The 'How I Met Your Mother' Quiz


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How well do you know Barney, Lily, Marshall, Ted and Robin? If you think you could be part of the "How I Met Your Mother" gang, this quiz should be a breeze.

What college did Ted, Lily and Marshall all attend?

Ted and Marshall were roommates at Wesleyan, where they also met Lily.


True or false: MacLaren's Pub is the name of the bar where the five friends always hung out.

The apartment most of them live in at one time or another is located in the building above MacLaren's, making it a convenient place to grab a drink.


What year is it supposed to be when Ted is telling his two kids about how he met their mom?

It's supposed to be 2030.


True or false: All of Lyndsy Fonseca and David Henrie's scenes as Ted's future children were filmed during season one.

The scenes with the kids were all filmed in the first season to keep them the same age throughout the series.


How many women did Ted date that were NOT "the mother?"

Ted dated at least 29 women who weren't "the mother."


Robin Scherbatsky was a famous Canadian teen pop star in the 1990s. What was the name of her character on the Canadian kids' show?

Robin's teen pop-star name was Robin Sparkles. Her best friend was Jessica Glitter.


What was the name of the Canadian kids' show Robin Sparkles starred on?

"Space Teens" was about two teenagers (Robin and Jessica) who solved crimes in space using math. Totally awesome!


Neil Patrick Harris played the role of Barney Stinson. What other actor auditioned for the role of Barney?

Jim Parsons, who now stars in "The Big Bang Theory," auditioned to play Barney.


What is the name of Ted and Barney's legendary bar?

Their "bar" is, of course, named Puzzles, and there is never a last call.


Where does Robin move at the beginning of season four?

Robin moves to Japan for a new job but quickly resigns and moves back to New York.


After dating Marshall for nine years and being engaged for a year, Lily breaks up with him and moves where?

Lily moves to San Francisco to concentrate on her art.


True or false: Barney went to San Francisco to convince Lily to get back together with Marshall.

Despite being known as a total womanizer, Barney often showed he loved his friends.


True or false: The "naked man maneuver" works three out of five times.

The "naked man" works two out of three times. It's "best used as last resort, kind of a Hail Mary on a first date when you know there's not going to be a second one."


Who did Barney think was his father?

Throughout his life, Barney believe that Bob Barker was his dad.


What is one of Marshall's nicknames?

Marshall was also known as Big Fudge.


Viewers never know until the final season why Marshall got the name Big Fudge. What is the story behind the name?

Marshall got the nickname Big Fudge after eating an 8-pound chocolate block in less than 12 minutes.


How many kids did Lily and Marshall end up having?

Lily and Marshall had three kids: Marvin, Daisy and one more that was hinted to be a girl in the series finale.


True or false: Ted ended up meeting "the mother" at Barney's wedding.

Ted met his future wife Tracy McConnell at Barney's wedding. She was a member of the wedding band Superfreakonomics.


Who did Barney end up marrying?

Barney and Robin got married on Sunday, May 25, 2013.


Which character had a stripper doppelganger?

During the series, all the characters had at least one doppelganger, but it was Lily's whose was a stripper. Barney and Marshall spot her at the Lusty Leopard, and the group gives her the name Stripper Lily.


Barney dressed up in disguise several times to trick the gang into thinking they spotted his doppelganger. Which one was the actual Barney doppelganger?

Barney's true doppelganger was Lily and Marshall's fertility doctor, Dr. John Stangel.


Why do Robin and Barney divorce?

The couple decides to divorce because they constantly argue about Robin's traveling.


True or false: The Bro Code is a set of rules (i.e., male etiquette) established by Barney.

Barneys created rules the guys have to follow.


What are the names of Ted's children?

Ted and Tracy Mosby's kids are Luke and Penny.


What did Ted want to name his kids?

Their names remain unknown throughout most of the series, but it's revealed that Ted wanted to name them Luke and Leia.


In "Last Forever: Part Two," Ted finally finishes telling the kids the story of how he met their mother. What else does his daughter Penny figure out?

Penny figures out that Ted also still loves their Aunt Robin.


True or false: Tracy Mosby died from an unknown disease in the series finale.

It was revealed that she died of an illness in 2024, about four years after her marriage to Ted and six years before he tells his children how he met her.


True or false: The scene with Tracy's funeral was cut from the series finale.

The scenes of Tracy Mosby's funeral and Ted mourning her death were cut, presumably because they were "too gut-wrenching."


How many seasons did "How I Met Your Mother" air on television?

The popular show aired on television for nine seasons.


How many awards was "How I Met Your Mother" nominated for during its time on air?

"How I Met Your Mother" was nominated for 74 awards and won 21, including eight prime-time Emmy awards.


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