Over its nine seasons,"How I Met Your Mother" became a fan favorite, with people quoting lines even still todayfour years after the finale.With over 200 episodes since its 2005 premiere, a lot happened on the show. But even if you watched every episode (and re-watched once it hit the streaming sites) you probably didn't know these legend wait for it dary things about "How I Met Your Mother."1. Narrator Ted Mosby is played by Bob Saget. Instead of having Josh Radnor play Ted and do the future timeline voice-overs, Saget was cast to play older Ted. 2. It's not actually filmed in New York.New York City may be a central character in the series, but the series filmed on a studio lot in Los Angeles that was designed to look like the Big Apple, per the New York Post.3. Jim Parsons was almost Barney.Before Neil Patrick Harris landed the role, Parsons auditioned for the show. But there are no hard feelings for "The Big Bang Theory" star now. "Look, it all worked out fineNeil's better for the part, let's be honest," Parsons said on "Live with Kelly," according to Yahoo.See the rest of the story at Business Insider Click here to read full news..