A lot of fans hated the way “How I Met Your Mother” ended. And so did one of the cast members. ALYSON HANNIGAN didn’t like that NEIL PATRICK HARRIS’ character, Barney, gave up his bachelor life to marry Robin.
She says, quote, “I didn’t think Barney should have ever gotten married. I liked Barney and Robin. But in my heart, I always wanted her with Ted. I just feel they shouldn’t have gotten married.”
But that wasn’t her only complaint. She also said, quote, “I was bummed they didn’t just make it a two-hour season-ender, so they would get to show certain parts [that were cut] . . .
“It just seemed too quick. Obviously it was a tear-jerker, but with all the stuff that got cut out it was too fast . . . like ‘OK, now we’re going to find out the mom’s dead, then suddenly, OK, he’s with Robin now.’ And you’re just like, ‘Wait, what happened?!’
“There was a funeral scene [that got cut], and all this stuff that I think the audience needed. They needed that time to process that information, instead of having it slap them in the face.”