It has been 2 and a half years since the final episode of How I Met Your Mother, and we still miss it. The comedy spoke to a generation of people in a way that no other sitcom had done before it. Here are 21 interesting facts about the show you probably didn’t know:
1. All of the scenes of Ted’s future children were filmed during the first two seasons to keep them the same age throughout the series. That includes a scene for the show’s eventual finale.
4. Neil Patrick Harris’ husband, David Burtka, plays the character of Scooter in the show. Alyson Hannigan’s husband played Sandy Rivers, and Cobie Smulder’s husband played Blauman.
5. Scott Foley (Scandal) turned down the role of Ted Mosby and Jennifer Love Hewitt (Ghost Whisperer) turned down the role of Robin Scherbatsky
6. There are only 12 times in the entire 9 seasons where Barney doesn’t “suit up”.
7. Alyson Hannigan is only 14 years younger than the man who plays her father, actor Chris Elliot.
8. Barney has had more than one kind of storm trooper in his apartment throughout the series
9. Cobie Smulders and her character, Robin Scherbatsky, are from Vancouver Canada. She was originally supposed to be from Toronto, but this was changed.
10. Barney Stinson is named after a heroin peddler in the book ‘LA Confidential’ by James Ellroy.
11. Conan O’Brien is in the background at McLaren’s Pub in Season 7 episode 17.
12. Alyson Hannigan (Lily) requested that kisses between her character and Marshal be scripted as infrequently as possible because Jason Segel was a smoker.
13. Jim Parsons (Sheldon cooper from The Big Bang Theory), auditioned for the role of Barney Stinson.
14. According to the number of Google searches, the phrase “The Bro Code” was non-existent until 2008, making Barney it’s true inventor.
15. The episode, “The Pineapple Incident,” in Season 1, is the most viewed episode of HIMYM.
16. Ted, Marshall and Lily’s apartment is located at “75th and Amsterdam” according to the Season 1 episode “Zip, zip, zip”.
17. Glee star Heather Morris (Brittany Pierce) can be seen dancing in the musical number ‘Nothing Suits Me Like Suit’ in episode 12, season 5 of the show.
18. Ted always wanted kids and Robin didn’t, when in reality Josh Radnor (Ted) has none and Colbie Smulders (Robin) has 1
19. Bob Odenkirk (Saul Goodman) and Bryan Cranston (Walter White) had minor recurring roles in ‘How I Met Your Mother.’
20. Barney wears the infamous ducky tie in only 11 episodes.
21. The show wasn’t filmed in front of a live audience. Instead they decided to play it back to an audience later for the laugh track.