'How I Met Your Mother': Haaave you met the gang?
The tight-knit group of friends shared a series of long-running jokes, nicknames and catchphrases during the CBS sitcom's nine-season run. Here's a look back at the main cast of characters we met before the mother.
By Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times
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How we met the gang
CBS' "How I Met Your Mother" explains how Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) met the storied mother of his children. The series is told through flashbacks as future Ted (voiced by Bob Saget) sits down his son and daughter in the year 2030 to recount the misadventures that led him to their mother. The episodes center on the shenanigans of Ted and his friends, Marshall Eriksen (Jason Segel), Lily Aldrin (Alyson Hannigan), Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris), Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders) and, eventually, the mysterious mother (Cristin Milioti). Click through the gallery to meet the gang, but be warned: Spoilers for what's aired lie ahead.