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Although CBS hasn´t already renewed How I Met Your Mother for a fifth season. Now, reports say that CBS is going to renew How I Met Your Mother for a new season. So, everything´s good!So, everything´s good for How I Met Your Mother! And After the appearance of Stella Zinman back to How I Met Your Mother, there´s no doubt about a renewal.
How I Met Your Mother is an American situation comedy that premiered on CBS on September 19, 2005. The show was created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays. As a framing device, the main character, Ted Mosby, in the year 2030 recounts to his son and daughter the events that led to his meeting their mother, which explains the title and allows for a narration in the past tense. How I Met Your Mother’s other main characters are Marshall Eriksen, Robin Scherbatsky, Barney Stinson, and Lily Aldrin.
What is How I Met Your Mother About? – Plot
In the year 2030, Ted Mosby (voiced by Bob Saget) gathers his daughter and son to tell them the story of how he met their mother.
The story begins in 2005 with Ted (Josh Radnor) as a single, 27-year-old architect living with his two best friends from Wesleyan University (Middletown, Connecticut), Marshall Eriksen (Jason Segel), a law student, and Lily Aldrin (Alyson Hannigan), 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 friend Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) whom he met in a bathroom after a night of drinks. Barney is known as a womanizer with an unnamed corporate job. Ted begins his search for his perfect mate. He is introduced to the ambitious young reporter Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders), when Barney plays the game he invented to introduce Ted to women: “Have you met Ted?” Ted quickly falls in love with Robin and thinks about settling down, but Robin isn’t ready. However, the viewers learn that Robin is not the mother when Ted, as he talks to his children, refers to Robin as their “aunt”, not their mother.
As the series progresses, 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 culinary fellowship, and she and Ted try a long distance relationship. However once Ted learns Robin has feelings for him, he tells her that he has broken up with Victoria and they almost have sex when Victoria calls and Robin answers by mistake. Ted and Victoria then break up, and Robin becomes mad at Ted for a number of episodes, but they eventually make up. Ted gets a call from Love Solutions, the matrimonial company that previously struggled to find a match for him, who have finally found him a match. But Ted decides not to show up for the blind date because he still believes Robin is the one. 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 Francisco, 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.
Ted and Robin are finally a couple. A heartbroken Marshall must now go on and try to continue his life without Lily, and he reluctantly begins dating other people. Realizing she is not an artist, Lily returns to New York. She’s reunited with Marshall, and the season culminates in their marriage. Barney loses 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 has done two times through the course of this season. It is revealed that Barney has a gay, black brother (Wayne Brady). Also, Barney takes a trip to California to be a contestant on The Price is Right, in part because he believes that Bob Barker is his father, although he doesn’t actually say so. They eventually find out that Robin was a Canadian teen pop star in the early 90s.
In the season finale, through a series of flashbacks, Barney learns from Ted and Robin that they had been broken up for some time before Marshall and Lily’s wedding. They didn’t tell anyone before because they did not want to take attention away from Marshall and Lily. Ted and Robin agree to stay friends as Ted wants to get married and Robin does not. The season ends with Barney excited at the prospect of Ted and himself being single guys on the town again. The final scene in season two ends with Barney and Ted on the balcony outside Lily and Marshall’s wedding with Barney saying the beginning of, “Legen… wait for it…”
Season three begins with Barney finishing the line he started at the end of season 2, “…dary!” Robin returns from a trip to Argentina, 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. Marshall learns of Lily’s bad credit rating due to her compulsive buying. They are able to finally score their dream apartment despite this, only to discover the neighborhood is next to a sewage treatment plant. Coming to terms with this, they later also realize that the apartment’s floor is crooked. Barney is slapped for the third time on Thanksgiving, which Marshall dubs “Slapsgiving.”
It is revealed that the way Ted met “Your Mother” is through a story with her yellow umbrella, which he finds and takes in “No Tomorrow”.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. Meanwhile, an unknown woman begins to sabotage Barney’s attempts to hook up. Robin sleeps with Barney after he comforts her following a break-up, which is followed by Ted’s disapproval due to the breaking of the “Bro Code.” After that, Ted decides not to be friends with Barney any more. Barney’s saboteur is revealed to be Abby (Britney Spears), Stella’s receptionist, with a vendetta against Barney for not calling her after they had sex. In the last episode, “Miracles”, Ted and Barney renew their friendship after both are involved in accidents (Ted is in a cab accident and comes out of it without a scratch. Barney is run over by a bus while rushing to find out if Ted’s all right). At the end of the episode, Ted proposes to Stella.
In the episode “Ten Sessions”, Stella reveals that she attended and left a party on St. Patrick’s Day, which may have been the same one Ted attended. Ted told his children that the future mother of his children was at the party, but they had not seen each other.
It is also heavily implied that Barney has feelings for Robin. In the episode “The Goat”, it is revealed that in the following year (when Ted turns 31) Robin will be living in Ted’s apartment. This is confirmed in “Not a Father’s Day.”
The gang continues to mature as they all reach their 30s. Stella says “yes” to Ted’s proposal, but she leaves him at the altar in order to get back together with the father of her child. Ted eventually makes his peace with this over time. Barney struggles with his feelings for Robin. Barney’s company shifts him to the management team of a new acquisition, Goliath National Bank, and Barney in turn gets Marshall a job as in-house counsel and a contract for Ted’s firm to design GNB’s Manhattan headquarters. Marshall eventually realizes with Barney’s help that he must find a unique quirk for around the office so that he will never get fired. He decides to run a fantasy baseball league, like he did in college, making him “Sports Guy”. But, after having to handle $18,000 in cash (which he then nervously walks down the street with), and getting demands from co-workers at all hours, Marshall decides he cannot continue.
Marshall and Lily finally move to their new apartment and struggle over whether or not they’re ready to have children. Lily actually abandons the group and disappears for 4 weeks after hearing a dirty joke from Barney. Robin takes a new job in Japan, but finds it’s even worse than Metro News One and quickly quits and returns to New York for Ted’s wedding. Soon after her return, she becomes roommates with Ted and eventually gets a job as an anchor for a 4:00 A.M. news show. Ted finds out about Barney’s feelings for Robin when Ted and Robin sleep together constantly so they won’t fight over each others bad habits. Relationship tension begins rising between Barney and 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 towards a positive note.
Ted gets laid off from his design job for GNB, resulting in his founding of his own independant company named “Mosbius Designs”. Ted starts working on his new company from home and hires an intern. The intern ends up getting fired for sleeping with Robin, and immediately is hired by Marshall as a paralegal to take all the legwork of running the baseball fantasy league.
Ted anticipates old age but later comes to understand that the journey is just as much fun as the ending and Barney realizes he is too old to do the same things he did in his 20s. Barney finally sleeps with his 200th woman and, after rubbing it in the face of the childhood bully that taunted him into pursuing it, started to question what the rest of his life would be about now, resulting in him looking up at Robin.
Ted later bumps into Stella at a crosswalk, while carrying a yellow umbrella, leading to a cliffhanger.
Are you happy that How I Met Your Mother gets renewed for a fifth season by CBS? I know I am…