LIers write CBS hit 'How I Met Your Mother'

Writers Craig Gerard, left, and Matthew Zinman from

Writers Craig Gerard, left, and Matthew Zinman from the show "How I Met Your Mother" in their office at Fox Studios in Los Angeles on March 11, 2014. The best friends are East Meadow natives and have incorporated Long Island into several past episodes and the series finale. The CBS sitcom is ending March 31 after nine seasons. (Credit: Stephanie Diani)

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Writers Craig Gerard and Matthew Zinman, who grew up together in East Meadow, have brought a Long Island sensibility to the popular sitcom.

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