12 Unnoticed Mistakes in How I Met Your Mother TV Show


If you are a diehard fan of one of the best sitcoms ever, it is tough to point out its flaws. So, here is a list of mistakes in How I Met Your Mother that you might have missed even if you have watched every single episode like a million times.

mistakes in How I Met Your Mother1. One of the first mistakes in How I Met Your Mother was in season 4 episode 23 when Lily walks into MacLaren’s at the end, you can see her pregnant tummy bump due to Alyson Hannigan being pregnant at that time. Lily wasn’t pregnant at any point in this season. Even if she tried to cover it up with her coat, the bump was still visible.

2. In season 1 episode 1 when Marshall was pouring champagne, the amount poured was much less than that shown when they all raised their glasses.

3. In season 1 episode 4 after Natalie threw spaghetti at Ted, the amount and position of the pieces changed instantly between shots.

4. In season 1 episode 9 when Lily is making the layered salad, in some shots the layers are defined, but in others, there is much more mayonnaise running between the layers.

5. In season 3 episode 15 The ice cream Robin was eating in Ted’s car kept changing shapes between shots.

6. In season 6 episode 10 when Ted was explaining the curse of the Blitz, they were all shown at the bar. But the blitz guy said he was going to leave because he just got Madden 2001. If it was 2001, why was Robin in the shot? They did not know her then.

7. In season 1 episode 2 of How I Met Your Mother in the opening scene at the bar, when Ted was debating whether or not to ask out Robin, Marshall’s beer was in his hand when the camera was on him, but the beer appeared on the table when the shot was from behind him.

8. In season 1 episode 5 when they first arrive at the club we see Barney undo some of his top shirt buttons. A few moments later, he was seen in the background with his shirt fully buttoned.

9. In season 4 episode 6, on the steps in front of Stella’s apartment, her daughter stares at the camera for half of the shot.

10. In the front shot of Ted in front of Stella’s apartment, it is painfully obvious that he is in front of a green screen and not actually on a street.

11. When Ted was talking about what Marshall told him after he met Lilly, the two boys were playing with Playstation 2 controllers. The scene took place in 1996, and Playstation 2 didn’t come out until 2000.

12. Another one of the mistakes in How I Met Your Mother was made in season 3 episode 15 after Ted said, “A new car,” Lily’s lips move, but she doesn’t say anything. Her dialogue was cut in post-production.

Also Read: 23 Reasons To Watch How I Met Your Mother TV Show

So, how do you feel about your favorite show not being flawless? Is there any other incident apart from these mistakes in HIMYM that should be on this list? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. #6 is totally wrong. You didnt quite get it.
    It was a subtle plot point for us. It meant that he even got the game late because of the curse.

    • you too fail to get the point. :/
      do you know that Madden 2001 is a video game? it was released in the year 2000
      and blitz got that game not until after 2005 . so get it now ??