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‘How I Met Your Mother’ kids knew about show’s finale for 9 years

‘How I Met Your Mother’ kids knew about show’s finale for 9 years

'HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER:'This image released by CBS shows, clockwise from foreground left, Alyson Hannigan, Neal Patrick Harris, Cobie Smulders and Josh Radnor in a scene from "How I Met Your Mother." Producers filmed the climactic scene of CBS' "How I Met Your Mother" finale eight years ago for fears that the actors involved would become unrecognizable, and have kept it under wraps ever since. The Monday night comedy concluded after nine seasons on March 31 with a one-hour episode. Photo: Associated Press/Ron P. Jaffe

Actor Josh Radnor’s onscreen children in “How I Met Your Mother” knew how the hit series would end nine years ago, after producers revealed all to them at the very start of the show.

David Henrie and his TV sister Lyndsy Fonseca have been filming reaction scenes to the relationship tales told by Radnor’s character Ted Mosby since 2005, when they were teens, and they continued to make non-speaking appearances in the sitcom until their brief dialogue at the very end of the series, which wrapped for good when its season nine finale aired in America on Monday.

Actress Cobie Smulders, who played Mosby’s on/off love interest Robin Scherbatsky, reveals, “(Creators) Carter (Bays) and Craig (Thomas), are so smart. They had actually planned the ending during our pilot.

“They shot some scenes with the two children – we shot it with them when they were teenagers and now they’re in their mid-20s – we shot this whole scene with them.

“It’s kind of amazing that it’s been nine years and it’s come full-circle and they (Bays and Thomas) have been allowed to see their vision through.”

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But actor Henrie admits it hasn’t always been easy to keep the show’s ultimate plot under wraps for so long.

He tells Yahoo’s The Insider, “I’m 24 now, but when I turned 21 I started going out with my buddies. Everyone was always asking me, ‘Dude, who’s the mom? Who’s the mom?’.

“People would try and bribe me with all sorts of alcohol, but I kept silent. I didn’t tell anyone. I didn’t even tell my mother.”

His secrecy vow paid off – the show, which also starred Alyson Hannigan and Neil Patrick Harris, attracted a series-high ratings explosion with 12.9 million viewers tuning in to watch the finale.

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