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Opinion by DR76 posted over a year ago
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I had wrote this article about the relationship between Robin Scherbatsky and Barney Stinson over three years . . . during mid-Season Seven:


"HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER" AND THE NOT-SO-GREAT ROBIN/BARNEY LOVE FEST

I am tired of the Robin Scherbatsky/Barney Stinson (Cobie Smulders/Neil Patrick Harris) saga. I really am. They have practically dominated Season Seven of CBS's "HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER" with a romance that seemed to be force-fed by the series' creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, in order to satisfy the certain shippers.

What can I say? Everything about the Robin/Barney love story has seemed forced to me. As far back as Seasons Four and Five. When the pair first became a couple back in Season Five, Thomas and Bays managed to screw that relationship by breaking them up in (5.07) "The Rough Patch". And they used one of the most contrived reasons I have come across in television history. After dating each other for a while, the two decided to break up, because their relationship led them - "two awesomes" - to "cancel each other out", making them less than they want to be. Their relationship led Robin to...
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Review by mermel305 posted over a year ago
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CONTAINS SPOILERS

Let me just start off by saying that I always LOVED Barney and Robin, but I was really impressed when they got divorced. Not by the characters, but by the writers of the show. Usually I don't bother to look behind the curtain, but after they got divorced I started giving a little more credit to them. I really wanted Robin and Barney to get together, I was rooting for them the entire time. And they did. And didn't. Even so, it wasn't a breakup, it was a marriage that ended on good terms and a mutual agreement that it wasn't working. The reason that I give the writers so much respect is because everyone wins. Barney and Robin fans can get the pleasure of knowing that Barney and Robin do work well together. Robin and Ted fans get the breakup, moving them a step closer to being together. People who want Barney single win too. "Everybody wins" seems to be the theme of season 9. Looking at each character individually, there was at least closure on a lot of things, even if that closure wasn't the desired option.
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Opinion by DR76 posted over a year ago
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"HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER: ENDING ON CONTROVERSY"

The CBS television series, "HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER" (2005-2014), ended its nine season run on March 31, 2014. Television audiences usually greet television finales either with great satisfaction or with equal contempt. Instead of one or the other, the television series created by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas proved to be not only divisive, but also controversial. And romance for the series' main character, Ted Mosby, ended up being the center of that controversy.

As fans of "HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER" know, the series is more or less one major flashback in which one Ted Mosby decides to tell his two children about how he had met their mother, one Tracy McConnell. Or was it? For nine seasons, fans expected the series to end with Ted meeting the future mother of his children. The final episode, (9.23-9.24) "Last Forever", featured Ted's first meeting with Tracy. However, Bays and Thomas allowed television viewers to meet Tracy before Ted, when she made her first appearance in the Season Eight finale, (8.24) "Something New". That particular episode featured Tracy purchasing a...
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Article by Annatheuke posted over a year ago
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It all started in the year of 2005
When the world was blind, without being able to see
Although it began a delayed time for me
I knew in my heart it was so much more
Then anything I had witnessed before
The moments went by me, I was so naïve and in doubt
I just assumed our memories we share would continue to endlessly grow.
But now I look back and sit around and pout,
That the time went by like a blanket you would sew
Starting slow and seeming endless at first
But all of a sudden, before time to stop and take it in, the end came near.
For everything I came to know and love ended without even a blink.
As I sit here typing, shedding more than one tear,
Looking back I can see now that the end had to come.
Together we laughed, we cried, we dreamed, and we grew
And never before have there been such people I ever knew
For the love I have grown with the five of them is true
Although I know I am crazy to love them all so much
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News by dave posted over a year ago
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Will we have to wait until season 9 to find out the identity of Mrs. Mosby?
We were ready to say goodbye to HIMYM and the gang this season. We were all ready to finally find out who the mother of Ted Mosby's children is. We were waiting for something LEGENDARY. But it looks like we may get another season of How I Met Your Mother to find out! CBS has confirmed that they have renewed the show for one more season this fall. The show was going to come to a close this year as it was doubtful whether or not they could get the entire cast to return. But after negotiating all the contracts, it looks like the whole gang is coming back for one last hurrah!

“Through eight years, How I Met Your Mother has mastered the art of leading-edge comedy, emotional water-cooler moments and pop culture catch-phrases,” said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment. “We are excited for Carter, Craig, Pam Fryman and this amazing cast to tell the final chapter and reveal television’s most mysterious mother to some of TV’s most passionate fans.”

“We‘re thrilled to have the entire and incredibly talented How I Met Your Mother cast back for one final season to bring the series to a proper close,” said Dana Walden and Gary Newman,...
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Opinion by neilandcobie posted over a year ago
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Barney loves Robin Ted loves Robin Ted loves Barney Barney loves Ted Robin loves......?

Okay I admit it I am a Barney and Robin Fan all the way but I am not against Ted and Robin I just think Barney and Robin suit each other more anyway I'll get to the point ......

Should Robin be marrying Barney is that right?
I obviously think so I am a Swarkles shipper and always will be but other people's opinions count...
lets go back to the very first season.....

OK so we know all about Ted falling for Robin saying I love you way to soon on the first date to be exact! But what if Ted hadn't done any of that what if Robin and Ted where just a normal couple.....?

I don't know but please comment and tell me what you think!
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Guide by neilandcobie posted over a year ago
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1. Lesbian Robin.....
Robin's doppleganger was not shown on Himym properley but it basically just looked like Robin with cropped hair and a dirty face she was carrying a baseball if I remember correctly and also a checked shirt and washed out jeans and old (maybe men's) trainers Barney, Lily, Ted , Marshall and Robin all saw lesbian Robin at the same time it seems according to Season 5 episode "Double Date" she was just casually walking along the street and spitting on the floor.

2. Moustache Marshall......
Again Marshall's Doppleganger was not shown properley on Himym it was just featured as a flashback on again The episode "Double Date" of season 5 not much was revealed about moustache Marshall apart from they all found him on a bus advert..... He was also found in maclaren's flirting with a blonde female he was wearing a brown suit with a burgundy tie and dark brown/ light black??? loafers.


3. stripper lily ( Jasmine )......
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Fan fiction by StarsGoBlue posted over a year ago
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Coach 
 
Chapter 1: From a Table Away

Kids, you know your Uncle Barney; Scotch, money and women. Those three words pretty much summed up his life. He couldn't ask for a better life. Little did he know, he was about to get a rude awakening. You see, he had grown accustomed to this cycle, a carousel, if you will. It spun round and round until his life was completely changed by..."The Coach".



An unforgiving canopy of  charcoal  clouds hung above New York. They seemed detrimental; yearning to release their stockhold of transparent liquid. Rain. That's all it had done for the past week, rain. It came down in sheets, though it would occasionally sprinkle and barley cloud up windows or dust over the bodies of cars. On this particular day, the storm had taken out almost half of the neighborhood's power. However, MacLaren's was open. They had a generator.  It was to be expected; Carl would do anything to keep it open. Especially during rain like this, it provided shelter for sober soaked strangers. 
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Fan fiction by dreamer369 posted over a year ago
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The Chick Code

ARTICLE 1: Chicks before dicks. The bond between two women is stronger than the bond between a man and a woman because, on average, women are more willing and able to commit than men. Unfortunate for our love lives, but true.

ARTICLE 2: A Chick is always entitled to do something wild, as long as the rest of her Side-Chicks* are all doing it. For example: partaking in "WOOO!"-ing.

ARTICLE 3: A Chick never divulges the existence of the Chick Code to a man. It is a sacred document not to be shared with guys for any reason...no, not even that reason. (Note: if you a man reading this, first, let me apologize: it was never my intention for this book to contain so many big words. Second, I urge you to look at this document for what it is – a piece of fiction meant to entertain a broad audience through the prism of stereotypical gender differences. I mean, sometimes it really is like we're from different planets! Clearly, no real person would actually believe or adhere to the vulgar rules contained within.** Oh, and have you been working out?)
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Opinion by bdavis98 posted over a year ago
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As we all know from the first episode of this LEGENDARY show that robin is “AUNT” robin that she’s NOT the mother and we all understood why ted told his kids about his romantic relationship with robin because of her he got a tattoo, which lead him to his (first fiancé) which lead to being a professor in college which lead to him to meeting their kid’s mother.

As much as we all love the other aspects in the show (barney legendary life, robin being candid, lily being bad-ass, Marshall being supernatural believer, ted being the geek) the whole point of this show is who is the mother and how ted met her and how amazing their love story is, but this whole robin & ted every season thing ruining I mean if I was ted’s kids and keep listing to my dad going on and on about this woman he loved before he met my mother and how every once and while he realizes that he’s still in love with her over the years, I wouldn’t like that person all that much I might even hate her the fact is that she’s still “aunt” and still hangs with them and stuff makes it extremely weird and awkward and not logical at all. I mean how this mother can even be around robin...
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Opinion by dacastinson posted over a year ago
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Some fans may have thought Robin and Barney would be done for good after she chose Kevin over him — and then they had the pregnancy scare where they had differing opinions on having kids — but the EPs downplayed that notion.

“Barney also wants to have kids in a very hypothetical sense…we have to call Barney out on whether he really wants to have kids,” Thomas said. “We don’t look at that as a singular deal breaker…Deep down, Barney doesn’t really know what he wants.”

“And that’s not to take anything away from what Robin and Barney have, because they’re so in love” Bays added. “They’ve sort of been the clearing house for all of us and our romantic dysfunctions and I think they’re doomed as a relationship [right now] in some ways because they’re so messed up, but I think part of the show is them taking themselves apart and rebuilding themselves. Especially with Barney, but also with Robin this season, we’re seeing them learn how to move past everything that has screwed them up in the past to maybe make this work for real.”
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News by fatoshleo posted over a year ago
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The creators of How I Met Your Mother, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, pull so many tricks and twists on their audience, it's hard to believe anything they tell us. After all, Robin's whole "storytelling to her kids" episode was a dream sequence, and that broke our hearts, dang it!

But there is someone on HIMYM that you can trust, and the answer may surprise you…

"Our rationale was that our narrator has never lied to us," Carter Bays says. "We take the stuff he says as gospel. Ultimately, it's a pretty reliable narrator. I think people can trust what Bob Saget says."

So we invite you all to go through every episode of HIMYM and write down what Future Ted has said. Then email us the notes. Thanks!

And of course the question everyone is always thinking came up: when the freak do we get to meet the mother? And will we meet her before the series finale? Bays and Thomas may not have given a straight answer, but the important thing is that they have the answer.
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Fan fiction by dacastinson posted over a year ago
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I first started watching it on FoxLife..I came across it by accident. I was bored and just looking for something to watch. And there it was, the show that I now consider as my favorite.
How I Met Your Mother!
I remember the very first episode I watched. It was The Pineapple Incident. It was hilarious and I really wanted to watch the show more to see what will happen next! The next day I watched another episode and I liked it, too..I watched every single episode until they just stopped at the 5th season and started all over again with the first episode. I watched them all over again and then I heard that the 7th season is filming and I'm still in the 5th.
So, I find a site on the internet where all episodes were available, including 12 episodes of 7th season, and I spent my whole weekend watching 6th and 7th season. I liked every single one of them. [I can't wait for the next episode of season 7!]
I really think that this show is not made just to make people laugh. It has a heart and we can learn a lot about life, relationships and of course friendship. And I have to mention the amazing group of actors: Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan,...
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Review by dacastinson posted over a year ago
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How I Met Your Mother" has seen Robin in a very emotional moment lately. After believing that she is expecting, the journalist has to face the truth in this week's episode that she is not pregnant and can't have a baby.

Explaining why they put Robin in this kind of situation, Carter Bays says, "This was an important moment we wanted to hit for the series arc." To TV Guide, he also reveals that they decided last summer to make Robin infertile.

"We've always said that Robin doesn't have kids, but thought it would be interesting to see how a door being closed to her would effect her. Even if she always thought she never wanted kids, it's still tough to hear," Bays elaborates.

The creator/executive producer admits that giving the latest twist in Robin's personal life is "something we're nervous about." He goes on describing Robin's fertility problem as "a much more sensitive issue" than seeing Marshall's father dying, but hoping that "we do it justice."
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Article by dacastinson posted over a year ago
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Hey guys..You better read this article, because it's going to be legen...wait for it..DARY!

Barney: Was that chick at the end really a client?

Ted: I'm gonna do what that guy couldn't, I'm gonna take the plunge... Well, I guess that's not a perfect metaphor since... for me it's falling in love and for him it's... death.
Barney: Actually, that is a perfect metaphor.

Barney: Ted, tonight we're gonna go out. We're gonna meet some ladies, it's gonna be *legendary*. Phone-five!
[slaps cell-phone]
Barney: You didn't phone-five, did you?
[pause]
Barney: I know when you don't phone-five Ted.

Ted: Hey Barney, see that girl?
Barney: Ohhh yeah, you just know she likes it dirty!

Barney, describing his brother: “He's the awesomest, most best-lookingest, greatest guy ever!”
Lily: “He's exactly like Barney.”
Barney: “That's what I just said.”

Barney: Ted, get your coat, we're leaving.
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Opinion by pathakishan posted over a year ago
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Another hit and award-winning American situational comedy television series that's loved by many people is How I Met Your Mother. Created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, it was first aired in CBS on September 19, 2005.

Since it was first launched, How I Met Your Mother has already won the American Latino Media Arts Award (ALMA) Award for Outstanding Writing for a Television Series and the Emmy Outstanding Art Direction and Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series awards. One of its supporting actors, Neil Patrick Harris who played the character of Barney Stinson, has also earned a few nominations in People's Choice Award as Favorite Scene Stealing Star, Satellite Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Best Television Series, and Teen Choice Award Choice TV Actor for Comedy.

How I Met Your Mother is set in year 2030. It is actually centered on the recollection of Ted Mosby, played by Josh Radnor, of his story as told to his children. Other main characters are Ted's best friends Marshall Eriksen (Jason Segel) and Marshall's wife Lily Aldrin (Alyson Hannigan), Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick...
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Fan fiction by MyFavShows posted over a year ago
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Friends is one of the most successful shows ever produced. But a new, and very popular, comedy show has emerged. Despite huge competition from other comedy shows, How I Met Your Mother attracts around 9,000,000 weekly viewers.

In this article, I'm going to talk about a few striking similarities between the shows, or to be more precise, similarities between the characters on both shows.

Ross Geller and Ted Mosby, 'pursuers of love'

Ross Green and Ted Mosby resemble a lot. Their ultimate goal is to find their soul mate and have a long and happy marriage. In both shows, this is a very important element. Both Ross and Ted had more serious relationships with one of their friends. Ross and Rachel, and Ted and Robin.
Joey Tribbiani and Barney Stinson, 'womanizers'
Joey Tribbiani and Barney Stinson are the womanizers. Unlike Ross and Ted, they're always looking for one-night stands, instead of a long-term relationship. But at one point, both Joey and Barney start to have strong feelings for one of their friends. And that brings us to a very striking similarity. Our 'pursuers of love', Ross and Ted, had a serious...
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Opinion by nphturtle posted over a year ago
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Now that Ted and Zoey no longer hate each other, there's opportunity for a relationship. Zoey will divorce her husband after confessing to Ted that she heard what they said about her in the museum. I believe that they will begin to date and she will be his next serious girlfriend. Then Ted will quit working for GnB and help Zoey to protect the Arcadia. After some time and many hilarious episodes, some fight over something I can't see coming yet will occur and they will break up. Meanwhile, Barney goes to meet his real father and after that will realize what a big step in his life he's made. As a more mature person, he and Robin will date again. (Yes, I'm a BROTP person) Marshal and Lily will continue to try to have kids and just when they're about to give up, Lily gets pregnant. This should only last a few episodes and near the end of the penultimate season, because no one wants to hear pregnant jokes for 9 months. Lily will give birth to twins, one of each gender, so there is no dispute over what type of child they want. Ted will meet Zoey and try to start up a relationship again with her, but she is already engaged at this point. (this has been like a year or so) Since they...
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Opinion by chencalo posted over a year ago
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There was an episode (Season 05, episode 11) where Don Frank mentions that there were a few things he learnt over the years and one of which was not to go to the toilet with his lapel mike on...

I wonder if that was a reference to the fact that NPH actually did go to pee with his lapel mike on... (link). And even when I saw that youtube vid, I also wondered if that was on purpose, like a bit... His cast mates seemed genuinely surprised...

Just a thought...
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Fan fiction by HouseOfficeFan7 posted over a year ago
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She totally did!
AUTHOR'S NOTE- I was re-watching Sandcastles in the Sand (for the 1000th time xD) and I thought that it would be fun to write out the end scene as like a kind of fan fiction. This story is told in the third person but it's from Robin's POV. I had a really great time writing it and I'll hope you read it and enjoy it! :D lot's of love, HouseOfficeFan7 (AKA Claire [: )

Robin knew Ted would have to leave soon, but she wished he wouldn't. She had been holding back tears all night and she knew that once she was left alone, it would be impossible to prevent them falling.

Finally, the moment she was dreading arrived. Ted downed the last of his beer and sighed. "Well, Robin... I've got to get going." He said, getting up.

Robin smiled at him, never mind the uncomfortable lump in her throat that always preceded crying.

"Okay," She said, praying her voice remained steady. "See you later, Ted."

Ted scrutinized her with concern. "You gonna be alright?" He asked.
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Fan fiction by HouseOfficeFan7 posted over a year ago
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Author's Note: I feel like this isn't very good... But there'll probably be more and hopefully it will get better. Anyway... The basic premise is that Dr. Horrible is the fifth doppleganger. Let me know what you think. Also, this will be posted on multiple spots. It will also appear in the NPH spot and the Barney Stinson spot.

Ted, Robin, Marshall and Lily were sitting watching a football game in Ted’s apartment. It was an uneventful Saturday afternoon when suddenly Barney rushed into the apartment.

“GUYS!” He cried, slamming the door behind him.

“No, Barney…” Ted groaned. “Whatever crazy thing you want to do… just no.”

“There’s no crazy thing!” Barney said. “I was on the internet last night--”

Lily grimaced. “Barney… you on the internet? Do we want to hear the way this story ends?” She asked.

Barney scowled at her. “Lily! I don’t watch porn on the internet!” He said, outraged. Ted and
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Opinion by swimchick posted over a year ago
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Even Perez Hilton sometimes compares these shows. I like both, but prefer HIMYM. There are many simple reasons why they are different, so here are just a few:

1) 5 vs 6: This may seem extremely minor, but it is a very different dynamic. The plot lines of Friends episodes often (but not always) follow 3 pairs of the Friends doing various things together. On HIMYM there seems to be more intermingling of plots (in my opinion).

2) Inspiration: HIMYM is loosely based on Carter and Craig's lives. They are the creators of the show and the idea started somewhat autobiographically.

3) Lack of live audience: HIMYM doesn't film in front of a live audience, so there is much more natural pacing in the show. Characters laugh at one another more, and there are fewer awkward pauses. It's a new age of sitcoms.

4) Narration: This is obvious. Ted narrates the whole thing, making him (loosely) the main character. Friends is at least supposed to be pretty equal.
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Opinion by germany123 posted over a year ago
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Hello fellow motherheads,
I have- as I have made quite clear- a couple of issues with this spot and the way things have been posted lately.

As much as I love people adding content: The medal whoring is aboot to take over. People probably won't listen to me but I will write this anyway in order to avoid an active gastric ulcer.

1) Spoilers!

I am not only spoiler free but also promo free! And I know a lot of others are,too. What I ask you is the point of putting "SPOILER: XYZ WILL DIE" in a title?????
Just put "spoiler" and no hits or the actual spoiler. It defeats the PURPOSE of a spoiler!
Watch your description. When your mouse moves over the link title the description appears even if you don't click on it. We have a spoiler forum USE THAT! Stop ruining it for everyone else.

2)Keywords

It's IMPOSSIBLE to search anything on this spot..the keywords are disgraceful. DON'T TAG IT IF ITS NOT IN THE PICTURE! You don't have to put 10 keywords but put the necessary ones AT LEAST!
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List by tp1992 posted over a year ago
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2006
Emmy Award: Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series
Emmy Award: Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series
People's Choice Award: Nominated for Favorite New Television Comedy

2007
Emmy Award: Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series
Emmy Award: Nominated for Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Series
Emmy Award: Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Neil Patrick Harris)
Teen Choice Award: Nominated for Choice TV Actor: Comedy (Neil Patrick Harris)

2008
Emmy Award: Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series
Emmy Award: Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Neil Patrick Harris)
People's Choice Award: Nominated for Favorite Scene Stealing Star (Neil Patrick Harris)
Teen Choice Award: Nominated for Choice TV Show: Comedy
Teen Choice Award: Nominated for Choice TV Actor: Comedy (Neil Patrick Harris)
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Opinion by germany123 posted over a year ago
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Now I'd like to start off by saying that I'm a Bobin fan. I don't ship- mainly oot of principle- but I do love them together and would like to see them ending up together. Only I would like to see them unite in the very last season (Season 10?).Why?

I have been doing a little re-watchathon and saw the odd episode here and there from all seasons( admittedly mainly season 1&2) and one of the things I noticed and I had almost forgotten was the incredible inappropriateness of Barney!
And not even the crazy over the top ideas or theories like the "Lemon law" or the "Hot-crazy scale". We have still seen those lately (like his fake family, his video resume)What I'm talking aboot is his incredible rudeness even towards his closest friends. Now this may sound odd since no one likes rude people who love to exploit their friends- but Barney pulled it off!

Game Night where he made Ted tell the story of the re-return (Wow, Ted, you were right- you shouldnt have told that story) , Mary the Paralegal where he pretended Mary was a hooker (if you don't laugh aboot it it just seems mean), Moving Day when he stole all of Ted's...
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