The cast of Hulu’s HIMYF revealed who they’d like to see make cameo appearances from their predecessor, How I Met Your Mother. During its nine-season run on CBS, How I Met Your Mother amassed a massive following. The show followed Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) and his close-knit group of friends navigating relationships and life in New York City from 2005 to 2014. The show’s framing device was Ted telling his children how he met their mother, which was narrated by future Ted (Bob Saget). HIMYM has gained a lot of acclaim along the way, and streaming has helped it reach new audiences in recent years.
The sitcom’s popularity prompted immediate talk of a spin-off, though nothing came of it for many years. Finally, in 2021, fans rejoiced when it was announced that How I Met Your Father had been ordered straight to series. With writing duo Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger (This Is Us) on board and TV royalty Hilary Duff, fans were eager to return to the HIMYM universe. When the series first aired in 2022, it demonstrated that it could stand on its while still paying homage to the original series. Many fans were hoping to see cameos from their favorite characters due to this.
Ranjit, Tom: My first choice is him. I’d like to see him again.
No, he’s also my number one, bro! Suraj:
Tom: I think that if I put it out there and tell the world that I want Ranjit to be a part of our show, he’ll come on board. I’m attempting to manifest it to see if he will-
Suraj: I’d go insane if he were as successful as he is now. This is-
Suraj: He owns a limousine service. He’s doing a fantastic job. He’s on his way out. So, how’s it going? Because the world is the same, I sincerely hope that we get to see a lot of the legacy cast return. We live on the same street. Some might say we’re sharing the same space. Make it happen if you will. It would be fantastic.
Francia: You’re right. And we’ve been on the lookout for it. “Will each of them appear as a guest star at some point?” We’re begging, asking, and prying in the hopes of getting a yes.
Marshall Manesh’s character, Ranjit Singh, was a limo chauffeur who developed an excellent relationship with the HIMYM gang for the series. He became a favorite fan character, and the spin-off cast adores him. Though it appears that they’d like every significant character to guest star at some point! He was incredibly close to Lily (Alyson Hannigan) and Marshall (Jason Segel), driving them home after their wedding and even taking them on a double date.
Hilary Duff previously teased a significant cameo in season one of HIMYF but kept her identity a secret. Showrunners Aptaker and Berger also essentially approved cameos from previous cast members. Claiming that the possibilities are truly limitless because the new show is set in the same universe. Neil Patrick Harris walked into Sid’s bar, according to the two.
Every Tuesday, Hulu releases new episodes of How I Met Your Father. Though discussing cameos is exciting for diehard fans, HIMYF must first and foremost stand on its own. If viewers don’t warm up to the new cast and storylines, no cameos will save the show from cancellation. In this regard, HIMYF appears to be doing a good job so far. They’ve teased fans with a few touching HIMYM Easter eggs, but no original cast members have yet to appear. Unfortunately, early reviews for the series aren’t promising, so they might not make it into cameo territory.