Small Details In "Silly" TV Comedies That Prove They Deserve More Credit

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Sure, How I Met Your Mother might be a big, broad network sitcom, perhaps known more for threads like the adventures of the Cockamouse than its subtlety, but it also numbers among several shows that greatly reward re-watches with deep Easter eggs. The writers behind innovative sitcoms like HIMYM, Community, Brooklyn Nine Nine, and many more shows know to supply clever hidden elements that range from tactical foreshadowing to behind-the-scenes inside humor, and the good people of Reddit have indeed discovered most of them.

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