03:58 PM EDT 04/02/2014
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.
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.
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!
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.
Originally posted 03/31/2014 10:00AM
Ted Mosby has dated a lot of women on How I Met Your Mother. We wouldn't call him a "slut" exactly, nor would we describe his dates as "random skanks," but the architect has certainly had more than his fair share of Mrs. Right Nows along his journey to find Mrs. Right. Some of them were guest stars, some of them were series regulars, and some of them didn't even have names (sorry, Blah Blah – we mean, Carol). But rich or poor, blonde or brunette, one thing united them: They all fell under Mosby's strange spell.
And now is the time, in the grand tradition of nuts and pies, to rank them.
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.
Originally posted 01/16/2014 06:55PM
With a handful of episodes left before the cast of How I Met Your Mother go their separate ways, Neil Patrick Harris acknowledges that it's a bittersweet time.
"We're saying the word 'last' a lot more than we ever did," he told PEOPLE on Wednesday during a Television Critics Association set visit. "We knew that it was going to come to an end, but we never really talked about the end, so this season has been filled with a lot of us saying, 'Oh.' "
As Harris and his castmates Cobie Smulders, Josh Radnor, Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigan fielded questions from reporters, both of the actresses said, "You guys really want us to cry."
Originally posted 09/24/2013 03:15PM
Earlier this year, the audience finally met How I Met Your Mother's titular star, and on Monday's season nine premiere, one more person joined that elusive club – just not Ted himself.
Over the course of two back-to-back episodes, Ted's best friend Lily (Alyson Hannigan) met his dream woman on board a train headed to the fictional Farhampton, Long Island, where Robin (Cobie Smulders) and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) are set to wed. It marked the first major scenes for actress Cristin Milioti, who made her debut as the much-anticipated mother in last May's season finale. As the show progresses towards its series finale in 2014, the audience will continue to learn more about Ted's as-yet unnamed wife-to-be, but in case you missed it, here's what we learned on Monday:
Originally posted 05/14/2013 09:15AM
On Monday night, we finally met their mother.
For eight seasons on the hit CBS sitcom, Ted Mosby (played by Josh Radnor) has been telling his children, in one long flashback, the story of How I Met Your Mother. At the end of Monday's penultimate-season finale, the title character was revealed.
To find out which actress stepped into the long-awaited role, keep reading. Spoilers ahead!
Originally posted 12/01/2011 05:55AM
File under: new friends? Zachary Quinto and Twilight's Peter Facinelli were spotted hanging out together for much of the evening at the Andaz Wall Street, where the actors attended the afterparty for the Gotham Independent Film Awards. Guests – including How I Met Your Mother's Josh Radnor – snacked on small bites from Wall & Water, the restaurant inside the hotel, and drank Russian Standard cocktails. Radnor was also spotted chatting up Felicity Jones, who earlier won the breakthrough actor award for her role in Like Crazy. – Kristin Boehm
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