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15 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About 'How I Met Your Mother'

15 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About 'How I Met Your Mother'
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It's been more than a year since we said goodbye to the beautiful sitcom How I Met Your Mother, only to realise that we'd keep watching it over and over again for the ages to come. The American sitcom ran for nine seasons, making us believe in love, destiny, being badass, and ultimately break our heart with the finale episode.  

For a die-hard fan, it is tough to survive after realising your favorite show has ended, but people like me still keep looking at behind the scene videos, read blogs and what not to get the most out of the show. For someone like me who has seen the show for over 100 times right from the pilot to the finale, getting to know some really interesting facts is like dessert after an exquisite dinner.

So, if you too are a Legen-wait for it- dary fan of Ted Mosby and Barney Stinson like me, get yourself amazed by these hidden facts about the awesome HIMYM!

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1) The lead Ted Mosby has dated 29 different women before he met the mother, Tracy McConnell.

1) The lead Ted Mosby has dated 29 different women before he met the mother, Tracy McConnell.

The hopeless romantic wasn't far behind Barney, who had by then touched the mark of 60.

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2) Neil Patrick Harris is also a REAL trained magician just like his screen character Barney Stinson.

2) Neil Patrick Harris is also a REAL trained magician just like his screen character Barney Stinson.
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3) Alysson Hannigan (Lily Aldrin) wasn't comfortable kissing her co-actor and on-screen husband Jason Segel (Marshall Eriksen) because of his smoking habits.

3) Alysson Hannigan (Lily Aldrin) wasn't comfortable kissing her co-actor and on-screen husband Jason Segel (Marshall Eriksen) because of his smoking habits.
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Alysson wasn't comfy kissing him so they made a bet. Everytime Alysson wold have to kiss Jason, he would give her $10! This habit eventually led to Jason quitting smoking at all.

4) Jim Parsons, aka Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory had auditioned fo the role of Barney Stinson, which later went to Neil.

4) Jim Parsons, aka Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory had auditioned fo the role of Barney Stinson, which later went to Neil.
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5) The song 'Let's go to the Mall' by Robin's teenage avatar of Robin Sparkles is available on the video game Just Dance 3.

5) The song 'Let's go to the Mall' by Robin's teenage avatar of Robin Sparkles is available on the video game Just Dance 3.
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This song has been my ringtone from the past 6 months as well, following Sandcastles in the Sand and The Beaver Song!

6) Almost all of the websites mentioned in the show exist in real life, ranging from www.stinsonbreastredution.com to www.heynannynanny.com

6) Almost all of the websites mentioned in the show exist in real life, ranging from www.stinsonbreastredution.com to www.heynannynanny.com
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FYI www.lilyandmarshallselltheirstuff.com was created for charity by selling off the items from the show.

7) The wallclock Ted and Marshall's appartment is always set at 4:20.

7) The wallclock Ted and Marshall's appartment is always set at 4:20.
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8) The phrase 'The Bro Code' came into existence only after the show.

8) The phrase 'The Bro Code' came into existence only after the show.
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The holy book of the womaniser Barney Stinson is a real thing now and you can buy it on Amazon!

9) Jason Segel won a high school slam dunk contest just like his character, Marshall Eriksen.

9) Jason Segel won a high school slam dunk contest just like his character, Marshall Eriksen.
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Seems legit for his 6'4 personality!

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10) All the reactions of Ted's kids were filmed altogether during the first series to make them run throughout the seasons, including the finale.

10) All the reactions of Ted's kids were filmed altogether during the first series to make them run throughout the seasons, including the finale.
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The actors Lyndsy Fonseca and David Henrie had a bunch of reactions for episodes throughout the show and even knew the finale!

11) Jason Segel didn't know that his character's dad would die until Alysson (Lily) said the line on screen,

11) Jason Segel didn't know that his character's dad would die until Alysson (Lily) said the line on screen,
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In fact, he was made to rehearse for the scene where Lily would come up and tell Marshall she's pregnant. The shot was so natural that it was done in one cut.

12) The spouses of three of the main characters appeared in several episodes of the show.

12) The spouses of three of the main characters appeared in several episodes of the show.
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Sandy Rivers was played by Alysson Hannigan's husband, Garry Blauman by Cobie Smulders' husband and Scooter by Neil Partick's better half.

13) All of Barney Stinson's fake statistics had the numbers 83, 8 and 3 somehow involved.

13) All of Barney Stinson's fake statistics had the numbers 83, 8 and 3 somehow involved.
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14) The only time the producers showed Alysson Hannigan her baby bump was the episode where she eats 32 hotdogs in 8 minutes!

14) The only time the producers showed Alysson Hannigan her baby bump was the episode where she eats 32 hotdogs in 8 minutes!
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Alysson was very much pregnant during the later episodes of season 4 but the producers had no plans to show the character Lily carrying a baby. So that lead to Alysson wearing baggy tops and carrying large bags to hide her baby bump. You can sneak a peek in the 23rd episode of season 4, 'As Fast As She Can.'

15) The show was loaded with popular celebs like Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears and many more, but it was fashion designer Tim Gunn who stole the show when it came to autographs!

15) The show was loaded with popular celebs like Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears and many more, but it was fashion designer Tim Gunn who stole the show when it came to autographs!

So, which is your most favorite moment from HIMYM?

So, which is your most favorite moment from HIMYM?
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