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Genius Foreshadowing Fans Noticed In Popular Sitcoms

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Sitcoms don't get enough credit for delivering complex moments that viewers don't see coming. More so than that, there are hints and foreshadowing that precede these moments long before they ever come to fruition. Some fans have spotted these nods toward future events, which place the scenes in greater context.  Here are the best foreshadowed moments fans noticed in classic sitcoms

  • 1
    165 VOTES

    That Robin Would First Marry Barney Then Move On To Ted In 'How I Met Your Mother'

    Photo: CBS

    From Redditor u/vJ3801:

    Ah! Yes the foreshadowing. Laughed about it, didn't even think for once that it would be the ending. Btw Barney is Legen-wait for it- dary, because he exactly did what he said (lol).

    Brilliant foreshadowing?
  • 2
    119 VOTES

    The Twist Ending Of 'How I Met Your Mother' Is Alluded To In Season 5

    Photo: CBS

    From Redditor u/nambnuts: 


    Brilliant foreshadowing?
  • 3
    43 VOTES

    The Characters Going To Prison Is Revealed Much Earlier In 'Seinfeld'

    Photo: NBC

    From Redditor u/trampus1:

    Season 8, episode 2 "The Soul Mate" foreshadows the finale.

    I watched this episode last night and in the opening bit, George and Jerry are in a cab talking, when this exchange happens after talking about using a big toe nail as a shank:

    George: I love prison.

    Jerry: It is fascinating.

    George: Well, maybe some day.

    Brilliant foreshadowing?
  • 4
    57 VOTES

    The Premiere Points Toward The Fifth Season Finale In 'The Office'

    Photo: NBC

    From Redditor u/seriouswalrus:

    Foreshadowing the Season 5 finale in the season premiere.

    Brilliant foreshadowing?