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How I Met Your Mother is a unique take on the standard sitcom format. Told mostly through flashbacks, the show is framed around Ted Mosby telling his children the story about how he and their mother met many years prior. The show focuses on a younger Ted Mosby and the funny antics he and his friends get involved in on their quests for love, happiness and fulfillment.
Ted Mosby is the main character and a romantic sort with a razor sharp wit and a propensity for getting into awkward situations. Lily and Marshall are his college friends and, at one time, roommates. They provide a real backbone of warmth to the show with their goofy antics and deep love for one another. Robin is a new addition to the group of friends and is also a one-time romantic interest for Ted. Robin's Canadian heritage and very unfeminine demeanor are the basis of many humorous situations on the show. Last, but not least, is Barney, a slick womanizer who hides a gentle heart behind his smirk and rapid fire one liners.
Over the course of the show, the five friends get themselves involved in a wide array of hilarious situations. From Ted stealing a restaurant decoration to show his love for Robin to Barney's endless array of quips and his string of conquests to the amusing disaster of Lily and Marshall's wedding day, the group experiences many funny events. Yet, there is also a strong heart to the show as it deals with dramatic themes like break-ups, the death of parents and struggles with infertility.
The flash forwards as Ted talks to his kids are also amusing in their own right as the children, despite their short amount of screen time, even have well-developed personalities. Getting to see the futures of your favorite characters also provides a counterpoint to the comedy and drama of the show's present time line.
Overall, the balance of wicked humor with a strong emotional core in How I Met Your Mother creates a show that will make you laugh, make you cry and definitely give you a few good laughs.
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How I Met Your Mother Full Episode Guide
- First Aired: December 02, 2013
Barney is adamant about having his rehearsal dinner at a laser tag arena, despite Robin's disapproval. Meanwhile, Ted upsets Lily after failing to keep a promise.
- First Aired: November 25, 2013
Marshall tries to get Marvin to sleep by telling him bedtime stories about the group of friends.
- First Aired: November 18, 2013
When Barney's father arrives at the hotel, Barney's scheme unnerves Robin. Meanwhile, Ted is convinced someone framed him by messing up a wedding-related duty.
- First Aired: November 11, 2013
In a flashback episode, the gang contemplates the future of the Ted, Robin and Barney love triangle. Meanwhile, Barney accepts challenges proposed by Lily and Robin.
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It turns out that the "Bedtime Stories" episode of "How I Met Your Mother" was not as bad as many fans feared it would be, but it was one more filler episode that did little to advance the season's main story arcs.
This week's episode was light on plot development, but it was heavy on the guest stars and musical song-and-dance numbers.
There was a time when fans of "How I Met Your Mother," if faced with the end of their beloved series, likely would have celebrated the idea of a new series from the same creators, a fresh show that shared the hit comedy's premise and spirit. That time, it seems, is past.
This week, "How I Met Your Mother" flashed back six months, to a time when Ted still wasn't over Robin and Barney hadn't yet decided that she was his future. A lot has changed since then, and a big part of those changes can be credited to a single encounter that Barney had with a very important person all those months ago.
It's been nine long years that we've been waiting to meet the elusive mother, but the creators of "How I Met Your Mother" are hoping that viewers—and CBS—will like the idea of embarking on another parent hunt in a new spin-off series.
In the present day of series chronology, Ted still hasn't met the mother of his children, but in "The Lighthouse" episode of "How I Met Your Mother," we got to see a very significant moment in Ted's relationship with his future wife thanks to a flash-forward moment.
This week, Ted, Barney and Robin—at Marshall's request—try to sneak into Lily's room to delete a text from her phone. What could possibly go wrong?
The weekend in Farhampton is supposed to be about Barney and Robin, but so far much of the gang's pre-wedding activity has revolved around Ted making amends for past slights, both real and imagined, to his friends. In "The Poker Game," Marshal and Lily finally take Ted to task for something they think he did—or failed to do—six years ago.
This season was supposed to be the season that we got to see Ted fall for his future wife, but we're nearly a fifth of the way through the season, and we've had barely a glimpse of the future mother of Ted's children. On the bright side, Ted and Barney found a way to get past the conflict that arose between them last week.
Ted Mosby has been waiting eight years to meet his future wife, and he's going to have to wait a bit longer. Lily, however, got to meet her at the beginning of season nine, and even though we still don't know the mother-to-be's name, she's already becoming part of the gang.
Barney Stinson will get to hang with his idol, the "real" karate kid William Zabka, on "How I Met Your Mother" next season, when Zabka shows up for an extended guest role during the series' final season.
It's been a long time coming-and we got just the barest tease at the end of last season-but on the season premiere of "How I Met Your Mother," we will, finally, meet the future mother of Ted Mosby's children. That doesn't mean that all the mystery will be gone after the first episode, however.
It is almost that time again, folks. One of our favorite shows is coming back for their 9th and final season. Having just introduced the mother in a very nasty cliffhanger, what lies ahead for the rest of season 9?
Everyone prepares for Barney and Robin's wedding, and Lily and Marshall's big move. Ted has a big piece of news of his own... and then some.