Monday, May 26, 2008

Ted Mosby Is a Jerk !!! and other (real) fake websites

One of the many reasons that I love How I Met Your Mother is that they mention specific websites on the show. And then they create them. They may have to, legally. I don't know. They do a fantastic job with it all, though.

For example, there is one episode where Barney had told one of his girls that his name was Ted Mosby (which is the name of the main character in the show). After he leaves her a generic letter and takes off, she makes a website: http://www.tedmosbyisajerk.com . It's an excellent site. It has a picture of the letter (which is great), it has portraits of "Ted" which are actually pictures of Barney, and it features a 20 minute background song about Ted Mosby being a jerk.

Interestingly enough, someone created the site http://www.tedmosbyisNOTajerk.com from the perspective of Victoria, who is a girl that dated the actual Ted Mosby on the show for awhile. Her site is funny, too. It has a page of testimonials from other girls that know Ted on the show. Then it has a page suggesting that the "Ted Mosby" from tedmosbyisajerk.com is actually Conan O'Brien. I don't remember this site being mentioned on the show, so I don't know if it's something Conan had created, or what.

Another site created for the show: http://www.slapbetcountdown.com (although this one doesn't seem to exist anymore).

And then there's http://www.guyforceshiswifetodressinagarbagebagforthenextthreeyears.com which they mentioned on the show recently. Marshall suggests they start http://www.lilyandmarshallselltheirstuff.com and Lily jokes about the other URL, which they check on the episode and discover exists. Marshall's URL links to an auction (of HIMYM stuff) to benefit the LA Children's Hospital. Lily's URL does exist, though. It's a French slideshow with a song all about a guy forcing his wife to wear a garbage bag. At least one of the pictures (I noticed) was taken on a HIMYM set. The lyrics are in French someone online has translated it. The beginning starts: but Darling, I want you to wear a GARBAGE BAG Please, for three years, only a GARBAGE BAG Darling, it’s prohibited not to wear a GARBAGE BAG Please, for me, wear this, wear this GARBAGE BAG...

I would be very interested to know about other fake websites created because TV show episodes.

Anyway, it's Monday evening and of course there will be no How I Met Your Mother this week, but here is some happy news: Season 1 had 22 episodes. Season 2 had 22 episodes. Season 3 had 20 episodes. Season 4 has order for...26 episodes!

12 comments:

Supercords said...

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LJ said...

Please go to http://www.ericdsnider.com/snide/uvsc-what-i-mean/
and follow it from there to http://www.wemadeoutinatreeandthisoldguysatandwatchedus.com/

Anonymous said...

www.barneysvideoresume.com

WHAK said...

www.ted-mosby.is-a-jerk.com

Ida said...

www.itwasthebestnightever.com

www.notafathersday.com

Made by Marshall and Barney

RL said...

well there is http://canadiansexacts.org

there is http://grademyteacher.net

http://lilyandmarshallselltheirstuff.com used to be a website for HIMYM merch but they rook it down. :(

ENGRpk said...
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ENGRpk said...

I also find the fake TV Shows sites very funny and interesting. I am a big ban of AMC's Breaking Bad in which they mentioned this site, savewalterwhite.com, which was apparently created by Walter Jr. for donations.

Ish said...

The slap bet countdown thingy does work, just enter the right name:

http://www.theslapbetcountdown.com/

KaliRyan said...

There are two thati. Know of from breaking bad: one is savewalterwhite.com which you can actually donate to, with all donations being sent to a cancer charity and bettercallsaul.com for the criminal lawyer Saul Goodman in the show! :-)

Anonymous said...

Balloonexplorersclub.com
Extremitiesquarterly.com
Bigbusinessjournal.com
all sites based on the 'Lorenzo von Matterhorn' play from the playbook

Anonymous said...

This is a list of websites which are officially created tie-in websites for the show. Officially created websites are registered to Intellectual Property Department (TCFFC) Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

tedmosbyisajerk.com - The Bracket
tedmosbyisnotajerk.com - The Bracket
guyforceshiswifetodressinagarbagebagforthenextthreeyears.com - Everything Must Go
notafathersday.com - Not a Father's Day
mysteriousdrx.com - The Possimpible
barneysvideoresume.com - The Possimpible
canadiansexacts.org- Old King Clancy
itwasthebestnightever.com - The Sexless Innkeeper
bigbusinessjournal.com - The Playbook
extremitiesquarterly.com - The Playbook
balloonexplorersclub.com - The Playbook
lorenzovonmatterhorn.com - The Playbook
weddingbridemovie.com - As Fast As She Can, The Wedding Bride
grademyteacher.net - Subway Wars
stinsonbreastreduction.com - The Stinson Missile Crisis
linsonbreastlawsuit.com - The Stinson Missile Crisis
theslapbetcountdown.com - Disaster Averted
puzzlesthebar.com - Tailgate
lilysinlabor.com - The Magician's Code - Part One
heynannynanny.com - Nannies
brobibs.com - Lobster Crawl
dudeaprons.com - Lobster Crawl
legalpokeraruba.com - The Poker Game
RVSP to the Wedding - The End of the Aisle
goliathbank.com - Best Burger in New York