For nine years, we saw five very different individuals become a well-bonded, close-knit family. Even on their own, each character had a unique and special relationship to one another. From Barney's self-proclamation as Ted's best friend to Ted's actual best friend Marshall, the male camaraderie on the show was a predominantly occurring storyline, overshadowing the female duo of Robin and Lily.
Robin and Lily add a great dynamic to the group, and even though their strong personalities don't fall in the same clusters, their duo is genuinely likeable and loved by many. These two strong women support one another, they know each other's deepest secrets and insecurities and they will go above and beyond for each other.
Watching these two interact, making us laugh like never before, ensured that these five misfits came together as one big happy family.
With a whopping 208 episodes, this ensures that there are so many nicknames.
So HIMYM fans, can you distinguish the kindergarten teacher and the news anchor from these awesome nicknames alone?
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