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'How I Met Your Dad': Could this work? Challenge accepted

I spent a significant portion of my evening shower on Friday thinking about this How I Met Your Mother spin-off business. (You didn’t really need to know that, but in the spirit of open idea exchange, I was compelled to put my thoughts into proper context.)

I know the idea for How I Met Your Dad, the series that on Friday was ordered to pilot by CBS, has been met with a chorus of negativity. But as a person who hates being wrong about things — especially related to television — I try to wait a beat before joining a mob of naysayers. (Or any mob, for that matter.)

I shared with a friend my intentions to approach the idea with optimism but was promptly asked a loaded question: “Do you really think this could this work?” The question stayed with me all day until I arrived at this: There’s no way for me to know if a female-led spin-off of HIMYM will work, but how great would it be if somehow the crazy idea did work?

I’m as sad as anyone to be saying farewell to the gang at MacLaren’s in 2014, but I also acknowledge that it’s time. That said, more than the gang themselves, I’m going to mourn the experience of watching. I’ve so enjoyed becoming part of what I considered to be a very cool segment of people who salute when someone uses the world “general” or understand what it means to be “lawyered.” That special language is all part of a world-building that is, quite honestly, a rarity. And while I know the spin-off would not exist in the same world, I’d love nothing more than to visit another planet in the HIMYM galaxy and find it to be just as magical.

So, with that preamble — which went through my head during the shampoo phase, in case you’re wondering — here’s what I see as the biggest challenges and some ideas on how the spin-off could overcome them.
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'How I Met Your Mother' recap: Platonish (plus Bryan Cranston returns!)

We’re just 31 hours to the wedding — but for most of this week’s episode of How I Met Your Mother, we were back at MacLaren’s, and I don’t know about you, but I was missing the old neighborhood and appreciated the change of scenery.

This week had several homages to the romantic comedy holy grail –- When Harry Met Sally — so that means we must be getting close, with Ted coming to terms with his true feelings for Robin and Barney having a major breakthrough… Plus the return of Hammond Druthers, a.k.a. Bryan Cranston!

Spoilers ahead!
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What's your favorite sitcom proposal? -- POLL

[Monday-night TV spoiler alert!]

They say love is patient, love is kind. But if television sitcoms are any indication, love is also undeniably funny — and following last night’s touching proposal on How I Met Your Mother between Ted and the Mother (finally!), we decided to take a look back at how shows have tackled popping the question in the past.

So, hopeless romantics everywhere, it’s time to vote. Below, we’ve compiled some of our favorite proposals from comedies that have made engagements equally sweet and silly. Which one’s your favorite?
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'How I Met Your Mother' recap: How I [spoiler]ed to your mother

Well, I certainly didn’t see that coming.

After a few episodes that have tested the patience of some viewers (“We’re STILL NOT at the wedding?!” they say) , How I Met Your Mother has rewarded us with a huge moment. But as usual, it didn’t take place in the present-day.  READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Mother' recap: Favors for friends

If you’re one of those How I Met Your Mother fans who embrace the show’s crazier elements, odds are you enjoyed this week’s episode, which had lots of cartoonish fun and those “Please explain more of that story” moments. If you appreciate those qualities — like I do — the episode was a fun blip on the show’s radar. Best of all, it reminded me of an old-but-important Friend Rule that I have to start using more often in real life. Ironic, really, because so much of the episode was the opposite of what would happen in real life. Explanation: READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Mother' recap: 'I love our story'

Things got a little aca-awkward for Ted on tonight’s How I Met Your Mother thanks to guest star Anna Camp. READ FULL STORY

Neil Patrick Harris and family win Halloween... again

And with 11 days to spare, no less!

On Sunday, the How I Met Your Mother star took Instagram by storm by posting a picture of his incredibly photogenic family — Harris, fiance David Burtka, son Gideon, and daughter Harper — dressed in their annual elaborate Halloween costumes. This year’s theme: Alice in Wonderland. People, start your “aww”-ing”:

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'How I Met Your Mother' recap: Choosing sides

It’s 48 hours before the wedding and Barney and Robin are still going at it. No, not in the fun way. I mean in a bad way.

This week’s issue? Barney felt that Robin was making him choose between her and his family. To be fair, she was. But it was more complicated than that. READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Mother' recap: Closure?

Barney sort of took the words out of my mouth tonight on How I Met Your Mother.

As you probably recall, last week’s episode left off on what we thought was an impending confrontation between Barney and Ted, after Barney admitted that he saw Ted helping Robin find her locket at the park (which we saw last season). Ted immediately tried to deny that his gesture meant anything more than it appeared, and, to his surprise, Barney accepted his babbling defense. Or so it seemed. Spoilers ahead! READ FULL STORY

'HIMYM': Can you name all the ones who weren't The Mother? -- VIDEO

From Amanda to Zoey, Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) had a parade of ladies come his way before we met The Mother (Cristin Milioti) at the end of season 8 of How I Met Your Mother. Let’s see … there was The Slutty Pumpkin (Katie Holmes). And Cindy (Rachel Bilson). And Stella (Sarah Chalke). And of course Robin (Cobie Smulders). And don’t forget Blah Blah (Abigail Spencer). Really, is there anyone Ted didn’t go out with in eight seasons of big guest stars and endless dates?

Check out the video below and see if you can name all the loves of Ted’s life before The Love of Ted’s Life.

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