1. After the show ended Josh Radnor kept the blue french horn, Neil Patrick Harris got the Playbook and the gang’s MacLaren’s booth.
2. Because of the numerous scenes and the quick-cut nature of the show’s visual style, the show is filmed without the traditional live studio audience. The finished episode is later shown to Associate in Nursing audience, and their reactions are recorded and added for broadcast. The series’ creators joke that the long set-up time between scenes would cross the road from “studio audience” to “hostage state of affairs.”
3. There are only twelve times throughout the whole series that Barney shows up while nota suit.
4. HIMYM creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are in a band together called The Solids, and they perform the show’s theme song!
5. The song “Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit” was once the number 3 song on the Austrian iTunes Charts.
6. In the episode where Ted and Robin break up, there was an actual real-life proposal! During the episode, a ring was in a champagne glass and Robin thought Ted was proposing. However, the ring belonged to a man at the next table. He planned his proposal with the producers and now that couple’s engagement will live forever on the show!
7. Neil Patrick Harris knocked himself out during his audition for How I Met Your Mother, during a laser tag rendition.
8. The man who plays Marshal’s father in How I Met Your Mother also voices Patrick Star in Spongebob.
9. Neil Patrick Harris enjoys Red Bull so much on and off the set of How I Met Your Mother that he was given a lifetime supply of it and a mini-refrigerator by the company that makes the drink because of the amount of free advertising he has given it.
10. In any scene where the gang is eating Chinese food, Barney Stinson is never able to put a piece of food in his mouth using the chopsticks. The only time he is ever shown able to use chopsticks is in Season 7 at the Hibachi Grill Restaurant.