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In the mids, CBS launched How I Met Your Mother, a sitcom that seemed stock by nature -with its cast of characters who were young. How I Met Your Mother (often abbreviated to HIMYM) is an American sitcom that originally aired . Josh Radnor and Jason Segel, who were cast as Ted and Marshall, respectively, were not well known, though Segel had been a cast member. It's been nearly three years since How I Met Your Mother ended. Okay, it might not have had the most awesome finale of all time, but we still.
Cloud, Minnesota and is known to have a tense, sometimes adversarial relationship with Lily, leaving Marshall torn as he loves Lily, but has trouble understanding how she could dislike his mother. This changes when James meets Tom, his future husband. Barney tries to stop his brother from marrying but changes his mind when he learns that they are adopting a baby. James marries Tom and they have a son named Eli. In " Coming Back ", James announces that he is getting a divorce after Tom discovered him cheating.
Robin wins James' wedding ring in " The Poker Game " and refuses to give it back because James has been saying that she and Barney should not get married.
Barney initially stands by his brother, but then realizes that James' selfishness is what caused his own marriage to fail. Future Ted explains to his children that James and Tom did eventually get back together, and raised Eli and Sadie as a happy family.
One of Ted's girlfriends. Ted first meets Zoey when she was an activist protesting the destruction of a historic New York building, in " Architect of Destruction ". At first Ted is attracted to her, even though he is the architect responsible for the building's demolition. However, when she discovers this fact, she turns on him, and the two develop a mutually antagonistic relationship.
In " Natural History ", Ted meets her rich husband, who calls himself The Captainat a black-tie event at a museum. Zoey spends Thanksgiving hanging out with the gang in " Blitzgiving " because her husband is spending it with his daughter; surprisingly, it is Ted who convinces the group to let her do so, after deducing that she is hurting by her stepdaughter's rejection of her.
Zoey is by marriage a van Smoot, whose family is shown to have owned the mansion in which Marshall and Lily were married,  and an apartment in the Alberta building. However, they break up in " Landmarks " due to tensions caused by the Arcadian. She appears in " Challenge Accepted ", where she unsuccessfully tries reuniting with Ted. WilliamsPatrice is a World Wide News employee, often shouted down by Robin who is annoyed by her efforts to be best friends.
In season 8, Patrice joins Barney's "The Robin" play by pretending to date him. In " Gary Blauman ", it is shown that Patrice later moves on to becoming a radio talk show host.
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He was very close to Marshall and the rest of his family prior to his passing in early After " Last Words ", set at Marvin's funeral, Carter Bays stated that they intended to bring back Bill Fagerbakke as Marshall's father in future episodes during flashbacks. Though he is interested in her, Barney is reluctant to admit it, despite Robin's encouragement. During his first formal date with Nora, she reveals her wishes to eventually marry and settle down and invites him to meet her parents, both of which Barney accepts as things he wants.
At the end of their date, however, he tells her that his words were a lie and criticizes Nora's dreams, which seemingly ends the relationship. Though Barney is convinced that he was lying to her, he later realizes that he does want to marry and settle down. He gets a second chance with Nora, when he convinces her that he will be honest in their relationship.
They start dating but break up in " Tick Tick Tick " after Barney confesses to cheating on her with Robin. Appears in 11 episodes from " Slapsgiving 2: Obsessed with attempting to launch Aldrin Games, his unsuccessful board game creator business, he was frequently absent, distant, and unreliable throughout her childhood.
He and Lily did not have a close relationship during the first few seasons. As the series progressed he gradually redeems himself. Once there he refuses to leave his childhood home, despite being unwelcome; he does eventually agree to leave at Lily and Marshall's insistence, although they let him stay after he makes pancakes for them.
From then on his hobbies make him an occasional nuisance in the household, eventually accidentally burning the house down after Marshall and Lily had returned to the apartment.
This leads to him joining them in Manhattan and despite Lily's expectations, he proves very helpful in looking after his grandson Marvin W. He reveals that he had taken much better care of Lily prior to her going to school; only when she started kindergarten and he found himself at loose ends did he go to the racetrack on a whim, where he developed a gambling addiction. Throughout season 9, he is constantly seen handing her drinks followed by Lily saying "Thank you, Linus".Josh Radnor Gets Performing Tips from Celebrity Twin, Jimmy Fallon
It is revealed in " Daisy " that these drinks are non-alcoholic as Lily is pregnant. Appears in 10 episodes from " Ten Sessions " to " Sunrise " Played by Sarah ChalkeStella is Ted's dermatologist, who removes his ill-advised butterfly tattoo. He attempts to convince her to date him over the course of the episode "Ten Sessions".
Stella initially refuses, wanting to focus on her daughter Lucybut eventually agrees to go on a two-minute lunch date. Spears famously played a receptionist who fell in love with Barney Stinson after a brief fling with him.
It turns out that Spears' team brought up a guest star role, so maybe the producers aren't the only ones to blame for her casting. However, Silverstone bowed out of the role because she and her reps feared that she would be overshadowed by Britney Spears, who would be playing Stella's assistant. It turns out that Spears was much more important to the show as her star power could easily boost the show's rating.
Well into the show's prime, Cobie Smulders was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in Just 25 at the time, Smulders didn't reveal her battle with ovarian cancer until the show was over - when she was Smulders cited spreading awareness for the disease and helping others get through such a tumultuous time when asked why she decided to reveal her diagnosis.
As a result of this he takes a trip to California to be a contestant on The Price Is Right to meet his "father". While on the show, Barney wins all the prizes and gives them to Lily and Marshall as a 'happy early wedding' present. In the season finale, Ted reveals to Barney that he and Robin have been broken up for some time due to their conflicting views on marriage and children.
They did not tell anyone, in order to avoid taking attention away from Lily and Marshall's wedding. The season ends with Barney's excitement at the prospect of he and Ted being single guys on the town again. Barney's final words are "this is going to be legen- wait for it Marshall and Lily decide to move out on their own, falling in love with a place they cannot afford.
Robin learns of Lily's bad credit rating due to her compulsive shopping for designer brands, and forces Lily to tell Marshall. Despite this, they are able to finally secure their dream apartment, only to discover it is in a bad location and more poorly constructed than they thought the floor is tilted.
Barney is slapped for the third time on Thanksgivingwhich Marshall dubs " Slapsgiving. He finds the umbrella at a club and takes it home after attending a St. Patrick's Day party where his future wife was, although they did not meet.
Ted attempts to woo Stella Sarah Chalkea dermatologist he sees to remove an embarrassing butterfly tattoo. This culminates in a memorable "two-minute date," which incorporates small talk, dinner, a movie, coffee, two cab rides, and a goodnight kiss, all within two minutes.
Robin sleeps with Barney after he comforts her following a break-up with a past Canadian love; Ted is infuriated, and decides to stop being friends with Barney.
Meanwhile, an unknown woman begins to sabotage Barney's attempts to hook up. His saboteur is revealed to be Abby Britney SpearsStella's receptionist, with a vendetta against him for not calling her after they had sex. In the season finale, Ted gets into a car accident and ends up in hospital after breaking up with Stella. Subsequently, Barney is hit by a bus while he is on his way to visit Ted and receives treatment in the same hospital.
Ted realizes Barney really cares about him and they renew their friendship. Barney's true feelings for Robin are revealed while Ted proposes to Stella in an arcade with a toy kangaroo. Robin takes a new job in Japanbut quickly resigns and returns to New York to attend Ted's wedding, after realizing how much she misses her friends.
Stella leaves Ted at the altar to get back together with Tony Jason Jonesthe father of her daughter. Barney struggles with his feelings for Robin as his company shifts him to the management team of a new acquisition, Goliath National Bank GNBwhere Marshall has accepted a position.
Marshall and Lily move to their new apartment and debate over whether or not they are ready to have children. Robin becomes roommates with Ted and gets a job as an anchor for a 4 AM news show after Barney submits her video resume.
Ted and Robin decide to sleep together constantly so they will not fight over each other's bad co-living habits.
Barney attempts to make them stop fighting to prevent this, revealing to Ted his love for Robin. Ted finds out Lily has sabotaged all of his relationships with anyone she does not approve of and indirectly may have inspired his breakup with Robin.
Robin and Ted end up talking about it, causing their friendship to begin moving toward a positive note. After Barney finally sleeps with his th woman and rubs it in the face of the childhood bully who taunted him into pursuing ithe begins to question the purpose of the remainder of his life, leaving him more certain of his feelings for Robin.
Ted, while carrying the yellow umbrella, bumps into Stella and Tony. Tony later decides to visit him, sympathizing with Ted over his loss of Stella. Tony offers him a job as a professor of architecture, which Ted initially turns down. In the season finale Robin finds out that Barney loves her, and initially refuses to commit to anything but a sex-only relationship; they seemingly end up together anyway.
Ted decides that being an architect is leading nowhere, and finally decides instead to become a college professor. The finale ends with Ted preparing to teach his first class and Future Ted revealing to his children that one of the women in the class is their mother. Barney and Robin have had a sexual relationship throughout the summer and Lily locks them in a room, forcing them to come to terms with their relationship.
After a rough patch they decide to break up. Robin describes it instead as "two friends getting back together. Throughout the season Barney and Robin show feelings of regret over their break-up.
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Ted dates a graduate student named Cindy Rachel Bilson and it is revealed her roommate is his future wife. Though she initially dislikes him, the two start dating and eventually she moves in with him.
At the end of the season they break up when Don takes a job in Chicago — a job which Robin had previously turned down to stay in New York with Don. Marshall uses his fourth slap on Barney, once again at Thanksgiving.
Ted buys a housewhich needs to be fixed up badly, but is later revealed to be the future home for Ted and his children. Lily and Marshall are still unsure about having children. After watching four doppelgangers of their group Lesbian Robin, Moustache Marshall, Stripper Lily and Mexican Wrestler Ted they decide to leave the big decision to the universe's "infinite wisdom" and start trying when they have seen Barney's Doppelganger.
In the season finale, Barney disguises himself to have sex with a girl from every country in the world, and Lily and Marshall mistake him for the final doppelganger.
When Marshall finds out, he decides not to tell Lily, fearing she will want to wait even longer to have children. Lily eventually finds out and decides to wait. In the season finale, Lily thinks she sees Barney's doppelganger as a hot dog vendor, which causes the group to realize she is seeing what she wants to see, and play along. Eventually Barney agrees having babies is not a stupid idea and Lily and Marshall should go forth.
The season ends with Lily asking Marshall to "put a baby in my belly". How I Met Your Mother season 6 In the season opening, Ted sees Cindy again with a girl who he thinks to be her roommate, but she turns out to be Cindy's girlfriend whom she later marries. After prodding by Barney, Ted is eventually hired by GNB once more as the architect of the bank's new headquarters, which was originally scrapped in Season 4.
However, he encounters opposition when he meets Zoey Pierson Jennifer Morrisona woman who is protesting against GNB for selecting a decrepit hotel, the Arcadian, to be torn down for the headquarters.
Over the season, Ted's encounters with Zoey eventually blossom into a relationship after she divorces her rich husband, the Captain Kyle MacLachlanbut they break up as he puts his career and friends over love, leading to the Arcadian's demolition.
Ted also resolves not to get back with Zoey. Having agreed to conceive a baby at the end of the previous season, Lily and Marshall keep having sex, hoping she will get pregnant.