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28 Legen-DARY Facts about “How I Met Your Mother” that You Never Knew!

8. Due to Jason Segel’s (Marshall) real-life smoking habit, he and his co-star and on-screen wife, Alyson Hannigan (Lily), rarely kissed on-screen because she disliked the taste and smell of smoke on Segel’s breath.

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At Hannigan’s request, kisses between the two were infrequently scripted.

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9. Neil Patrick Harris made $210,000 per episode, while his co-stars made $120,000 per episode.

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10. Ted has dated at least 29 women who aren’t the mother.

ted mosby love life chart
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11. Barney shows up without a suit only 18 times throughout the entire series.

barney stinson suits
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12. Three of the main actors on the show have had their significant others in multiple episodes. 

scooter and barney
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Alyson Hannigan’s husband Alexis Denisof plays Sandy Rivers; Cobie Smulders’ husband Taran Killam plays Blauman; and David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris’s husband, plays Scooter.

13. In the episode “Bad News,” the only number that does not appear onscreen as a numeral is the number 5. Instead, between the numbers 6 and 4, Barney and Marshall share a high five.

super high five
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14. Jim Parsons, who stars in The Big Bang Theory as Sheldon, auditioned to play Barney Stinson.

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