CBS’ long-running comedy series How I Met Your Mother is coming very close to its conclusion, but it was recently revealed that certain scenes for the series finale were actually filmed eight years ago. When How I Met Your Mother first debuted, it offered viewers something quite different than your standard CBS sitcom. It was still a sitcom, but it involved a highly serialized conceit that would play out through the series’ run, culminating in the titular reveal of how Ted (Josh Radnor) met his wife. The show has certainly had its ups and downs along the way and the current final season has been frustratingly disappointing, but it will hopefully all have been worth it when the series finale airs later next month.
In a recent AMA on Reddit, series creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas answered burning questions about the show, and during the course of the event they revealed that they actually filmed portions of the upcoming finale in 2006. They also discussed the spinoff How I Met Your Dad. Read on after the jump.