'How I Met Your Mother' DVD set will include alternate ending
The disgruntled fans of "How I Met Your Mother" have gone as far as editing their own ending for their beloved series and starting a Change.org petition demanding a rewrite. But no need to worry, says executive producer Carter Bays. In a series of tweets on Friday, Bays confirmed that the CBS comedy's DVD collection will, in fact, include, an alternate ending.
Don't believe it? See the tweets for yourself:
Well, maybe. In the seemingly universally liked fan version of the ending, which 20th Century Fox Television now has pulled off YouTube, Ted still lost Tracy, his wife, but the story ended at the point where he finally told his teenaged kids about the night he got the guts to get under her yellow umbrella and talk to her for the first time. There were no sarcastic children rolling their eyes, saying crazy things like, “This is a story about how you’re totally in love with Aunt Robin" and encouraging him to go to her.
He tells the story. You see them together under the umbrella. Aaand cut!
Is that what we're going to see on the DVD version? Will it be enough to appease the more than 15,000 (and counting) people who have signed the petition asking CBS to shoot a different ending? Who knows.
But it will be interesting to learn if anyone cares enough to buy the collection to find out.