Did they have to answer it or should they have? No. But it’s on the DVD as an extra (and now BuzzFeed), so it’s available if you want to know. Reminds me of the ‘Lost’ epilogue to be honest. That said, I like how they tied it into the greater story of the show, if it was unneccessary.

‘HIMYM' complete series to be released Sept. 23, include alternate ending | Amazon
It’s currently being offered at $161.98.

Watch: Josh Radnor and Ted Mosby react to LeBron James’ return to Cleveland | EW

It may get another shot in the 2015-2016 season. Personally, no fingers are crossed from me as this doesn’t really need to exist.

CM: I thought it was really cool and really bold. It was something that those guys had worked out at the very beginning of the first season and were keeping it a pretty big secret, obviously. I found out about it last year. I thought it was such a smart, unique way to bring it full circle. It was very daring.

PL: I’m proud of those guys for taking a risk with something and sticking to what they wanted to say. And who cares? Like, they get to do what they want. They’ve earned that right, and they made a great series, and it should end exactly how they think is best.
Former ‘HIMYM’ writers Chris Miller and Phil Lord defend the finale | Vulture
CBS has passed on ‘How I Met Your Dad’

CBS has passed on ‘HIMYD’. Deadline reports that there was a dispute over creative direction, and that 20th Century Fox is shopping it elsewhere. Nina Tassler of CBS said “There were elements of the pilot that didn’t work out,” and 20th didn’t want to rework only to have it passed on again. Tassler also denied it having anything to do with the online reaction to the finale.

I’ll be interested to see if it gets picked up elsewhere. The world won’t be worse off without it I think, but having read the script, it was a promising remix of the concept and a few of the characters held promise (the others, on the other hand, needed work). It wasn’t particularly funny on the page, but I could see it being funnier in performance. The ending also solved a major problem of ‘HIMYM’ [SPOILER: The father is one of the main cast and is revealed to be so at the end of the pilot] which set up an entirely different show in the long run. It’s definitely not a necessary thing that needs to exist in the world and is no major loss if it doesn’t get picked up elsewhere, but would have been cool to see if they could do it.

In season 1, Ted joked with his kids that a stripper named Tracy was their mom.

I have learned that the controversial sequence was not the only conclusion the HIMYM writers considered. I hear creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas also contemplated an alternate ending, which will be included in HIMYM‘s upcoming DVD set. I hear the alternate ending does not involve additional footage but rather a different editing of the episode. HIMYM producers and studio 20th Century Fox TV would not comment on any specifics of the alternate closing, but a source described it as a “happy ending.”

HULK GETS IT.

anarielview:

HOW COULD THEY CUT THIS?!??! How could they justify that?!

Damn you, show.

anarielview:

HOW COULD THEY CUT THIS?!??! How could they justify that?!

Damn you, show.

Watch: Fan-made ‘HIMYM' alternate ending