HIMYF runs the risk of overlooking an important aspect of HIMYM.

How I Met Your Father risks losing some of what made How I Met Your Mother so successful by premiering in January. Even in its first season, it was a huge hit. How I Met Your Father, is a reimagining of the HIMYM formula. As Sophie (Hillary Duff) tells her son the story of how she met his father, the camera follows her. The series’ relationship hijinks, 30-something life events, and everlasting friendships are all present in this sequel. While the nature of HIMYF’s setup and hindsight in learning from HIMYM’s finale mistakes gives it an advantage. One of the best aspects of the original show may be overlooked in the spin-off.

While the first season of HIMYM focused on Ted’s love, the will they/won’t they dynamic with Robin, and the gang’s personalities, the show used a clever trick to emphasize the series’ big moments and memorability. How I Met, Your Mother has three major holiday-themed episodes in the first season alone, all of which help advance the plot while also establishing themselves as some of the series’ best episodes. “The Slutty Pumpkin,” Season 1, episode 6, is the show’s most famous Halloween episode; episode 9’s “Belly Full of Turkey” established the show’s Thanksgiving traditions, and episode 11’s “The Limo” proved Ted and Robin’s endgame love storey wasn’t over with a kiss on New Year’s Eve.

Because it premiered in the fall, How I Met Your Mother included multiple holiday-themed episodes in its first 11 episodes, ensuring the show’s rewatchability from the start. On the other hand, season 1 of How I Met Your Father will premiere on January 18, 2022. Surpassing the most popular annual holidays of Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve.

While a few minor holidays, such as Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day, are still observed during the 10-episode run of How I Met Your Father. They lack the same yearly impact or thematic recollection as HIMYM’s first-season celebrations.

While the pilot episode of How I Met Your Father airing in January most likely signals the absence of Christmas, Halloween, and Thanksgiving, this isn’t always the case. Even though Ted Lasso season 2 premiered in July. The show still managed to fit in a Christmas episode in August. Which wasn’t the show’s original plan. For Ted Lasso season 2, Apple TV + ordered two extra episodes. Including Christmas-themed and Coach Beard-centered episodes. Hulu may request the same treatment for How I Met Your Father to keep the show’s big celebrations and moments. Which would include a significant holiday, outside the typical timeline.

However, the release window for How I Met Your Father is truly risking the loss of such memorable episodes. Especially since the sitcom format lends itself so well to holiday installments. With Thanksgiving specials, Christmas episodes centered on the main characters’ friendships. And zany Halloween premises lending some of the show’s most iconic moments. How I Met Your Mother never stopped using holidays to advance its plot. If How I Met Your Father’s season lasts past St. Patrick’s Day in March, it will have the opportunity to repeat HIMYM’s pivotal season 3 episode about the holiday. Ted and the mother were inadvertently in the same bar. It would be missing out on a critical element that made How I Met Your Mother so memorable.

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