Times they are a changing around Netflix. With new originals likes Mindhunter, Stranger Things, Ozark, 13 Reasons Why and The Crown being so popular amongst subscribers in addition to long-running staples like Orange is the New Black, Narcos, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmitt, the streaming giant is having to take off popular old content to make room for the new.
The latest victim to the Netflix’s fall sweep? How I Met Your Mother. The critically acclaimed comedy followed a future Ted Mosby as he tells his kids the story of how he met their mother through stories from his late 20’s and 30’s with his friends Robin, Lily, Marshall, and Barney. It starred Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan, and Jason Segel.
In addition to lovable characters and smart writing, the show also acted as a puzzle for viewers to solve too, which kept them coming back for nine seasons. Now, How I Met Your Mother may not have had the best ending in the history of series finales, but throughout the show’s run we were treated to many amazing jokes, running gags and HIMYM classics, some of which include:
The Blue French Horn
The Slap Bet
The Slutty Pumpkin and Hanging Chad
Have You Met Ted?
The Pineapple Incident
The 2 AM Rule
The Red Cowboy Boots
The Ducky Tie
The Yellow Umbrella
The people of Twitter are not happy about Netflix’s decision to remove the fan-favorite comedy either.
— keygan hogan (@keygannn) November 7, 2017
— Art Lee Allen (@notbravetoaster) November 7, 2017
— Bri N N (@Stern_Ambitions) November 6, 2017
— Joshua (@hihereisjosh) November 5, 2017
— Harriet Thugman (@harrietthuggman) November 5, 2017
— Weird People 27 (@WeirdPeople27) November 5, 2017
— Sarah Jane (@SarahJane2233) November 4, 2017
— liv (@LivFarinacci) November 3, 2017
Netflix recently removed other popular binging favorites such as One Tree Hill, Friday Night Lights and 30 Rock, the last of which was actually acquired by Hulu. How I Met Your Mother has found the same fate so it’ll be up to you whether you make the switch for Ted & the gang.
So, you’ve got one week left people. 9 seasons and 208 episodes – binge away!!
Having studied Media & Writing at James Madison University, I always knew that I wanted to do some type of creative writing, but being able to write about zombies, Starks, and superheroes on a daily basis for Fan Fest is my actual dream. While I probably shouldn’t be as proud as I am to be so similar to Nick Miller, I do hope to one day write my own “Pepperwood Chronicles’.