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See a Fan-Made How I Met Your Mother Ending That Rights All the Finale's Wrongs

Originally posted 04/03/2014 11:00AM

[EMBEDCODE {}] Monday night's finale of How I Met Your Mother was arguably the most disastrously received series ender since Lost. Its missteps were legion (spoiler alert) – killing off the Mother, throwing away the Barney-Robin relationship – but most complaints boiled down to the same source: Creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas were too in love with the road map they'd created years ago, to the detriment of the finale's emotional thrust.

Now one helpful fan has come along to undo all that bad work. Using a few simple edits, YouTube user Ricardo J. Dylan has given viewers the finish they wanted all along, one that preserves the series' romantic soul while jettisoning some of the finale's other … distractions.

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FIRST LOOK: Neil Patrick Harris Rocks a Mini and Heels for Hedwig

Neil Patrick Harris in a Miniskirt and Fishnets on Broadway

Originally posted 04/02/2014 03:30PM

Goodbye, Barney. Hello, Hedwig!

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HIMYM Creator Stands by Finale

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How I Met Your Mother Creator Defends Series Ending, Thanks Fans

Originally posted 04/01/2014 02:15PM

The co-creator of How I Met Your Mother defended the hit show's controversial finale Monday night, thanking fans despite their split reactions.

In a series of Tweets, Craig Thomas responded to viewers' anger over main character Ted (Josh Radnor) finally meeting the titular mother … only for her to die, leaving him to move on to former flame Robin (Cobie Smulders). Some of the episode's scenes were filmed nine years ago, Lyndsy Fonseca, who played Ted's daughter, previously told PEOPLE.

But Thomas stood by the show's final plot twist.

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Fans Split on How I Met Your Mother Finale: Legendary, or Total Letdown?

How I Met Your Mother Fans Split on Finale: Great Finish, or Disappointment?

Originally posted 04/01/2014 07:30AM

Fans of CBS's long-running How I Met Your Mother had a rough night Monday, as their beloved story came to an end. [Insert obligatory legend – wait for it – ary reference here]

Then they immediately took to Twitter to vent. (Good luck to anyone attempting to avoid spoilers: The show is currently trending high on Google, Facebook and Twitter.)

While emotions ran the gamut from dissatisfaction to bittersweet nostalgia to all-out rage, there was emphatically no middle ground. Tuesday morning, if you didn't have a strong opinion on the HIMYM finale, you were out in the cold.

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How I Met Your Mother Is Just Like Love: Recapping the Finale

How I Met Your Mother Finale: The Show Is Just Like Love

Originally posted 03/31/2014 11:00PM

To paraphrase Ted and Robin: "Major Warning!" This story contains spoilers about tonight's final episode of How I Met Your Mother

Back in 2005 as How I Met Your Mother debuted, I wrote that it was the Lost of sitcoms – a group of people searching for love and identity while marooned on an island. (Have you ever tried to escape Manhattan during rush hour?) There was plenty of time travel, too. And like Lost, the CBS sitcom bowed out controversially, but as many fans predicted. 

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How I Met Your Mother Series Finale: 10 Best Quotes

How I Met Your Mother Series Finale: 10 Best Quotes

Originally posted 03/31/2014 10:10PM

"And that, kids, is how I met your mother."

With that line, How I Met Your Mother came to an end on Monday with an hour-long episode that finally wrapped up the story Ted (Josh Radnor) has been telling for nine seasons. While fans have known all along that Ted would meet The Mother (Cristin Milioti) at a train station platform in fictional Farhampton, Long Island, the show's final episode revealed several new twists in the story of the gang: Marshall (Jason Segel), Lily (Alyson Hannigan), Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin (Cobie Smulders).

Below, we recap the finale's best moments in quotes. Warning: There are a few spoilers!

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Which How I Met Your Mother Mystery Will Creators Reveal on the DVD?

How I Met Your Mother Creators' Promise to Solve Lingering Mystery on DVD

Originally posted 03/31/2014 09:10PM

In a world where cutting to black (The Sopranos) or sending your characters to prison (Seinfeld) passes for a series finale, How I Met Your Mother's ender was decidedly sweet and complete.

While some critics have harshed on this season, the CBS sitcom did a terrific job of tying up all sorts of loose ends (The Mother has a name! The Cockamouse lives!) Except one, that is.

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How I Met Your Mother's Kids: We Filmed the Finale 9 Years Ago! | How I Met Your Mother, David Henrie

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UpdatePosted 03/31/2014 08:00PM

How I Met Your Mother's Kids: We Filmed the Finale 9 Years Ago!

Originally posted 03/31/2014 12:30PM

After nine sidesplitting seasons, CBS's How I Met Your Mother will be ending Monday, but it turns out that parts of the finale actually went before the cameras a very long time ago – in 2005, to be exact!

"We shot this last little section nine years ago," actress Lyndsy Fonseca tells PEOPLE. "It was so long ago, I don't really remember what I said."

Although Fonseca has appeared throughout the series in flash-forwards as the daughter of the titular Mother, all of her scenes were shot during the CBS sitcom's first season – the only way to ensure her on-screen brother, David Henrie, looked the same age for the entire series (despite the fact that he was going through puberty at the time).

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The How I Met Your Mother Kids' Twitter Chat You Don't Want to Miss | How I Met Your Mother, David Henrie

UpdatePosted 03/31/2014 01:40PM

The Kids of How I Met Your Mother Answer Your Questions on Twitter

Originally posted 03/31/2014 01:00PM

You've met the mother. And in the series finale, Ted finally does. But before bidding farewell to How I Met Your Mother forever, we checked in with the children who have waited nine long seasons to hear their parents' love story.

David Henrie and Lyndsy Fonseca joined PEOPLE on Twitter on Monday afternoon, answering fans' questions live with the hashtag #AskTheKids. Though they've gotten less screen time than the actors playing the MacLaren's gang, you could argue Henrie, 24, and Fonesca, 27, are the stars of the show. After all, without his kids, Ted wouldn't have a tale to tell.

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See Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel's 'Legendary'  Les Mis Duet

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Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel Sing Les Mis Duet

Originally posted 03/30/2014 03:20PM

We already have our tissues ready for the series finale of How I Met Your Mother on Monday, but this makes it a little easier to bear.

The cast of the show got together for an episode of Inside the Actors Studio on Thursday, and when they did, it was … legendary.

There were lots of laughs, but the best moment came when Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel performed an impromptu duet of "Confrontation" from the musical Les Miserables.

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