When the creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays first came up with How I Met Your Mother they would have never imagined that it would run for long nine seasons. We are upset that How I Met Your Mother is almost over, but equally excited that Ted will meet the Mother!
Here are some very interesting facts about ‘How I Met Your Mother’
The opening theme song of How I Met Your Mother was performed by The Solids which is the band of creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. The theme song is a 12 second excerpt of the song Hey Beautiful and undoubtedly it was catchy, unforgettable beat that will not bore you, no matter how many times you listen to it.
Barney Stinson was named after a heroin peddler in the James Ellroy book ‘LA Confidential’. Barney(Neil Patrick Harris) is a talented magician and is the president of the Magic Castle Club in Los Angeles. In the entire series only 12 times Barney showed up without a suit and he weared infamous Ducky tie for 11 episodes.
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Alyson Hannigan refused to kiss Jason Segel unless he quits smoking. On screen kissing is a big task and it becomes worse if the other person smells like ashtray. Jason Segel was a long term smoker and it was a daunting task for Alyson. She insisted him try and quit smoking to make things easy.
Barney enjoyed Red Bull on and off the sets of How I Met Your Mother so much that, the company gave him lifetime supply of Red Bull and a mini – refrigerator. As he gave enormous amount of advertising to Red bull and that even for free.
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The cast got to keep some of the props and after the show ended Josh Radnor got the blue French horn, the director Pamela Fryman, creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays got the three yellow umbrellas. Neil Patrick Harris got the best deal he got the the Playbook and the gang’s MacLaren’s booth.
Cristin Milioti, The Mother, had no idea about the role she was being auditioned for. After a small interview on skype, she was called to Los Angeles. There she was given fake scenes to read from which had nothing to do with ‘How I Met Your Mother’.
MacLaren’s Pub is named after Carter’s assistant for the show Carl MacLaren. McGee’s is the real name of the bar that MacLaren’s is based upon. McGee’s even has special cocktails inspired from How I Met Your Mother like The Naked Man, The Pineapple Incident, and Robin Sparkles.
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Victoria (Ashley Williams) was voted the all time favorite love interest of Ted (Josh Radnor) on the show. Zoey (Jennifer Morrison) was voted the least favorite.
The finale was the most watched episode with almost 13.13 million views and before “The Pineapple Incident” was the most viewed episode from season one and Landmark was least viewed episode from season six.
How I Met Your Mother creator’s didn’t know that Josh Radnor was allergic to dogs when he was cast. This played vital role in the decision to get rid of Robin’s dogs when she and Radnor’s characters were dating in Season 2.
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Fashion designer Tim Gunn was the most welcomed guest star and everyone on set wanted his autograph. Singers Britney Spears and Katy Perry were two of the biggest guest stars who gave guest appearance Alyson Hannigan was pregnant while filming many on How I Met Your Mother.
Whenever the gang went to eat Chinese food, Barney Stinson is never able to put a piece of food in his mouth using the chopsticks and the only time he is shown eating with chopsticks is in Season 7 at the Hibachi Grill Restaurant.
Alyson Hannigan was pregnant while filming many episodes of Season 4. Baggy tops, giant handbags and even subplots like Lily winning a hot dog-eating contest were used to hide her pregnancy. After that, Cobie Smulders discovered that she was also pregnant.
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All of Ted’s future children scenes were filmed during Season 1. Main reason was to keep the age of the children same throughout the series and this includes a scene for the show’s eventual final episode with The Mother.
Robin gets upset during a episode, in the restaurant and gets a champagne glass with engagement ring, thinking that Ted has planned it and is about to propose her. This marriage proposal was not a part of script but a real situation. A man who was friend of the producers of the show had planned all this to propose his girlfriend. He proposes his girlfriend and the proposal will be there forever as part of the episode.