Lily and Marshall forever! The entire cast of How I Met Your Mother appeared on The Talk Monday, Jan. 27 to celebrate the 200th episode of the CBS sitcom, and the show’s ninth and final season. While sharing what they’ll miss most about each other, Alyson Hannigan (Lily Aldrin) cried over having to say goodbye to on-screen husband Jason Segel (Marshall Eriksen.)
“Alyson, I mean, working together for ten years that’s longer than some marriages in this town. Say Jason, for example, what will you miss most about him?” Talk co-host Sharon Osbourne asked.
“He’s just such a wonderful guy . . . I’m getting all . . .” Hannigan, 39, said while getting choked up. “I’m not gonna miss him,” she joked, trying to laugh away the tears. “I’m not good at answering this question at all,” she cried.
“Aww, babe,” Segel, 34, said, giving Hannigan a pat on the shoulder, which only made her cry harder. “I’m on a daytime talk show crying, this isn’t how it was supposed to go,” joked the actress, who is married in real life to her former Buffy the Vampire Slayer costar Alexis Denisof.
“How about you, Jason?” Aisha Tyler asked. “What will you miss about Alyson and the relationship your characters have on the show?”
“If you don’t cry you’re a horrible person,” costar Neil Patrick Harris joked to Segel.
“Aly taught me a lot about how to be a man, I gotta say. I was 25 when I took the show,” Segel said of the series, which debuted in 2005. “I think we’ve all been through a lot personally. Aly and I have a lot of scenes together, spend a lot of time together, and she’s always been there to listen to me and give me advice. [She] saw me through hard times and good times,” explained the actor, who split from girlfriend Michelle Williams in February last year.
Segel’s kind words only made Hannigan cry further, and he comforted her by rubbing her shoulder. He added: “I learned a lot from being around Alyson by the kind of person that I wanted to be.”
As the Talk co-hosts tried to move to the next question, Segel interrupted, shouting, “Oh! Oh!” He then pulled out a handkerchief from his back pockets that he remembered he had and handed it to Hannigan.
Proud of his gentlemanliness, Segel shared a high-five with Harris. “Let me tell you something, I’ve been carrying around that handkerchief for like 15 years,” he said. Hannigan then jokingly dropped the handkerchief with a disgusted look on her face.
Watch the adorable — and emotional! — video above and tell Us: What will you miss most about How I Met Your Mother?