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Late Night: Neil Patrick Harris tells Letterman who the mother is

March 1, 2012 | 10:12 am

LeadFor seven seasons now, the CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" has kept its millions of viewers in suspense regarding its central mystery. As star Neil Patrick Harris confessed to David Letterman on "The Late Show" Wednesday night, fans are getting a little impatient for an answer.

"I feel like at this point it's time to reveal already who the damned mother is," he admitted.

"Do people complain about that?" Letterman asked.

"All the time. So tonight I should announce who the mother is," Harris said, adding, "It's because I love your show that I will do this."

As the audience at the Ed Sullivan Theater waited with bated breath, Harris finally revealed the show's closely guarded secret: "The mother on the CBS show 'How I Met Your Mother': Oprah Winfrey."

This should certainly make for an interesting Season 8. 


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Photo: Neil Patrick Harris Credit: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times