From Wikipedia: Warning: Spoilers inside! How I Met Your Mother (or HIMYM) is an American situation comedy that premiered on CBS Broadcasting on September 19, 2005. The show was created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays. The series is based around the main character, Ted Mosby, telling his son and daughter about the events that led to his meeting their mother. How I Met Your Mother's other main characters are Marshall Eriksen, Robin Scherbatsky, Barney Stinson, and Lily Aldrin. Thomas and Bays drew from their friendship in creating the characters, with Ted based loosely on Bays and Marshall and Lily based loosely on Thomas and his wife. The character Barney Stinson has been compared to the Fonz in Happy Days or Cosmo Kramer in Seinfeld, in which a secondary character often takes over much of the focus of the episodes. Okay, now here's the news-esque part! Warning: Spoilers inside! They subtly revealed who the mother was. You have to watch this show like me to catch it though. Episode 3x01 (Ted): There's more than one story about how I met your mother... You know the short version, about your mom's yellow umbrella. Episode 3x12: Ted finds a yellow umbrella at a club, a club he went to the night before on St. Patrick's Day Episode 3x13 (Stella): "I've been to one party in the past year... St. Paddy's day, I left early, it was awful" SEE WHERE THIS IS GOING?