31 surprising facts about How I Met Your Mother can blow your mind (Part 2)

How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in Manhattan. In Part 1, we already known 16 facts about HIMYM. And here is 15 surprising facts remaining can blow your mind!

17. Although singers Britney Spears and Katy Perry were two of the biggest guest stars, fashion designer Tim Gunn was the most welcomed guest star from the cast and crew. Nearly everyone on set wanted an autograph from him.

How I Met Your Mother 's guest star Britney Spears

How I Met Your Mother 's guest star Britney Spears

18. Alyson Hannigan’s real kid was fired from the show.

One of Hannigan’s kids was slated to play Lily and Marshall’s second child, but then she got some disappointing news. “They fired my kid from that role. She was gonna be the baby, but [producer] Carter Bays was like, ‘Nope. She’s too old,’ and she got replaced,” Hannigan said.

“I was like, ‘You fired my child. First of all that’s ageism. I don’t think you’re allowed to fire her because she’s too old,’” she joked.

19. Lily, Ted, Marshall are the same age in the show. In real life, Alyson Hannigan and Josh Radnor are actually 6 years older than Jason Segel.

20. Neil Patrick Harris enjoys Red Bull so much on and off the set of How I Met Your Mother that he was given a lifetime supply of it and a mini-refrigerator by the company that makes the drink because of the amount of free advertising he has given it.

21. Jason Segel, whose character Marshall on How I Met Your Mother brags about once winning a high school slam dunk contest, really did win a high school slam dunk contest.

22. "The Pineapple Incident" is the most viewed episode to date.

The Pineapple Incident episode

A scene from "The Pineapple Incident" episode

23. One of the final scenes from How I Met Your Mother in which the mother appears was filmed years ago and only a few people actually know who she is.

24. Neil Patrick Harris knocked himself out during his audition for How I Met Your Mother, during a laser tag rendition.

25. The man who plays Marshal’s father in How I Met Your Mother also voices Patrick Star in Spongebob.

26. The song “Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit” was once the number 3 song on the Austrian iTunes Charts.

27. In the episode where Ted and Robin break up, there was a real life proposal! During the episode, a ring was in a champagne glass and Robin thought Ted was proposing. However, the ring belonged to a man at the next table. He planned his proposal with the producers and now that couple’s engagement will live forever on the show!

28. Had the show not been picked up after season 1, they would’ve ended it with Victoria being the mother!

Victoria Character

Victoria had a chance to become the Mother

29. There are only 12 times throughout the entire series that Barney shows up without a suit.

30. The opening theme of How I Met Your Mother is a quick, unforgettable beat that doesn't tire even after hearing it 208 (or more given reruns) times. It's not just a random piece of music made for TV, however; the rune is from Hey Beautiful by The Solids, which just so happens to be co-creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays' band. In the spirit of Roxy Music's Mother Of Pearl (which appears in Season 1 episode Milk), the catchy element comes after the body of the song, overshadowing the rest of the usual pop beat.

31. Alyson Hannigan (Lily) refused to kiss Jason Segel (Marshall) unless he quit smoking.

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