himymfinaleAmong the many advantages of Twitter over, say, the Emmys as a public platform, is that while you may not walk away with a statuette, there is no pesky music cutting you off as you run through the list of people you’d like to thank for their support over the years. This How I Met Your Mother co-creator Craig Thomas took full advantage of that last night, as his long-running CBS comedy came to a close with a decisive demo win in its one-hour time slot. Thomas’ many exuberant tweets included:

Later in the night, after the show’s finale had aired and viewers and TV critics started weighing in — some loved it, others not so much — Thomas tweeted his reax to their reax:

MSIth
6 months
It's hard to end a tv show, but that just wasn't it.
Bren
7 months
Hard to fathom ted and robin not ending up together. Even when she said nothing u knew...
Bren
7 months
I loved it and its very true...life doesn't always end that way...the teds of the world don't...