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When 'How I Met Your Mother' Got Ambitious with Form

‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined

“Give it a rest, Ted.”

“Give what a rest?”

“Trying to turn this night into anything more than what it is, which is New Year’s Eve, which is the single biggest letdown of a night every single year.”

“Come on, come on, we can still turn this thing around. We’ve still got ten minutes.”

“Stop trying to chase down some magical, perfect New Years, Ted. It doesn’t exist.”

The public has largely turned their backs on three-camera [...]

A Wishlist for the End of 'How I Met Your Mother'

How I Met Your Mother doesn’t know to let things go. But that’s what we love most about the show.

The long-running CBS sitcom is quickly approaching its series finale on March 31st. In its victory lap, HIMYM is pulling out every throwback in its nine-year history, with even jokes from the first season being fair game. The show doesn’t do so from a lack of fresh storylines; HIMYM is blatantly reminding us why we fell in love with these five people over the past decade. With each reference used, it's like the writers are gently nudging the viewers in the side, reminding us how much we'll miss them when [...]

CBS Is Considering Spinning Off 'How I Met Your Mother' with 'How I Met Your Father'

As CBS's hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother is kicking off its ninth and final season, Variety reports that the network is considering launching a lady-centered spinoff of the show. Referred to as How I Met Your Father, the show would come from HIMYM creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas and focus on "a group of friends living in Gotham and one woman’s quest to meet her future husband."

None of the friends would be linked to the current HIMYM group. The network is said to be "in on-going discussions" about the idea but no deal has been made.

'How I Met Your Mother' Recap: "The Stamp Tramp"

The men of How I Met Your Mother are all nice, law abiding people, but they are definitely all flawed: Ted knows a lot of things about a lot of high brow subjects, but whenever he exhibits his knowledge he is an alienating, insufferable prick about it; Barney's childhood abandonment issues have led to a lifetime of overindulging on female flesh and crude, groan inducing sexual punnery; Marshall gives every human being the benefit of the doubt, even though he is a New York City resident, where it's a minor miracle that he doesn't get mugged every time he leaves the apartment.

Ted and Barney's issues are broader, and [...]

'How I Met Your Mother' Recap: "Who Wants to Be a Godparent?"

Aren't we still in the promised Autumn of Break-Ups on How I Met Your Mother? The month of broken hearts, despair, endless tears, poor dietary choices, looking out the window through the raindrops, Mumford and Sons and more poor dietary choices? Why, with one more episode to go in October did we witness "Who Wants to Be a Godparent?", an episode with a story that could have been told at any time this season? Where is my promised misery?

Instead, we had Marshall and Lily waltzing into MacLaren's, content that for the first time in five months they can hang out with their friends and away from their newborn son [...]

The 'HIMYM' DVD Will Feature an Alternate "Happy Ending"

How I Met Your Mother's series finale on Monday made a lot of viewers act like babies and whine about it a bunch on the internet, and now, the show's creators are responding with an alternate ending that will be included on the DVD release of the final season, Deadline reports. Fans online got cartoonishly upset about the ending, starting up a dumb petition asking CBS to rewrite and reshoot the finale and a fan-made alternate ending, which went super viral but has since been removed from YouTube due to copyright laws.

The alt ending on the How I Met Your Mother DVD is one that creators Carter [...]

CBS Is Making That HIMYM Spinoff, 'How I Met Your Dad'

A few weeks after the idea was first revealed, CBS has decided to spinoff their hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother. A pilot has been ordered for How I Met Your Dad, to be written and executive produced by HIMYM creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas and Up All Night creator Emily Spivey. As the title suggests, the show will follow a single woman telling the story of meeting her children's future father.

Unlike most spinoffs, which feature an established character in a new setting, this show will feature none of HIMYM's characters or settings. The pilot for HIMYD will be a stand-alone episode, rather than a back-door pilot [...]

'How I Met Your Mother' Recap: "The Over-Correction"

"The Over-Correction" didn't fulfill its promise almost immediately. After its initial ten seconds of four of our heroes on the phone with one another seemingly hiding out in different tiny spaces, we were all praying to Rufus that a twenty one minute parody of R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet was about to flicker in front of our faces. Initially I was as disappointed as you were, but after thinking about it for more than a second it became clear that outside of the abstract it would be a terrible idea. (Besides, this show has already had their musical episode.) Nonetheless, you shouldn't tease people like that.

Instead, [...]

'How I Met Your Mother' Recap: "Splitsville"

"Spoiler Alert" was a season three episode of How I Met Your Mother in which Ted Mosby's Girl of the Week was revealed to Ted by Marshall to have a defective character trait that Ted had never noticed before. The fact that she talked too much turned Cathy instantly into someone completely repulsive to our protagonist, and she was never to be heard from again, forced to live her days on whatever island where discarded fictitious boyfriends and girlfriends who got in the way go (Julie from Friends would be Mayor probably). A boyfriend or girlfriend out of nowhere being revealed to have a disturbing flaw like talking too much or having man [...]

'How I Met Your Mother' Recap: "Nannies"

The last time walking STD Barney Stinson had to deal with the end of a long term relationship, the man went HAM in "The Playbook", a season five episode in which the writing staff of How I Met Your Mother took all of the ideas that they came up with on how to hook up with naive, twentysomething ladiez but couldn't use while Barney was with Robin and jammed them in one 22 minute container that reeked of herpes. (The DVD of said episode is locked in a glass case and guarded by the finest of lasers in the lobby of Maxim HQ through the end of time.) In "Nannies", after his engagement [...]

About a Girl: Breaking Down the Ending of 'How I Met Your Mother'

It’s always been Robin.

“This is a story about how you’re in love with Aunt Robin and thinking about asking her out and wondering if we’re okay with it,” Penny Mosby bluntly stated to her dad Ted in the final moments of How I Met Your Mother.

About 10% of the hour-long episode stuck with season 9’s setting of Barney and Robin’s wedding weekend, with the remaining 90% of the hour giving us a look into the gang’s future. Barney and Robin’s marriage only lasted three years, solidifying my idea that they were never a believable couple. Barney slips back into his old ways and continues sleeping around with [...]

'HIMYM' Will Do an Entire Episode in Rhyme

How I Met Your Mother is wrapping things up in its ninth season, and the writers are apparently experimenting with some odd methods in this last year. Cobie Smulders, who plays Robin Scherbatsky, told E! Online that an entire episode of this upcoming season will by rhyming. She didn't give too many details on the scheme, although it sounds likes the rhyming structure will change throughout the episode.

It's not a huge surprise that the show would go for a quirky special episode; this entire season is an odd structure. The whole year takes place over one 56-hour weekend, where Ted will finally meet his future wife at the wedding [...]

'How I Met Your Mother' Recap: "Lobster Crawl"

Ah yes, the art of seduction. Since the beginning of time, countless magazines have attempted to tell you in different ways to have self-esteem, shower and not be a creep. But seriously: what is the truth?

Cookies. Feed them cookies.

'How I Met Your Mother' Recap: "The Autumn of Break-Ups"

In "The Autumn of Break-Ups," we said goodbye to Victoria and to whatever dignity Barney Stinson and the show had left.

Sorry about being melodramatic up there in the lede, but one day after writing in an Animal Practice post-mortem that having a live monkey get involved in storylines never worked because its 2012, Barney Stinson befriended a dog to be his wingman, and even though the world does not revolve around me and this episode was delayed a week because of Hurricane Sandy, this show is completely trolling me.