Comedy Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris. A father recounts to his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother. Q: What typeface is used for the show's titles? Q: What IS the difference between peanut butter and jam?. Sandra Salmans, a freelance journalist, formerly covered the entertainment business for the New York Times. Her one- year-old daughter seems to have a preference for the ads over the TV shows. CHILD CARE MOTHER'S HELPER AGENCY® • Providing quality in-home child care for years • Loving Nannies available for. About the Show. Set in Northern Ireland during World War Two, My Mother and Other Strangers follows the fortunes of the Coyne family and their neighbors as they struggle to maintain a normal life after a huge United States Army Air Force (USAAF) airfield, with 4, service men and women, lands in the middle of.