‘HIMYM’ Rhyme Scheme: Upcoming Episode Is Written in Verse

Cobie Smulders (left) and Josh Radner in "How I Met Your Mother" (Photo: CBS)

A script for an upcoming episode of “How I Met Your Mother” has reportedly been written entirely in rhyme.

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“We just shot an episode where the entire thing is in rhyme. And it was so much fun,” “HIMYM” star Cobie Smulders told Eonline. “It’s like every second line is a rhyme. It varies; you gotta watch it!”

We would love to watch it, of course, but the Eonline story has no airdate — which could mean CBS wasn’t ready yet to announce it.

A script written entirely in rhyme probably presented a whole host of challenges, but “HIMYM” is throwing caution to the wind and pulling out all the stops this season, which happens to be its last.

We can’t remember if we’ve ever seen an episode of a TV show written and performed entirely in rhyme. Here’s an obscure example, though, that fans of the Three Stooges know well: The dialogue in their very first short film for Columbia Pictures in 1934, “Woman Haters,” was written entirely in verse. And as a matter of fact, legend (if not truth) has it that they never did it again because it didn’t go over well at all. Just sayin’!

Watch the latest episode of “How I Met Your Mother”:
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