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How I Met Your Father: 10 Best Twitter Reactions To The HIMYM Spin-Off

With Hulu announcing a How I Met Your Mother spin-off called How I Met Your Father, Twitter of course had to react like Twitter usually does.

Fans of How I Met Your Mother received unexpected news with the announcement of a spinoff series called How I Met Your Father, which has been ordered by Hulu and will star Hilary Duff. She will play Sophie, who will be telling her son the story of how she met his father. Like How I Met Your Mother, most of the series will take place via flashbacks, only this time, the flashbacks will be in the year 2021 as Sophie and her friends navigate the challenges of finding true love amidst dating apps and an ever-changing world.

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Many fans of Hilary Duff and fans of How I Met Your Mother are understandably excited about the announcement of this spinoff series, while others feel more anxious given the original show's divisive ending. Some of the best fan reactions to the news can be found on Twitter.


HIMYM spinoff- "How I Met Your Father", WITH HILARY DUFF?!? Oh boy, it's gonna Legen- wait for it

— Birdman20 (@Birdman20_) April 21, 2021

Barney Stinson's "Legen--wait for it--dary! Legendary!" line is one of the most memorable from the original show. It encapsulates the mix of epic-ness and absurdity that often defines Barney's character, along with some of the show's best episodes.

This reference will not be lost on any How I Met Your Mother fan. Hopefully How I Met Your Father will prove to be just as legendary as its popular predecessor.

9 The HIMYM Cast's Musical Talents

How I Met Your Mother's cast was quirky and talented in more ways than one. This clip of Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel launching into a performance from Les Misérables during an interview is a perfect example of this.

These talents and this ability to have fun were used in the show as well, such as during Barney's musical number "Suits." Even with Hilary Duff at the forefront, it will be difficult for How I Met Your Father's cast to top the cast of How I Met Your Mother.

8 The Lizzie McGuire Update

Let's all agree now to approach "How I Met Your Father" as the "Lizzie McGuire" update Disney was too cowardly to make

— Joshua Axelrod (@jaxelburgh) April 21, 2021

Lizzie McGuire fans were devastated when the revival show on Disney+ was canceled before it ever came to fruition. Disney was criticized by many fans for being afraid to move forward with the more adult tone of the revival series while Disney wanted a more family and kid-friendly show.

Now some are hopeful that How I Met Your Father will almost be like the more adult revival of Lizzie McGuire that was in the works. If nothing else, How I Met Your Father's success could open the door for the Lizzie McGuire revival at Hulu.

7 80 Seasons

How I Met Your Mother aired for 9 seasons. How I Met Your Father has only been ordered for a 10-episode run, but that hasn't stopped ecstatic fans from hoping for multiple seasons.

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While 80 seasons won't happen, there is certainly a chance that the spinoff will run for more than 10 episodes if it is well-received by its audience. The original show certainly did well with its extensive run of 9 seasons.

6 Hilary Duff Is The Real Winner Here

We never got the 'Lizzie McGuire' revival at Hulu, but Hilary Duff still won

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