As Ted relays the story to his kids, the constants are that their Uncle Marshall, Aunt Lily, Uncle Barney and Aunt Robin are always in the picture and thus have something to do with how he got together ...
The series was created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, who also served as the show's executive producers and were frequent writers.
The series was loosely inspired by their friendship when they both lived in New York City.
Among the 208 episodes, there were only four directors: Pamela Fryman (196 episodes), Rob Greenberg (7 episodes), Michael Shea (4 episodes), and Neil Patrick Harris (1 episode).
Known for its unique structure and eccentric humor, How I Met Your Mother has gained a cult following over the years.
The show initially received positive reviews, while the later seasons received more mixed reviews.
The show was nominated for 28 Emmy Awards, winning nine.In 2010, Alyson Hannigan won the People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy Actress.In 2012, seven years after its premiere, the series won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Network TV Comedy, and Neil Patrick Harris won the award for Favorite TV Comedy Actor. Ted Mosby is relaying the story of how he met his wife to his daughter and son.The story starts in the year 2005, when then twenty-seven year old architect Ted was spurred on to want to get married after his best friends from his college days at Wesleyan, lawyer Marshall Eriksen, who was his roommate at the time and kindergarten teacher Lily Aldrin, got engaged after nine years of dating each other.Ted's new quest in life was much to the dismay of his womanizing friend, Barney Stinson.