I've been a Friends fan for many years and have all the seasons on DVD, and after watching a few episodes of How I Met Your Mother, I quickly tagged it as Friends 2.0. Fact, 83% of HIMYM fans were Friends fans first. There were so many similarities and felt like a ripoff in the beginning, but it quickly developed into a hilarious show of its own.
The Friends to HIMYM Compasison Chart:
- Ted -- Ross
- Robin -- Rachel
- Marshall -- Chandler
- Lily -- Monica
- Barney -- Joey
- There had to be some differences, so Phoebe wasn't represented.
And the little cherry on top of the big cherry on top of the cupcake of awesomeness that is HIMYM is Neil Patrick Harris...I mean, Barney Stinson...and his catch phrases. What up! The show has a great ensemble, talented writers, and a diminishing laugh-track. Here are a few classic moments:
Damnit, Trudy, tell us about the pineapple!