01/03/2014 09:37 am ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014

'Cheers' Inspires 'How I Met Your Mother' Creator As Finale Approaches

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Turns out, "How I Met Your Mother" co-creator Craig Thomas was really taken with one classic series finale: "Cheers."

Thomas tweeted his appreciation and noted that the show inspired "How I Met Your Mother" and maybe its anticipated finale, which is set to air March 31, 2014.

But, as any good "Cheers" fan knows, longtime lovers Sam and Diane don't end up together in the series finale. Instead, Sam heads back to Cheers in Boston, leaving Diane to go to Los Angeles on her own.

For Thomas' dear old gang back in New York, does this mean that MacLaren's will be Ted's one true love? We'll have to wait and find out.

"How I Met Your Mother" series finale airs on March 31, 2014 8 p.m. EST on CBS.


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