How I Met Your Father: Every HIMYM Cameo, Easter Egg and Future Reveal

As we wait for How I Met Your Father Season 2 to arrive, TVLine is taking stock of the sequel series’ many nods, cameos and crossovers with the Mothership.

First launched in January, the Hulu spinoff picks up eight years after the events of the How I Met Your Mother finale, and focuses on a new friend group consisting of Sophie (Younger‘s Hilary Duff), Jesse (Veronica Mars‘ Chris Lowell), Valentina (grown-ish‘s Francia Raisa), Charlie (The Royals‘ Tom Ainsley), Ellen (Space Force‘s Tien Tran) and Sid (God Friended Me‘s Suraj Sharma). The story is told from the perspective of 58-year-old Sophie (played by Sex and the City‘s Kim Cattrall) — and unlike the original, the pilot establishes that our new protagonist has already met the dad, thereby confirming that the follow-up is operating under a slightly different framework than its predecessor.

Whether you’re already familiar with HIMYF or simply curious, the following guide provides a rundown of all the ways the multi-camera offshoot has paid homage to HIMYM and tied the two, largely standalone sitcoms together. Scroll through the following list to see if you’ve caught every tip of the hat to the OG series — and be sure to check back throughout the run of the show for inevitable additions.

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