How I Met Your Friends

Two sitcoms, eleven years apart.

Friends tackled everyday activities from today to tomorrow.

The sitcom aired from 1994 to 2004 with a total of ten glorious seasons.

The series is about a group of six in a time in their life where friends are their family; how they struggle with their comedic romantic adventures and career issues; and how they support one another like a family. This group of six is comprised of: Chandler (Matthew Perry), Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Ross (David Schwimmer), Monica (Courteney Cox), Joey (Matt LeBlanc), and Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow).

How I Met Your Mother started from yesterday to today.

The sitcom aired from 2005 to 2014 with nine legendary seasons.

The series is about Ted (Josh Radnor) telling his kids how he met their mother and telling other stuff as well, like: life as an architect in New York, his relationship with Robin (Cobie Smulders), legendary Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) stories, romantic tales about Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan), and many more.

Viewers of both shows say that these two shows are very similar. Some even say that H.I.M.Y.M. just copied the dynamics of the Friends show.

I’d have to say that there are similar aspects like:

The group dynamic

joeyfriendsThe womanizer

A7Ezg8tjThe hopeless romantic

Friends Television StillsThe funny one

The one who’s always right

Rachel-Green-rachel-green-34203860-1171-1540The hot one

 The pilot episode

First episodew

Both pilot episodes start off with something related to marriage.

Ross with his divorce, and Marshall proposing to Lily.

Similarities between Ross and Ted (SPOILERS ALERT!!!)

Both were professors


Both dated a student (which ended badly)

Dated a student

Both are whiny, geeky, and huge fans of Indiana Jones (Who isn’t?)



Both show their feelings for the hot girl in the first episode


After a year or so, they eventually get together

They get together

But breaks up after a year or so

break up

But eventually…


They both get the girl at the last episode ❤

Similarity between some of their story line

The funny one falls in love with miss-always-right

funny always

Eventually, they got married… And who officiated in their wedding? The womanizer!
Womanizer marries chorvaThe same womanizer falls in love with the hot girl that used to be the hopeless romantic’s ex’s


Guests who are… *ahum* close to them at the time

Julia RobertsJulia Roberts when she was dating Matthew Perry

Brad Pitt when he and Jennifer Aniston were still married


David Arquette when he and Courteney Cox were still dating

Tate Donovan when he and Jennifer Aniston were still  dating


Alexis Denisof which is the husband of Alyson Hannigan

Lindsay Price which Josh Radnor dated at the time


Taran Killam, Cobie Smulder’s husband

David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris’ husband

And here’s a little extra for you guys… they used the same extras and guests!

Anne Dudek

Anne Dudek has appeared on Friends as someone who is broken up during her birthday… guess what?

Same thing happened to her at H.I.M.Y.M. when she was dumped by Ted.

Poor girl.

Jamie Kaler

Jamie Kaler appeared on Friends as someone offered by Chandler to date Rachel.

On H.I.M.Y.M., he likes the same girl that Ted liked for 12 years.

Christina PicklesChristina Pickles is the mother of Ross and Monica in Friends.

Meanwhile in H.I.M.Y.M., she’s Lily’s grandmother.

Maybe Lily, Monica, and Ross are related? lol

Maggie Wheeler

Maggie Wheeler is the on-and-off love interest of Chandler Bing in Friends.

On H.I.M.Y.M. she only appeared as a Realtor for Marshall and Lily.

Doug Benson

Doug Benson on Friends is weird dude that is set-up with Rachel by the guy she likes.

Weirdly, on H.I.M.Y.M. he’s also a weirdo who lets Marshall go back to US from Amsterdam without checking his bag which could have MARI-nated sub!

Phill Lewis

Phill Lewis, the boss of Chandler at an advertising agency.

On H.I.M.Y.M., he’s the guy who approves or turns down mortgages.

Cristine Rose

Cristine Rose is Mike Hannigan’s mother on the show. (Don’t know who Mike is? Watch the sitcom!)

Meanwhile on H.I.M.Y.M., she’s Ted’s mom.

Brothers? Same mother, different fathers? No?

Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta plays a janitor at the zoo in Friends, who tells Ross where his monkey really is (No pun intended)

On H.I.M.Y.M., he plays a garbageman who got Marshall’s chart for work.

Eva Amurri

Eva Amurri plays an actress on the show (Actress-ception) with her mother (Also her mother in real life) Susan Sarandon which Joey replaces.

She plays a chick that Barney plays with at H.I.M.Y.M. that’s really meant for Ted. Ouch.

Richard Gant

Richard Gant plays the doctor of Ross set to remove his third nipple on his butt. Waht?

On H.I.M.Y.M., he plays the judge Lily and Marshal tried to get to officiate their wedding.

Michael Kagan

Michael Kagan is the producer of Days of Our Lives which Joey stars/starred in.

He’s the boss of the Network where Robin works as a news anchor on H.I.M.Y.M.

Jane Carr

Jane Carr plays a front-desk woman that Rachel talked to for her to go “somewhere” to do “something”.

On H.I.M.Y.M., she’s a lovely babysitter that Marshall and Lily hired for their baby (And no, I won’t tell you the gender)

Monique Edwards

Monique Edwards plays a colleague of Chandler at his job doing data analysis.

On H.I.M.Y.M., she plays an assistant director of Robin’s news network.

Suzanne Ford

Suzanne Ford on Friends, plays a producer who likes Joey (Not for his acting skills but physically)

On H.I.M.Y.M., she’s a veterinarian who puts sense into Robin pertaining to Ted’s feelings.

Don’t know if this counts but…

Charlene Amoia

On Friends, Monica’s colleague is Wendy whose profession is a waitress… Well, coincidentally on H.I.M.Y.M., the waitress at MacLaren’s Pub name?


How about you reader?

Which do you think is more awesome?



How I Met Your Mother?

or both?

Send in your comments! 🙂


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