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The HIMYM Easter Egg Some HIMYF Fans Think Was Hiding In Plain Sight

The CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" had an impressive nine-season run during which time, it cultivated a dedicated fanbase thanks to its penchant for running gags and clever in-jokes. Starring Josh Radnor, Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Segal, Alyson Hannigan, and Cobie Smulders, the series followed a tight-knit group of friends living in New York City as they try to survive adulthood, thrive in their personal and professional lives, and, of course, get Ted Mosby (Radnor) to finally meet the love of his life and the titular mother of his future children. 

When it comes to the humor of the series, some of it goes much deeper than a mere reference or one-off callback. Most people are aware of the ominous countdown in the Season 6 episode "Bad News," or the couple experiencing their entire life in the background of Season 9, Episode 12, "The Rehearsal Dinner." But even now that the show has been off the air for a number of years, fans are still finding little details. With the spin-off series "How I Met Your Father" now airing on Hulu, there even appears to be potential for running gags to cross through the two series. Thankfully, these part-time investigators turn to Reddit to share their findings with the rest of us. 

There's something in the Glen McKenna

Redditor u/iliketotalkalot went to the r/HowIMetYourFather subreddit to pose a question. "Does anyone remember the episode where Ted finally opens the bottle of Glen Mckenna that Robin and Lily broke and replaced with cheap booze, chocolate syrup, and hand sanitizer? Ted couldn't even tell it was fake!" They are, of course, referring to a bit from "How I Met Your Mother" which culminated in the Season 9 episode "Last Time In New York." And u/iliketotalkalot thinks they may have spotted a reference to that moment in "How I Met Your Father."

In Episode 10 of the spin-off series, "Timing Is Everything," there is a scene early on in which crossover character The Captain (Kyle Maclachlan) is hashing out the details of his divorce settlement, with one of the assets literally put on the table being a bottle of Glen McKenna. At one point, Cap' takes a drink of the high-end whiskey and makes a strange face, which led u/iliketotalkalot to wonder if the series was making a subtle nod to the horrible, yet apparently accurate, concoction that Lily and Robin made after that disastrous sword fight.

Commenters like u/MaryCNM agreed, saying, "I was thinking the same thing during that scene," while others, like u/b4dm4n_27 found it less than likely. "You're thinking too much into it," they replied. "The Captain's bottle was much older." It's safe to say that u/iliketotalkalot's notion is possible, even if, just maybe, it's a bit of a stretch.