out.

On the farking nose!

Smart'ed. I think we'll be calling you a wizard around this time next year.


Except that he has referred to Robin quite a few times over the years as "Aunt Robin".  I doubt that would be the case if she was their stepmom.
 
2013-05-15 08:48:11 PM

Cndn Bacon: The Great EZE: jrodr018: Uzzah: Finale, final scene:

TED is talking to KIDS. His face is hidden.

TED: (V.O.): ... and so that is how I met your mother.

ROBIN enters.

ROBIN: Ok, guys. Story time's over. It's past your bedtime. Everybody upstairs.

KIDS: Awww!

TED: Now, now, listen to your stepmom. Tomorrow night, I'll tell you how I divorced your mother and finally married the love of my life.

KIDS: Yay!

ROBIN smiles, sits on TED's lap and affectionately musses his hair. Fade out.

On the farking nose!

Smart'ed. I think we'll be calling you a wizard around this time next year.

Except that he has referred to Robin quite a few times over the years as "Aunt Robin".  I doubt that would be the case if she was their stepmom.


Idk man. My friend had a lot of "uncles" growing up who weren't his mom's brothers.
 
2013-05-15 08:57:19 PM

Rick_Slick: MagSeven: Moopy Mac: mrjared: propasaurus: I was talking to someone recently who watches the show al the time. New episodes, reruns, streaming... everything.
So, I asked:

'you know Alyson Hanigan plays Lily, right?' Of course.
'And you know who plays Marshall?' Naturally, Jason Segel.
'Well of course you know the actor who plays Barney?' EASY ONE! NPH!
'And the other girl, Robin?' Cobie Smulders, yeah.

'OK. Who plays Ted?'

*crickets*

Could it be that Josh Radnor hasn't done anything else in his career except play Ted Mosby? Alyson Hanigan, Jason Segel, and Neil Patrick Harris were all huge stars before the show started, and I'm betting most folks wouldn't know Cobie Smulders if she didn't have that weird name. She also isn't as well known as you are indicating.

I think calling Jason Segel a "huge star" because of two unwatched, short-run television series is pushing it.

How about for  The Muppets, Forgetting Sarah Marshall,  Knocked up or This is 40?

aka "movies Jason Segel was in after How I Met Your Mother started"


Oh well shiat dude, you expect me to read the ENTIRE comment?
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2013-05-15 09:00:38 PM
If this series doesn't end with the kid's shocked, blood-spattered faces, mouths agape after witnessing Ted eat a shotgun in front of them, I'm gonna be a little let down.
 
2013-05-15 09:08:14 PM

12349876: Rev. Skarekroe: Isn't the new season of Arrested Development doing something similar?  All 13 episodes take place at the same time but focus on different characters.

Moral Orel went that route during its final season also.


And it got dark as f*ck. Especially with the episode that [SPOILER ALERT] revealed Mrs. Sculptham was obsessed with her rapist (because he was the only person that sexually gratified her) and aborted the resulting pregnancy with a coat hanger. Good lord, everyone in that town were total train-wrecks.
 
2013-05-15 09:17:22 PM
My takes on the finale:

There is no mother - The show all took place in his head, St. Elsewhere style.

or

There is no mother - Ted later discovered he was gay, convinced Barney that his woman-chasing was over-compensation, and got married. The kids were kidnapped from the maternity ward.

or

There is no mother - Ted went insane when he was stood up at his wedding, abducted some kids, and is forcing them to listen to his insane fantasy, like Mrs. Havishham in Great Expectations.
 
2013-05-15 09:27:58 PM
 . . . and that's how I met your mother, after having sex with the rest of New York City and some of New Jersey and Pennsylvania and New England.

/if it's an entire season over just 2 days, Cobie Smulders has to take a shower at some point
 
2013-05-15 09:38:55 PM
I still want Lyndsy Fonseca to be the mother despite the big reveal.

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//Then I want it revealed that Barney and Marshal died in a car accident. So Ted stepped up and marries both Robin and Lily and has all of his wives pleasure each other nightly. Then he moves to Utah to start his own polygamous cult where a new spin off series takes place and the character of Ted meets and marries a new woman each week.
 
2013-05-15 09:44:27 PM

FuryOfFirestorm: 12349876: Rev. Skarekroe: Isn't the new season of Arrested Development doing something similar?  All 13 episodes take place at the same time but focus on different characters.

Moral Orel went that route during its final season also.

And it got dark as f*ck. Especially with the episode that [SPOILER ALERT] revealed Mrs. Sculptham was obsessed with her rapist (because he was the only person that sexually gratified her) and aborted the resulting pregnancy with a coat hanger. Good lord, everyone in that town were total train-wrecks.


I remember a lot of dark stuff about that show, but holy crap I had to go back to the wiki page for that, I did not recall that
 
2013-05-15 09:55:47 PM
That show blows. Every character other than NPH's is unbearable. The guy who isn't NPH or Jason Segel can't act his way out of a paper bag,
 
2013-05-15 11:06:32 PM
This show is still on?
 
2013-05-15 11:16:24 PM

Hebalo: I remember when I actually gave a fark about who the mother was, or how he met her. That was about 3 seasons ago.


This.

Gave up in season 6 when robin and Ted were a thing for like the fourth time.
 
2013-05-15 11:18:01 PM
The season finale was surprisingly good, the best episode in awhile. I think this show could benefit immensely from having an endgame planned.  The success of the final season though will really depend on whether the Mother is a natural fit with the rest of the cast.

Sometimes new characters just don't work, and if that happens with the character a season is planned around, it'll be disappointing.
 
2013-05-15 11:18:38 PM

mrjared: propasaurus: I was talking to someone recently who watches the show al the time. New episodes, reruns, streaming... everything.
So, I asked:

'you know Alyson Hanigan plays Lily, right?' Of course.
'And you know who plays Marshall?' Naturally, Jason Segel.
'Well of course you know the actor who plays Barney?' EASY ONE! NPH!
'And the other girl, Robin?' Cobie Smulders, yeah.

'OK. Who plays Ted?'

*crickets*

Could it be that Josh Radnor hasn't done anything else in his career except play Ted Mosby? Alyson Hanigan, Jason Segel, and Neil Patrick Harris were all huge stars before the show started, and I'm betting most folks wouldn't know Cobie Smulders if she didn't have that weird name. She also isn't as well known as you are indicating.


Jason Segel wasn't a huge star before this show, Alyson Hannigan STILL isn't a big star (because she appears to be enjoying having a life) and Neil Patrick Harris was a has-been who had cameo'd in Harold and Kumar.

And Cobie was in a movie that made 1.5 billion dollars last year.
 
2013-05-15 11:20:12 PM
I don't watch the show, but I hasn't he already met her?  At the very least he has seen her a few times, according to the no doubt highly reliable info from Buzzfeed.
 
2013-05-15 11:30:25 PM
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2013-05-15 11:44:25 PM
f.kulfoto.com
 
2013-05-15 11:45:53 PM
I believe that the mom dies in childbirth with the second kid. If I can remember correctly, one of the episodes of this season talks to him about how wished he could of had more time with her. Barney dies early too, so Ted and Robin marry each other after their spouses are dead.

Or

Barney cheats on Robin with Ted's wife, and they all get divorced. Then Robin and Ted hook up again.
 
2013-05-15 11:47:43 PM
Rick_Slick: words

...

How about for  The Muppets, Forgetting Sarah Marshall,  Knocked up or This is 40?

aka "movies Jason Segel was in after How I Met Your Mother started"


You all missed what was probably the best role he ever played.

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Mike in SLC Punk.
 
2013-05-15 11:50:28 PM
Definition of a background show. Not bad but nothing special, just meh.
 
2013-05-15 11:52:31 PM
And another, because Mike is farking awesome.

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-15 11:55:47 PM
Cristin Milioti looks like a woman I "missed my window of opportunity" with 10 years ago, to use a HIMYM expression. Damn.
 
2013-05-16 12:55:27 AM
I remember seeing the best burger episode with Jason Segel's speech spoofing Salieri's speech in Amadeus and being hooked on the show then and there. In the last three seasons, there has not really been the same degree of risk taking or inventiveness in their gags. It's all just "the married coupled having a baby and is really tired" crap. Almost able to say the punch lines before they say then on TV lately. But when that show was good, man, it was surprising and brilliant, even with Ted on screen.
 
2013-05-16 03:55:36 AM
Wife and I are fans of the show, but yeah, it should have wrapped up a couple of years ago. The gags and callbacks aren't as good as it used to be. I think Robin and Ted should be together, but this maybe maybe bs is getting old.

Also, Marshall is the only decent person in that group of people. Lily to a lesser extent, she lost a lot of points when she ran away to San Francisco and undoubtedly skanked around on Marshal. Ted, Robin, and Barney are all terrible people to varying degrees, and deserved every bit of trouble in their lives.

/BEERCULEES!
 
2013-05-16 09:13:50 AM
I just wanted to point out in a show called HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER we dont even meet the mother until the dude is like 3 years into the story... Unless shes been secretly in every episode this is stupid.
 
2013-05-16 09:59:35 AM
I've been watching this show since sometime shortly into the first season (I'm pretty sure my first episode was The Pineapple Incident). I still think it's a good show, and it's one that I followed religiously when I was overseas over the last year.

I have no damn clue how they could possibly stretch an entire 22- or 24-episode season over just the wedding. It sounds like an absolutely terrible idea to me. I'm already worried that this will be worse than the last seasons of Scrubs and That 70s Show.
 
2013-05-16 10:16:42 AM

lasercannon: //Then I want it revealed that Barney and Marshal died in a car accident. So Ted stepped up and marries both Robin and Lily and has all of his wives pleasure each other nightly. Then he moves to Utah to start his own polygamous cult where a new spin off series takes place and the character of Ted meets and marries a new woman each week.


This is network tv not Starz.
 
2013-05-16 11:30:25 AM

gimmegimme: The Stealth Hippopotamus: kronicfeld: She still has a bit of lesbian Willow in her.

I'd pay cash money to watch Alyson Hannigan and Cobie Smulders grudge fark each other....


cash

How...how would a fight like that start?


Well they are both wearing only long T shirts and colorful tube socks...
 
2013-05-16 11:47:55 AM

TheOriginalEd: I just wanted to point out in a show called HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER we dont even meet the mother until the dude is like 3 years into the story... Unless shes been secretly in every episode this is stupid.


Three years? Try eight. And as far as I know, there's no time compression going on, so each season "happens" concurrent with the airing schedule.

Not saying that's any better. If anything, it's worse.
 
2013-05-16 12:17:34 PM

wholedamnshow: Moopy Mac: mrjared: propasaurus: I was talking to someone recently who watches the show al the time. New episodes, reruns, streaming... everything.
So, I asked:

'you know Alyson Hanigan plays Lily, right?' Of course.
'And you know who plays Marshall?' Naturally, Jason Segel.
'Well of course you know the actor who plays Barney?' EASY ONE! NPH!
'And the other girl, Robin?' Cobie Smulders, yeah.

'OK. Who plays Ted?'

*crickets*

Could it be that Josh Radnor hasn't done anything else in his career except play Ted Mosby? Alyson Hanigan, Jason Segel, and Neil Patrick Harris were all huge stars before the show started, and I'm betting most folks wouldn't know Cobie Smulders if she didn't have that weird name. She also isn't as well known as you are indicating.

I think calling Jason Segel a "huge star" because of two unwatched, short-run television series is pushing it.

I hope you're kidding. He has been in numerous, successful movies, and is the main character in two of my favorite comedies: "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "I Love You Man."


AFTER HIMYM came on the air..
 
2013-05-16 12:27:21 PM
It's really weird to see so many people talking about a show that neither I, not anyone I know watches.

to each his own, I suppose.
 
2013-05-16 01:16:46 PM

Rick_Slick: MagSeven: Moopy Mac: mrjared: propasaurus: I was talking to someone recently who watches the show al the time. New episodes, reruns, streaming... everything.
So, I asked:

'you know Alyson Hanigan plays Lily, right?' Of course.
'And you know who plays Marshall?' Naturally, Jason Segel.
'Well of course you know the actor who plays Barney?' EASY ONE! NPH!
'And the other girl, Robin?' Cobie Smulders, yeah.

'OK. Who plays Ted?'

*crickets*

Could it be that Josh Radnor hasn't done anything else in his career except play Ted Mosby? Alyson Hanigan, Jason Segel, and Neil Patrick Harris were all huge stars before the show started, and I'm betting most folks wouldn't know Cobie Smulders if she didn't have that weird name. She also isn't as well known as you are indicating.

I think calling Jason Segel a "huge star" because of two unwatched, short-run television series is pushing it.

How about for  The Muppets, Forgetting Sarah Marshall,  Knocked up or This is 40?

aka "movies Jason Segel was in after How I Met Your Mother started"


Freaks and Geeks

Black Sheep
 
2013-05-16 01:34:00 PM

gimmegimme: In his defense, he wrote and directed a film no one saw.


You asshole, give the man his due. He wrote and directed TWO films no one saw!

/kinda sorta knew him in college
//not well enough to properly white knight him, though
 
2013-05-16 04:28:15 PM

wildcardjack: They have to wrap up the show soon before Alyson Hannigan's jowls start producing audio problems.


Thank god someone else noticed it too! I thought I was going crazy!
 
2013-05-16 04:46:30 PM

rga184: I remember seeing the best burger episode with Jason Segel's speech spoofing Salieri's speech in Amadeus and being hooked on the show then and there. In the last three seasons, there has not really been the same degree of risk taking or inventiveness in their gags. It's all just "the married coupled having a baby and is really tired" crap. Almost able to say the punch lines before they say then on TV lately. But when that show was good, man, it was surprising and brilliant, even with Ted on screen.


That's how I got into it also. Then I just binged on Netflix until I was caught up. The decline in quality isn't so obvious if you're not waiting a week between each episode and four months between seasons.

Old Man Winter: I don't watch the show, but I hasn't he already met her? At the very least he has seen her a few times, according to the no doubt highly reliable info from Buzzfeed.


He's crossed paths with her doesn't know her. She was at a St. Patrick's Day party at which he got obliterated, she was the roommate of a TA he briefly dated when he was teaching, and she was in a class he mistakenly taught. She may also have been a girl he was set up with via "computer dating" but whom he stood up.
 
2013-05-16 08:10:04 PM
She was at a St. Patrick's Day party at which he got obliterated

I looked at that episode last night. I think she's in a group of people behind Ted when he's talking to Barney.

/yes, I have no life
 
2013-05-16 10:32:22 PM

havocmike: It's really weird to see so many people talking about a show that neither I, not anyone I know watches.

to each his own, I suppose.


Wow. Let's crap on something cause you don't watch it...or that it's still on post...


I was late to the HIMYM party and had to catch up on Netflix, I do enjoy the show but I'll admit especially in the early episodes, Ted had no redeeming qualities, he was pretty selfish at times. I enjoyed the season finale but the few episodes prior to that just seem to be there just to get us to the finale. The final season will be interesting.
 
2013-05-16 10:50:15 PM

bingethinker: She was at a St. Patrick's Day party at which he got obliterated

I looked at that episode last night. I think she's in a group of people behind Ted when he's talking to Barney.

/yes, I have no life


I had read somewhere that the actress has been on contract since the beginning, when she shot scenes for the series finale with the kids on the couch, as they are likely in their mid-20's by now. It's quite likely her in any of those scenes where Ted doesn't meet her, even if you don't see her face.
 
2013-05-16 11:28:20 PM

havocmike: It's really weird to see so many people talking about a show that neither I, not anyone I know watches.

to each his own, I suppose.


How many times have you tried this one? It might be time to retire it.
 
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