How I Met Your Mother

2005 NR 9 seasons

How I Met Your Mother

2005 NR 9 seasons
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This sitcom details desperate bachelor Ted's epic search for his soul mate, told through flashbacks as an adult Ted recounts to his kids how he met their mom. As Ted bounces from one red herring to another, his best friends help keep him grounded.
Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan, Bob Saget, Lyndsy Fonseca, David Henrie
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  5
  • SEASON  6
  • SEASON  7
  • SEASON  8
  • SEASON  9

Summary of Season 1 (2005) - 3 discs

When his best friend announces he's engaged, single guy Ted throws his search for a soul mate into high gear. Via flashback, he recounts to his kids 25 years later the often-hilarious story of how he met -- and eventually married -- their mother.
Full Screen 1.33:1
Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that How I Met Your Mother is an entertaining, refreshingly kooky sitcom focused on love and relationships, with a large dose of sexual-themed humor. There's plenty of flirting and innuendo, especially from one character who constantly tries to seduce women and then brags about his conquests. One of the main sets is a bar, where the gang gathers to drink and talk. Expect some swearing, including "damn," "bitch," and "ass."

Sexual Content

Lots of innuendo and references to/discussions about sex, especially between amorous Marshall and Lily. Some fooling around on screen, and lots more is implied off screen. Characters are shown in various stages of partial dress, but there's no actual nudity. Barney is a serial womanizer who lives for casual hookups and avoids commitment.


Occasional comic pratfalls, etc. A running joke involves characters slapping each other.


Language includes "damn," "bitch," "hell," "ass," "bastard," "bang," etc.

Social Behavior

Friendship and love are important on this show, which often examines the ties that bind its five main characters to each other -- and to others as well. Two are married to each other, and their solid relationship is strong enough to weather the bumps of sitcom plot twists. Other characters bounce between periods of being in relationships and being single, and they turn to their friends to help them recover from the inevitable bruises of their up-and-down romantic lives.


Syndicated versions of the show's episodes sometimes include retroactive product placement (background TV screens showing clips from upcoming movies, etc.).

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The main characters frequently convene for drinks at a neighborhood bar. Some references to being drunk and making poor decisions while intoxicated.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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