So, “How I Met Your Mother” came to a close after NINE SEASONS last night.
Apparently most fans are OUTRAGED with how it ended and a small minority are crying tears of perfect joy.
As someone who's only seen like, three episodes of the show in passing in a doctor's office, I can’t understand why you are all freaking out over the finale.
After a careful Google investigation, let me (a non-fan) explain to other non-fans what happened last night and WHY everyone is so pissed off about it. There are probably spoilers, but who really knows.
So, last season, lead character Ted Mosby finally met “the mother.”
Her yellow umbrella is apparently super significant. I don’t know.
The mother’s name is Tracy and apparently she is the perfect woman for Ted, because the writers wrote her to be perfect for Ted.
Ted proposes to her at some point.
They have a baby, and then get married, and then have another kid.
All this happens in the last episode. I think…probably, hmmm. Either way, too much stuff happened and everyone’s mad about it.
From an objective TV watchers point of view, that #HIMYMFinale seemed like a rushed deluge of moments that each deserved their own episode.
— Mike Golic Jr (@MGolicJR57) April 1, 2014
Then, they jump forward about 10 years and NOW TRACY IS DYING!
WHAT THE HELL!?
The general consensus regarding her death was:
It felt like a betrayal of the Mother and the audience that has rooted for her for nine years. #HIMYMFinale
— Farah Piou (@BeingFarah) April 1, 2014
Also in the future, Barney and Robin get divorced.
Despite the fact that they apparently dedicated the entire last season to their impending wedding.
Fans are pretty outraged about that as well.
— Anna Chan (@AyChan87) April 1, 2014
So, now that Ted’s wife AKA THE MOTHER has passed away…and Robin is single…Ted decides to get with her.
Fans were mad at Ted for that too.
How I Met My Second Choice #himymfinale
— Sharon Jacobs (@sharonelana) April 1, 2014
Did we mention that Robin is Ted's ex and apparently his ONE TRUE LOVE?
Who’s symbolically represented by a blue horn, or whatever this instrument is?
The whole show was blue horns versus yellow umbrellas. Basically Robin vs. Tracy.
Fans seem to be PRO Yellow Umbrella.
— THANK YOU THE VAMPS (@thevampsvalerie) April 1, 2014
But the writers were rooting for Blue Horn, so...time to kill off the mother AND GET WITH ROBIN!
#HIMYMFinale or how they killed Ted's perfect woman and divorced the perfect couple for a soppy ending that made fans feel screwed over.
— Alex H. (@_frosties) April 1, 2014
Basically, people were NOT cool with the whole Ted-ends-up-with-Robin thing.
#HIMYMFinale How I really met your mother: I drank alot, finally one day I met your mom, then she died and I banged Robin because why not
— Yoshi (@ironkidrauhl) April 1, 2014
Fans are even going so far as to drag HARRY POTTER into the mix.
— Cel Red (@cel_red) April 1, 2014
Now the Internet is scrambling to make sense of it.
Can we all agree the #HIMYMFinale was an April Fool's joke and have a do-over? Yes, I'm still mad about it.
— Brittany Schock (@BrittanySchock) April 1, 2014
Yes, trying to make sense of a half-hour sitcom that apparently got too complex for its own fan base.
The few satisfied fans are making memes to explain the concepts of “fate” and “timing” to the angry fans that didn’t want Ted and Robin to end up together.
Even the marketing team for the show was forced to EXPLAIN to fans why these two ended up together.
The takeaway here is…why does everyone find Ted’s love story so unbelievable when everyone is overlooking the fact that these five people HAVE BEEN FRIENDS FOR NINE YEARS!
Ain’t nobody gonna hang out with the same people for that long!