Wednesday, June 19, 2024

How I Met Your Mother: Cristin Milioti Lied to the Hollywood Reporter About Ending


“How I Met Your Mother,” a show I never followed closely, is over. The Mother, as everyone learns, is dead. The Internet is going crazy with fans who hated the ending, and feel cheated. Well, it’s just a TV show. Most endings are bad, except for “Mary Tyler Moore,” “Newhart,” and “St. Elsewhere.” The rest of them were all botched, from “Seinfeld” to “Lost” to “Cheers.”

But wait: Cristin Milioti, who played the Mother this season, lied outright to the Hollywood Reporter about the death. Of course, they believed it since they posted the video and promoted it. Milioti is a nice girl. I can’t imagine she decided to lie on her own. Someone at the show or CBS must have told her to do it. Not good. She just shouldn’t have done the interview.

So Ted married the Mother, she died, and he married Robin. This means all you had to do was watch the pilot and the final episode. The whole last season was a waste of time. I’m glad I didn’t waste mine. Live and learn, kids.

Listen to Milioti say how crazy the fans are to think the Mother died:

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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