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12 Legendary Facts About How I Met Your Mother You Didn’t Notice in 10 Years of Its Airing

Can you believe it’s been 10 years since the amazing How I Met Your Mother hit our screens? Who would have thought that a show about a dad sitting his kids down to tell them about meeting their mother would last for a whopping 9 seasons!

But that’s because How I Met Your Mother was legen – wait for it – dary! And here are 12 facts about the show to celebrate its birthday:

Ever wondered why Ted’s kids look the same age throughout the show?

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Well it’s because all the scenes that involve Ted talking to his kids in How I Met Your Mother were filmed in the first season of the show!

Ever wondered why Barney was such a good magician?

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That’s because Neil Patrick Harris is actually a real-life magician! He’s even President of the Castle Magic Castle club in Los Angeles.

Do you know Robin’s full name?

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It’s Robin Charles Scherbatsky, Jr. You really can’t tell that Robin’s dad wanted a son, can you? On a side note, Cobie Smulders, who plays Robin, is also a Canadian like her character.

There was a back up mother in the event of the show being cancelled after season 1

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Yes, that’s right, it was Victoria! We’re very glad the show didn’t get cancelled.

Remember when Ted and Robin broke up because she thought Ted was proposing?

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It was that scene when a champagne glass came with an engagement ring it it. Well remember the other couple? Well the guy was actually proposing! Producers let him immortalise his proposal on How I Met Your Mother.

Barney really did love his suits

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Indeed Barney only appeared 12 times in the entire How I Met Your Mother seasons with out a suit.

Ted isn’t the only person from Ohio

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Both the creator of the show Carter bays and Josh Radnor, who played Ted, are also from Shaker Heights in Cleveland.

Remember the “Extremely Dirty Joke”?

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Both Cobie and Alyson were pregnant during the filming of How I Met Your Mother. Their pregnancies were hidden using clever handbag placement and baggy tops. However when Alyson needed to leave set to have her baby they used the dirty joke gag that Lily found really offensive and disappeared for a few days.

Why wasn’t MacLaren’s called Puzzles?

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How I Met Your Mother created Carter Bay named the pub after his assistant Carl MacLaren – which is why the bartender is called Carl!

Alyson Hannigan’s real life husband plays Sandy Rivers

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Alexis Denisof met his Lily while they both worked on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Both the partners of Cobie Smulders and Neil Patrick Harris have also appeared on How I Met Your Mother.

Like the How I Met Your Mother theme song?

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It was performed by the creators of the show! Both Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are in a band called The Solids.

Josh Radnor is actually allergic to dogs

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So really you can blame Ted for Robin getting rid of all her dogs.



Steph Cosway
Journalism graduate and 100% geek. I have worked in writing for the last 7 years as well as dabbling in a science laboratory. So if I ever stop writing, it's because I've been in a lab experiment and turned into a super villain. I'm particularly interested in video games, comics and Harry Potter. Oh and I have lots and lots of cats.

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