How I Met Your Mother: TV Show Trivia {Infographic}

By | January 15, 2013 | Entertainment

How I Met Your Mother: TV Show Trivia {Infographic}

Not since the TV show Friends has a group of friends made us laugh so hard. Many of us lamented the end of Friends, but How I Met Your Mother has filled the gap for many fans.

How I Met Your Mother is a comedy about how Ted (Josh Radnor) fell in love as told to his kids. When Ted’s best friend, Marshall (Jason Segel), married his longtime girlfriend, Lily (Alyson Hannigan), a kindergarten teacher, Ted felt even more compelled to find his own true love. Ted’s friend Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) is an outrageous bachelor with morally shocking opinions, an expensive taste for suits and a playbook about how to meet women. Barney tries to educate Ted about how to develop a “way with the ladies.” When Ted meets Robin (Cobie Smulders), he thinks he finds love, but life takes a different turn. The series is narrated by Ted through flashbacks from the future.

Are you a fan of How I Met Your Mother?  Test your knowledge about the show’s legen – wait for it – dary facts with the following infographic.


How I Met Your Mother - TV Show Trivia


1.   The most viewed episode was the “Pineapple Incident” from Season 1. The least viewed episode was “Landmarks” from Season 6.

2.   Lifetime paid $750,000 per episode for syndication rights.

3.   Neil Patrick Harris makes $210,000 per episode. The rest of the cast makes $120,000 per episode.

4.   Lily, Ted and Marshall are the same age in the show. In real life, Alyson Hannigan and Josh Radnor are 6 years older than Jason Segel.

5.   Five books related to the show have been published including The Bro Code and The Playbook.

6.   Barney is the inventor of “The Bro Code.” According to the number of Google searches, the phrase was non-existent until 2008.

7.   There are over 20 tie-in websites made including:,,, and

8.   Thirteen interventions have been featured on the show including: Lily – use of fake British accents; Marshall – constant use of charts; Robin – obsession with spray tans; Barney – frequent magic tricks; and Ted – loving a married woman.

9.   Barney wears the infamous ducky tie for 11 episodes.

10.   The actress who plays Robin is Canadian just like her character. The writers love making references to Canadian things like: Tim Hortons, the Vancouver Canucks, and curling.

11.   The famous Barney catch phrases “Have you met Ted?”, “What up?”, “Wait for it!”, and “Suit up!” appeared in the pilot episode.

12.   Barney has a suit for every occasion including a flight suit for Halloween and suitjamas for sleeping. There are only 12 times during the series when Barney doesn’t suit up.

13.   Ted has dated at least 29 women who are not the mother.

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