Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.
This week we will be looking at a show that was compared to being a new version of Friends and also upset a lot of fans as to how the show ended – How I Met Your Mother
Opening Titles / Theme Tune
About the Show
Summary of Plot
A father recounts to his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to meeting his mother . – IMDB
Number of Seasons / Episodes
9 seasons, 208 episodes
Josh Radnor – Ted Moseby
Jason Segal – Marshall Erikson
Cobie Smoulders – Robin Scherbatsky
Neil Patrick Harris – Barney Stinson
Alyson Hannigan – Lily Aldrin
+ The clock in Marshall and Teds apartment is always set at 4:20.
+ All of Lyndsy Fonseca and David Henrie’s scenes as Ted’s future children were filmed during the first season to keep them the same age throughout the series. This includes a scene for the show’s eventual final episode that includes the titular Mother which were filmed early in the second season.
+ Three of the main actors on the show have had their significant others in multiple episodes. Husband of Alyson Hannigan, Alexis Denisof, plays Sandy Rivers; Cobie Smulders husband Taran Killam, plays Blauman; and David Burtka, husband of Neil Patrick Harris, plays Scooter.
+ There are only 18 times throughout the entire series that Barney shows up without a suit.
+ Neil Patrick Harris made $210,000 per episode, while rest of the cast made $120,000 per episode.
+ Jim Parsons, who stars in The Big Bang Theory, auditioned for the role of Barney Stinson.
+ Due to Jason Segel’s (Marshall) real-life smoking habit, he and his co-star and on-screen wife, Alyson Hannigan (Lily), rarely kissed on-screen during the run of the show; kisses between the two were infrequently scripted, at Hannigan’s request, because she disliked the taste and smell of smoke on Segel’s breath.
+ The two-part finale was the show’s most-watched but lowest rated episodes.
Great Barney Stinson clips