How I Met Your Mother

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Television series
German title How I Met Your Mother
Original title How I Met Your Mother
Country of production United States
original language English
Year (s) 2005-2014
length 22 minutes
Episodes 208 in 9 seasons ( List )
genre Sitcom
Theme music The Solids - Hey Beautiful
idea Carter Bays ,
Craig Thomas
music John Swihart
First broadcast September 19, 2005 (USA) on CBS
first broadcast
September 13, 2008 on ProSieben

How I Met Your Mother ( English for "How I met your mother"; HIMYM for short ) is an American sitcom that was produced for the television station CBS . The nine seasons include 208 episodes, which first aired from 2005 to 2014. In Germany the series can be seen on ProSieben , in Austria on ORF eins and in Switzerland on 3+ . The narration takes place from the point of view of the main character Ted Mosby, who tells his children the experiences that led him to meet their mother. The series received numerous awards, including ten Emmys .


The starting point of How I Met Your Mother is that Ted Mosby would like to tell his children Penny and Luke in 2030 how he met their mother.

This story begins in New York in 2005 . Ted, 27, has just graduated from architecture school and works in an office while best friend and roommate Marshall Eriksen is about to graduate from law school . At this point in time, Marshall had been in a relationship with the kindergarten teacher Lily Aldrin for nine years . All three are friends with Barney Stinson . Barney, whose specific occupation remains uncertain up to the last episode, is a notorious womanizer and is very convinced of himself and always appears in a suit . He wants to teach Ted how to live, and as a “ wingman ” he regularly addresses women. This is how Ted meets Robin Scherbatsky . The attractive Canadian works for a local television station as a reporter, later a news anchor. At the first rendezvous , Ted tells Robin that he fell in love with her, which puts Robin off because she doesn't want a steady relationship. Since the two are still sympathetic to each other, they decide to stay friends. Robin becomes part of Ted's circle of friends.

Each subsequent episode revolves around the lives of these five characters; In the background, there is ultimately the question of who will be the mother of the two children from 2030. In the course of the series, some clues are given as to who is behind the woman.

season 1

In the course of the first season, many situations are shown in which Ted meets potential dream women. However, he always raves about Robin. In the twelfth episode, Ted meets Victoria at a wedding, who becomes his girlfriend. Victoria goes to Germany to study there. The long-distance relationship between the two falls apart because Ted develops feelings for Robin again and wants to cheat on Victoria with her. At the end of the last episode, Robin and Ted finally get together.

Ted's best friend Marshall proposes to his longtime friend Lily in the first episode, which she accepts. Because of the rising cost of the wedding, Marshall takes a job at the company Barney works for. Contrary to Marshall's views, the group of companies produces environmentally harmful substances. At the end of the first season, Lily becomes unsure whether she really wants to get married and leaves New York for an art scholarship in San Francisco .

season 2

While Ted and Robin are in a committed relationship, Marshall suffers from being separated from Lily. She returns to New York, but without reporting to Marshall. A short time later, the two meet again. Since Robin and Ted quarrel over items from previous relationships, Robin gives her dogs, which she had bought with a different ex-boyfriend, to a relative. Robin and Ted later plan to move in together, but neither feel up to the step.

Since the friends are astonished by Robin's aversion to shopping malls , they develop their own theories as to where this aversion comes from. Marshall and Barney place a slap bet on their two theories, with Lily receiving the post of "Slap Bet Commissioner." When Marshall's theory that Robin had a husband in Canada whom she married in a mall turns out to be false, Barney slaps him because he thinks his theory of a porn movie in a mall is correct. When it turns out that Robin was a Canadian teen star with the hit Let's Go to the Mall in the 1990s , Marshall wins five slaps, which he gives Barney over the course of the series.

Due to Ted's relationship, he is no longer Barney's " copilot ", which is why Barney invites his homosexual brother James to New York for a few days. Since James, like Barney, was only interested in one-night stands in the past, Barney is very disappointed in his brother when he reveals that he is in a relationship and will soon get married. After Barney tries to convince his brother of a "relaxed" life, he reveals that he and his fiancé are going to adopt a child, whereupon Barney befriends the idea and even becomes James' best man.

The season ends with Lily and Marshall getting married. Robin and Ted have since split up because of their different views on their future plans, but haven't told anyone so as not to draw attention to themselves at the wedding. In the fourth season, Lily admits that she broke up the couple.

season 3

Robin returns from a trip to Argentina where she met her new friend Gaël, from whom she separated again a short time later. Marshall and Lily decide to move out of the shared apartment with Ted and, despite the high debts caused by Lily's shopping addiction, buy their own apartment, which is crooked, which is why they have to invest even more money in the apartment and not in it yet third season can move in there. Ted falls in love with the dermatologist Stella, who is supposed to remove a butterfly tattoo that he got drunk. During the season, Ted met Stella's daughter Lucy.

After Robin has been abandoned by her childhood sweetheart and Barney has played her second song, Sandcastles in the Sand , on the occasion of his attempts to comfort her, the two sleep together. Since they don't want to burden their friendship and that of Ted, they both want to forget the one-time slip. Robin tells Ted about the night anyway and when Barney wants to do the same on Ted's 30th birthday, Ted ends his friendship with Barney. In the season finale, both Ted and Barney end up in the hospital after accidents and renew their friendship there. After she broke up with him in the hospital, Ted visits Stella in an arcade and proposes to her.

Season 4

Barney has real feelings for Robin, and Stella accepts Ted's proposal. Since Ted hates Stella's home in New Jersey , but Stella doesn't want to move into Ted's apartment with her daughter either, a dispute breaks out between the two of them, which Ted settles by promising Stella to move to New Jersey after the wedding. Shortly before the wedding of Stella's sister, she separates from her fiancé, which is why Stella and Ted want to keep the appointment. However, Stella leaves Ted shortly before the ceremony for her daughter's father.

Robin, who works as a news anchor in Japan at the beginning of the season , quickly breaks off her engagement there because the job does not meet her expectations and moves in with Ted. Sometime later, with Barney's help, she gets a new job on breakfast television. When she and Ted begin to settle disputes in the flat with make-up sex, Ted notices Barney's feelings for Robin and stops doing them for his sake.

Ted is commissioned to design the new headquarters of Goliath National Bank . However, the job is dropped after just a few episodes, and Ted loses his job. Then Ted tried his hand at his own architecture office. However, he gives up this attempt in the last episode of the season. Through the mediation of Stella's husband Tony, who wants to calm his guilty conscience, Ted gets a job at the university. In addition, Robin and Barney carefully approach each other.

Season 5

Barney and Robin admit their feelings and become a couple. When the relationship fails, again under Lily's influence, Barney quickly returns to his usual lifestyle, while Robin finds the breakup more difficult. Although she wants to concentrate fully on her career, she falls in love with her colleague Don Frank. When Barney learns that he has hurt Robin with his post-split behavior, he campaigns for Robin and Don to get together. At the end of the season, Robin receives a job offer from Chicago , which she declines for Don's sake. Don then receives the same offer and accepts it, whereupon this relationship also breaks up.

Ted's got off to a bad start as a professor. However, he finds himself in the role and meets with a student. It turns out to be his future wife's roommate. At his mother's second wedding, he secretly disappears and buys a house. While this turns out to be ailing, Ted holds on to it, and it is revealed that the Mosby family will be living in this house in 2030. Marshall tries to make Lily jealous to give the longstanding relationship a new impetus. This leads to a marital dispute, which they settle. Towards the end of the season, the two decide to have a child.

Season 6

Marshall and Lily's desire to have children does not come true at first, which unsettles both of them. You decide to visit a specialist and end up with Dr. Stangel, who looks just like Barney.

Ted gets his previous assignment back to design the new headquarters of the Goliath National Bank . The Arcadian Hotel stands on the construction site, and activist Zoey is campaigning against its demolition. After some trouble, Zoey and Ted finally get together. You are trying to suppress the conflict over the Arcadian Hotel. Robin slowly processes the breakup with Don and remains single for the time being. As the season progresses, you learn a lot about Barney's childhood. First his half-brother James finds his father and then finally Barney finds his own.

In the middle of the season, Marshall's father dies, which throws him into a crisis. He returns home and lives with his mother like a teenager for several weeks. When he returns, he finally decides to follow his wish to use his skills for the environment. Because of this, he quits the Goliath National Bank and applies for a position as a lawyer at a nature conservation organization. At the end of the season, Zoey and Ted split up in an argument over the Arcadian Hotel , which will ultimately be demolished. Lily finds out that she is pregnant, and ahead of time it is seen that Barney is going to get married.

Season 7

Marshall and Lily, who learn they are going to be the parents of a boy, move into a house on Long Island given to them by Lily's grandparents. Marshall gets a job with an environmental law firm. Barney and Robin spend a night together, even though they are both in a committed relationship. Barney breaks up with his girlfriend Nora in hopes of getting back together with Robin. However, this does not end her relationship with Kevin. When the latter proposes to her, she confesses to him that she cannot have children, whereupon the relationship breaks up.

Ted reveals his love for Robin after breaking up with Kevin. She finally declares not to love him and moves into her own apartment, which she can afford because of a promotion. In order to leave the past behind for good, Ted leaves the former flat share to Marshall and Lily, who now hate life in the suburbs . Barney begins a new relationship with Quinn, a stripper who soon moves in with him. Ted takes over Quinn's apartment. When Quinn stops stripping, Barney proposes marriage to her. Ted resumes his relationship with one of his ex-girlfriends, Victoria, towards the end of the season. Marvin Wartenoch (in the English original "Waitforit") Eriksen is born, and the viewer learns in a preview that Barney Robin will marry.

Season 8

At the beginning of the season, Ted and Victoria get back together, but later split up again. Ted later meets a woman who turns out to be Barney's half-sister Carly. Barney, however, is not enthusiastic about this relationship. After separating from Carly, Ted meets Jeanette, who - it turns out - has been stalking and persecuting him for a long time. Ted starts dating her despite his friends' objections. It is mentioned that she is the last woman Ted goes out with before he meets the mother. They split up when Jeanette finds the supposedly destroyed playbook (Barney pretended he burned it for Robin 's sake, but it was the ceremonial version) and the apartment totally devastated because she thinks it belongs to Ted.

Barney tries to hide the fact that he and Robin were once a couple from Quinn, but Marshall and Lily accidentally talk it out. Barney prepares a prenuptial agreement for Quinn, which she does not accept. She draws up her own marriage contract, and the two get into an argument over it, which eventually leads to their separation. A little later, Barney helps Robin to end the relationship with Nick. Barney soon begins a relationship with Patrice, Robin's work colleague, and plans to propose to her. Robin isn't thrilled about that. Eventually it turns out that Barney only faked his relationship with Patrice to win Robin back and eventually propose to her, which Robin accepts. Robin later tries to persuade Barney to sell his apartment. At the last minute, however, they decide against the sale, and Robin moves in with Barney.

Lily and Marshall have trouble finding a suitable nanny for Marvin. Despite initial skepticism, they hire Lily's father Mickey, who does his job excellently. Lily surprisingly receives an offer for a position as personal art advisor to the Captain, Zoey's ex-husband. Marshall feels neglected because Lily spends more and more time at work and is rarely home. Marshall gives his old college friend Brad an interview at his workplace, but it goes badly. It turns out that Brad is already employed by another law firm and just wanted to get information about the latest case in which the two will face each other. The process becomes the most important in Marshall's career.

Later, the captain gives Lily the chance to move to Rome with him and work for him there. Lily initially refuses the offer because she doesn't want to endanger Marshall's supposedly successful career. In fact, the firm Marshall works for has not received any mandates for months. Marshall then persuades the captain to make this offer to Lily again. However, she refuses again because she does not want to give up the life in New York, which just seems to be perfect. Marshall tries to convince her that her life will be perfect in Italy too, and Lily finally accepts the offer.

Towards the end of the season, some unspoken conflicts build up between the characters. Marshall receives the offer to work as a judge in New York and accepts this without telling Lily about what stands in the way of her move to Rome. Ted plans to move to Chicago to avoid feelings for Robin that have re-emerged in the search for a locket. At the end, the eponymous mother (played by Cristin Milioti ) is revealed and shown.

Season 9

Almost all of the episodes from last season take place on the weekend of Barney and Robin's wedding, plus flashbacks. It shows how everyone in the circle of friends had already met the mother before she met Ted: she encouraged Barney to become engaged to Robin, made friends with Lily, hitchhiked Marshall to the wedding and resolved Robin's doubts about the marriage with Barney.

Ted procures Robin her necklace, which she buried in Central Park years earlier , and tries to finally close it with her, as Robin is about to marry Barney. Meanwhile, Marshall was offered and accepted a judge's post before Barney and Robin's wedding, without discussing it with Lily. After a violent argument and subsequent reconciliation, Lily reveals to him that she is pregnant again. The group learns of Ted's plans to move to Chicago after the wedding and says goodbye to him. When Ted meets Tracy, the future mother of his children, at the train station in Farhampton, he decides to stay in New York.

Afterwards, Ted reports in abridged form how things will continue: He and Tracy are getting married, having been engaged for more than five years, in the presence of the whole group from which Robin had previously estranged. It is also learned that Tracy's first great love died on her 21st birthday, which is also the day Ted met Robin and Marshall got engaged to Lily. Marshall refuses the job of judge and goes to Italy with Lily for some time. When he later receives another offer to become a judge, he accepts it. He later runs for a post at the State Supreme Court, the highest court in a US state, which he also gets. While Lily is pregnant with her third child, they move into a larger apartment.

Robin pursues her career as a television reporter and becomes very successful, but this leads to the fact that she often travels and neglects her husband. Because of this, her marriage to Barney falls apart after just three years. He then starts again with tearing up countless women and writes a new playbook. However, one day he accidentally impregnates a woman. After initially being very skeptical about his father role, his feelings change completely when he holds his daughter Ellie in his arms for the first time, and he describes her as the love of his life.

Finally, in 2024, Tracy dies of an unspecified illness. Six years after her death and the end of Ted's story, his children confront him with the assumption that his real intention to tell them the story may not be the memory of their deceased mother, who rarely appears in it, but that he of his two Children wants to find out if he can get into a relationship with Robin, his other great love, again. After encouraging him to try again, he ends up standing under Robin's window with the blue horn from their first date and they laugh at each other.


The characters Ted, Lily and Marshall represent the authors Craig Thomas and Carter Bays and his wife.

Ted Mosby

Theodore "Ted" Evelyn Mosby is the main character and first-person narrator of the series. He is an architect by profession . In the course of the series he founded an unsuccessful architecture firm called “Mosbius Design”, and later taught architecture at Columbia University . He would like to embody the intellectual part of the circle of friends; he likes literature , wine , scotch and is a romantic. He also likes to quote Bertolt Brecht and Pablo Neruda , but this is repeatedly interrupted by Barney or Marshall. Ted and his sister Heather are from Shaker Heights (near Cleveland ) in the US state of Ohio . While studying at Wesleyan University in Connecticut , he met Marshall and Lily, with whom he moved to New York to continue their studies. His doppelganger is a Mexican wrestler.

Ted is looking for his dream woman who shares his interests, gets married and wants to have two children. In doing so, he often behaves slightly neurotic , which makes finding a partner difficult. In the 3rd season he meets Stella , who accepts his marriage proposal in the season finale. In season 4, however, she lets him stand in front of the altar because she has reunited with her ex-husband Tony. In 2013, Ted finally met Tracy , the mother of his children, who died of an illness in 2024.

Marshall Eriksen

Marshall was born in St. Cloud , Minnesota in 1978 and grew up there with two older brothers named Marvin and Marcus. His parents are Marvin Sr. and Judy. His sister-in-law Ashley Eriksen and his nephew Martin Eriksen are known by name of his relatives. He is married to Lily Aldrin , whom he met while in college and with whom he has three children. He also met his best friend Ted Mosby in college when he shared a room with him. He is 1.95 meters tall, has brown eyes and brown hair.

He originally wanted to become a lawyer to fight against large corporations and for environmental protection. However, due to financial hardship, Marshall works as an attorney in the legal department of Goliath National Bank after graduating , after Barney has found him the position. From the sixth season he pursues his professional wishes and works first for the environmental organization NRDC and from the seventh season for the law firm Honeywell & Cootes , which is also committed to environmental protection. When Marshall gets the opportunity to become a judge, he declines because he is moving to Italy with Lilly for a year. He is later offered the office again and accepts: Marshall Eriksen will eventually become a judge at the New York State Supreme Court .

Marshall is kind, responsible, and very optimistic. He is a fan of the Minnesota Vikings football team and the New York Mets baseball team . He is almost unbeatable in many board games and believes in the existence of mystical creatures like the Bigfoot . When Marshall is angry, he starts to eat. The correct use of the terms “effect” and “affect” is very important to him. His double is the Mexican Señor Justicia, better known as Schnauzer-Marshall .

Robin Scherbatsky

Robin Charles Scherbatsky Jr. is Canadian and shortly before the story began, she moved to New York, where she initially worked as a newscaster for the local television station "Metro News 1". After a long period of unemployment, she later hosts a morning talk show. As the series progresses, she becomes famous as a newscaster and field reporter for World Wide News (WWN). At the age of 16 she was a pop star in her native Canada under the stage name Robin Sparkles . Throughout the story, she first had a relationship with Ted and later with Barney. In 2013 she married Barney. The marriage ends after three years because she travels a lot as a presenter for "World Wide News". Barney neither always wants to travel with her nor be alone in New York. She is very busy and can therefore only see the "gang," which means Ted, Tracy, Marshall, Lily and Barney, on special occasions.

On Halloween 2016, she tells Lily that she doesn't always want to and can't meet the gang, so she withdraws. In 2030, Ted is standing in front of her door with a blue horn, which he stole from a restaurant with her on her first date, only to start something again with her six years after Tracy's death at the urging of Ted's children Penny and Luke.

She got the more masculine-sounding name because of her father, who actually wanted a son and therefore treated her like a boy until puberty. She therefore likes guns, ice hockey and scotch, whereas she has a latent aversion to children and romance. One of the series' running gags is that Robin always makes comparisons to Canadian things that are completely unknown to friends. Her doppelganger is the lesbian Robin .

Barney Stinson

Barney is a womanizer and notoriously incapacitated. Only in the course of the series does this behavior change, first with Robin, then with Nora and finally with Quinn. In the season 9 finale, he marries Robin. In 2016, their marriage ended after three years because he did not always want to travel with Robin's many professional trips, nor did he want to wait for her alone in New York. After he reached the perfect week in 2010, i.e. slept with seven women in one week, he reached the perfect month in 2019. The 31st woman is impregnated by him and gives birth to Ellie, Barney's daughter. One of his trademarks is that he always wears tailor-made suits in his free time. He comes to MacLaren's Pub primarily to meet women for one-night stands . He is very resourceful and inventive; he has written his own book about his strategies, the so-called playbook , which he destroys in season eight before proposing to Robin. Later it turns out, however, that he still owned a copy afterwards, but it is ultimately destroyed by Ted's choleric friend.

Barney works in an undefined position at the parent company of Goliath National Bank and receives a high income there, which is why he can afford many amenities. However, he does not like to talk about his job, but just laughs and says "Please" (dt. Please ). Only at the end of the series does he reveal what this "Please" means. It is an acronym for "Provide Legal Exculpation And Sign Everything" (something like "Provide excuses in legal cases and sign everything"). In order to get revenge on his boss, who once - when Barney was still a hippie - teased his girlfriend, he works with the FBI . His boss is arrested two months after Robin's wedding, and Barney's master plan has borne fruit after a decade of painstaking work. Barney likes to drink scotch whiskey and loves laser tag .

Barney and his black, homosexual half-brother James , who is already married to his partner and has adopted a son and daughter, grew up without a father. Barney meets his father over the course of the series. He works as a driving instructor, has a new family with two children and lives in a suburb of New York.

In season 3, Barney breaks the Bro Code and sleeps with Robin, even though she is Ted's ex-girlfriend. Ted then ends his friendship until Barney sacrifices himself for Ted and they become friends again. In the course of the series you can see many of Barney's alleged doppelgangers. After Lily and Marshall decide not to have a child until they have seen Barney's doppelganger, Barney disguises himself as a taxi driver and Estonian juggler. When Lily sees Barney's supposed doppelganger in a hot dog vendor, she and Marshall decide to have a child. Season 6 shows Barney's real doppelganger, Dr. Stalk . The role of Barney Stinson was supposed to be played by a larger man, but Neil Patrick Harris was so convincing during his audition that he got the role.

Lily Aldrin

Lily and Marshall met in their college dorm. At that time she had black hair and a "Gothic look". Before Marshall, she had another friend in Scooter. At the start of season one, they've been a couple for nine years. In the season 1 finale, however, Lily leaves Marshall to accept an arts scholarship in San Francisco . During the time she was alone, she wanted to become a life coach , marine biologist , slam poet , beekeeper and singer . To finance these dreams, she briefly worked as a waitress in a Hawaiian restaurant called Big Wave Luao . Marshall's future wife is a kindergarten teacher. She is also interested in painting and is the captain's art advisor from episode 18 of season 8 . Because of him, she moves to Italy after Barney and Robin's wedding to Marshall. As the story progresses, she becomes Robin's best friend.

Lily's traits at times included her addiction to shopping , her drinking problem and an inability to keep secrets to herself. In the third season she and Marshall buy an apartment, which they move into at the beginning of the fourth season. In the final episode, they move into a larger apartment because she is pregnant with the third child. Lily gives birth to a son at the end of season seven and names him Marvin W. Jr. As the episodes progress, it is revealed that she has a daughter named Daisy. Her doppelganger is stripper Lily .

Marvin W. Eriksen

Marvin "Wait for it" Eriksen (in the original: Marvin Wait-for-it Eriksen ) is the son of Lily and Marshall, who was born on February 14, 2012 - at the end of the 7th season. Since Marshall makes it to the hospital in time just before the birth, thanks to Barney's help, Barney is allowed to choose Marvin's middle name - this is how the "wait" in the name comes about. Marvin's first outing is shown in season 8 when Ted sees Victoria in a wedding dress in the bar and Lily and Marshall have to come to the rescue. When Robin had to take care of him once, they meet Mike Tyson . Marvin's first word is heard in season 9 after Marshall and Tracy say "monkey ass" in the car and Marvin repeats it. Marshall and Tracy agree, however, that his first word should have been "Mama". Season 9 also shows in an episode that Marvin is going to the same college as his parents and that they - like Ted his children - have told him stories from their youth.

Tracy McConnell

Tracy McConnell's full name is only announced in the final double episode of the series, previously she is referred to exclusively as "The Mother" (TM). In a previous episode, however, Ted jokingly mentioned to his children that a stripper named Tracy was their mother, whereupon they were extremely shocked, from which it could already be concluded that the mother's first name is Tracy. Characteristic features of the mother are a yellow umbrella and her ability to play the bass guitar, even in a band. She first appears in the last episode of Season 8 at the ticket office. During the course of the ninth season, it is revealed that she has already had a deceased ex-boyfriend, and therefore she also rejects her boyfriend's marriage proposal and breaks up with him. Lily, Robin, Marshall and Barney met Tracy before the season finale, and she helped each of them in a specific situation. She met Ted herself for the first time consciously after Barney and Robin's wedding party, where she played bass in the band: They both had their first conversation at Farhampton train station. After a five-year engagement and the birth of two children, she finally married Ted. At the end of the last episode, it turns out that Tracy died of a serious illness in 2024.

Penny Mosby

Penny Mosby is the daughter of Ted Mosby and Tracy McConnell. She has a little brother named Luke. Her paternal grandparents are Alfred and Virginia Mosby. She has a step-grandfather with Virginia's husband Clint. Penny was born around 2015. In 2030, she's the main reason Ted asks Robin out on a date.

Luke Mosby

Luke Mosby is the son of Ted Mosby and Tracy McConnell. He has a big sister named Penny. His paternal grandfather is Alfred Mosby and his paternal grandmother is Virginia Mosby. He has a step-grandfather with Virginia's husband Clint. Luke got its name from the Star Wars hero Luke Skywalker .

Stella Zinman

Stella Zinman ( Sarah Chalke ) is a dermatologist and married to Tony Grafanello ( Jason Jones ). She has a daughter with him named Lucy ( Darcy Rose Byrnes ). A sister, Nora Zinman ( Danneel Ackles ) is known. Her residence is initially in New Jersey , later she moves to her husband in Manhattan and then with him to Los Angeles. Stella plays an important role in seasons three to five. She got Ted as a patient because he accidentally got a butterfly tattoo. After ten sessions, Ted asks her out on a date, which she cancels because she only has time for her job and her daughter. After a two-minute date, she begins a relationship with Ted. In the end they want to get married, but she leaves Ted at the altar to meet her ex-boyfriend Tony Grafanello.


Victoria ( Ashley Williams ) had two relationships with Ted Mosby ( Josh Radnor ). She works as a pastry chef a. a. in the “Buttercup” pastry shop. Her last name is not mentioned in any episode. She meets Ted at the wedding of his friends Stuart and Claudia. During her relationship with Ted, she received a scholarship to study confectionery in Germany and accepted it. You are starting a long distance relationship. However, Ted betrays her with Robin and she betrays him with a German named Klaus ( Thomas Lennon ). She hasn't contacted Ted for five years. Klaus proposes to her in the Hamptons. She says “yes” and they plan the wedding.

In September 2011 she takes care of the pastries at an architecture ball; there she meets Ted again by chance. However, she is now engaged to Klaus and is almost cheating on him. On her wedding day, Ted calls her and leaves Klaus for him. They start their second relationship. Victoria points out to Ted that she wants to get married. Ted proposes to her, but she only wants to marry him if he is no longer friends with Robin, because Victoria is afraid that he might develop feelings for Robin again at some point. Ted can't accept this condition, so they break up and Victoria disappears from Ted's life.

Ranjit Singh

Ranjit Singh ( Marshall Manesh ) is a taxi driver from Bangladesh , the Ted Lilly, Marshall, Robin and Barney often travels through New York. He develops into a chauffeur and at the end of the series buys the limousine company through good stock deals . His wife is called Falguni.

Cast and dubbing

The German dubbing was created under the dialogue direction of Norbert Steinke by the dubbing company Scalamedia GmbH in Munich .

role actor image Main role Supporting role Voice actor
Elder Ted Mosby (Narrator) Bob Saget Bob Saget 1.01-9.24 Christian Tramitz
Theodore "Ted" Evelyn Mosby Josh Radnor Josh Radnor 1.01-9.24 Martin Halm
Marshall Eriksen Jason Segel Jason Segel 1.01-9.24 Hubertus von Lerchenfeld
Robin Charles Scherbatsky Jr. Cobie Smulders Cobie Smulders 1.01-9.24 Christine Stichler
Barnabus "Barney" Stinson Neil Patrick Harris Neil Patrick Harris 1.01-9.24 Philipp Moog
Lily Aldrin Alyson Hannigan Alyson Hannigan 1.01-9.24 Angela Wiederhut
Tracy McConnell (mother) Cristin Milioti Cristin Milioti 9.01-9.24 8.24 Annina Braunmiller
Penny, Ted's daughter Lyndsy Fonseca Lyndsy Fonseca 1.01-9.24 Farina Brock
Luke, Ted's son David Henrie David Henrie 1.01-9.24 Tim Schwarzmaier
Ranjid Marshall Manesh 1.01-9.22 Claus Brockmeyer
Carl Joe Nieves 1.01-2.14, 4.13-9.21 Patrick Schröder
Judy Eriksen Suzie Plakson Suzie Plakson 1.09-9.20 Christina Hoeltel (seasons 1–5)
Marion Hartmann (seasons 6–9)
Marvin Eriksen Sr. Bill Fagerbakke Bill Fagerbakke 1.09, 4.19-8.02, 9.17 Ekkehardt Belle
Victoria Ashley Williams Ashley Williams 1.12-1.18, 7.02-8.05, 9.17 Stefanie von Lerchenfeld
Sandy Rivers Alexis Denisof Alexis Denisof 1.18-1.22, 6.13-8.11, 9.21 Matthias Klie
James Stinson Wayne Brady Wayne Brady 2.10, 3.10, 6.02-7.11, 9.01-9.22 Stefan Günther
Stella Zinman Sarah Chalke Sarah Chalke 3.13-4.23, 9.17 Tatiana Pokorny
Robin Charles Scherbatsky Sr. Eric Braeden Eric Braeden 4.06 Reinhard Brock (season 4–8)
Christoph Jablonka (season 9)
Ray Wise Ray Wise 6.14, 7.06, 8.13, 8.23, 9.18, 9.22
Loretta Stinson Frances Conroy Frances Conroy 4.15, 6.02-9.22 Marion Hartmann
Cindy Rachel Bilson Rachel Bilson 5.12, 6.01, 8.13, 9.16 Marieke Oeffinger
Zoey Pierson Jennifer Morrison Jennifer Morrison 6.05-6.24, 9.21 Kathrin Gaube
The "Captain" Kyle MacLachlan Kyle MacLachlan 6.08-6.17, 8.17-8.23, 9.20 Pierre Peters-Arnolds
Nora Nazanin Boniadi 6.16-7.10, 9.14 Laura Maire
Jerome "Jerry" Whitaker John Lithgow John Lithgow 6.19, 6.21, 9.10, 9.22 Reinhard Brock (season 6)
Leon Rainer (season 9)
Quinn Garvey Becki Newton Becki Newton 7.16-8.02, 8.22 Shandra Schadt
Patrice Ellen D. Williams Ellen D. Williams 7.04-8.12, 9.04, 9.18, 9.21-9.22 Andrea Wick
  1. Mostly irregular appearances in the period mentioned
  2. Not mentioned in the credits.

Actors from other series

Many supporting roles were cast with actors who - like Lily - actress Alyson Hannigan - had previously worked in series by Buffy inventor Joss Whedon . According to Craig Thomas, both he and Carter Bay are big Buffy fans; Bays himself claimed: “We're stealing all the Joss Whedon cast.” (“We steal the entire Joss Whedon ensemble.”) Among others were Hannigan's husband Alexis Denisof , who was a news anchorman and colleague of Robin in nine episodes embodied to see Tom Lenk , Amy Acker , Harry Groener and Seth Green as well as Morena Baccarin from Firefly - Der Aufbruch der Serenity .

Other guest roles were cast with actors who could be seen together with Jason Segel in the Judd Apatow series Voll besides, full in life . Examples include Martin Starr , Busy Philipps, and Samm Levine .

Recurring roles and guest stars

Other recurring roles had, among others, Ashley Williams , who played Ted's girlfriend Victoria in some episodes of the first as well as the end of the seventh and beginning of the eighth season , Lyndsy Fonseca as the future daughter and David Henrie as the future son of Ted, Joe Manganiello , the Marshall's friend Brad plays, Marshall Manesh , who portrays the taxi driver Ranjid from Bangladesh , Cristine Rose , who can be seen as Ted's mother, David Burtka , the partner of Barney Stinson actor Neil Patrick Harris , who portrays Lily's ex-boyfriend Scooter in some episodes , and Bryan Cranston , who played Mr. Druthers , Ted's boss, for a few episodes .

Some of the most famous actors who have starred in bigger roles include Sarah Chalke as Ted's almost-wife, Dr. Stella Zinman , the singers Mandy Moore , Enrique Iglesias and Britney Spears . Danica McKellar also appeared in the role of Trudy , Wayne Brady as Barney's brother James , James Van Der Beek as Robin's ex-boyfriend and Chris Elliott as Lily's father Mickey in several episodes . Jane Seymour once played a lecturer at Marshall University and John Cho played a potential Marshall employer. In the seventh season, Katie Holmes plays the pumpkin slut who appeared in the first season . Kyle MacLachlan , who plays the much older husband of Zoey, plays the captain in several episodes and is also Lily's employer in the eighth season because he works in the art scene.

The models Heidi Klum and Adriana Lima , the presenters Bob Barker , Maury Povich , Jim Nantz and Regis Philbin , the musician George Clinton , the football player Emmitt Smith , the actors Jorge Garcia , Amanda Peet and Rachel Bilson had cameo appearances , Danneel Ackles , Lucy Hale , Lindsay Price , Jayma Mays , Ernie Hudson , Ralph Macchio and William Zabka , baseball player Nick Swisher , singers Jennifer Lopez , Katy Perry and Nicole Scherzinger , wrestler and actress Stacy Keibler and the stand-up comedians Doug Benson, Kate Micucci and Mike Tyson . In episode 1.21 the two scriptwriters Carter Bays and Craig Thomas appear as "paramedics".


The idea for How I Met Your Mother came from writers Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, who both worked for David Letterman and American Dad . All nine seasons of the series were broadcast in full by March 2014. The first two seasons consist of 22 episodes each, while the third season consists of only 20 episodes. The reason for this is that the third season was initially interrupted after eleven episodes due to the writers' strike, only to return to the screens in March 2008 after a three-month break for nine more episodes. All other seasons have 24 episodes each.

Most of the episodes shown were directed by Pamela Fryman , who previously worked on series such as Two and a Half Men and Frasier . Was filmed How I Met Your Mother in the studios of 20th Century Fox in Los Angeles , the scene is New York City .

Unlike the original sitcoms, How I Met Your Mother was not shot in front of an audience. In addition, one episode took three days to shoot (normal: about three hours). The reason for this is that with a lot of flashbacks and different locations, shooting in front of an audience would be too time-consuming. Each cut episode was then shown in front of the audience, whose laughs were recorded so that laughs could also be heard in the background in the original version.

Pregnancies of the leading actresses

During the fourth season, the two female leads, Alyson Hannigan and Cobie Smulders , were pregnant. Since neither pregnancy was included in the series, the growing bellies were masked by clothing, objects, and close-ups. For example, Alyson Hannigan's belly in episode 4.14 is seen as the result of a hot dog eating contest. Since she was unable to take part in the last episodes of the fourth season due to her pregnancy, her role was written out in the time. The fourth season finale was filmed earlier so that Lily could appear there. As an allusion, Lily tries to prevent Marshall from jumping off by saying that she is pregnant in this episode.

Hannigan, like her role, was pregnant in the seventh season.


United States

In the United States, the series was first broadcast on September 19, 2005 on CBS , with the season finale on May 15, 2006. For the next six seasons produced, the broadcast ran according to a similar scheme. The English-language first broadcast always took place between September of the current year and May of the next year on CBS. The 100th episode aired in the US on January 11, 2010. The broadcast of the seventh season began on September 19, 2011 and ended on May 14, 2012 with a double episode. The eighth season was broadcast on CBS from September 24, 2012 to May 13, 2013. The station broadcast the ninth and final season from September 23, 2013 to March 31, 2014.

Viewership figures for the first seven seasons in the USA
Season Season start Season finale rank ∅ viewers
(in millions)
1 September 19, 2005 May 15, 2006 54 9.47
2 September 18, 2006 May 14, 2007 61 8.50
3 September 24, 2007 May 19, 2008 70 8.21
4th September 22, 2008 May 18, 2009 49 9.42
5 September 21, 2009 May 24, 2010 42 8.60
6th 20th September 2010 May 16, 2011 48 9.13
7th September 19, 2011 May 14, 2012 45 9.67
8th September 24, 2012 13th of May 2013 42 9.02
9 23rd September 2013 March 31, 2014 28 10.51


The first two seasons were broadcast on ProSieben on Saturday afternoons in double episodes . The first season was broadcast from September 13 to November 29, 2008, and the second season from December 6, 2008 to February 14, 2009. The third and fourth season were also first broadcast on ProSieben on Saturday afternoons, but now in individual episodes. The third season aired from February 21 to July 4, 2009, and the fourth season from November 28, 2009 to February 20, 2010.

Since February 8, 2010, ProSieben has also broadcast repeats of the series from Monday to Friday mornings, and since October 18, 2010 also in the afternoon. Since these broadcasts achieved good ratings, the first broadcast of the fifth season was postponed to Wednesday prime time . It took place from January 12 to February 23, 2011 with four new episodes in a row. From September 7, 2011 to November 30, 2011, ProSieben also showed the sixth season every Wednesday, now in double episodes. The first broadcast of the seventh season took place in two sections between January 11 and March 21, 2012 and between October 7, 2012 and January 9, 2013 on the same slot in individual episodes.

The eighth season could be seen from April 17 to August 28, 2013 on Wednesdays at 8:15 p.m. on ProSieben. From the third to the twelfth episode, two new episodes were broadcast.

The last, ninth season was also broadcast on Wednesdays at 8:15 p.m. from March 26, 2014 to August 27, 2014, with the last three episodes being shown at the series finale.

Season Season start Season finale ∅ viewers
(in millions)
1 13 Sep 2008 Nov 29, 2008 0.54
2 0Dec 6, 2008 Feb 14, 2009 0.56
3 Feb 21, 2009 04th July 2009 0.53
4th Nov 28, 2009 Feb 20, 2010 1.63
5 Jan. 12, 2011 23 Feb 2011 1.43
6th 0Sep 7 2011 Nov 30, 2011 1.22
7th Jan. 11, 2012 0Jan. 9, 2013 1.53
8th Apr 17, 2013 28 Aug 2013 1.51
9 26th Mar 2014 27 Aug 2014 1.49

Episode list


The song Hey Beautiful from the group The Solids , whose members include the authors Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, is used as the theme song .


  • The robot dance, which Marshall performs in some places, was originally an improvisation by Jason Segel .
  • Bob Saget was chosen as the voiceover because his voice is similar to that of Ted actor Josh Radnor .
  • Originally, the role of Ted Mosby was to be played by Scott Foley . The same applies to the role of Robin Scherbatsky , which was to be played first by Jennifer Love Hewitt . However, she decided on the role of Melinda Gordon in the series Ghost Whisperer - Voices from Beyond .
  • In the event that only one season of the series had been commissioned by CBS, it was planned to present Victoria , played by Ashley Williams , as the mother.
  • In the ninth episode of the first season, you get to know the mother's first name: Ted tells his children that the stripper Tracy, whom he met in the strip club, has the same first name as their mother.
  • Barney's Doogie Howser Moment: In season 3, episode 14, Barney sits in front of his notebook towards the end of the episode and writes his daily routine on an out-of-date, but perfect for flashback, DOS-like blue background. In the style of the Doogie Howser, MD series including the background music.
  • The series finale of the sitcom was received ambiguously by the audience. While many fans were disappointed, others were positive about this.
  • The final scene, in which the children make it clear to their father that it's all about his love for Robin, was recorded eight years before the last episode, during the second season, as the children's two actors, David Henrie and Lyndsy Fonseca , looked too old at the time of broadcast.
  • In the alternate ending of the series, Ted summarizes the events so far, then you see his first meeting with Tracy on the platform in Farhampton, as you can see in the regular ending. However, there is no final conversation with the children or any allusions to a possible death Tracy, but it is consciously said that she is still alive in this alternative scenario.
  • Originally only eight seasons were planned, accordingly the contracts of the writers and actors were to end in 2013, and the story was only designed for this duration. Thanks to high ratings, however, the series was extended for the ninth season.
  • In the episode Blitzgiving of the 6th season, Steve alias "the lightning" is supposed to name several arbitrary numbers. He names the numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42. Steve is portrayed by Jorge Garcia , who can also be seen in the series Lost as Hugo "Hurley" Reyes and is repeatedly associated with this sequence of numbers.
  • In the episode A Nice Guy (episode 9.02) Barney tells of the "True Curse of the Stinsons": In 1807, the carriage of two of Barney's ancestors ran over an old gypsy woman. Lying dying, the woman puts the curse "Geiler" on her two ancestors. The two ancestors immediately get hornier. In Stephen King's novel " The Curse ", the overweight protagonist is cursed with the curse "Thin" after he has run over an old gypsy woman in his car. The protagonist is getting thinner every day.

Special consequences

  • In the 100th episode (episode 5.12) suit off! (original: Girls Vs. Suits ) with “ Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit ” a musical element is used for the first time , in which Barney celebrates his love for suits .
  • The 101st episode (ep.5.13) entitled Jenkins is the only episode directed by Neil Patrick Harris (Barney Stinson). He himself played Jenkins of the same name in Starship Troopers .
  • In the 125th episode (episode 6.13) with the title Bad News (original: Bad News ), a countdown from 50 to 1 can be seen. A number is counted down for each scene. The last scene (number 1 and 0 at the same time) is the one in which Marshall learns of his father's death.
  • The 195th episode (ep.9.11), entitled Bedtime Stories , is spoken almost exclusively in rhyme .
  • The 200th episode (ep.9.16) How Your Mother Met Me is told from the mother's point of view instead of Ted's point of view and has a corresponding opening credits.


The Bro Code is cited many times by Barney on the series, which is a collection of rules for bros . In the episode The Goat (Season 3), Barney claims it was written by Barnabas Stinson, a contemporary of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin . The Bro Code was published in 2008 in English both as a book and as an audio CD and in 2010 in German under the title Der Bro Code: The book for the TV series “How I met your Mother” as a paperback and an audio book. Season 9 of the series even alludes to the good sales figures of the real Bro Code book in Germany.

When Bro on the Go is a continuation of the first book, which in English and in German in 2011 under the title 2009 The Bro Code on the go has been published.

The book Playbook is based on the episode The Scuba Diver of the fifth season and was published in 2010. In 2011 it was published in German under the title Das Playbook: Girls making it easy to play .

In November 2012, Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf published How I Met Your Mother - The unofficial guide to the series, a guide to the series that covers the first seven seasons.

Web pages within the series

In the course of the series, the producers created several websites that are addressed in individual episodes or even play an important role in the course of the plot. The best example is Barney's blog; Barney makes a variety of references to his entries. Later, Barney also sets up a Twitter account, which he regularly points out. Both are written by screenwriter Matt Kuhn and, unlike most other websites, are updated regularly.

Other websites mentioned in the series:

Season and episode Original title German title Web link
2x04 Ted Mosby: Architect Ted Mosby, architect
3x19 Everything must go Everything must Go
4x07 No fathers day No fathers day
4x14 The Possimpible The dancer's hip
5x04 The Sexless Innkeeper The sexless host
5x08 The Playbook The scuba diver
5x08 The Playbook The scuba diver
5x08 The Playbook The scuba diver
5x23 The Wedding Bride Ballast fabric
6x04 Subway Wars Every man for himself
7x04 The Stinson Missile Crisis The Stinson crisis
7x04 The Stinson Missile Crisis The Stinson crisis
7x13 Tailgate Happy New Year
8x09 Lobster crawl The lobster therapy (brolä

Spin-off How I Met Your Dad

After the idea of ​​a spin-off called How I Met Your Dad first came up in October 2013 , the broadcaster CBS commissioned a pilot episode a month later . The offshoot is designed to tell the story of a new group of friends in New York from the perspective of a woman searching for her husband and father of her children. Greta Gerwig was slated for the main role of Sally , and Meg Ryan was supposed to speak to the narrating mother.

In May 2014, CBS announced - probably due to content-related concerns about the pilot episode - that they would not order any further episodes for How I Met Your Dad . In December 2016, CBS announced that Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger were working as scriptwriters and exclusive producers on the series, with Carter Bays , Craig Thomas and Emily Spivey as assistants.


United States

  • Season 1 was released on November 21, 2006.
  • Season 2 was released on October 2, 2007.
  • Season 3 was released on October 7, 2008.
  • Season 4 was released on September 29, 2009.
  • Season 5 was released on September 21, 2010.
  • Season 6 was released on September 27, 2011.
  • Season 7 was released on October 2, 2012.
  • Season 8 was released on October 1, 2013.
  • Season 9 was released on September 23, 2014

Germany, Austria

  • Season 1 was released on February 20, 2009.
  • Season 2 was released on May 22, 2009.
  • Season 3 was released on September 25, 2009.
  • Season 4 was released on March 19, 2010.
  • Season 5 was released on April 1, 2011.
  • Season 6 was released on December 9, 2011.
  • Season 7 was released on November 30, 2012.
  • Season 8 was released on November 29, 2013.
  • Season 9 was released on November 14, 2014.

The first season of the series was delivered with the aspect ratio 4: 3. The second season appeared in Germany with the aspect ratio 16: 9. In contrast to the DVD of the first season, the second season does not contain any extras.


In the industry service Variety , the series was rated extremely positively, especially Neil Patrick Harris as Barney was praised, the concept was also "cleverly constructed" . The reviewer of the evangelical media service of Focus on the Family , who was annoyed by the fact that the plot revolved too much about sex and alcohol, found the series less enjoyable.

At the German start, How I Met Your Mother was praised in Spiegel and Stern among others . The former stated that the series combined “the most beautiful features of the two modern sitcom classics Friends and Seinfeld ”. The quotas of the first two episodes were viewed as weak, however, they amounted to around 8% in the so-called “ advertising-relevant target group ” of 14 to 49 year olds, which corresponds to around 400,000 people. In the taz the “very American character” of the series and the unfortunate slot on the early Saturday afternoon for the presumed target group were mentioned as possible problems for the German market.

The resale of the series to regional US television stations for secondary exploitation ( content syndication ) proved to be lucrative business, which , according to a Variety report, brought in 41 million US dollars.

How I Met Your Mother was awarded two Emmys in 2006 in the categories Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series and Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series . In 2007, 2008 and 2009 the series each received an Emmy in the category Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series . For the Emmy Awards 2007 , 2008 , 2009 and 2010 , Neil Patrick Harris received nominations for best supporting actor in a comedy series, with the 2007 and 2008 award going to Jeremy Piven ( Entourage ), and in 2009 to Jon Cryer ( Two and a Half Men ) and went to Eric Stonestreet ( Modern Family ) in 2010 . In 2010, Alyson Hannigan won the People's Choice Award in the Favorite TV Comedy Actress category . Neil Patrick Harris won the 2011 People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy Actor .

The end of the series in terms of content met with broad criticism from both the fan base and the specialist press, but it also received praise from time to time. Above all, it is criticized that the entire series - as the title says - and especially the last season tells about getting to know Ted and his future wife, but the viewer only learns from a small side note that this has been since the time of the narration six years dead. Because of this criticism, the producers decided to release an alternative ending without the death of the mother on DVD.

Awards and nominations

year Result category price Actress
2006 Won Best Artistic Direction of a Multi-Camera Series Emmy Awards
Won Best camera in a multi-camera series
Nominated Most popular new comedy series People's Choice Awards
2007 Won Best Artistic Direction of a Multi-Camera Series Emmy Awards
Nominated Best cut of a multi-camera series
Nominated Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Neil Patrick Harris
Nominated TV actor: comedy Teen Choice Awards
2008 Won Best Artistic Direction of a Multi-Camera Series Emmy Awards
Nominated Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Neil Patrick Harris
Nominated Favorite Scene Stealing Star People's Choice Awards
Nominated TV series: Comedy Teen Choice Awards
Nominated TV actor: comedy Neil Patrick Harris
2009 Nominated Best comedy series Emmy Awards
Nominated Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Neil Patrick Harris
Won Best Artistic Direction of a Multi-Camera Series
Nominated Best cut of a multi-camera series
Nominated Best supporting actor Golden Globe Awards Neil Patrick Harris
Nominated Favorite Scene Stealing Guest Star People's Choice Awards Britney Spears
2010 Nominated Best supporting actor Golden Globe Awards Neil Patrick Harris
Won Most popular actress in a comedy series People's Choice Awards Alyson Hannigan
Nominated Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy Awards Neil Patrick Harris
2011 Nominated Most popular actress in a comedy series People's Choice Awards Alyson Hannigan
Won Favorite actor in a comedy series Neil Patrick Harris
Nominated Most popular comedy series
2012 Won Favorite actor in a comedy series Neil Patrick Harris
Won Most popular guest actress Katy Perry
Won Most popular comedy series

Web links

Commons : How I Met Your Mother  - collection of images

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