How I Met Your Mother


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Summary

The year is 2030. Ted Mosby is relaying the story of how he met his wife to his daughter and son. The story starts in the year 2005, when then twenty-seven year old architect Ted was spurred on to want to get married after his best friends from his college days at Wesleyan, lawyer Marshall Eriksen, who was his roommate at the time and kindergarten teacher Lily Aldrin, got engaged after nine years of dating each other. Ted's new quest in life was much to the dismay of his womanizing friend, Barney Stinson. But soon after Marshall and Lily's engagement, Ted believed that his life mate was going to be news reporter and aspiring news anchor Robin Scherbatsky, who, despite having had a romantic relationship with her after this time, ended up being who the kids know as their "Aunt" Robin. As Ted relays the story to his kids, the constants are that their Uncle Marshall, Aunt Lily, Uncle Barney and Aunt Robin are always in the picture and thus have something to do with how he got together with their mother.

Information

  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Rating: 8.9 (610 votes)
  • Runtime: 25 minutes
  • Status: Ended
  • Years: 2005 - 2013
  • Episodes per season: 24
  • Network: CBS

Seasons

How I Met Your Mother - season 1

Season 1 (2005)

Rating: 7.6
How I Met Your Mother - season 2

Season 2 (2006)

Rating: 7.5
How I Met Your Mother - season 3

Season 3 (2007)

Rating: 7.6
How I Met Your Mother - season 4

Season 4 (2008)

Rating: 7.5
How I Met Your Mother - season 5

Season 5 (2009)

Rating: 7.6
How I Met Your Mother - season 6

Season 6 (2010)

Rating: 7.6
How I Met Your Mother - season 7

Season 7 (2011)

Rating: 7.6
How I Met Your Mother - season 8

Season 8 (2012)

Rating: 7.6
How I Met Your Mother - season 9

Season 9 (2013)

Rating: 7.5

Characters and Actors

Josh Radnor as Ted Mosby in How I Met Your Mother

Ted Mosby

Actor: Josh Radnor
Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother

Barney Stinson

Actor: Neil Patrick Harris
Also in: American Horror Story
Alyson Hannigan as Lily Aldrin in How I Met Your Mother

Lily Aldrin

Actor: Alyson Hannigan
Also in: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Cobie Smulders as Robin Scherbatsky in How I Met Your Mother

Robin Scherbatsky

Actor: Cobie Smulders
Jason Segel as Marshall Eriksen in How I Met Your Mother

Marshall Eriksen

Actor: Jason Segel
Bob Saget as Narrator in How I Met Your Mother

Narrator

Actor: Bob Saget
Also in: Full House
Cristin Milioti as Tracy McConnell in How I Met Your Mother

Tracy McConnell

Actor: Cristin Milioti
Also in: Fargo, Black Mirror