How I Met Your Mother co-creator Carter Bays has admitted that he wishes he could "remove" some elements of the classic CBS sitcom seven years after it ended.
Bays revealed on Twitter on Friday (June 4) that he is currently busy re-watching every single one of the show's nine seasons and that although he is loving the experience, he also wishes that he could "go George Lucas" on some scenes by making some big edits.
"I'm still doing a HIMYM rewatch and trying to keep my commentary to a minimum but I just have to say I'm at the end of S3 and my gosh, how am I only 1/3 of the way through this thing?? There's so much of it!" he wrote.
"The hardest laughs so far were every scene of [Will Forte playing Barney’s co-worker Randy Wharmpess]. I found myself wanting Rebound Bro to become a spinoff.
"Also I won't go into specifics but I'll just say I would love to go into an edit room and go George Lucas on this thing and remove certain stuff I really wish wasn't in there and I bet nobody would miss."
Bays did not clarify exactly what he would like to remove from the show, though the season three episode he mentioned features Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) helping Randy to pick up women.
Barney also forces Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders) to get involved by threatening to leak a sex tape of them if she refuses.
Bays is currently working on a follow-up to HIMYM called How I Met Your Father, a 10-episode series to air on Hulu which will focus on a woman named Sophie (Lizzie McGuire star Hilary Duff) who tells her son the story of how she met his father.
We will then be introduced to a younger Sophie and her friends as they try to navigate life and love in the era of dating apps in 2021.
Bays and his fellow HIMYM co-creator Craig Thomas are executive producers on the new show, while it is being brought to our screens by This Is Us executive producers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger.
How I Met Your Mother is available to stream on Netflix and Disney+ in the UK and Hulu in the US.
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