15 Lesser Known Facts about How I Met Your Mother

When the creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays first came up with How I Met Your Mother they would have never imagined that it would run for long nine seasons.

We are upset that How I Met Your Mother is almost over, but equally excited that Ted will meet the Mother!

Just sit down and read some lesser-known interesting facts about How I Met Your Mother.

Facts #1

The opening theme song of How I Met Your Mother was performed by The Solids which is the band of creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. The theme song is a 12-second excerpt of the song Hey Beautiful and undoubtedly it was a catchy and unforgettable beat that will not bore you, no matter how many times you listen to it.

Facts #2

Barney Stinson was named after a heroin peddler in the James Ellroy book ‘LA Confidential’. Barney(Neil Patrick Harris) is a talented magician and is the president of the Magic Castle Club in Los Angeles.

In the entire series only 12 times, Barney showed up without a suit and he wore the infamous Ducky tie for 11 episodes.

Facts #3

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Alyson Hannigan refused to kiss Jason Segel unless he quit smoking. On-screen kissing is a big task and it becomes worse if the other person smells like an ashtray. Jason Segel was a long-term smoker and it was a daunting task for Alyson. She insisted that he try to quit smoking to make things easier.

Facts #4

Barney enjoyed Red Bull on and off the sets ofHow I Met Your Mother’ so much that, the company gave him a lifetime supply of Red Bull and a mini-refrigerator. He gave Red Bull an enormous amount of advertising and that even for free

Facts #5

The cast got to keep some of the props and after the show ended Josh Radnor got the blue French horn, the director Pamela Fryman, creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays got the three yellow umbrellas.

Neil Patrick Harris got the best deal he got the the Playbook and the gang’s MacLaren’s booth.

Facts #6

Cristin Milioti, The Mother, had no idea about the role she was being auditioned for. After a small interview on Skype, she was called to Los Angeles and there she was given fake scenes to read from which had nothing to do with ‘How I Met Your Mother’.

Facts #7

MacLaren’s Pub is named after Carter’s assistant for the show Carl MacLaren. McGee’s is the real name of the bar that MacLaren’s is based upon.

McGee’s even has special cocktails inspired by ‘How I Met Your Mother’ like The Naked Man, The Pineapple Incident, and Robin Sparkles.

Facts #8

Victoria (Ashley Williams) was voted the all-time favorite love interest of Ted (Josh Radnor) on the show. Zoey (Jennifer Morrison) was voted the least favorite.

Facts #9

The finale was the most-watched episode with almost 13.13 million views and before this “The Pineapple Incident” was the most-viewed episode from season one.

‘Landmark’ was the least viewed episode from season six.

Facts #10

‘How I Met Your Mother’ creators didn’t know that Josh Radnor was allergic to dogs when he was cast. This played a vital role in the decision to get rid of Robin’s dogs when she and Radnor’s characters were dating in Season 2.

Facts #11

Fashion designer Tim Gunn was the most welcomed guest star and everyone on set wanted his autograph. Singers Britney Spears and Katy Perry were two of the biggest guest stars who gave guest appearances Alyson Hannigan was pregnant while filming many on ‘How I Met Your Mother’.

Facts #12

Whenever the gang went to eat Chinese food, Barney Stinson was never able to use chopsticks to put a piece of food in his mouth. The only time he was shown eating with chopsticks was in Season 7 at the Hibachi Grill Restaurant.

Facts #13

Alyson Hannigan was pregnant while filming many episodes of Season 4. Baggy tops, giant handbags, and even subplots like Lily winning a hot dog-eating contest were used to hide her pregnancy.

After that, Cobie Smulders discovered that she was also pregnant.

Facts #14

All of Ted’s future children’s scenes were filmed during Season 1. The main reason was to keep the age of the children same throughout the series and this includes a scene for the show’s eventual final episode with The Mother.

Facts #15

Robin gets upset during an episode, in the restaurant and gets a champagne glass with the engagement ring, thinking that Ted has planned it and is about to propose to her. This marriage proposal was not a part of the script but a real situation.

A man who was a friend of the producers of the show had planned all this to propose to his girlfriend. He proposes to his girlfriend and the proposal will be there forever as part of the episode.

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