How I Met Your Mother : America’s Serial Comedy

This is my favorite series! How I Met Your Mother is a sitcoms which the idea was came from Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. The two drew from their friendship in creating the characters, with Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) based loosely on Bays, and Marshall Eriksen (Jason Segel) and Lily Aldrin (Alyson Hannigan) based loosely on Thomas and his wife. HIMYM is a story from Ted Mosby with a narration by Bob Saget, in the year 2030 tells to his son and daughter about how he met their mother.

The first season starts in 2005 broadcasted by CBS. Until today, it already has 6 season, and it keeps funny. The other main character are Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders) and Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris). Their favorite place for hangout is MacLarren’s Bar which is located under Ted and Marshall’s appartment.

HIMYM Season 1

Season 1

The story begins in 2005 with Ted as a single, 27-year-old architect living with his two best friends from college; Marshall, a law student, and Lily, a kindergarten teacher, who have been dating for almost nine years when Marshall proposes. Their engagement causes Ted to think about marriage and finding his soul mate, much to the disgust of his self-appointed best friend Barney, whom he met in the restroom at a bar. Barney is a serialwomanizer who concocts elaborate con games, usually involving costumes and fake identities, designed to bed women he discards immediately afterward.

Ted begins his search for his perfect mate and meets an ambitious young reporter, Robin Scherbatsky, with whom he quickly falls in love. Robin, however, doesn’t want to rush into a relationship and the two decide to be friends. Future Ted reveals that Robin is not the mother after referring to her as his children’s “Aunt Robin”.

Ted begins dating a baker, Victoria, whom he meets at a wedding, causing Robin to become jealous and realize she does have feelings for him. Victoria moves to Germany for a dessert fellowship, then she and Ted try a long-distance relationship. Once Ted learns Robin has feelings for him, he tells her he broke up with Victoria, even though he hasn’t. They almost have sex when Victoria calls and Robin answers by mistake. Ted and Victoria then break up and an angry Robin distances herself from Ted, but they eventually make up and decide to date.

Meanwhile, Lily begins to wonder if she’s missed any opportunities because of her relationship with Marshall, and decides to pursue an art fellowship in San Fransisco, breaking up with Marshall in the process. The season ends with Ted coming back to the apartment, the morning after spending the night with Robin for the first time, to find Marshall sitting in the rain with Lily’s engagement ring.

HIMYM Season 2, Eps Brunch; Ted’s parents visit him, and declared that they’ve divorced.

Season 2

Ted and Robin are now a couple, and a heartbroken Marshall tries to continue his life without Lily. Realizing she is not meant to be an artist, Lily returns to New York. She is reunited with Marshall, and the season culminates in their marriage. Everyone discovers Robin was a Canadian teen pop star known as Robin Sparkles in the early 90s, with a hit single “Let’s Go To The Mall“, leading Barney to lose a “slap bet”, which permits Marshall to slap him in the face five times at any given time in the future, whenever Marshall chooses, which he does twice during this season. It is revealed Barney has a gay, black brother called James (Wayne Brady). Also, Barney reveals Bob Barker is his father, unaware that his mother lied to him, and takes a trip to California to be a contestant on The Price is Right.

In the season finale, Ted reveals to Barney that he and Robin have been broken up for some time due to their conflicting views on marriage. They didn’t tell anyone in order to avoid taking attention away from Lily and Marshall’s wedding. The season ends with Barney excited at the prospect of Ted and himself being single guys on the town again, and ends the season with Barney saying, “This is going to be legen- wait for it…”

Ted mets Stella in Season 3 and gets obsessed with his dermatologist

Season 3

Barney begins the season with the word, “-dary!” Robin returns from a trip to Argentina with her new boyfriend Gael (Enrique Iglesias), and Ted must adjust to life as just her friend. Marshall and Lily decide to move out on their own, falling in love with a place they can’t afford. Robin learns of Lily’s bad credit rating due to her compulsive shopping, and forces Lily to tell Marshall. Despite this, they are able to finally secure their dream apartment, only to discover it’s in a bad location and more poorly constructed than they thought. Barney is slapped for the third time on Thanksgiving, which Marshall dubs “Slapsgiving.”

Ted tells his children he met their mother through a story concerning her yellow umbrella. He finds the umbrella at a club and takes it home after attending a St. Patrick’s Day party where his future wife was, although they did not meet. Ted attempts to woo Stella (Sarah Chalke), a dermatologist he sees to remove an embarrassing tattoo. This culminates in a memorable “two-minute date,” which incorporates small talk, dinner, a movie, coffee, two cab rides, and a goodnight kiss, all within two minutes. Robin sleeps with Barney after he comforts her following a break-up; Ted is infuriated, and decides to stop being friends with Barney. Meanwhile, an unknown woman begins to sabotage Barney’s attempts to hook up. His saboteur is revealed to be Abby (Britney Spears), Stella’s receptionist, with a vendetta against him for not calling her after they had sex.

In the season finale, after Ted and Barney get into separate car accidents and end up in the hospital, they renew their friendship. It is revealed Barney has true feelings for Robin, while Ted proposes to Stella.

Season 4; Eps : Intervention, first for their friend Stewart, but they held an intervention more over again for every little cause 😀

Season 4

Stella says yes to Ted’s proposal. Robin takes a new job in Japan, but quickly resigns, after realizing how much she misses her friends. And returns to New York to attend Ted’s wedding. Stella leaves Ted at the altar to get back together with Tony, the father of her daughter. Barney struggles with his feelings for Robin as his company shifts him to the management team of a new acquisition, Goliath National Bank (GNB).

Marshall and Lily move to their new apartment and debate over whether or not they’re ready to have children. Robin becomes roommates with Ted and gets a job as an anchor for a 4 am news show after Barney sends out her video resume. Ted and Robin decide to sleep together constantly so they won’t fight over each other’s bad co-living habits. Barney attempts to make them stop fighting to prevent this, revealing to Ted his love for Robin.

Ted finds out Lily has sabotaged all of his relationships with anyone she doesn’t approve of and indirectly may have inspired his breakup with Robin. Robin and Ted end up talking about it, causing their friendship to begin moving toward a positive note. As Barney finally sleeps with his 200th woman, after rubbing it in the face of the childhood bully that taunted him into pursuing it, he questions what the rest of his life would be about now, leaving him more certain of his feelings for Robin.

Ted, while carrying the yellow umbrella, bumps into Stella and Tony. Tony later decides to visit him, sympathizing with Ted over his loss of Stella. Tony offers him a job as a professor of architecture, which Ted initially turns down.

In the season finale Robin finds out that Barney loves her, and initially refuses to commit to anything but a sex-only relationship; they seemingly end up together anyway. Ted decides that being an architect is leading nowhere, and finally decides to instead to become a college professor. The finale ends with Ted preparing to teach his first class and Future Ted revealing to his kids that one of the women in the class is their mother.

Season 5, Eps : Last Ciggarette Ever

Season 5

Ted begins his job as an architectural professor, standing in the middle of a classroom – although the mother was present, it turns out to be an economics class as he’s in the wrong lecture hall. Barney and Robin have had a sexual relationship throughout the summer and Lily locks them in a room, forcing them to come to terms with their relationship. After a rough patch they decide to break up. Robin describes it instead as “two friends getting back together.” Barney immediately goes back to his old ways, using The Playbook to score with women. Throughout the season Barney and Robin show feelings of regret over their break-up.

Ted dates a graduate student named Cindy (Rachel Bilson) and it is revealed her roommate is his future wife. Robin meets Don, her new co-anchor on her 4 am TV show. Though she initially dislikes him, the two start dating and eventually she moves in with him. At the end of the season they break up when Don takes a job in Chicago — a job which Robin had previously turned down to stay in New York with Don. Marshall uses his fourth slap on Barney, once again at Thanksgiving. Ted buys a house, which needs to be fixed up badly, but is later revealed to be the future home for Ted and his kids.

Lily and Marshall are still unsure about having kids. After watching four doppelgangers of their group (Lesbian Robin, Moustache Marshall, Stripper Lily and Mexican Wrestler Ted) they decide to leave the big decision to the universe’s “infinite wisdom” and start trying when they have seen Barney’s Doppelganger. In the season finale, Barney disguises himself to have sex with a girl from every country in the world, and Lily and Marshall mistake him for the final doppelganger. When Marshall finds out, he decides not to tell Lily, fearing she will want to wait even longer to have children. Lily eventually finds out and decides to wait. In the season finale, Lily thinks she sees Barney’s doppelganger as a hot dog vendor, which causes the group to realize she is seeing what she wants to see, and play along. Eventually Barney agrees having babies is not a stupid idea and Lily and Marshall should go forth. The season ends with Lily asking Marshall to “put a baby in my belly.”

HIMYM Season 6

Season 6

Ted sees Cindy again with a girl who he thinks to be her roommate, but she turns out to be Cindy’s girlfriend whom she later marries. It is revealed Ted first meets his future wife while acting as best man at a wedding (during which he is caught outside in the rain without an umbrella).

Lily gets mad when Marshall tells his family they are trying to have a baby, but the two work out their issues. Barney’s mother decides to sell the house he grew up in. While packing their mother’s house, James and Barney see an unsent letter to Sam Gibbs, which leads to their discovery that Sam Gibbs was the father of James. Loretta offers the identity of Barney’s father on a sheet of paper, but Barney tears this up after realizing Loretta’s efforts as a single mother.

Lily persuades Robin to delete Don’s number, and though it doesn’t happen right away, Robin eventually forgets Don’s number, and declares she’s finished with their relationship. Robin’s new co-anchor, Becky, steals all her spotlight, which frustrates Robin.

Ted rejects the offer of Goliath National Bank to design the previously scrapped new headquarters, but accepts it later. The GNB Headquarters is supposed to be built at the site of an old building, which is an architectural landmark. This gets Ted into a rivalry with Zoey (Jennifer Morrison), a beautiful girl who’s upset about the landmark being torn down. Zoey signs up for Ted’s class and gets his students on her side of the fight to save the building being torn down for the new GNB headquarters.

Robin tells the story of her old friend from Canada, Jessica Glitter (Nicole Scherzinger), and explains friends drift apart. Ted proves a point to them by calling up his old friend Punchy which causes him to impulsively show up in New York. Later, he asks Ted to be his best man at the wedding. Seemingly, this is the wedding shown at the beginning of season six, where Ted must give his speech, however, since then, Robin has asked Ted to be her best man whenever she gets married. Ted and the gang have Thanksgiving dinner at Zoey’s house, and Ted and Zoey become friends, though they show signs of struggle with feelings for each other.

Marshall suspects that he is the reason Lily can’t get pregnant after meeting a fertility doctor who also happens to be Barney’s doppelganger. He learns that he is completely fertile and is overjoyed, but later receives bad news that his father had just died. The gang tries to support Marshall and Lily tries to help his mom during Marshall’s father’s funeral, but Marshall becomes preoccupied when he discovers that he has one final voicemail message from him. Barney calls his mom and tells her that he is finally ready to meet his real dad.

Ted reveals that he is in love with Zoey, but since Zoey is married, he breaks off his friendship with her. Zoey is also in love with Ted, and is getting a divorce from her husband. Since both don’t know how the other person feels, Marshall tells each of them about their feelings, and Ted about Zoey’s divorce, and Zoey and Ted kiss.

In the episode “Garbage Island”, Ted in 2021 reveals that Zoey and he broke up at some point (at this point he’s already married with two kids), and that “it did not end well.” Wracked with guilt that he was still a “sellout” corporate lawyer when his father died, Marshall and Lily agree that he should quit his job at GNB and fulfill his dream of becoming an environmental lawyer before they have a family.

This season, Barney meets one of Robin’s friends, Nora. He likes her right away, although he does not notice it when he tries to sweettalk her pretending to be a romantic. However, the next day they play laser tag and he begins to like her even more but is reluctant to know this. He begins dating her when the group (especially Robin) urges him. Yet, when he actually almost begins to love her, he ends their relationship by lying about his feelings. Barney then wants to fix the relationship, but is too scared to, when he realizes that he does actually want to settle down one day in the future.

Barney finally meets his dad (John Lithgow), but is disappointed to see that his dad is not what he expected him to be. Marshall resigns from GNB, and signs up for unpaid volunteer work at the NRDC. Robin encounters a crush and Ted impulsively proposes marriage to her when he finds out that she liked that guy when they were dating.


About Pradini Puspitaningayu

a big, big, big dreamer

Posted on May 12, 2011, in Personal. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Robin Scherbatsky…….. slurp…. :p

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