This weird thing called democracy sure has its problems sometimes doesn’t it? After the ninth season finale of the CBS series How I Met Your Mother aired on March 31, all heck seemed to break loose from the faithful viewers of the show.
Resolved not to keep their discontent marginalized to mere social media rantings (although that did happen, a lot),
— Roxana Mihai (@RoxanaMihai) April 6, 2014
— Bilal Ayaz (@BilalAyaz11) April 6, 2014
OK I FINALLY SAW #HIMYMFinale WHO STILL WANTS TO BE PISSED WITH ME
— Natalie Shure (@nataliesurely) April 2, 2014
HIMYM viewers have composed a petition through change.org ready to submit to CBS to “Rewrite and Reshoot the HIMYM Ending.” So far, this petition has a whopping 17,866 signatures in less than seven days with only 7,134 to go.
Their message: “You know it’s just wrong.”
Feeling the heat, creators Carter Bays and co-creator Craig Thomas had to address the HIMYM nation before it got too unruly. Through a series a tweets, this paragraph was formed:
“16 days ago today we were in the HIMYM edit room, trying to decide between two very different endings. We only shot one script, but through edit room magic we had two possible outcomes for the series. We chose the ending we chose and we stand by it. But we loved the other version too. We’re going to include that version on the Complete Series DVD as an alternate finale to How I Met Your Mother.”
So sit tight. Maybe the apparently horrible ending was really just a ploy for a great Season DVD profit. Or maybe you, the viewers, have actually made a difference. Rock on, and continue to be outraged and become the Voice of the People to resolve the true things that really matter.
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