Romantic comedy in American movies has seen many changes in the 40 years that have gone by since Doris Day reigned as rom-com's virgin queen but some of the most radical have been quite recent, thanks to the arrival of Judd Apatow and his rather earthier take on the genre.
Before Apatow and his team turned their attention to modern dating rituals in American movies, a nice girl didn't swear or get drunk and have a one-night stand with someone she had no desire to look at in the morning.
And the news that a topless photograph of her had found its way onto the wall of a men's lavatory would have precipitated a nervous breakdown.
Although the show is based around The Mother, her first appearance is not until the season 8 finale.
Many of the main character's relatives appear throughout the show, such as Lily's father or Barney's brother.
But Kunis's parents, who both gave up professional careers to uproot themselves, were determined to make a better life for their children.
Mark, a former mechanical engineer, soon found work as a cab driver, while Elvira, who had taught physics in Ukraine, wound up running a pharmacy. My first sentence of my essay to get into college was like, ' Imagine being blind and deaf at age 7.' And that's kind of what it felt like moving to the States.
At the age of 7 she immigrated with her family to Los Angeles, where she began taking acting lessons.
After appearing in several television commercials, Kunis landed a co-starring role in the Fox sitcom Mila Kunis was born Milena Kunis in the Ukrainian city of Chernivtsi on August 14, 1983.
It's an old joke and if you've already seen French and Saunders spoofing equivalent, you're unlikely to be impressed but it's slick enough.
Bell snaps on a rubber glove with great elan and Baldwin brings just the right amount of beady-eyed enthusiasm to his part.
They may also be seen in family gatherings, such as Barney and Robin's wedding or Marshall's father's funeral. Eriksen (son of Marshall and Lily) appear in the background of many episodes without being crucial to many plots.
Ranjit, Carl the Bartender and several other characters often appear because they work in places the main cast frequent (such as Mac Laren's Pub).
The show lasted for nine seasons and 208 episodes; the finale first aired on March 31, 2014.