How I Met Your Father couldn’t resist the temptation to call on a few faces familiar to How I Met Your Mother fans. Here are all the cameos from the original series in the spin-off, so far. Warning, spoilers.
Warning, spoilers. The following paragraphs reveal plot elements from the How I Met Your Father series. If you don’t want to know anything, move on.
Notice to fans of How I Met Your Mother ! The spin-off series How I Met Your Father did not resist the temptation to call on some mythical characters from the parent series to appear in the spin-off, now available in France on Disney+. We have to wait for the last two episodes to see the guests in question, but these tasty cameos give some details on the lives of these characters.
For the moment, only four characters from the original series spend a head in the spin-off but, How I Met Your Father having already been renewed for a second season, it would not be surprising if other characters make an appearance in the series. next episodes.
Recall that How I Met Your Father takes place in 2022, which leaves the possibility for many old characters to resurface in this spin-off since we know how the life of the soundtrack ends in the 2050s. .
The Captain (Kyle MacLachlan)
Ex-husband of Zoey Pierson (Jennifer Morrison), George Van Smoot, aka Captain (Kyle MacLachlan), is a wealthy boat lover in How I Met Your Mother. After her divorce from Zoey, who had a brief fling with Ted (Josh Radnor), the Captain engages Lily (Alyson Hannigan) as a consultant to buy paintings for a time before marrying Becky, Robin’s former colleague.
So we see him again years later in episode 9 of season 1 of How I Met Your Father cheating on his wife Becky. And the Captain’s story will be important for the rest of Sophie’s adventures (Hilary Duff). In episode 10, he is negotiating the terms of the divorce with Becky, an event that will have consequences on the life of the heroine.
Becky (Laura Bell Bundy)
In How I Met Your Mother, Becky (Laura Bell Bundylisten)) is Robin’s former colleague on television. After starring in a commercial with her famous song “Boats, Boats, Boats”, she falls in love with the Captain (Kyle MacLachlan) and marries him. We therefore find her years later in How I Met Your Father, where she discovers that the Captain is cheating on her.
In revenge, she demands, during their divorce negotiations, the seizure of her boats so that she can destroy them, even the one in Australia on which Ian was working (Daniel Augustine), the marine biologist with whom Sophie had a Tinder date in the first episode of the series. In the Season 1 finale, Ian returns to New York and bumps into Sophie at the photo exhibit she is attending.
Carl (Joe Nieves)
This is one of the key characters of How I Met Your Mother who accompanied the band from near and far during their evenings at MacLaren’s: the bartender Carl. In How I Met Your Father, he’s back, now bald but still at MacLaren’s, to pour a drink for Sophie (Hilary Duff), who is wondering about her feelings for Jesse (Chris Lowell).
Robin ScherbatskyCobie Smulders
In How I Met Your Mother, she was the new girl in Ted’s band, who knew how to make a place for herself. In the final episode of season 1 of How I Met Your Father, we find Robin (Cobie Smulders) at MacLaren’s sipping a drink and advising Sophie on her romantic relationships. Robin is still a journalist and she is divorced from Barney (Neil Patrick Harris), at this precise moment in 2022.
Bonus: Ted, Marshall and Lily’s apartment
Another more material link between How I Met Your Mother and How I Met Your Father: Ted and Marshall’s apartment (Jason Segel), which later became Marshall and Lily’s! We learn from the pilot that Jesse and Sid (Suraj Sharma) live there and managed to find this apartment thanks to an ad from an “old couple” (namely Marshall and Lily) on the alumni website of Wesleyan University, the college where Marshall, Lily and Ted studied. And they left a small souvenir: the two sabers hung above the fireplace!