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100th Episode Details

The How I Met Your Mother gang doesn’t scrimp on celebrations. For its 100th episode Jan. 11 (8 ET/PT), the CBS comedy’s cast will perform a grand musical number featuring 65 dancers and a 50-person orchestra.

“It almost felt like an old-school MGM musical to me. It was a lot of cast and crew grouping together to make it special,” says Neil Patrick Harris, who plays the womanizing Barney. Harris, joined by fellow cast members Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan and Cobie Smulders, is at the center of the 2½-minute song-and-dance piece: Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit.

USA TODAY has a first look at the extravaganza, which was filmed over two days on the Fox studio lot’s New York Street. HIMYM executive producers Carter Bays and Craig Thomas wrote the words and music, then called on the talents of composer John Swihart and choreographer Zach Woodlee (Glee). Bays and Thomas have featured musical elements, such as the Robin Sparkles ’80s teen pop numbers, in episodes of HIMYM, which has a new episode Monday at 8.

“The way we viewed it was our 100th episode would end with something that felt like a party, like an on-air party for fans, and create a jubilant celebration moment at the end of the show,” Thomas says. “It feels like a crazy movie fantasyland.”

Harris, who has hosted the Tonys and Emmys, is happy Thomas and Bays wrote the song. “I’m glad we didn’t source it out. It still has the same sense of humor and sort of odd, obscure comedic ring to it.”

In the episode, “Girls vs. Suits,” the ever-business-suited Barney has the chance to date a hot bartender, but there’s a catch: She disdains men in suits. Thomas describes the ensuing musical extravaganza as “kind of a love song to The Suit, capital T, capital S.”

The episode will also reveal more, Thomas says, about the “mother” — Ted’s (Radnor) eventual wife — in the show’s title. “It’s the closest we’ve seen Ted get to answering the question: ‘Who is the mother?’ “


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“How I Met Your Mother” Spoiler

I read a while back that Amanda Peet would be appearing on ‘How I Met Your Mother.’ Any news about her character? – David
When I first skimmed the script for Episode 13, in which Marshall gets surprised with a smooch from a drunk coworker named Jenkins, I thought for sure the CBS comedy would be taking “bromance” to a new level. But nope, the very female Peet is the one playing Jenkins. So now I’m all, “Way to go, Mr. Eriksen! Send yourself some more free wings from your future self!”

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A New Love Interest For Robin?

The show invested a lot of time and story last season on exploring Barney’s feelings for Robin, but it ended quite quickly this season. Was there some debate in the writers’ room about how long they should stay together?
The thing we were worried about was you keep them together too long and you forget what’s fun about Barney. You don’t want to neuter the show too much. At the same time, you want to give it its due because there’s definitely been a lot of buildup to it. This felt kind of honest. This is what happens when two people going against their better judgment, no matter how much they like each other, they’re eventually going to realize it’s not going to work out.

Like you said, they really did like each other and they said they loved each other. One of the things I’ve seen online in reaction to their breakup is that in the episodes post-breakup, they haven’t interacted very much or acknowledged each other. Are we going to see them struggle more with each other’s presence?
That’s part of the story that we’re building towards. It’s definitely not everything’s back to normal, everyone’s fine. We’re going to find out in coming episodes that everyone’s not fine. I think when the dust settles, and the dust is still settling between them, there’ll be some big changes in their relationship.

In “The Playbook,” you introduced a new co-worker and potential love interest for Robin. How much will he be around?
He’ll be back a couple more times. It’s an actor named Benjamin Koldyke. He’s very funny. He’ll sort of be a new development in the story of Robin’s romantic and work life.

This is the first time we’ve seen you bring in a semi-recurring love interest for Robin.
Yeah, I know. It’s something we’ve never done. We’re excited to do it. But it’s definitely a slow play kind of thing. He’s not the most likable fellow right off the bat. It’s going to take a while for his walls to come down a little bit and for them to really connect.

One of the things you teased this season is a Robin Sparkles and Alan Thicke variety show. Will we see that before the end of this season?
Probably not before the end of the season, but it’s nice to have that arrow in our quiver to be able to use. We have a lot of fun ideas for that. The robot will definitely be involved.


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Tonight on “How I Met Your Mother”

Title: “5.10 – The Window”
Guest Star: JoAnna Garcia

Episode Synopsis: “The Window” Season 5 Episode 10 – The gang tries to help Ted when the perfect girl is finally available, and Marshall takes action when he finds a letter written by his younger self, on How I Met Your Mother. Joanna Garcia (“Gossip Girl”) guest stars as Ted’s perfect girl.

Monday, Dec. 7 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network

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Screen Captures: “How I Met Your Mother” (s4)

I’ve added screen captures from an additional 3 episodes of How I Met Your Mother season 4 into the gallery. Only 4 more episodes to go and season 4 is complete. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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Screen Captures: “How I Met Your Mother” (S4)

As promised, I’ve been working on getting the site back up to date. I’ve added screen captures from 4 episodes of How I Met Your Mother season 4 into the gallery. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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Cobie Appreciates Help With Daughter, Shaelyn

It takes a village to raise a child and Cobie Smulders couldn’t be more appreciative of the help she has received since welcoming her daughter Shaelyn Cado, 4 months. “My fiancé [Taran Killam’s] family is in the area so we have a lot of help, but without that I would be a crazy person,” the actress tells OK!.

An additional set of hands — or two! — is not something Cobie takes for granted. In fact, she notes that since the birth of Shaelyn, she has nothing short of admiration for all single mothers. “I definitely have so much, not like I didn’t have it before, but I have so much respect for single moms,” she says.

Sharing that her mother raised four children, Cobie considers herself fortunate when it comes to her own baby girl.

“It’s a lot of work and I feel extremely grateful because my job allows me a lot of flexibility and freedom. And financially I am able to have a lot of help around.”

As for her ability to bounce back quickly after baby, Cobie brushes off any dieting suggestions and instead credits her weightloss to nursing and plain old good luck.

“I can’t really diet because I’m breastfeeding and I think that I am blessed with very good genes, as well,” she explains. Fortunately for the new mama, the pregnancy pounds that she did have to shed after giving birth were limited. “I didn’t gain a lot with my pregnancy so I didn’t have a lot to work off.”

Although her How I Met Your Mother costar Alyson Hannigan brings her baby Satyana, 6 months, to work with her, Cobie only “sometimes” brings her daughter on-set, “but not as much as Aly does.” According to Cobie, Shaelyn is still adjusting to her surroundings.

“She is just now being comfortable with herself being in this world so now I can bring the baby out more.”