OK, this is somewhat hopeful. Because how could they make her a series regular (in presumably every if not most episodes) and not have her interact with Ted until the last shot of the series? Right?
It was certainly exciting to find out who the mother is, but, more to the point, who is Chuck Tatham?
HIMYM cast takes to the stage singing “One Year More” at CBS Upfronts | @HuffPostTV
Would love to see video of this.
CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler has now confirmed for TVLine that Season 9′s entire run will, in fact, span the wedding weekend and just the wedding weekend, as the comedy details “how each character, before Ted, meets the mother. So, they each meet her independently before he does.”
UGH. 24 episodes of a 56-hour weekend. Does that make sense to anyone? They’ll have to do some episodes outside of the weekend timeline. How could there be enough stories otherwise? Are Marshall and Lilly going to argue about not going to Rome for the entire season?
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Did ‘HIMYM’ Screw Over Its Fans on Facebook Last Night?
‘HIMYM’ Facebook fans who signed onto the social media hub last night without having seen the finale were greeted with this in their timeline. The image of Cristin Milioti as the Mother right in front of them shortly after the episode’s west coast airing.
This led to a fury of unsurprisingly upset fans commenting at how ‘HIMYM’s social media manager should be fired and crying in outrage over the so-called spoiler.
This all of course brings up the age-old question of when is something a spoiler on the web. Are the fans who signed onto Facebook without seeing the episode in the wrong — as they run the risk of it being spoiled by stepping onto social media?* Or should HIMYM have been more sensitive and given it at least a little bit more time before taking to their Facebook page?
*(I am of this opinion. It is up to the individual to avoid spoilers. If you step on any social media (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr), you run the risk of finding out. Plus, this isn’t really a spoiler in terms of story because the only new thing we now know about her is what she looks like. Nothing happened with her really.)
Did the marketing and publicity reward outweigh the fact that, no, not everyone watches TV live anymore? Was this an event big enough to warrant the immediate placement and reaction?
We’ve talked here and there about letting the audience see the mother before Ted. Would that be fascinating or let some air out of the balloon? We were scared of it for a long time, but this past season, it came up, and it just fit in so well. Ultimately we view it like we’ve been honing in on this mother mystery for so long. In season one, it was like a shot of planet earth from outer space. And we’ve honed in and honed in and honed in, and we look at season nine as like now we’re down to Google street view. We’ve gone from a super-wide shot to super-microscopic-tight, and it just felt right to see the mother’s face and to give the audience that gift and that knowledge. There was something exciting about getting a little bit of her before Ted ever does. There was something that we felt like this audience who has stuck with us for all of these years we wanted to reward them with that.
And to give ourselves the gift of having something. We didn’t want to do season 9 unless we had something that just got us really excited to write it. This concept got us very excited to write it and lent itself to a lot of great ideas that came out. The tipping point was when you have enough ideas that you’re going to be bummed if you don’t get to try these ideas, that’s when it became worth it for us to do season 9, and part of that is revealing the mother. The idea of getting to know her, getting to know where she’s coming from, it became too tantalizing to pass up.
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MASSIVE SPOILERS AFTER THE BREAK
Eight years of yellow umbrellas have led to tonight’s season finale of How I Met Your Mother.
Will tonight be the night?
‘How I Met Your Mother’ Teases the “Mother of All Secrets” in Finale Promo | THR
Hannigan told David Letterman that she always thought the last shot of the series would be the reveal of the Mother, but now she’s, “glad [she] didn’t bet on that.” She went on to say you’ll have to tune in to the season finale this Monday to find out what she’s talking about.
Hard list to argue with. Also Ted has had a lot of good looking girlfriends.
Not enough taking place at the wedding if you ask me.
As the gang prepares to go to Robin and Barney’s wedding, Ted invites Lily to see the house he’s finally finished fixing up. Meanwhile, Robin and Barney’s night of relaxation is ruined by an obnoxious couple (Casey Wilson and Keegan-Michael Key), and Marshall takes the baby on a last-minute trip to Minnesota to see his family.