Episode 20 of 'The Middle''s seventh season shares a heartwarming scene where, in Axl's winnebago, Mike reminisces of the time when he was happiest. Mike goes on to say that this was when his children were younger and he would drive them, the destination didn't matter because he knew the people he loved most safely surrounded him. Whilst a nice scene, this closely mirrors episode 16 of 'How I Met Your Mother''s sixth season where, after losing his dad, Marshall tell Ted that he felt safest with his Dad driving, even though he could not see the road ahead. There are many more in depth similarities between the scenes and surely it's not a coincidence!
I urge you to rewatch and consider!!