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'How I Met Your Mother' tonight: A preview in this behind-the-scenes video

So it has pretty much been established that Sarah Chalke’s much ballyhooed Stella on CBS’ How I Met Your Mother is not the mother in the genius comedy’s central mystery. But that doesn’t make the excitement about who is indeed the mother any less exciting. Tonight’s episode will hopefully clear up lots of questions – about the yellow umbrella, why the hell Stella is back, etc. – we’ve all got burning.

As a lead up to tonight, CBS released a little behind-the-scenes featurette:


So it seems we will learn about the yellow umbrella; we will see a little run-in between Ted and Stella-stealer Tony; and we’ll see Chalke playing Stella and a French woman in a fantasy sequence. Plus: As the French woman, Chalke gets a French poodle! I love that Chalke admits she pretty much demanded that she have the pooch. Storylines released by the network tease that Tony helps Ted find a job and Barney tries to get out of a speeding ticket. Wah wah.

Okay, so the video isn’t so revealing – and neither are those network-sanitized storylines – but they’re both a nice appetizer for tonight. PopWatchers, what do you think is gonna happen? What do you want to happen?

More on ‘How I Met Your Mother’ from EW:
‘How I Met Your Mother’ = off-the-charts awesome
‘HIMYM’ scoop: Stella’s the mother! Or IS she?
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