pulled off the ultimate "mate and switch" during its March 31 series finale, pairing -- spoiler alert!-- Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) with his longtime BFF and ex-girlfriend Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders).Alyson Hannigan, with her brilliant one-liners and revealing secrets, was clearly the star of the red carpet and panel. On a movies, so clearly I'd be fine with revisiting the character [of Lily]!
But as long as you love it, it's totally worth it. It's hard not to take everything to heart."Meanwhile Josh Radnor revealed that the entire cast was given special Kleenex (who knew there was such a thing! No questions asked."Neil Patrick Harris gave the most endearing speech of the night when he said, "Aly, you are the heart of this show. When I see what happens in a close-up with you, I can't wait to see where your career goes.Here are some of the most lovable sitcom personalities who took their onscreen chemistry and found some true passion in real life!This funny pair began dating in 2007 with some reports claiming that they met through mutual friends.PHOTOS: The HIMYM cast, then and now Radnor also says the surprise ending is in keeping with the "DNA of the show," and points out that past episodes "lead you one way and then they pull you back." Moreover, he adds, the finale was never going to please everyone."There have always been people that thought that Barney and Robin were perfect together, there have always been people that thought it didn't make sense," he explains. "I think if you're going to do something new and bold and daring, you're going to upset some people and you're going to thrill others," he tells Vulture.