In light of tonight's How I Met Your Mother finale, ET is digging into our vault to uncover our early interviews with the cast.
In 2005, this fledgling group of actors were celebrating their first full season pickup.
"We were realizing that if we had not gotten picked up, this would be our last day today," said Cobie Smulders, who scored her first major TV role with the CBS show.
Neil Patrick Harris (the elder statesman of the group, having starred in Doogie Howser, M.D.) seemed to get over the initial thrill quickly. It wasn't long before he was making demands. "I've been begging the producers for spit takes and pratfalls," said Harris.
Watch Ted finish telling his kids how he met their mother on the special one-hour season finale of How I Met Your Mother tonight at 8 ET/PT on CBS.