Nine seasons in the making, and we have snacks! This is an event of my personal making:
Join students, faculty, staff, and me in watching the series finale of How I Met Your Mother on the massive flat screen TV in the Career Center! Co-created by Carter Bays ’97 and Craig Thomas ’97, the show has won several awards in its nine seasons!
Come in at 7:30 PM to indulge in generous refreshments, the show starts at 8, and be on your merry way! No reservations required! Just show up (and suit up, if you’re so inclined)!
There are more appropriate pictures for this post. But there are none more legendary than this.
Jessica Jordan ’13, one of the two brave souls who spent freshmen year giving How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays ’97 and Craig Thomas ’97attentions, sent in the following tip yesterday that might well titillate the knees of HIMYM fans:
Carter Bays just tweeted a couple of hours ago that Fox picked up a pilot by the HIMYM creators. When I interviewed Bays a couple of years ago he mentioned that they had just got done finishing up a pilot they wanted to pitch. I have no idea if this is the same one or not, but it’s awesome to know they’ll still be writing for TV in the coming years, especially since it is speculated that HIMYM will end May of 2013.
The show is called Goodwin Games, and it is said to revolve around three siblings who reconnect after the death of their father. Ugly Betty alum Becki Newton is set to be on board. Click here for source info.
I don’t know about you, but man – I am ready for HIMYM to wrap up. I remember watching and wishing for the mother since high school, dammit. HIGH SCHOOL. Do you know old that makes me feel? Curse you ThomBays. Curse your souls.
But now Bays and Thomas want to talk. Specifically, they’ve managed to log onto to Wesleyan’s WesConnect alumni news board to spam their upcoming seventh season to point out some past Wes shout-outs (have you noticed? yeah?) and promise more. Here’s a clip of their message to the Wes community:
See, Carter and I based three of the main characters, Ted, Marshall and Lily (played by Josh Radnor, Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigan) on Carter, myself and Rebecca Alson-Milkman (class of ’98) and had them meet at Wesleyan, much like ourselves. Over six seasons, we’ve written in many a reference to our beloved alma mater (Have you caught them, Wesleyan? Really? Okay, pop quiz: name them all. I’m waiting… You know what, I don’t believe you, let’s just move on!)
Last night’s How I Met Your Mother (created by Craig Thomas ’97 and Carter Bays ’97) had even more Wesleyan shoutouts than usual. Three of the show’s main characters went to Wesleyan on the show.
In last night’s episode, Ted Mosby reflected on his time on the “Mysterious Dr. X” on the WesU radio station. Here’s a screenshot of the description on his resume:
As the Mysterious Dr. X, he also organized distinctly Wesleyan “campus-wide” protests…
…at our favorite (though, sadly, soon to fade out of campus memory) dining hall, MoCon.
Watch the whole episode totally legally from CBS.com. Also, someone posted this link in the Shoutbox to to Dr. X’s old website, mysteriousdrx.com, with plenty of more great Wesleyan-mocking (three sample truly hilarious radio shows where Dr. X will be “triggering your mental orgasms with his long, hard di…scourses.” and hey, there’s even a reference to a popular campus web log? hmm…)