Lots of fans felt duped by Monday's How I Met Your Mother finale, and it turns out that may be just how the show's creators wanted us to feel.
Josh Radnor - who played Ted Mosby on the long-running CBS sitcom - says HIMYM's title was always intended to be a "fake-out," as the show's creators planned and partially filmed the controversial ending years ago.
Radnor says he thought showrunners Craig Thomas and Carter Bays might change their mind after introducing audiences to "the Mother" actress Cristin Milioti, but the writers stuck to their original plan.
"Especially after Cristin," Radnor said in a recent interview. "Because she was so wonderful and the fans seemed to really take to her. So I asked them, 'Are you guys still doing that?' And they said yeah."
As for the title, Radnor says the cast and crew always treated it as something of a red herring: