1 of 22How I Met Your Mother — Marshall's father dies
It's hard for shows to keep a tight lid on story lines in the media these days, but bravo to the HIMYM team for keeping this heartbreaking development on the down-low. In a last-minute shocker, Lily tells a giddy Marshall, who's trying to deliver good news to his father, Marvin Sr., that his dad had died of a heart attack. There were subtle and not-so-subtle signs in the episode-long countdown from 50 to the number 1 on Lily's cab. Fun fact: Jason Segel didn't know what Alyson Hannigan was going to say when she got out of the cab and ad-libbed "I'm not ready for this."
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