One of the best How I Met Your Mother pranks was the reveal of the group’s doppelgangers. How I Met Your Mother was a master of continuity when it came to ongoing stories or jokes with an incredible number that echoes throughout the series.
Whether it’s the Cockmouse, the mysterious pineapple, or the iconic yellow umbrella, the creators of How I Met Your Mother were adept at weaving Easter items and eggs together throughout the series. This method of incorporating so many previous references made it one of the smartest series in recent memory, and doppelgangers were part of it. Ted, Robin, Marshall, Lily, and Robin looked alike throughout the city that this gang would meet throughout the series.
The search for Doppelganger only lasted a short time in comedy, but some counterparts would have to come in to play on the line. Some doppelgangers bore a direct resemblance to the gang, such as Marshall’s profession and Robin’s grave personality, while others simply relied on appearances. That said, here is an explanation in all five of how I know your mother.
In How I Met Your Mother Season 5 episode “Double Date,” Future Ted tells his children about the encounter with the first doppelganger, Mustache Marshall. The group saw an advertisement in the back of a bus with a man who looked like a quarterback, except for the facial hair. The man was a Hispanic lawyer and the motto was “Scene Justicia!” What “Mr Justice” meant to show he was a lawyer. He was once seen in person by Barney in a McLaren pub.
In the same episode, Future Ted shared the story of how he found Lesbian Robin, Robin’s doppelganger, wandering around town. The woman, who looked like Robin, had a short haircut and wore a baseball glove while checking on a passerby before spitting on the ground to cover him.
Mexican Wrestler Ted
Ted’s doppelganger was discovered in the episode How I Met Your Mother, Season 5, “Robot vs. Fighters”. Barney, Lily and Marshall competed in the wrestling competition and discovered that one of the innocent Mexican wrestlers looked exactly like Ted. In typical TED-style, he decided his doppelganger was the best of all.
Dr John Stengel
Barney’s doppelganger turned out to be the toughest for the group. Lily and Marshall pushed hard to find the last doppelganger. Decide that when they find it, it will be a sign that children will begin to be born in the universe. He first found a taxi driver who looked exactly like Barney, but actually turned out to be Barney. Lily and Marshall saw two more fake doppelgängers, the Estonian street artist named Christoph Doppelgägger and a pretzel vendor. He finally met the real Barney Doppelganger on the season How I Met Your Mother. It was Lily’s fertility doctor, Drs. John Stengel was. Lily and Marshall took Barney on their date to make sure this wasn’t another trick.