TV Show Proposal

One of my BM’s has been trying desperately to get me to watch the show “How I Met Your Mother” for a while. I don’t watch any TV at all, and only watch shows on DVD so I didn’t even know what that show was about, but she swore I would love it and made me swear to rent it. Two days ago she told me about a proposal story that occurred on the show and it made me tear up because I thought it was so original and romantic! I decided to try and look up the scene on YouTube this morning, and I found this CNN clip reporting the episode.

Apparently the show focuses on different types of relationships, including a newlywed couple hopelessly in love. Do you watch "How I Met Your Mother"? Is it worth the rent?


Mrs. Martini

New Jersey
Wedding Date:
March 2015
A Bare Hydrangea
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  1. Guest Icon Guest
    Elaine, Guest @ 3:04 pm

    My fiance and I love that show, it’s hilarious! We rented a while back and couldn’t stop watching.

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    jennifer0031 128 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:06 pm

    OMG Season 2, last 2 episodes are especially HILARIOUS! I bought it last year after Thanksgiving for $10 or $15 each. Tell your BM *SUIT UP* – she’ll get it.

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    MrsDavis 251 posts, Helper bee @ 3:09 pm

    Love it. Slaps-giving may be my favorite episode.

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    HumarockBride 1542 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:10 pm

    Yes yes yes!!! Best show ever! It’s the new “Friends” about the lives of late 20/early 30 somethings. Great show!

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    jennred782 371 posts, Helper bee @ 3:22 pm

    Totally worth the rent, Neil Patrick Harris is awesome as Barney my FI and I are addicted. Yeah jen is right tell your BM to suit up or awesome. and Mrs Davis the slap fight was awesome also. The show is just great words cant describe I could go on and on about it. My parents even like the show.

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    plume10, Guest @ 3:33 pm

    best. show. run to the video store!

    it’s legen…..wait for it…..dary!

    high five!

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    alli 437 posts, Helper bee @ 3:39 pm

    Love it! Definitely worth the rent and even worth buying all the seasons on DVD, I swear!

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    Joanne 270 posts, Helper bee @ 3:48 pm

    great show! i highly recommend it. it’s really funny!

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    SMC, Guest @ 3:57 pm

    Agreeing w/everyone – highly recommended! One of the best sitcoms on tv right now, I think. Sadly, it’s underrated (or underviewed, I guess – critics seem to like it, but the ratings aren’t terribly strong). Neil Patrick Harris is hilarious and I’ve been following Jason Segal around since his Freaks & Geeks days and just adore him in this.

    P.S. If you have any amount of dislike for Alyson Hannigan, you may have to suck it up and try to overlook it as I did. I still don’t love her, but she rarely annoys me on the show because it’s so funny and well done. But if you really truly hate her it may not work out – she’s very…Alyson-y on the show. Some people love it, I can deal with it, but some people hate it.

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    emariel, Guest @ 4:16 pm

    i am so picky about tv, but i cannot say enough good things about ‘how i met your mother’!

    a lot of tv shows feature young people in ‘new couples’ so i really relate to marshall and lily’s longterm relationship, haha.

    and their wedding stuff is, truly- hilarious.

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    MrsFroggy 195 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:16 pm

    Wow, I never realized it was a real engagement on that episode. So adorable.
    But back to your question: yes it’s worth watching, it’s quirky, fun, surprising and both my husband and I love watching and have for years. I always laugh.
    It’s mainly the very long story of how Ted met his kid’s mother, but of course he starts the story waaaay back.
    Give it a try and see how you like it.

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    treclit 22 posts, Newbee @ 4:18 pm

    LOVE HIMYM! NPH is hilarious and they break up the story archs nicely with fun, ridiculous episodes. I had no idea that proposal was real. How awesome would that be?!

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    Jessica, Guest @ 4:21 pm

    I have never seen that show before, but just watched the clip and teared up a bit!On what station does it air?

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    Junage, Guest @ 4:23 pm

    I love this show! My FI and I watch it every week and we are eagerly awaiting the start of Season 4. The best thing about this show (besides NPH and his “Bro Code” – did you know there’s going to be a book about it?) is the wonderful non-linear narrative structure they use for most of their episodes. There are flashbacks, multiple interpretations of the same situation from different characters, pauses and stops (to explain what’s going on), different viewpoints, etc. Which all leads to a great viewing experience. It is SO much better than the traditional sitcom set-up of joke, misunderstanding, joke, joke, resolution.

    It reminds me of another of my favorite comedies, Coupling (the UK version). Barney is like Jeff, Ted is like Steve, Lily and Marshall are like Sally and Patrick, and Robin is sort of Susan-esque.

    For those who are wondering… HIMYM is on Mondays at 8pm on CBS.

    Read Barney’s blog –

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    mspomegranate 961 posts, Busy bee @ 5:01 pm

    TOTALLY worth it!

    Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog is also worth watching (iTunes) if you are a true NPH fan.

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    toucan 1326 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:07 pm

    OMG… I LOVE this show, and I totally didn’t know that was a REAL proposal! Wow!

    Oh, and best episode – “Slap Bet”

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    indecisivebride 338 posts, Helper bee @ 5:18 pm

    I haven’t watched in a while, but will have to start again as all the comments remind me of my favorite episodes. I definitely agree NPH is HILARIOUS as Barney! I actually really like Allison Hannigan’s character :)

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    Tea, Guest @ 5:31 pm

    @Miss Pomegranate: i LOVED the dr. horrible mini-series! i was singing the songs in my head for days after.

    i’m pretty sure my sister was tired of me calling her capt. hammer, corporate tool. lol

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    reesey 143 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:22 pm

    OMFG! I love love love HIMYM!!!!! Fi and I were convinced to watch it after incessant bugging from our friend. We are hooked. It’s so clever! I love NPH! I second Miss Pomegranate’s suggestion to watch Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog!

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    mrsbee 3235 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:49 pm

    i’ve only watched season 1 — need to catch up.

    you will LOVE it I promise.

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    mrsbee 3235 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:49 pm

    oh you can watch dr. horrible’s sing along for free on

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    Heidi, Guest @ 6:54 pm

    LOVE How I Met your Mother!!!! Best…show…EVER!!!!!

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    misscookie 795 posts, Busy bee @ 7:18 pm

    When I got engaged my MOH bought me Season 1 on DVD. I love it!

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    briannie, Guest @ 7:56 pm

    I love NPH but have never tuned in… I guess I gottado it now!

    There was another fan-show proposal…. wait, no, it was a staff member on set whose boyfriend proposed to her during a scene. I think it was Scrubs!

    It was so cute! THe HIMYM one made me tear up, but this one made me CRY.

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    Heather, Guest @ 8:06 pm

    I’ve been watching since day 1 and it is completely full of awesome. You will not be disappointed! Plus, NPH is adorable and fantastic.

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    dckatiebug, Guest @ 8:30 pm

    HIMYM is the perfect show for anyone planning a wedding to watch … it’s hopelessly romantic and is filled with wedding planning humor. It’s the best (and sweetest) sitcom on television today!

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    Rs0518, Guest @ 11:48 pm

    omg. that was so cute!

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    martini 270 posts, Helper bee @ 12:30 am

    wowwww. i had no idea there were so many ‘how i met your mother fans’!. I’m totally sold. i MUST see this show!

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    historybride, Guest @ 12:34 am

    So adorable!

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    Mrs. SKI, Guest @ 1:25 am

    I FLOVE HIMYM!!! RENT IT RENT IT RENT IT NOW! “Slapsgiving” is classic. I am obsessed with Neil Patrick Harris. You will love it!!!

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    kat, Guest @ 8:21 am

    It is my absolute favorite show since Friends, I LOVE it! I didn’t watch Season 1, and when I caught up in Season 2, I had to go buy all the seasons – it is the best sitcom on tv!!

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    bearbride 307 posts, Helper bee @ 1:23 pm

    hi susie! it’s annie moon. i wanted to say congrats on your upcoming nuptials and for becoming a bee! i don’t read this anymore but i know you’ll be a favorite on this website. best of luck!

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    loralie 554 posts, Busy bee @ 8:42 pm

    I LOVE that show! Totally worth it

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    von, Guest @ 11:38 pm

    It is the best, skip the rental shop and go buy it! my bf calls it ‘Friends before they started to suck’.

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    Miss Peace 648 posts, Busy bee @ 11:45 pm


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    Alda Cassada, Guest @ 11:09 pm

    Great post. Now, can I translate your post and post it in my weblog quoting you because the author? I’d appreciate it. Thanks

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