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21 Tiny Little Things You Never Noticed In "How I Met Your Mother"

So many details.

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1. Zoey is seen with the same wishbone necklace Lily wore in Season 1. Perhaps she bought it at lilyandmarshallselltheirstuff.com, as she mentions having purchased Lily's paintings online.

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2. This couple in the background who went from talking to getting engaged, to making a baby, to celebrating their kid's graduation, to the husband passing away, all in one scene.

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3. In Barney's flashback to Moscow in 1807, he's drinking a White Russian, while James is drinking a Black Russian.

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4. Sometimes How I Met Your Mother injects current-day ads into the background of old episodes — for example, this episode from December 2012 advertising the 2016 film Why Him?

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5. In the episode where Marshall's father dies, there is a hidden countdown throughout the episode that leads up to the news.

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6. Conan O'Brien was once an extra at MacLaren's Pub and didn't have a single line.

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7. The clock in Lily and Marshall's apartment always reads 4:20.

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8. The kid who played Ted's nephew in "How Lily Stole Christmas" also played Barney's fake son, Grant, in "The Stinsons."

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9. In the episode, "Disaster Averted," Marshall uses some slaps on Barney, saying he'll save the last of 'em "for a rainy day." On "End of the Aisle," when he uses his final slap on Barney, it's raining.

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10. The name of the play Barney puts on in the Season 2 episode "Stuff" is Suck It Lily.

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11. The club Ted goes to on St. Patrick’s Day — when he regretfully behaves like a jerk — is called “Low Point,” a reference to the way he’s feeling at the time.

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12. Even when attending a rave in Season 4's "Murtaugh," Barney still wore a tie.

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13. Even Barney's Christmas tree is decorated with ties.

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14. In the episode "Murtaugh," Marshall is coaching a children's basketball team. In one scene, one kid appears to blow or spit in the eye of another kid who tried to scoot him out of his seat.

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15. The spaceship on Robin's old show Space Teens is a curling stone.

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16. Season 9's episode "Mom and Dad" shows a Rastafarian hang glider "eating a sandwich."

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17. This sign that says "DUK TAI" is a reference to Barney's duck tie.

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18. The framed headline in a flash-forward to 2029 reveals that Marshall captured the Loch Ness Monster.

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19. Robin can be spotted in the back of Tracy and Louis's photo.

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20. All these women slept with Barney according to their baggage.

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21. This grave that reads "Mother" may've been foreshadowing the series' ending.

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