Alyson Hannigan played Lily Aldrin for nine seasons. The character(Lily’s) disappeared in season 4. Lily was a show star. In college, she met Josh Radnor’s, Ted Mosby. Their future husband, Marshall Eriksen (Jason Segel), was a friend. During the show, they had a baby. She didn’t appear until season 4. So went the show’s plot.
Lily and Marshall had common marital problems after they married. In season 4, Marshall tried to become an environmental lawyer but failed. His job searches failed. Barney Stinson also worked at Goliath National Bank. Lily and Marshall have different ideas about having a family. Hannigan was already pregnant when the movie was made.
Lily didn’t appear from “Mobius Designs” to “As Fast as She Can.” Hannigan needed time off after her daughter’s birth in 2009. She needed to leave the show. She missed a few episodes before returning for the final two of season 4 instead of removing Lily from the story.
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Ted and Marshall told Barney his dirty jokes were “guy funny” before “Mobius Designs.” Future Ted told a dirty joke but never told his kids or the audience. Lily’s reaction confirmed that, as she ran away and didn’t return for a month. This was a clever way to explain the character’s absence. Season 4 had many fun ways to hide Hannigan’s pregnancy. Cobie Smulders was pregnant while playing Robin Scherbatsky.
She didn’t return for a few episodes afterward. “Tag scene” During her time alone. Lily’s pondered the dirty joke. She laughed. Barney’s words made her want to leave again. She didn’t go this time, though. In 2012, she didn’t take extended maternity leave. Her childbirth was written into the show to make room for Lily and Marshall’s first child, Marvin Eriksen.