May 2010

Hollywood Backlot How I Met Your Mother

With this issue, LA becomes the print home of David Strick’s behind-the-scenes look at hot TV and movie productions.

Only in sitcom-land can worlds collide in 22 minutes and make a sort of sense, such as when a confluence of events lands the HIMYM arrivistes—played by Josh Radnor, Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan and Jason Segel—on their way to a Robots vs. Wrestlers event in the thick of an arty cocktail party peopled with Peter Bogdanovich, Michael York and Arianna Huffington. Naturally, hilarity ensues. And that’s precisely the beauty of this hit show, now in its fifth season on CBS.