There’s no way ‘How I Met Your Mother‘ wouldn’t make it to the list of TV’s funniest and most popular sitcoms of all time. The TV viewers who lived through the 2000s and 2010s didn’t witness much of web series. But thankfully, there was a handful of sitcoms that proved iconic and exemplary for most web-based productions too! The story, which was replete with friendship and romance, was coupled with unmissable hilarious moments.
HIMYM possessed all such ingredients to make anyone laugh – thanks to the star cast and their acting prowess, the witty jokes, and of course, the realistic storyline. Once you start watching the sitcom, you will certainly be spoilt for choice when it comes to taking a pick among the funniest characters! Here are a few of them.
Though he was just another minor character and appeared for a total of two episodes, it would be akin to a crime not including him in this list. An adorable oaf, Randy is a tad clumsy and fails miserably almost every time at work. Naturally, Marshall and Barney lost all hopes! Despite his shortcomings, he had a plan to open his brewery. You would love his antics, or how he gets the nosebleed when aroused. Dressed in a funny way too, his peculiar goody style for Halloween one fine evening stayed with us, years after he disappeared from the show.
Just like Zack (in The Big Bang Theory), Nick plays something similar in HIMYM. He played a handsome hunk, but was intellectually challenged! He wasn’t a bright man, and Robin’s friends identified him on this ground even before Robin could. This somehow affected their relationship too. Though later the couple parted ways, Nick amused his viewers by the way he misunderstood people, and in a rather bizarre manner! For the most part, he was clueless. For instance, he had once consumed a scented candle in the kitchen! If that’s not enough, he thoughts ‘stop seeing each other’ meant putting off the bedroom lights during intimate moments.
Robin wanted to make a great career out of reporting, but she progressed rather slow. She visited the US from her native land, Canada, to fulfill this dream. Robin’s fans are aplenty in HIMYM and she has her reasons too. Thanks to those dry and witty remarks, blended with her tough nature and soft interior – she was a total treat to watch. She was a teen pop idol named Robin Sparkles and this tried to conceal from the rest of the world, even when Barney made the best attempts to spread everywhere. You would be amazed at the oddball, yet apt comparisons and analogies she made for things surrounding her. But if you look closely- they were insightful too. The good part was that she had an opinion on almost everything.
Born and raised in New York City, Lily Aldrin had a rather strange ability to sense whatever a subway conductor wanted to convey via his ‘garbled voice’. This ability was a sharp contrast to that of her friends. She was a kindergarten teacher who aspired to become an established painter, but the job was not an easy one! She possessed the amazing trait of being the big sister to the gang. But under that protective sheath was a romantic who was determined to see that every relationship had a positive side and would eventually flourish. With her young students, she shared awe-inspiring screen chemistry. Don’t miss out on these unmissable scenes!
Lily, his soulmate, lovingly called Marshall ‘Marshpillow’! Quite a unique character, but one of the funniest from the show – Eriksen came from the very humble part of Minnesota, St. Cloud. As a result, he had a tough time adjusting to the cramped New York City. But somehow, he managed to stay on, with the others. Thanks to his overreactions and facial expression, Erik could make anyone laugh. He joined the funk band comprising lawyers while he wore a typical ‘Dr. Seuss-inspired hat’.
The list is practically endless. But if you haven’t watched the sitcom yet, it’s time you begin. If you are already a big fan of HIMYM, let us know which one your favorite character is in the comments.