How I Met Your Mother finale: Series creators respond to fan reactions

Monday night’s series finale episode of How I Met Your Mother has split fans down the middle, as some are praising the courage the finale took in the twists it picked while other are blasting it for being a slap in the face to the previous nine year search for the titular mother.

It’s hard to watch the finale and not feel a little cheated, as the mother that Ted had been searching for and building up for nine seasons seemed almost like and afterthought — assuming that thought had actually been put into her, which didn’t seem the case.

Still, the series’ creators went on Twitter to thank fans for their reactions — both good and bad — and gave one last shout out and farewell to the show so many loved over the years.

Thank you all. I mean it: Every possible reaction to the last 44 minutes … thank you all … The fact that we have been a TV sitcom that has received this much passion from fans, for 9 years (not just tonight) — thank you. We wrote a comedy with dramatic elements till the very end. Thanks for taking that ride with us. We did a finale about life’s twists and turns and that is not always what happens … but THANKS! Seriously – no matter what you thought of tonight, THANK YOU … you were with us. We love you. Thanks for this ride.

No matter what you thought about the finale, it’s true that everyone had an opinion and that right there shows us the power the series had. If no one cared, no one would have reacted and that’s exactly what Carter Bays and Craig Thomas acknowledged in their heartfelt thank you to fans of How I Met Your Mother.

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  • 50doctorwho

    I love the final episode apart from one thing barneys end. barney grew over the course of nine seasons from a “awsome” person to a more kind caring person and the group who had fun with barney and enjoyed his company until the end, but when they divorced barney got a total character reset and i hate that all of the other charectors are a good 12 years ahead of barney character wise and so he becomes a immature burden to the group after all he’s been through barney wouldn’t just reset he genuinely loved robin so i think he would have left new york and gone to london or paris or berilin or some other big city and settle down and meet the womman he would love the woman that mature barney is ready for the family he is ready for.