History YMMV / HowIMetYourMother

30th May '18 7:27:39 PM XanderVJ
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** A special case with the character of the Mother. The character [[FanNickname was always dubbed as such]] during the shows 9 seasons, but after the series finale, there is a still growing part of the fan base who refuses to keep referring to her like that, and decide to use her real name instead ([[spoiler: Tracy]]).
9th May '18 7:10:40 AM broncos187
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** Barney's MisaimedFandom over Johnny Lawrence being the real [[Film/TheKarateKid Karate Kid]] and loathing Daniel LaRusso becomes more hilarious today, with [[Series/CobraKai Cobra Kai]] opting to focus the light more on Lawrence.

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** Barney's MisaimedFandom over Johnny Lawrence being the real [[Film/TheKarateKid Karate Kid]] and loathing Daniel LaRusso becomes more hilarious today, with [[Series/CobraKai the film's sequel series ''[[Series/CobraKai Cobra Kai]] opting to focus Kai]]'' making Johnny the light more on Lawrence.protagonist who attempts to revive the Cobra Kai dojo to teach bullied kids karate and has to contend with Daniel trying to thwart his plans with somewhat unethical schemes.
9th Apr '18 3:40:10 PM KLS2097
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** Barney's MisaimedFandom over Johnny Lawrence being the real [[Film/TheKarateKid Karate Kid]] and loathing Daniel LaRusso becomes more hilarious today, with [[Series/CobraKai Cobra Kai]] opting to focus the light more on Lawrence.
3rd Mar '18 10:39:06 AM XFllo
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** Episode "We are not from Here" has Marshal and Lily plot with them writing letters to each other for their "death folder". In the final moment, viewers are lead to believe that after twenty years, Lily died and Marshal is about to read her letter. But she didn't in fact die, and she's mad at Marshal for opening her letter early yet again, which is basically "Busted! I knew you'd do it, you suck, Marshal, you totally suck". How does older Ted find this funny? A guy who lost the love of his life and mother of his children?
3rd Feb '18 2:39:26 PM nombretomado
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** When the Website/{{Facebook}} page of the show put a picture of [[spoiler:Cristin Milioti as the Mother, showing clearly her face and making it very clear who the character was]], right after the Season 8 finale, a lot of people who hadn't watched the episode yet called CBS on the blatant spoiler, especially the audience from outside the US. Understandably, they weren't happy. (It should be noted that, aside from {{Netflix}}, social media pages for American TV shows are ALWAYS only ever aimed at American audiences, and don't care about delayed airings overseas.)

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** When the Website/{{Facebook}} page of the show put a picture of [[spoiler:Cristin Milioti as the Mother, showing clearly her face and making it very clear who the character was]], right after the Season 8 finale, a lot of people who hadn't watched the episode yet called CBS on the blatant spoiler, especially the audience from outside the US. Understandably, they weren't happy. (It should be noted that, aside from {{Netflix}}, Creator/{{Netflix}}, social media pages for American TV shows are ALWAYS only ever aimed at American audiences, and don't care about delayed airings overseas.)
16th Jan '18 10:09:03 PM shamblingdead2
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** The "Naked Man" move of one of Robin's dates (followed by both Ted and Barney) stripping down while their date is out of the room gets a lot more gross in light of the Harvey Weinstein charges.
13th Jan '18 11:03:58 AM nombretomado
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*** Creator/KatyPerry guest starred as Zoey's cousin who ended up having a one-night stand with Barney. Later, she voiced Smurfette in the Smurf movies which Neil Patrick Harris also starred in.

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*** Creator/KatyPerry Music/KatyPerry guest starred as Zoey's cousin who ended up having a one-night stand with Barney. Later, she voiced Smurfette in the Smurf movies which Neil Patrick Harris also starred in.
11th Jan '18 5:06:10 PM fearlessnikki
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* NeverLiveItDown: Just try mentioning this show to someone and they would usually point out the ending and how screwed up it was.

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Just try mentioning this show to someone and they would usually point out the ending and how screwed up it was.was.
** Lily with regards to Ted calling her a dirty word after their break-up. Her detractors tend to forget that she does have a HeelRealization and she apologises to Ted, telling him he has nothing to be sorry for and admits that she did deserve it to an extent.



*** Others give this dubious honor to Karen, who's straight up a pretentious jerk to everybody.

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*** Others give this dubious honor to Karen, who's straight up ** Karen is a close second in the least popular love interest of Ted's. But as she's a pretentious jerk nag in-universe, she's not meant to everybody.be liked.



** Lily became this for some viewers at the end of season 1 when [[spoiler:she broke up with Marshall so that she could "discover herself" by going to art school in San Francisco]]. It should be noted that there are fans who consider Lily a Scrappy, but cite other incidents from later in the series, the most common offenders being the Front Porch Test and [[spoiler:nearly walking out on her marriage whilst Marshall was struggling with the death of his father]].

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** Lily became this for some viewers at the end of season 1 when [[spoiler:she broke up with Marshall so that she could "discover herself" by going to art school in San Francisco]]. It should be noted that there are fans who consider Lily a Scrappy, but cite other incidents from later in the series, the most common offenders being the Front Porch Test and [[spoiler:nearly walking out on her marriage whilst Marshall was struggling with the death of his father]]. She got a lot of backlash over the credit card debt once it was revealed in Season 3.



* ShockingSwerve: [[spoiler:The mother dies. Barney and Robin divorce. The gang splits up and don't see each other for years.]] Did Wrestling/VinceRusso write the ending? It should be noted that scenes from the finale were filmed back during season 2 to have the kids stay the same age. As such, the finale was largely planned seven years prior, not planning for how much the show and characters have evolved.

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* ShockingSwerve: [[spoiler:The mother dies. Barney and Robin divorce. The gang splits up and don't see each other for years.]] Did Wrestling/VinceRusso write the ending? It should be noted that scenes from the finale were filmed back during season 2 to have the kids stay the same age. As such, the finale was largely planned seven years prior, not planning for how much the show and characters have evolved. Watching those scenes with "Drumroll Please" (which would have been the finale had the show not continued) have it make a little more sense.
8th Jan '18 3:05:38 PM shamblingdead2
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** In Season 4, Robin mentions a Canadian buddy cop movie called ''MacElroy and LaFleur''. Cue 2016 and we have ''Film/BonCopBadCop''.
30th Dec '17 4:44:46 PM HighCrate
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* DeaderThanDisco: It used to be one of the most popular romantic-comedy TV shows in 2000’s that contributed a lot to pop culture (such as the Bro Code) and is widely praised by viewers and critics. But because of SeasonalRot, the ArcFatigue and the much maligned series finale, people treated it as an example on “How not to plan an ending way ahead while you’re still developing the story and the characters”. Likewise, rewatching the show after seeing the finale is very hard to put with because everything that the characters did (particularly Ted, Robin and Barney) is now a ShootTheShaggyDog case. Because of this, the show and the finale itself made a huge dent on Craig Thomas’ and Carter Bays’ careers which also explains why the supposed gender-flipped spinoff never got picked up by CBS or other networks.
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