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‘How I Met Your Mother’ Fans Will Get a Legit Happy Ending

From left: Josh Radnor as Ted and Cristin Milioti as Tracy in the finale of How I Met Your Mother.
Ron P. Jaffe—Fox Television From left: Josh Radnor as Ted and Cristin Milioti as Tracy in the finale of How I Met Your Mother.

Fans of How I Met Your Mother who felt cheated by the series' finale Monday will be glad to hear that the sitcom's creators had a different conclusion in mind -- described as "happy " -- to be included on the show's DVD set

Fans felt cheated over the finale to How I Met Your Mother when the main character Ted didn’t end up with the beloved Mother but instead with the horrible-wig-wearing Robin. To top it off, the series didn’t just switch the end game of the series but also had the gall to kill the Mother and, in doing so, forced fans to watch the adorable Cristin Miliotti lying in a hospital bed, which no one deserves, especially not those who’ve endured 9 seasons of this show. Talk about a major buzzkill.

Though a video made its viral rounds earlier this week featuring a much happier ending to the series, it’s since been removed from YouTube. But creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, who stuck to their original plan that was filmed in season 2, also had a different ending in mind. Deadline reports that 20th Century Fox TV wouldn’t comment on specifics but that it was described as “happy” and will be included in the show’s DVD set.

It could be as simple as fading to black as soon as the two meet under the infamous yellow umbrella but to find out if it’ll be legen—wait for it—dary, we’ll have to do just that.


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