Skip to comments.'How I Met Your Mother' wraps up an impressive nine-year run with legendary finale
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.
Thats 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.
Its 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 Mosbys kids wanted the answer, they didn't have much choice. We didnt 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 Teds good if maybe not best friend Barney Stinson, says the show needed that kind of time. Like a good Irish pub cheese, it couldnt 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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The worst show ever made finally comes to an end.
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.
Cannot understand how this show is popular.
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.)
Down our throats? Is that a gay slur???
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.
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.
There was no fags on the show.
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.
Cobie Smulders - 100% Absolutely Not Guilty.
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.
I vaguely recall hearing about this show once, many years ago. “Comedy” on television is anything but.
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.
I’ve watched this show exactly one time and thought, what garbage. And the queer NPH ... just couldn’t take it.
I don’t watch it, but someone else in the family does.
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.
Seven years as a main character on Buffy, plus the American Pie movies, plus this series, she's got to be rolling in it.
"About a Boy"?
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.”
Worst T & A show ever. Only Hollyweird casts a gay guy as a hetero stud. The girls on the show are pathetic. Unwatchable trash.
She’s why they invented breast implants. Because sex on a piece of plywood is no fun!
May it R.I.T.H. forever (rest in TV hell).
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.....
Never liked that show
Lots of competition for that title
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”.
Never watched it once in nine years.
Neil Patrick Harris is openly queer. He and his "fiance" have two children, God help them.
his mere presence made the show unwatchable.
Bit all the characters are quite slutty
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?”
Have you seen any “hit comedy” films lately ?
All disgusting filth
I don’t doubt you one bit.
Yes, that is is.
I’m sure Patrick Harris knows a lot about “cheese”.
The finale can’t very well be “legendary” when it hasn’t happened yet.
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.
Not that rich by Hollywood standards if this site is to be believed:
Her net worth is “only” $18 Million.
SAlyson Hannigan “only” earns a salary per episode of $225,000 on How I met Your Mother.
Barney's half-brother on the show is a homosexual, with a partner, and a child.
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.
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.
That title belongs to "Two Broke Girls"
The character Barney (hetero on the show, homo in real life) has a brother who is homo.
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.
"'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.
I enjoyed the show, mind candy that it is.
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.
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