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Top Television Comedic Casts and Ensembles

A great ensemble creates a mysterious bond between a show and its viewers. The chemistry shared on screen brings with it a certain level of comfort.

But to refer to this quality as some kind of supernatural power does a disservice to the men and women who forge it. There is the talent of each individual performer to consider: If any of them falter, the whole dynamic falls apart. It’s a dynamic that requires work, too. Whether it’s bonding in real-life or being a good listener on set, chemistry is a science for these casts; it’s made, not found.

Indie Wire has compiled a list of the top television comedic ensembles over the last 25 years. Where does How I Met Your Mother rank among the greats? Take a look below:

23. | “How I Met Your Mother”
When you have nine seasons to explore five characters, you not only get a chance to delve into every possible relationship, but uncover the hidden skills of its cast. “How I Met Your Mother” unveiled Josh Radnor’s inner goofiness, Alyson Hannigan’s punchline chops, Jason Segel’s musical talents, Cobie Smulders’ bad-assery, and Neil Patrick Harris’s capacity for emotional depth. However you feel about the show’s ultimate conclusion, the best moments of “How I Met Your Mother” were always rooted in the ensemble’s “found family” feel, one built upon a well-developed history for its characters and chemistry that never failed to spark.

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Cobie Talks “How I Met Your Mother” Spinoff

White promoting the DVD release of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Cobie was asked by to Digital Spy about the potential spinoff series, How I Met Your Dad:

“I don’t know much about it. It’s so funny, over the holidays I was hanging out with Carter and Craig, and they didn’t seem to know much about it either.

“I don’t know what the intention is with it, but it makes me happy that people still want to hear that story. I think the way our show was shot, with the narration and the flashbacks, it enabled a lot of freedom in storytelling, and luckily audiences really liked that and I think that’s what they’re trying to recreate.

“I don’t have anything to do with it, I don’t think anyone on our cast does. I remember when they tried to do the other spinoff, there was no conversation about any of us participating. I think it’ll be its own thing, but the way it is shot will be quite similar.”

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“How I Met Your Mother: 5.13-5.24” Screen Captures

I’ve added screen captures from episodes the remaining twelve episodes of How I Met Your Mother season 5 into the gallery! For those that have not seen those episodes, please be advised the screen captures will contain spoilers. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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“How I Met Your Mother: 5.01-5.12” Screen Captures

I’ve added screen captures from episodes the first twelve episodes of How I Met Your Mother season 5 into the gallery! For those that have not seen those episodes, please be advised the screen captures will contain spoilers. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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“How I Met Your Mother: 3.11-3.20” Screen Captures

I’ve added the remaining screen captures from episodes eleven through twenty of How I Met Your Mother season 3 into the gallery! For those that have not seen those episodes, please be advised the screen captures will contain spoilers. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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“How I Met Your Mother: 3.01-3.10” Screen Captures

I’ve added screen captures from episodes one through ten of How I Met Your Mother season 3 into the gallery! For those that have not seen those episodes, please be advised the screen captures will contain spoilers. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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“How I Met Your Mother: 2.18-2.22” Screen Captures

I’ve added screen captures from episodes eighteen through twenty-two of How I Met Your Mother season 2 into the gallery! For those that have not seen those episodes, please be advised the screen captures will contain spoilers. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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“How I Met Your Mother: 2.09-2.17” Screen Captures

I’ve added screen captures from episodes eight through seventeen of How I Met Your Mother season 2 into the gallery! For those that have not seen those episodes, please be advised the screen captures will contain spoilers. I will be working on the remaining episodes over the next few days. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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“HIMYM: 2.01-2.08” Screen Captures

I’ve added screen captures from the first eight episodes of How I Met Your Mother season 2 into the gallery! For those that have not seen those episodes, please be advised the screen captures will contain spoilers. I will be working on the remaining episodes over the next few days. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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“How I Met Your Mother” Alternate Ending Revealed

After nine seasons, How I Met Your Mother wrapper last May with a finale that left the majority of fans disappointed. In the DVD set, show creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas show fans what could have been with the finale’s alternate ending.

In How I Met Your Mother’s finale, it’s revealed that “The Mother” aka Tracy, played by Cristin Milioti, dies. Her death had been alluded two in a pair of previous episodes, though many had held out hope that the show had not been built around a character who was to die from the beginning of the narration.

Furthermore, Milioti made Tracy an incredibly likeable character, one who made perfect sense for Josh Radnor’s Ted. Not only having Tracy die, but having Ted and Robin reunite several years later was the second blow to a fandom that had thought Ted had grown out of that fantasy with Robin and had found the enduring love he’d been searching for with Tracy.

How I Met Your Mother’s alternate ending sees Ted, Tracy, Lily (Alyson Hannigan), Marshall (Jason Segel), Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin (Cobie Smulders) catching up at McLaren’s. When Lily muses about Ted’s arduous road to finding happiness with Tracy, Ted launches into a rundown of all the events that led to their meeting,

Ted starts off saying that in order for it to happen he had to, “get out of the apartment a couple of hours” for Marshall to propose to Lily. He also had to “Get beat up by a goat… teach the wrong class…” After Robin and Barney’s wedding, he had to take off at the exact right time so he could meet the “beautiful girl under a yellow umbrella.”

“Funny how sometimes, you just find things,” says Ted, adding, “and that kids, is how I met your mother.” (Source)