On the list of things that are almost universally beloved, puppets, adorable aliens and Neil Patrick Harris are all way towards the top. Thank goodness the latest episode of web series, Neil's Puppet Dreams, incorporated all these things. Plus probing!
If you squint just right, How I Met Your Mother can be seen as a sci-fi show. Its stars certainly have sci-fi cred thanks to Neil Patrick Harris (the Dr. Horrible of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog) and Alyson Hannigan (Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Willow Rosenberg). And the series IS being told from the year 2030 after all.