How I Met Your Mother’s Sad Surprise
There is nothing more devastating than losing someone you love. Even if it’s just a fake character, you’re only related to on-screen, and no one really even died. Actor Jason Segel proves this to be true in the episode of How I Met Your Mother when Marshall’s father suffers from an unexpected heart attack and dies.
This was a heartbreaking scene for the viewers, as much as it was for the actors. The reason this scene feels so emotional is that Jason’s reaction wasn’t written in the script. Actually, none of that scene was rehearsed; the writers decided to add it in right before shooting, and Segel was hit with that emotional surprise giving a legit response.