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9 Similarities Between F.R.I.E.N.D.S. And How I Met Your Mother

We all love F.R.I.E.N.D.S., and we love How I Met Your Mother as well. Both of them are best sitcoms that American Television has ever produced. 

There was a time in every fan's life when all they wanted to do is go home and watch the an episode of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or How I Met Your Mother. As a fan myself, I remember myself watching both shows continuously for hours.

Here is a list of similarities between both our favourite shows.

 

9 Similarities Between F.R.I.E.N.D.S. And How I Met Your Mother

9 Similarities Between F.R.I.E.N.D.S. And How I Met Your Mother

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1. Male leads of both the shows have almost same characters.

1.	Male leads of both the shows have almost same characters.

Hopeless romantic, nerd, caring, honest, believes in true love, not good with girls, always makes fool of himself - these terms perfectly define Ted and Ross both. They even have same hairstyles!

2. Both were in love with one of their best friends.

2.	Both were in love with one of their best friends.

We adore Ted's eternal love for Robin and Ross's love for Rachel since early teens, but we can't ignore the fact that both of them were their best friends and crucial member of their social group.

3. Both show features a playboy like character that gets all the girls.

3.	Both show features a playboy like character that gets all the girls.

Joey and Barney - they both are full of confidence and hence they both are good with ladies. Their dating life is a major sub-plot of both the shows. Barney with his awesome plays and Joey with his catchy phrases has entertained us a lot. But if you pay attention, we will find out they are almost same characters living in different times.

4. The gang of both the shows usually hangs out at similar places.

4.	The gang of both the shows usually hangs out at similar places.

While character of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. likes to hang out Central Perk, a fictional coffee shop at New York City, characters of HIMYM always hang out at McLaren's Pub, another fictional establishment in NYC. Central Perk is located at the same building where Monica, Rachel, Joey & Chandler live, and McLaren's Pub is located in the building of Ted's apartment.

5. Both shows have an adorable couple whose advice is valuable for others.

5. Both shows have an adorable couple whose advice is valuable for others.

While it's hard to choose one favorite between Chandler and Monica from F.R.I.E.N.D.S. & Marshall and Lily from HIMYM, as they both are adorable, But looking at lives of both, one can easily find many similarities.

6. Chandler and Barney both have broken the code of friendship once.

6. Chandler and Barney both have broken the code of friendship once.

The sacred code of brotherhood forbids a friend to date any current or past girlfriend of his friends. Chandler crossed the line when he started to date Kathy and Barney broke the code when he started to date Robin.

7. One character from each show is a registered minister.

7. One character from each show is a registered minister.

Barney in HIMYM is a registered minister. He acted as a minister in Marshall and Lily's wedding. Joey was a registered minister in F.R.I.E.N.D.S. and he acted as a minister in Chandler and Monica's wedding.

8. Nature of corresponding characters is same.

8.	Nature of corresponding characters is same.

Lily and Monica both have a bossy nature. Chandler and Marshall have feminine nature. Joey and Barney are always full of stupid Idea. Female leads - Robin and Rachel are cute and a little dumb at same time.

9. Even their habits are same.

9.	Even their habits are same.

Ross has a habit of correcting everyone all the time. Ted also has the same habit. Ross and Ted both know almost every fact of history, science and current affairs. Both Ted and Ross have habit to make list of things. And they both had been a professor at some point of their life.

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