You guys remember that show How I Met Your Mother. It was the tale of Ted Mosby, the dreamer, who had this epic 9-season search for love. His on again, off again relationship with Robin was the one thing holding him back from finding “The One,” so he selflessly lets her marry Barney, his best friend. Then he finally, after years of ups and downs, finds his soulmate.
Only to have it come crashing down in like, I don’t know, 30 seconds of TV time when the creators freakin’ killed her off so he could end up with stupid Robin again.
I am a huge fan of How I Met Your Mother. It’s a close second to Friends as my favorite TV show of all time, so last year when the series finally ended I was a little distraught. It wasn’t that I hated the ending, it just didn’t feel right. I felt a little taken advantage of. But there was always the promise of an alternate ending. Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, the show’s creators hinted that the box set would hold that alternate ending, and it appears that ending has leaked online.
It’s so. Much. Better. I realize it’s cheesy, happy and perfect but that’s what I wanted from the show. The current ending was the 90s equivalent to Rachel going to Paris. It was heartbreaking. So I’m just going to pretend the show ends this much better way and go on with my life.
The complete How I Met Your Mother box set is available Sept. 23, but in the mean time you can watch the alternate ending here. Keep in mind that Fox has yet to comment on this ending’s authenticity. It might not be real. But, it’s better than the other one that’s for sure.
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