How I Met Your Mother executive producers Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have revealed how they offered Conan O’Brien a speaking role in the show, after he won a walk on role in a charity auction. However Conan turned the offer down in favour of a background role.
Carter explained, "We immediately took [his bid] as like, 'Great, we'll make him Ted's professor buddy'. We talked to him on the phone and he was like, 'No, I want to be an extra. I'm going to sit in the background, drink a drink, and not be a part of the show at all'."
Meanwhile Craig jested, "Conan's going to have as many lines as Waldo does in Where's Waldo?." How I Met Your Mother
season seven is set to return to CBS
on September 19. It has previously been reported that Rachel Bilson will make a return
in the new season.