Both How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM) and Friends are among the greatest American sitcoms ever made! The shows debuted exactly ten years apart, Friends in 1994 and HIMYM in 2004, with the former running for ten seasons and the latter nine seasons.
Their premiere years and long airing periods aren't the only linking factors of the two-comedy series. If you've watched the sitcoms from beginning to end, you may have noted several similarities concluding that HIMYM is the 2000s version of Friends.
Read on to find out the things that HIMYM borrowed from Friends.