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Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Cast Of 'How I Met Your Mother'

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It's a given that a popular series will end up making the actors starring in it famous as well. How I Met Your Mother's success has rubbed off on the cast, whose life outside of the show has become a major point of interest for fans. It's heartwarming to know that there are quite a few similarities between the actors and the characters they portray. These are the best facts about the How I Met Your Mother cast we could find that will make you love them even more.

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    Three Of The Cast Members' Husbands Played Characters In The Series

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    Interestingly, the characters that the leads snubbed as romantic interests within the series were played by men who the actors are married to in real life. Sandy Rivers, the inappropriate and vulgar former colleague of Robin, was portrayed by Alyson Hannigan's husband Alexis Denisof. Scooter, Lily's obsessed ex-boyfriend, was played by Neil Patrick Harris's husband David Burtka. Finally, Gary Blauman, Barney's colleague, was played by Taran Killam, who is the husband of Cobie Smulders.

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    The Show's Creators Appeared In The Series

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    In Season 1, episode 21 "Milk," Barney gives Ted a birthday present by completing the greatest pickup move on a girl. During this performance, two men arrive pretending to be paramedics, who were played by the creators of the series Craig Thomas and Carter Bays.

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    Neil Patrick Harris Graduated From School With High Honors

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    Barney was never a great prospect as a child and worked for GNB as a guy who simply signed on legal documents. Meanwhile, Neil Patrick Harris excelled as a student, having attended La Cueva High School and graduating with high honors in 1991. All this despite having starred in Dougie Houser, M.D. simultaneously. 

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    The Cast Members Kept The Significant Props From The Set

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    After the series concluded, some of the significant props were given to the cast members. Of these, Josh Radnor got to keep the Blue French Horn while Neil Patrick Harris took the Playbook and the MacLaren's booth the gang sat in.

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