THE LEGEND…wait for it …ARY ‘HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER’ QUIZ

By: Monica Lee

About This Quiz

Test your memory about how Ted Mosely and friends kept us laughing with legend…wait for it…ary lines and awesomely funny situations.

Who was a former teen pop star on HIMYM?

Her former pop star name was Robin Sparkles!

Who gets engaged at the beginning of the series?

Marshall and Lily get engaged in the pilot episode of HIMYM and grow as a married couple throughout the show.

Where did Ted finally meet his future wife?

In season 9 Ted meets Tracy his future wife and mother of his children after a very special wedding.

Who likes wearing suits so much that they even wear a pj suit to sleep?

Barney became a suit enthusiast when a girl he really liked turned him down for a suit wearing ladies' man.

What city did this group of friends live?

The group of friends lived in Manhattan, New York.

Which city does Lily move to when her and Marshall take a break?

Lily moves to San Francisco for an art program and breaks off the engagement with Marshall before she goes.

Which song continuously plays on repeat in Marshall's car?

A cassette tape stuck in Marshall's car plays "I'm gonna be" by "The Proclaimers" over and over again. How annoying would that be?!

What was the series loosely based on?

The series was created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, who also served as the show's executive producers and were frequent writers. The series was loosely inspired by their friendship when they both lived in New York City.

According to the creators of the show, Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, which characters are based on them?

The answer is both “A” and “B”. Ted is loosely based on Carter Bays. Marshall and Lily are loosely based on Craig Thomas and his wife, Rebecca.

Which one of these pick-up lines is from the Playbook?

The correct answer is all of the above.

Where is Robin originally from?

Robin is originally from Vancouver, Canada.

How does the show open each time?

The show opening has Ted (voice of Bob Saget, uncredited) retelling the story of how he met his mother to his son Luke and daughter Penny as they sit on the couch in the year 2030.

Why does this opening work so well for the show?

The right answer is all of the above.

What does Barney do for a living?

It took many seasons before we knew why Barney always send please when asked about what he does for work. P.L.E.A.S.E. stands for Provide Legal Exculpation and Sign Everything. Meaning, he sings legal documents for the company without reading them.

When did Lily and Marshall start dating?

Lily and Marshall started dating during their first week in college and have been together ever since!

Name one of Robin's hit songs from her pop star days.

The music video "sandcastles in the sand" was one of Robin Sparkles hit songs from her teen years in Canada.

What was the name of the bar where the group liked to hang out?

The infamous MacLaren's Pub was based off a McGee's which actually exists in New York City. They even serve HIMYM inspired cocktails!

What year is it when Ted is telling his children about how he met their mother?

In 2030, Ted, is presently telling his children about how he met their mother. The rest of the story is set in the past.

When there is a large snow storm, Barney and Ted take over MacLaren's. What do they name it?

Puzzles was meant to puzzle its patrons into wondering about why its called puzzles...

Who does Barney end up marrying?

After a long on and off again relationship, Robin and Barney get married!

What was the name of the music video that Robin Sparkles starred in?

The correct answer is Let’s Go to the Mall.

Besides introducing Robin’s teen pop star alter-ego, what other notable comedic situation did the “Slap Bet” introduce?

The correct answer is a gentlemen’s agreement where the winner can slap the loser on the face at anytime, anywhere if that person losses the bet. None of the other situations occurred in the series.

What happens in the episode “Blitzgiving”?

The answer is C. After a night of partying with bad-luck pal, The Blitz, Ted’s planned Thanksgiving feast gets ruined.

Which is NOT a part of the Bro Code?

Although Barney teased Ted a lot about sleeping with Ted’s sister, he never invoked any Bro articles. Article 1 of the Bro Code is Bros before Ho’s. Article 31 contains the double-dog dare bro code. Article 159 of the Bro Code mentions how a bro always likes the new profile picture of another bro.

How did the Bro Code come about?

The correct answer is A. In the year 1776 Benjamin Franklin and George Washington have a disagreement about “codpiece blocking” and realize there are no rules against. Barnabus Stinson offers to write a collection of rules.

In what episode did we first learn about the Bro Code book?

Although all of these episodes mentioned the Bro Code, the book was first introduced in “The Goat”.

Is there an actual Bro Code Book?

The correct answer is yes, anyone can buy it. It was co-written by Neil Patrick Harris and Matt Kuhn, a HIMYM staff writer.

What is the character’s name who was beneath the yellow umbrella?

Cristin Milioti plays the Mother, Tracy McConnell. She is the woman beneath the yellow umbrella, and the ‘Mother’ in How I Met Your Mother.

How does Barney convince Ted that his job as an architect is sexy?

"Dude, lots of chicks think that architects are hot. Think about that, you create something out of nothing. You’re like God. There is no one hotter than God" Barney.

Which university did Ted, Lily and Marshall meet?

Ted and Marshall were dorm-mates at Wesleyan. Marshall also met Lily there.

In which season do we finally see the infamous “Mother”?

How I Met Your Mother does not introduce Ted's wife (Cristin Milioti) until the eighth season finale, and only announces the character’s name during the series finale.

Do you feel like you grew up with How I Met Your Mother? You did! How many years did it air?

How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM) aired on September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. It aired a total of 9 years.

What made the series feel so real was how the writer’s incorporated the actor’s real-life traits into the character’s “life” on screen. What did they incorporate?

According to an Entertainment Weekly article, the writers adopted traits of the actors and incorporated them into their characters. This includes Neil Patrick Harris's skills with magic, Jason Segel's passion for songwriting, Alyson Hannigan's absent-mindedness while pregnant, and Josh Radnor's intellectualism.

According to Marshall what is a four-prong approach which brings the listener to its knees?

This is how Marshal describes his boss firing him.

What was the plot twist in the finally of HIMYM?

We find out that Ted is telling the story of how he met Tracy to their children 6 years after she passes. Fans of HIMYM had mixed reviews about either loving or hating the finale.

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