HIMYMania: The 30 Best 'How I Met Your Mother' MomentsThe cockamouse, 'Swarley,' the Woo girls: we're counting down our favorite HIMYM bits
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30. The Cockamouse (Season One, "The Matchmaker")
Unlike its spinoff How I Met Your Dad, this series was never able to film in New York, but nonetheless, it often understood the sensibility of the city (except for the one time they depicted a ritzy café near the Smith and 9th Street F station, which we can assure you doesn't exist — yet). The trauma of dealing with invading vermin is a very real signifier of city living, and it foreshadowed some of the other requirements of real New Yorkers in "Subway Wars," like spotting Woody Allen and crying on the subway. No one who's ever lived in the five boroughs would be surprised that this fictional hybrid fucker could fly.