A “How I Met Your Mother” video clip produced especially for Comic-Con is the talk of the San Diego convention this weekend.
The clip — which you can watch, above — was played at a “HIMYM” session at Comic-Con, the show’s first-ever showcase at the well-attended and widely covered event. Cast members and producers talked about the show’s upcoming ninth and final season.
The clip was shown as an introduction to the panel discussion. And it also set the tone for the show’s final season — as the now-grown children of Ted (Josh Radnor) are seen berating their dad for taking so long to finish telling them the story of how he met their mother.
The two kids were first seen when the show first started in 2005, as their dad began to tell them the story that led to him marrying their mother. In the clip, the two kids are grown up — and played by the grown-up actors who played them then, Lyndsy Fonseca and David Henrie.
And boy, are they frustrated! Eight years have gone by and their dad has still not gotten to the point. And they let him have it. Watch the clip — but be forewarned: Some of the language is pretty salty (though it is bleeped).
As for the upcoming season, the show’s plans for the final 22 episodes will revolve around the wedding of Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin (Cobie Smulders) — with the entire season taking place during the wedding weekend.
“Everyone is heading off to this wedding, and we sort of have this new framework,” co-creator Carter Bays said at the session, according to this account on the Hollywood Reporter Web site. “We want to stress the word ‘framework,’ because we don’t want people to think there [will be] four hours of flower arranging. We’re always going to be flashing back and flashing forward. Decades will span over the course of this weekend.”