Watch The Cast of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Sing A ‘Les Mis’ Song Before Tonight’s Series Finale

By March 31, 2014

Just this morning, I wrote about Hugh Jackman singing a reworked version of a song from Les Miserables as Wolverine, and now I stumble across a video of the cast of “How I Met Your Mother” putting their own spin on “The Confrontation” from that same musical. Is March 31st Les Miserables Day and I didn’t know about it? *Checks calendar* Nope. OK, then. Guess it’s just a strange coincidence.

Apparently these guys actually performed their version of the song about two years into the show, but I missed it that time around; recently, the cast reunited for “Inside the Actor’s Studio” and one of the students asked them to give it another shot. Here’s what happened:

I wasn’t a big fan of Tom Hooper’s 2012 Les Mis film, but there’s something about seeing Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segal trading verbal barbs here that makes me happy. Perhaps it’s simply the fact that this will – unless they get cast on another TV show together – likely be one of the last things they do together that the public will get to see. Tonight marks the series finale of “How I Met Your Mother” after nine seasons on the air, and as much as the show has been an intermittent roller coaster of “hilarious” and “terrible” over the past few years, I’ll still miss seeing Ted, Robin, Lily, Marshall, and Barney head to McLaren’s each week and trade ridiculous stories.


And The Mother – I’ll miss her, too. Cristin Milioti has been the one good thing about this godforsaken final season, and even though the point of the show is for Ted to explain to his kids how he met their mother, it’s kind of a shame we didn’t get to see more of Milioti over the years. She’s a great addition to the cast, and it’s going to really suck when – potential spoiler alert – she’s probably going to die in tonight’s finale. I know, I know – she claimed that theory was “crazy,” but she also didn’t firmly deny it. (And even if she did, remember the Benedict Cumberbatch/Khan thing? We can’t trust denials, even from official sources.) Ted’s reaction a few weeks ago when she asked what kind of mother wouldn’t be at her own daughter’s wedding sealed it, but the seed was planted back when he fake-visited her door and told her that he just wanted 45 more days with her. I don’t think that was just because Ted’s a hopeless romantic: I think The Mother is going to die. Make sure you have Kleenex for tonight’s finale, folks. I’m guessing it’s going to be an emotional gut-punch.

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