Hillary Clinton Declines Role on ‘How I Met Your Mother’ with Humorous Letter

Melissa Knowles

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Fans of the show 'How I Met Your Mother' have been kept in suspense for almost eight years, as the mother herself has never been revealed. Well, the mystery was almost solved -- with the help of Hillary Clinton.

Last week, comedic actor Jason Segel appeared on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," and he said he was often asked -- while he was on the red carpet, even -- the identity of the secret title character on his hit sitcom "How I Met Your Mother." He revealed that, as a joke, he had actually started responding to reporters that he was contemplating casting Hillary Clinton as the mother. To Segel's surprise, Clinton, the Secretary of State, responded by sending him a rejection letter in the mail. The website Politico obtained the letter. It reads, "I was delighted to read about your interest in sharing the big screen with me. As you can imagine, I am a little occupied at the moment, but perhaps someday I can help you forget Sarah Marshall ... again." The letter goes on to read "my only condition is that there be Muppets involved, and this is non-negotiable."

Segel starred in the 2008 romantic comedy 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' and the 2011 musical comedy film 'The Muppets.'

If Clinton does want to get involved in the show in the future, perhaps she can just shoot Segel a text.


A fan of the '80s blockbuster sci-fi comedy film series 'Ghostbusters' has built his very own ECTO 1. Paul Harbourne found a rare 1959 Cadillac hearse (only six are known to exist). Harbourne spent 11 months and approximately $80,000 building the vehicle to match the famous car from the movies.

There are 158 miles of wire to power the huge light bars on top of the car, which resembles an ambulance. Plus, he's added a couple of modern updates, including DVD players and an iPod, which blares the sound of a siren from the speakers.

Harbourne plans to allow other fanatics to rent the vehicle for their own ghost-busting adventures, but he'd love to see his replica play a starring role in the rumored third installment of the series.

This is not the first replica that Harbourne has built. He also restored a van from the famous '80s show 'The A-Team.'