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'How I Met Your Mother' wraps up an impressive nine-year run with legendary finale
New York Daily News ^ | 03/31/2014 | BY DAVID HINCKLEY

Posted on 03/31/2014 5:27:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) sits his son and daughter down to tell them how he met their mother.

That’s the way “How I Met Your Mother” began, on Sept. 19, 2005.

Nine seasons and almost nine years later, Ted is less than 48 hours from getting to the point.

It’s a tossup which is more impressive here: that a sitcom could last 200 episodes with what sounds like a one-idea premise, or that a parent could keep his kids listening to him talk about anything for nine years.

But if Mosby’s kids wanted the answer, they didn't have much choice. We didn’t even meet Mom until the end of season eight, when we finally saw Cristin Milioti, aka the Girl with the Yellow Umbrella, heading for New York.

It looks like we will get to the end of the story Monday night, when “How I Met Your Mother” wraps up its remarkably successful run with an hour-long episode at 8 p.m.

Neil Patrick Harris, who plays Ted’s good if maybe not best friend Barney Stinson, says the show needed that kind of time. Like a good Irish pub cheese, it couldn’t be rushed.

“The first two seasons seemed very on the bubble,” Harris says. “Which I thought was good for us. It gave us the opportunity to come up with our own sense of humor.

“Sometimes when a show is thrust into success right away, there are high expectations to come up with terrific stuff super fast. We got to develop a great vocabulary and weird little inside jokes. I liked the slow-burn elements.”

Among other things, “How I Met Your Mother” had an almost spooky consistency.

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I believe the 'mother' played Leonardo Di Caprio's first wife in the 'Wolf of Wall Street'
1 posted on 03/31/2014 5:27:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The worst show ever made finally comes to an end.


2 posted on 03/31/2014 5:49:59 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: P-Marlowe
The worst show ever made finally comes to an end.

I would have nominated Will and Grace or The New Adventures of Old Christine. But I get your point.


3 posted on 03/31/2014 5:52:36 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

Isn’t that the show with some fag as a star?

Guess that makes tv a bit better. Until they try to shove the next fag down our throats.


4 posted on 03/31/2014 5:55:42 AM PDT by sipow
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To: SeekAndFind

Cannot understand how this show is popular.


5 posted on 03/31/2014 6:01:45 AM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Is that the show that stars the real-life fairycake who,in the show,pretends to like girls?
6 posted on 03/31/2014 6:02:34 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: SeekAndFind
Apart from the NFL and the NHL the only “network” TV I watch is PBS to catch Downton Abbey,a few other BBC dramas and one or two Britcoms.
7 posted on 03/31/2014 6:05:21 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: SeekAndFind
It looks like we will get to the end of the story Monday night...

Well, gee, I, for one, just cannot wait.

In all seriousness, I never watched the show.

What little snippets I saw convinced me that it was just another trashy liberal-bent piece of crap.

And then knowing that one of the characters, who is a faggot, plays a straight womanizer, kinda clinched it for me.

Don't watch much network TV, anyway.

I tend toward the more enlightening and educational shows, such as TruTV's "20 Funniest Commercials" and high-brow stuff from the BBC, such as "Top Gear".

(I think I just bit my tongue.)

8 posted on 03/31/2014 6:07:19 AM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: sipow

Down our throats? Is that a gay slur???


9 posted on 03/31/2014 6:10:00 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: P-Marlowe

First they told us Neil Patrick Harris was gay (shocker), then they told us to believe he was a heterosexual Lothario for the purposes of teevee.

In neither case did I care a whit but I do find it interesting that CBS et al believe turning reality on its head increases verisimilitude.


10 posted on 03/31/2014 6:12:55 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: P-Marlowe

You clearly have not seen Two and a half men. How I met your Mother will be on forever through syndication. I did not watch the show, but a lot of people really enjoyed it. One of the top 10 most watched shows week after week, year after year.


11 posted on 03/31/2014 6:19:49 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: sipow

There was no fags on the show.


12 posted on 03/31/2014 6:20:19 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator

Don’t bother. I bet not one of these”holier than thou” critics ever watched the show. I bet they all think Seinfeld was the greatest comedy ever. I found How I Met Your Mother to be very good.


13 posted on 03/31/2014 6:27:27 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Cobie Smulders - 100% Absolutely Not Guilty.

14 posted on 03/31/2014 6:29:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

I hate to say it but NBC has 2 new comedies that I actually enjoy. I can’t remember the names but one is about a mother/son living in a duplex beside a single man and the other is about a blind lawyer. I like them both. I never enjoyed the smart alec group of friends theme for comedy even though Seinfeld had some moments. BBC makes the best TV and we find it on Netflix.


15 posted on 03/31/2014 6:33:21 AM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: SeekAndFind

I vaguely recall hearing about this show once, many years ago. “Comedy” on television is anything but.


16 posted on 03/31/2014 6:42:01 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: napscoordinator
You clearly have not seen Two and a half men.

Nope. The only reason I ever watched any of How I met your mother is because it came on after King of Queens. They never utter a single line that doesn't refer to sex or sex acts. And it is coming on at 7PM when there are impressionable children sitting in front of the TV.

It was the most offensive shows I ever saw. But like you say, I have not seen Two and a half men, nor do I ever wish to see it.

17 posted on 03/31/2014 6:55:40 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve watched this show exactly one time and thought, what garbage. And the queer NPH ... just couldn’t take it.


18 posted on 03/31/2014 6:56:39 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t watch it, but someone else in the family does.


19 posted on 03/31/2014 6:57:47 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: P-Marlowe

I have not seen Two and a half men, nor do I ever wish to see it.

Please keep it that way....I would HATE for you to sit in front of that filth. If you don’t like How I met your Mother then you would probably faint at the nasty and I do mean nasty (and I am more forgiving to Hollywood then a super majority of FREEPERS) and I find it extremely offensive.


20 posted on 03/31/2014 6:58:29 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: SeekAndFind
What I want to know is, how freakin' rich is Alyson Hannigan???

Seven years as a main character on Buffy, plus the American Pie movies, plus this series, she's got to be rolling in it.

21 posted on 03/31/2014 7:00:52 AM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: outinyellowdogcountry
I can’t remember the names but one is about a mother/son living in a duplex beside a single man

"About a Boy"?

22 posted on 03/31/2014 7:03:19 AM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: sipow

Yes, a fag that pretended to be a woman chaser.
Couldn’t get that picture out of my mind.

Altho, it wouldn’t have been any worse had he been a man chaser.

Didn’t like him before he came out either.
“Not that there’s anything wrong with that.”


23 posted on 03/31/2014 7:04:22 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Worst T & A show ever. Only Hollyweird casts a gay guy as a hetero stud. The girls on the show are pathetic. Unwatchable trash.


24 posted on 03/31/2014 7:09:30 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: dfwgator

She’s why they invented breast implants. Because sex on a piece of plywood is no fun!


25 posted on 03/31/2014 7:11:29 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: SeekAndFind

May it R.I.T.H. forever (rest in TV hell).


26 posted on 03/31/2014 7:31:13 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: Rummyfan

Entertainment is tough for me.
I like Jason Bourne, can’t stand Matt Damon.
I like Danny Ocean, can’t stand George Clooney.
And so forth.....


27 posted on 03/31/2014 7:34:37 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Never liked that show


28 posted on 03/31/2014 7:37:29 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: P-Marlowe

Lots of competition for that title


29 posted on 03/31/2014 7:38:28 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Well, it was unintentional on my part - but it certainly fits.

Not being a fag, I guess that dick isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when I see the phrase “rammed down our throats”.


30 posted on 03/31/2014 7:46:57 AM PDT by sipow
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To: SeekAndFind

Never watched it once in nine years.


31 posted on 03/31/2014 7:47:27 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: napscoordinator
"There was no fags on the show."

Neil Patrick Harris is openly queer. He and his "fiance" have two children, God help them.

32 posted on 03/31/2014 8:35:56 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: CatherineofAragon

his mere presence made the show unwatchable.


33 posted on 03/31/2014 8:36:46 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: napscoordinator

Bit all the characters are quite slutty


34 posted on 03/31/2014 8:37:12 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: longtermmemmory

You know, I see clips of these sitcoms with the studio audience yucking it up after every utterance, and I think, “Really? American’s humor threshold is THAT low?”


35 posted on 03/31/2014 8:38:51 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Have you seen any “hit comedy” films lately ?

All disgusting filth


36 posted on 03/31/2014 8:40:16 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

I don’t doubt you one bit.


37 posted on 03/31/2014 8:49:41 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Lizavetta

Yes, that is is.


38 posted on 03/31/2014 8:51:47 AM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: P-Marlowe

I’m sure Patrick Harris knows a lot about “cheese”.


39 posted on 03/31/2014 8:56:01 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The finale can’t very well be “legendary” when it hasn’t happened yet.


40 posted on 03/31/2014 8:59:58 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: safeasthebanks

RE: What I want to know is, how freakin’ rich is Alyson Hannigan???

Seven years as a main character on Buffy, plus the American Pie movies, plus this series, she’s got to be rolling in it.

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Not that rich by Hollywood standards if this site is to be believed:

http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/actors/alyson-hannigan-net-worth/

Her net worth is “only” $18 Million.

SAlyson Hannigan “only” earns a salary per episode of $225,000 on How I met Your Mother.


41 posted on 03/31/2014 9:15:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (question is this)
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To: napscoordinator
There was no fags on the show.

Barney's half-brother on the show is a homosexual, with a partner, and a child.

42 posted on 03/31/2014 9:32:55 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I always wondered how they compute those net worth amounts. Not doubting the numbers necessarily, just wondering. Seems like there would have to be a lot of assuptions regarding spending and royalties.


43 posted on 03/31/2014 9:35:35 AM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: SeekAndFind

Legendary? People will be telling the story 4 generations from now?

Please. A Fag playing a ladies’ man? Yeah, I guess that’s a campfire story.


44 posted on 03/31/2014 9:38:17 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: P-Marlowe
The worst show ever made finally comes to an end.

That title belongs to "Two Broke Girls"

45 posted on 03/31/2014 9:39:31 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: napscoordinator
There was no fags on the show

The character Barney (hetero on the show, homo in real life) has a brother who is homo.

46 posted on 03/31/2014 10:01:53 AM PDT by Vision Thing (obama wants his suicidal worshipers to become suicidal bombers.)
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To: IYAS9YAS; Vision Thing

Shows you how much I know about the show. I have not watched an entire episode. The most I know about the show is through commercials and TV guide.


47 posted on 03/31/2014 10:40:24 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: SeekAndFind
"The first two seasons seemed very on the bubble . . ."

"'How I Met Your Mother' had a very spooky consistency."

The first two seasons? I've never seen the show, but that's when the ratings were high. They've never been consistent by episode. As the visual graph of TV ratings show, the ratings have been in decline since the first year of the show, and the last 1-1/2 years have shown extreme inconsistency in ratings by episode.


48 posted on 03/31/2014 11:34:23 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: SeekAndFind

I enjoyed the show, mind candy that it is.


49 posted on 03/31/2014 1:39:35 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: SeekAndFind
I watched the first few episodes and wasn't impressed.

It was like one of those "yuppies -- usually in a bar" shows that NBC was always sticking in between Friends and Seinfeld.

You know, the Single Guy or Conrad Bloom-type clones that never lasted very long.

They got lucky. Being on a lowbrow outlet like CBS probably helped.

50 posted on 03/31/2014 1:45:50 PM PDT by x
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