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Definitive Proof That "Friends" And "How I Met Your Mother" Are Basically The Same Show

Literally (not figuratively)!

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2. Both shows are about a group of white twentysomethings going about their lives in NYC…

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3. Both Friends and How I Met Your Mother have their regular hangouts where they often chill during normal working hours.

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4. Also, a hangout place isn’t complete without a regular barista/bartender — Gunther and Carl.

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5. The similarities, of course, don’t end there!

6. Meet:

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7. Rachel and Robin join the friends’ circle in the pilot episode and Nerdy Guy falls hard for her.

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8. After a full season of will they/won’t they, Career Woman gets together with Nerdy Guy in Season 2 and they date for a year.

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9. They both constantly put their careers above their personal lives, and are charmingly awful at cooking.

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10. Ultimately, in the last episode of both shows, they end up with Nerdy Guy, and we assume they live happily ever after.

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12. Ross and Ted both have geeky office jobs before they become professors.

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13. As professors, they go on to date students.

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14. They are total know-it-alls and both Ross and Ted love correcting people.

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15. Both have a romantic on-again, off-again, on-again relationship with Career Woman who they believe is The One.

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17. Both meet their best friend, Nerdy Guy, in college.

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18. They both hate their jobs, have an existential crisis, and end up being stay-at-home husbands for a short period of time.

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19. Also, being the Funny Guy means both Chandler and Marshall struggle with taking a good picture!

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21. Monica and Lily are the nurturing, dependable “mom” figures of their friend groups. They also love being in control.

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22. They share a love of cooking gourmet food. And they each have one guilty pleasure. For Monica, it’s cleaning. For Lily, it’s shopping.

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23. Monica and Lily both marry the lovable, goofy Funny Guy.

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24. And with their marriages come fertility woes.

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26. Besides women, Joey and Barney have one other major vice.

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27. They both fall for Career Woman, but try to squash their feelings for a while because of Nerdy Guy and Career Woman’s romantic past.

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28. Eventually, though, they get together with Career Woman but the relationship doesn’t work out.

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29. They officiate Funny Guy’s marriage to Nurturing Girl.

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31. Cristine Rose plays a mom in both Friends and How I Met Your Mother.

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32. Christina Pickles is Ross and Monica’s mom on Friends — and Lily’s grandma on How I Met Your Mother.

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33. And finally, this girl gets dumped on HER BIRTHDAY in BOTH shows.

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