'How I Met Your Mother' birth: Ted is perhaps too excited for Lily


"How I Met Your Mother" wraps up its seventh season Monday (May 14) with a double whammy of finale life-changers: a wedding (Barney's) and a birth, of Lily and Marshall's child.

The show has kept the identity of Barney's ( Neil Patrick Harris) bride -- Quinn ( Becki Newton)? Robin ( Cobie Smulders)? Someone else? -- on lockdown, but we do know that Lily ( Alyson Hannigan) is giving birth, having gone into labor in the most recent episode. Marshall ( Jason Segel) makes it back from his Atlantic City bender in time for the big event, and their friends are naturally excited to meet baby Eriksen.

Maybe a little too excited. The show has set up a website called Lilysinlabor.com, which features a video of Ted ( Josh Radnor) making the birth pretty much all about him. It's vintage "HIMYM" viral marketing, and it's pretty funny too. (You can watch the video at the top of the post.)

As excited as Ted is, though, he might be a little disappointed with the baby's middle name. Seems Barney and Marshall made a deal in Atlantic City -- take a look:


The hour-long "How I Met Your Mother" season finale airs at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
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