Interesting Facts About “How I Met Your Mother”

1- Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper) auditioned to play Barney Stinson but lost to Neil Patrick Harris.

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2- Alyson (Lily) refused to kiss Jason (Marshall) due to his smoking habit which made him quit smoking for over a year.

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3- Unlike “Breaking Bad” which its props were sold in an auction, “How I met your Mother” props were given away to the actors and staff members that worked on the show.

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4- Neil Patrick Harris was payed double the rest of the main actors, $210,000 for each episode.

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5- After all the anger caused by the show finale, an alternative finale was made for people that did not like the original one.

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6- Ted’s children’s scenes were all filmed in the first two seasons to avoid their physical change due to aging.

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7- The most watched episode was the last one with 13.1 million viewers, followed by “The pineapple incident”.

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8- Despite Barney saying “please” when asked what he does for living, the word actually described his job in one of the episodes, (P)rovide (L)egal (E)xculpation (A)nd (S)ign (E)verything.

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9- Josh Randor (Ted) is allergic to dogs.

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10- All websites that were mentioned in the show are real:,,


11- Some deleted scenes explain the relevance of the pineapple. The captain followed an old sailing tradition to leave a pineapple on the host’s doorstep to show appreciation for good hospitality.

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12- Barney wore the duck tie for 11 episodes.

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13- Robin’s song “Let’s go to the mall” was bought by the music video game “just dance 3” and was included in it.

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14- In the show’s official vote, viewers picked Victoria as Ted’s perfect match, and Zooey as the worst.

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15- Throughout the show, anytime Barney mentioned numbers or statistics, he always used the numbers 8 and 3; For example when he pretended to be an old man in one of the episodes he claimed he was 83 years old.

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16- Barney favoring redbull and drinking it throughout the show earned him a lifetime supply of redbull from the company as a thank you for the free advertisment.

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17- Barney only appeared in 12 scenes without a suit.

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18- Barney invented the word “brocade”; he even published a book that anyone can buy.


19- Ted dated more than 29 women throughout the show.


20- If the show hadn’t succeeded after the first season, Victoria was going to be the mother.

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