How I Met Your Mother: Get Scoop on Season 9's 'Suspense Movie' Wedding Weekend, Episode 200's 'Very Exciting' Reveal and More

The men of How I Met Your Mother are here to assuage any concerns you may have about the plan to span a 56-hour wedding weekend across the entirety of the ninth and final season.

Likening the farewell run to “a little suspense movie,” series cocreator Craig Thomas says that an abundance of HIMYM-style flashbacks and flash-forwards will regularly offer “an escape hatch” to break away from the present-day narrative.

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Besides, as cast member Neil Patrick Harris notes, weddings always “have lots of mini-chapters” to pull story from, be it a wardrobe disaster or the like.

Let’s just hope that as Josh Radnor suggests, eight episodes aren’t spent covering the gang’s pre-wedding sleeping hours via dream sequences!

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Also during this visit with Michael Ausiello at TVLine’s Comic-Con suite, Jason Segel weighs in on the outfit he’ll be wearing for much of Season 9 (and reflects on Freaks and Geeks‘ not-as-sprawling series finale), the guys suggests encores for the final season (who dares to utter “Brit-bit”?!), and cocreator Carter Bays teases how Episode 200 will serve up “very exciting information” about the titular meet-up.

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16 Comments
  1. david says:

    OMG this cast is great together and funny

  2. hello says:

    My guess about 200 is that we see her perspective on all the almost-meeting they have had over the years,

  3. Joey says:

    Great interview. I can’t wait to see what they’ll do for 200th episode.

  4. cd says:

    when is ep 200 anyway

  5. Lourdes says:

    Ausiello’s interviews never disappoint. As usual, impressed with how quick-witted NPH is … love the camaraderie of the cast!

  6. Kendall says:

    I COMPLETELY disagree with Jason about the pineapple.

    Is anybody glad they revisited the Slutty Pumpkin?

    • Mikael says:

      The Slutty Pumpkin could have been great, but I think Katie Holmes was a giant mistake. Since Ted’s voiceover said they never did find out the deal with the pineapple, I hope they don’t ignore that and show us- unless it’s from the mother’s point of view and Ted & Co. still don’t know.

  7. izzybella says:

    Can we focus on the truly important thing here? And that would be, “How freakin’ awesome is Ausiello’s tee-shirt?”

  8. red says:

    I heard that the producers wanted to cast a young actor who is like barney. must play a competitor barney more legendary. Some people say he could be an unknown son of barney in version 2.0.
    but this is just an interpretation.

  9. The way they all joked together in this interview and during the Comic-Con panel is just so wonderful to see; I couldn’t stop smiling. Season 9 is going to be bittersweet, but it will also be legen-wait for it!-dary.

  10. Mike B says:

    holy sh*t, carter bays got fat…