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

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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.

Comments (16)

  • OMG this cast is great together and funny

    Comment by david – July 21, 2013 08:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My guess about 200 is that we see her perspective on all the almost-meeting they have had over the years,

    Comment by hello – July 21, 2013 08:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think it’s going to be a “how I met your dad” episode.

      Comment by Lara – July 21, 2013 09:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • OH that would be brilliant! Her talking about how everytime she “saw” him before, they met, he was a jerk.

        But, boy, do I feel sorry for those kids.

        Comment by Anon – July 21, 2013 10:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • That would be an excellent episode… and if this theory is correct then that could be the episode title.

        Comment by Robin – July 21, 2013 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • My first thought also.

      Comment by popculture420 – July 21, 2013 11:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great interview. I can’t wait to see what they’ll do for 200th episode.

    Comment by Joey – July 21, 2013 01:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • when is ep 200 anyway

    Comment by cd – July 21, 2013 03:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • for those of us that watched the clip, we all know its episode 16.

      Comment by JB Smooove – July 21, 2013 08:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ausiello’s interviews never disappoint. As usual, impressed with how quick-witted NPH is … love the camaraderie of the cast!

    Comment by Lourdes – July 21, 2013 05:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I COMPLETELY disagree with Jason about the pineapple.

    Is anybody glad they revisited the Slutty Pumpkin?

    Comment by Kendall – July 21, 2013 10:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by Mikael – July 23, 2013 10:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can we focus on the truly important thing here? And that would be, “How freakin’ awesome is Ausiello’s tee-shirt?”

    Comment by izzybella – July 22, 2013 12:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by red – July 23, 2013 06:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Midnight-Tinged Musings – July 24, 2013 06:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • holy sh*t, carter bays got fat…

    Comment by Mike B – July 25, 2013 09:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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