'How I Met Your Mother': Now there's another mother-to-be

News broke yesterday that Cobie Smulders, who plays Robin Scherbatsky on CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, is expecting her first child late this spring with actor Taran Killam (better known in HIMYM circles as Blauman, Barney’s coworker who violated the Chain of Screaming and wound up a janitor). Smulders is one of two women on the show; the other, Alyson Hannigan (pictured, left, with Smulders), is also pregnant and expecting late this spring.

No word yet on how this may affect the plot lines of the growing hit — this week’s episode was seen by a season’s-best 10 million viewers — but given Robin’s well-established anti-baby sentiments and a recent episode in which Hannigan’s character, Lily, specifically decided not to have a kid, it’s a safe bet the writers are getting to work on scripts featuring a lot of laundry baskets and grocery bags as we speak.

HIMYM cocreator Craig Thomas issued the following statement this afternoon: “Everyone’s tremendously excited by all the impending motherhood here at How I Met Your Mother. We’re all so happy for Cobie and Aly, who will undoubtedly be amazing moms! And now, a public service announcement: If you’re trying to start a family, please come visit the set of How I Met Your Mother. Just come by and hang out for a day or two. We can’t legally guarantee anything, but by the time you leave, you will almost certainly be pregnant. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go down to our Wardrobe Department to check out the large burlap sacks Robin and Lily will inexplicably be wearing for the rest of the season.”

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  • diane

    I’d love to see Barney as Robin’s baby’s dad

  • jbean

    YEESSSS i agree with you diane… it would be hilarious watching barney be a father.

  • Helen

    Wow. Congrats Cobie & Alyson. Maybe they can tape some episodes in advance. well, i’m sure the writers will think of something. Robin visiting Japan or something…

  • mario

    oooh my. congrats all around!!!
    unfortunately im a guy so if i do get pregnant it will be like a freakin miracle and a freakshow!! LOL. im so happy and it would be funny if they used their actual pregnancy belly to scare the guys on HIMYM but in the end faking them out with a latex belly like Maggie Lizer on Arrested Development. oh my that would be legen– wait for it….DARY!!!!

  • Rhonda

    It could actually be a funny plot twist to have Lily and Robin pregnant together, going to lamaze and Babies R Us…

  • RobC

    The should write Lily’s prenancy into the script and then show Robin keeping up with Lily’s appetite.

  • bootsycolumbia

    I agree, Diane! I hope the writers go for that storyline.

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  • novair

    They did a LOUSY job of hiding the pregnancies – both girls were huge, and obviously hiding behind stuff in the scenes – LAME.

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