As if 'How I Met Your Mother' hadn't been under enough criticism in its ninth and final season, the most recent installment "Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra" seemed to highlight several surprisingly racist Asian stereotypes that have appropriately caused an uproar. Following the controversy, series creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have reached out to apologize for the offensive nature of the episode.
More and more each year, the hardcore San Diego Comic-Con loyalists bemoan the presence of TV and movies that have little to do with comics or comic culture at large, but in this case, we don't mind one bit. 'How I Met Your Mother' will make its first (and only) appearance as a panel at Comic-Con 2013, but which stars will be in attendance, and what can we see from the final season?
It might be among the worst-kept secrets in TV about now, though while neither CBS nor 'How I Met Your Mother' series creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have issued an official statement about the long-running comedy continuing on for a ninth and final season, series stars Josh Radnor and Neil Patrick Harris were all-too-happy to speak about the additional year. Will 'How I Met Your Mother' season 9 stall the titular meeting, or make for a better ending? Find out what Ted and Barney themselves have to say inside!
For a series with such a specific title as 'How I Met Your Mother,' the series has gone above and beyond these last eight years to tell a wealth of stories at times completely unrelated to the titular mother's identity. Still, with a ninth season of the show still yet to be locked down, the current may prove to be the last, meaning we'll meet her fairly soon! The big question is, who could play such a long-hyped role, and what does series star Josh Radnor have to say about it?