Creator Craig Thomas tweeted the day after the finale, "We did a finale about life's twists and turns and that is not always what happens . . . but THANKS!" He continued, "Seriously — no matter what you thought of tonight, THANK YOU . . . you were with us. We love you." Cocreator Carter Bays added, "This is the best job I've ever had, and one summer in college I was a line cook at Hooters. True story. #HIMYM"