Here are some interesting facts about the series that will make you turn the pages and relive the moments.
The Cast ACTUALLY got to keep a few props used in the show. Josh Radnor took home the blue French horn while Neil Patrick Harris was allowed to keep the iconic booth from MacLaren’s.
When Britney Spears and Katy Perry guest-starred in the show, Katy played the role of Honey in S06E15 while Britney starred as Abby in S03E15.
Barney Stinson cannot eat with chopsticks, and the only time he succeeds is in season 7 when they’re at the Hibachi Grill Restaurant.
Alyson Hannigan had initially declined to kiss Jason Segel in the show because of his smoking habits. Segel paid her $10 for each cigarette he smoked before he finally quit.
By the end of the show, Neil Patrick Harris went home with the most money, earning $210,000 per episode, in contrast to $120,000 per episode paid to the rest of the actors.
Robin Scherbatsky was from Vancouver because Cobie Smulders who essayed the character was from Vancouver.
Neil Patrick Harris was provided a lifetime supply of Red Bull and a mini-refrigerator by the company because of his love for the energy drink both on and off-screen.
Jason Segel in real life won a high school slam dunk contest that his character Marshall boasted about in the show.
The single ‘Nothing Suits Me Like A Suit’ that was sung by Neil Patrick Harris and the rest of the cast for the show’s 100th episode, charted at No.3 on the Australian iTunes Charts. The show’s creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas also received an Emmy nomination for writing the song.
A few people knew who the mother in question was because one of the final scenes from the show was shot years before.
The pub MacLaren’s that has been featured rather prominently was inspired by McGees Bar in New York. Craig Thomas and Carter Bays got the idea after spending several evenings at this watering hole.
In Season 4, both Alyson Hannigan and Cobie Smulders revealed that they were pregnant. However, the producers weren’t interested in making their respective characters pregnant too, so the costume designers used baggy tops and giant handbags to hide their pregnancies on-screen.
Having many scenes and the instant-cut pattern meant that it took a long time to prepare the set and so the show could not be filmed before a live studio audience. However, every finished episode was shown to an audience, their responses recorded and later incorporated into the broadcast.
Almost all the websites that appeared in the show are real. The creators made www.lilyandmarshallselltheirstuff.com for charity purposes and stuff from the show was put on auction there.
Barney Stinson’s name was inspired by a heroin dealer from James Ellroy’s book ‘LA Confidential’.
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