How I Met Your Mother aired its final episode Monday night. Let’s just say, judging by Twitter, that the reaction was less than positive. Here are some of the reactions (all contain significant spoilers for the finale and series as a whole)
“Thank you, #HIMYM!” says the Making Stuff Up As You Go Isn’t Really An Inferior Way Of Making Television Union
— Ryan McGee (@TVMcGee) April 1, 2014
I don’t know which was worse, the #HIMYM finale or the War of 1812.
— GeekFurious (@GeekFurious) April 1, 2014
#HIMYM isn’t Friends. Ted and Robin were not Ross and Rachel. They were more like that weird Rachel and Joey phase. This was unsatisfying.
— Katie Fadely (@katie_fadely) April 1, 2014
I’ve killed a TV character too, y’know: http://t.co/TN8A8yJphk
— Ken Levine (@KenLevine) April 1, 2014
— J. Michelle (@Dr_JMichelle) April 1, 2014
More like ‘How I Settled for Your Mother After I Accidentally Knocked Her Up After Robin Turned Me Down. Repeatedly.’ Amirite??? #HIMYM
— Mary (@thatmarygirl) April 1, 2014
Absolutely, completely, and inconsolably disappointed and pissed with #HIMYMFinale. To me, that was a terrible telling of a weak ending.
— Jeremy D. Miller (@ThatDamnMiller) April 1, 2014
So, to conclude: when a desperate network offers you tons of money to squeeze out one final season, maybe think about saying no.
— Jaime J. Weinman (@weinmanj) April 1, 2014
How I Mourned Your Mother* *(poorly)
— Erin Gloria Ryan (@morninggloria) April 1, 2014
#HIMYMFinale SPOILER: it was all just Bob Saget telling his kids an extended “Aristocrats” joke.
— Charles Lewis III (@simonpatt) April 1, 2014
“There is no umbrella in the world that will last that long. That is the most implausible part of this whole thing.” –Mrs. Tuned In #HIMYM
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) April 1, 2014
To be fair, I’ve never seen a single episode of #HIMYM. But only because I hate explanations, meetings, and mothers.
— Matt Fowler (@TheMattFowler) April 1, 2014
— Liz Pullen (@nwjerseyliz) April 1, 2014
I’m disappointed that the kids didn’t sing the “bang” song before sending him off to their aunt. #HIMYMFarewell
— Michael Biette (@michaelbiette) April 1, 2014
Spending nine years talking to your kids about a woman you want to bang after their mother dies? Classic Schmosby. #HIMYMFinale
— Patrick Thornton (@pwthornton) April 1, 2014
Kids, your dead mom was not my true love, and I’m going to replace her with your uncle’s ex-wife. #HIMYMFinale
— Ken (@GefilteFisher) April 1, 2014
I don’t think I’ve ever been as mad at a show for killing a character whose name we learned 5 minutes earlier. #himymfinale
— Christopher Galvin (@cmgalvin83) April 1, 2014
— Darth Vader (@DepressedDarth) April 1, 2014
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was making you care about the mother. #HIMYMFinale
— Margaret (@missjonesy) April 1, 2014
I’m just so heartbroken and confused. And questioning my whole life and existence right now. I don’t understand #HIMYMFarewell
— BriannaBabineau (@briannababineau) April 1, 2014
Watching #HIMYM for the first time in seven years. So Robin is a lesbian now?
— Kate Aurthur (@KateAurthur) April 1, 2014
— Anthony Fate Lynch (@BrooklynsFate) April 1, 2014
“And finally, kids, you in Carcosa now.” #HIMYM
— Mo Ryan (@moryan) April 1, 2014
— Jeremy Art (@jeremyart) April 1, 2014
I’m sure they’ll get it right with How I Met Your Dad #himym
— Matt Patches (@misterpatches) April 1, 2014
Remember girls – if you focus on your career and end up alone, just wait long enough and your widower ex-bf might take you back! #HIMYM
— EM Simpson (@charlie_simpson) April 1, 2014
“Yo, I bet you can’t destroy 8 seasons of story with one final episode”- Random dude “You wanna bet?”- #HIMYM writing staff
— Dan Sostek (@dan_sostek) April 1, 2014
Of course, they weren’t all outraged…
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) April 1, 2014
Which was more disappointing- the HIMYM finale, or the 1998 NFC Championship Game?