‘How I Met Your Mother': 14 of the Funniest and Angriest Reactions to Series Finale

'How I Met Your Mother': 14 of the Funniest and Angriest Reactions to Series Finale

To those fans who feel cheated: Sorry, that one-hour final episode was not an April Fools joke

(Spoiler alert: Do not read this if you haven't watched Monday's “How I Met Your Mother” finale.)

“How I Met Your Mother” closed the book on nine seasons Monday night, twisting and turning toward a direction that left many viewers unsatisfied, and plenty of other fans just downright furious.

As it turned out, Ted's wife, the titular “Mother,” is dead. And Mr. Mosby is still very much in love with Robin, who he finds himself chasing yet again a somewhat indeterminable older age.

Also read: ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Spinoff: 5 Things We Know So Far

Oh, and that whole Robin and Barney marriage — well, that didn't last. But at least Robin has her dogs and her career, and Barney has a baby with … someone. Fortunately, Marshall and Lily seem to be doing OK, all things considered.

But don't let us gripe about the ending when Twitter users did such a good job of it. Below are some of the funniest and angriest tweets about the series finale.

Also read: ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Finale: Oh My God, That Totally Happened!

But first, here is one kind reaction from a former “HIMYM” star to help readers ease into the anger beneath:














  • Tammy1965

    The comments from Twitter say it best. Especially, the one about Danny Tanners wives are always dead. That one really got me. At first I was pretty angry that Barney & Robin split up, but when Ted showed up with the Blue Horn they had me. Didn't we know those two would always end up together? Besides, after the second season did anyone really care who the “mother” was going to be? I just got into the groove of watching a great ensemble show, with good writing that was fun to watch.

  • David Olson

    The story wasn't about the Mother. I get that. It was really about Ted and his relationships with Marshall, Lilie, Barney, and Robin. I get that too. But now every time I see HIMYM in syndication, I'm going to know the mother is dead, and I won't be able to watch it.

    • Boy101

      No its not its called “How I Met Your Mother” not “How I spent 8 Years Of My Life Drinking With People In A Bar”

  • Cpt. Ahab

    I loved and hated it at the same time. Was happy and sad at the same time. Awesome job to the writers cast and crew. Now to netflix to do it all over again.

  • the Bright side

    look at it this way, the entire series IS about how he met their mother, not their birth mother, but the mother they are about to get…..Robin.

  • Timelord

    I would have expanded on the ending. After the scene with the blue horn, I would have jumped ahead 20 years to 2050. Two kids sitting on a couch, listening to their mother (this time Ted's now-adult daughter) say, “…and that's how Grandpa Ted married Grandma Robin.” The daughter then says, “But mom, we want to hear how you met Dad.” And this would lead to the spinoff series, “How I Met Your Dad”; which I believe should be about Ted's daughter. That way, older versions of the original cast could appear, and the still living dad could periodically add his two-cents to the story.