Ted's Kids Are Gonna Be So P*ssed: The Final Season of "HIMYM" Will Take Place Over the Course of One Weekend

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Ted's Kids Are Gonna Be So P*ssed: The Final Season of "HIMYM" Will Take Place Over the Course of One Weekend

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | May 15, 2013 | Comments ()


The rumors are true, folks. While we have met the mother on "How I Met Your Mother," the original plan -- for Ted to meet the mother in the final episode -- is still intact. According to CBS President Nina Tassler, the entire final season will take place during the 56 hours of Barney and Robin's wedding weekend. But wait! There's more:

CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler has now confirmed for TVLine that Season 9′s entire run will, in fact, span the wedding weekend and just the wedding weekend, as the comedy details "how each character, before Ted, meets the mother. So, they each meet her independently before he does."

Great, so we'll all be tired of the mother of Ted's children before Ted even meets her. It sounds like the sitcom version of "24," although I suppose there is some possibility of crazy-bananas awesomeness. I just worry how many times over the course of 56 hours, Robin or Barney will get cold feet, and how many times Ted confesses his love to Robin in the hours before the wedding.

It's going to be a long year, and the biggest reason to watch -- the mystery behind the mother's identity -- has already been solved. Those poor kids. They've known all along who the mother is. Imaging how impatient they must be for him to FINISH THE GODDAMN STORY ALREADY.

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  • bleujayone

    So THAT'S the real reason Keifer Sutherland was rehired as Jack Bauer! It wasn't to revive "24", it was to guide us through this HIMYM season-long arc! I can just picture each episode being introduced by Bauer..."The following takes place on Saturday between 7 and 7:30 PM.

    The series finally ends with Bauer bursting into the "study" that Bob Saget's Old Ted Mosby has been keeping the two kids he kidnapped hostage, with FBI agents dragging away the still delusional and foaming-at-the-mouth Old Ted as he still insists he knows their mother. In reality, Ted has been off his meds for years and as such has invented a whole other world from 20 years before of people that would tolerate his incurable doucheitis. The teenagers are traumatized and remain largely mute, but after a few years of therapy in Seattle they manage to run away together to a survivalist cabin in the backwoods of British Columbia as nobody subjected to years of this yarn ever quite recovers.

  • Michelle

    I just CAN'T with this show anymore. I miss the fun of seasons 1 - 3. Everything after that is dead to me. It's kind of how I like to pretend Veronica Mars season 3 didn't exist and I swear, if Piz is in that movie, I'm gonna have to kill someone.

  • Artemis

    I feel the EXACT SAME WAY about Piz. I have so much irrational (rational?) rage for him.

  • Michelle

    Oh, it's rational. I ASSURE YOU.

  • Welldressed


  • The final season should be the investigation of Ted's murder followed by the trial of his two kids after its's discovered they beat him to death with a raggedy old yellow umbrella.

  • Uriah_Creep

    That would actually make me want to watch the show for the first time ever.

  • NateMan

    I'm apparently in the minority here, but I actually think it's an interesting concept. Whether they'll put it off with any sort of style I don't know, but I'm willing to give it a shot.

  • Maguita NYC

    But for how many episodes are we going to watch Robin in her wedding dress?

  • koko temur

    Hey, maybe its like, really good dress. Or her outfit from the avengers. Ill watch that.

  • It IS a really beautiful dress but I don't know if they can carry the concept for 22 episodes. Just think they'll all basically be wearing the same 3 outfits the entire time.

  • opiejuankenopie

    I am also on your minority boat.

  • Arran

    I might have said it here somewhere before, but I just don't see how this works UNLESS it's actually packed with flashforwards (and possibly some flashbacks to what the mother was doing in the years prior). Having the entire season really set around the wedding sounds almost unbearable.

  • rio

    "How I Met Your Mother" also know as "When Overcommitting To A Gimmicky Premise Actually Kills Your Show"

  • Mrs. Julien

    c.f. My Name Is Earl

  • Whatever4

    The official statements aside, has anyone considered that the girl with the boots and yellow umbrella (can't remember the actor's name) at the end of last season is a red herring?

    Nah, probably not. But, boy, that would be nice.

  • Maguita NYC

    I would shoot my TV.

  • Wembley

    Exactly what I thought.

    I think Radnor or Segel will play the mother in drag.

  • Green_Eggs_and_Hamster

    If by nice, you mean really f*cking annoying, then I completely agree with you. I also think it is the sort of shit they would pull.

  • FrayedMachine

    So. Could someone explain to me the popularity behind this show? I... don't get how people can be fixated on a story for this long when it's about meeting one individual and I can't really think of any real reason as to why you would need 8 seasons to talk about how you met one person.

  • Captain D

    Why are you fixating on the story? Each episode (mostly) is stand-alone. The who is the mother and how did Ted meet her part was really only to get the show about young professionals and their relationships living in the big city into pilot and then onto a fall schedule.

    People like it because they enjoy the characters, the situations from week to week, or Neil Patrick Harris.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I know, right? I'm always surprised at the amount of angst over a MacGuffin. Jeez louise, people. It's a shaggy dog story.

  • FrayedMachine

    Because I find tv shows that have a story line to be more engaging than stand alone knee slapper episodes. Basically, don't set up a series to be around one thing and diverge from it a great deal and expect me to care. I like focus in tv shows.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    The worst was when the Friends became ENEMIES!!!

  • Arran

    Yeah, I've continued watching because of the characters and largely prefer the standalone episodes. The master plot has become a giant millstone.

  • cruzzercruz

    I've been asking my friends this since the first episode, but they like it and I continue to watch like a child strung along to a doctor's appointment, for fear of being out of the loop.

    They've written themselves in circles for like eight years and now this simple question has been answered. We know who the chick is and pretty much how they meet. Now they just want us to watch as they excrutiatingly stretch this out?

  • sourbob

    It started out really funny and fairly clever. They started slipping a few seasons in and at this point are just coasting on good memories and people's desire to get closure for time spent watching already. It's a really terrible show at this point.

  • koko temur

    God, no. Why..?

  • Maguita NYC

    Because it takes exactly 52 hours to meet, get to know, fall in love, marry and have 2 beautiful healthy children with the woman of your dreams.

    All past and painful shenanigans were for nothing but practice... And sowing wild oats, of course.

  • koko temur

    Oh, i was thinking of you just an hour ago! Girl (boy?) where you away for awhile or did i just miss you? Hope everything ok.

    And yes. If i could have 2 children in 52 hours i might have gone for it. Because otherwise it seems a bit time consuming.

  • Maguita NYC

    I haven't been here much this week, but all is good thank you. I'm just a busy bee. A very busy girl bee.

  • koko temur

    Girl bees are the best. They are queens and stuff. Well, dont let the real world interfere with stuff that really matter like CapAss and Ted Mosby and Rains butt. Hmm, 2/3 of that were a litteral asses and 1/3 was a figurative. You dont get that sense of completion often.

  • opiejuankenopie

    So as soon as the show tries something new, we take time out of complaining about how tired this show has become to bitch about them trying something new. The internet is neat.

  • koko temur

    Trying something new would be for example introduce the mother and then let her integrate in group for a season. Delaying the introduction of her or spreading that introduction over 22 episodes is more of the same thing.

  • Classic

    Not enough liquor in the world to get me to watch that travesty anymore. 22 episodes of them at the wedding and watching Ted crying over Robin. Forget it.

  • Green_Eggs_and_Hamster

    There is no God, that is why.

  • Horatio Postlethwaite

    Because it makes it so much easier to write.

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