History Fridge / HowIMetYourMother

15th May '17 9:56:16 AM Everlighte
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* Knowing the last scene in the finale was planned from almost the beginning, pretty much everything involving the mother. [[spoiler: No matter who she was, Ted Mosby's wife was always doomed to die young and never see her children grow up. Nothing about her actually mattered in the long run besides her ability to bear children.]] That's practically a curse from an evil warlock!

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* Knowing the last scene in the finale was planned from almost the beginning, pretty much everything involving the mother. [[spoiler: No matter who she was, Ted Mosby's wife was always doomed to die young and never see her children grow up. Nothing about her actually mattered in the long run besides her ability to bear children.]] That's practically a curse from an evil warlock!
7th May '17 7:52:08 AM MattP5557
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* In "Disaster Averted" Robin calls Barney "Blondie" this is not something she'd ever called him before or ever again so it seemed odd but think of the context, she was secretly desperately hoping her dad would call while claiming it wasn't important insisting it was "barbeque weather" which he apparently later say's himself, she was trying to sound like her dad and what dose her dad say when he first meets Barney, "this man is blond!"
29th Jan '17 11:32:10 AM GrumpyReignTVT
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***It's not implied at all: she says it outright, in pretty much those words.
29th Jan '17 9:34:30 AM GrumpyReignTVT
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*** The needle gets buried [[UptoEleven up to eleven]] if you consider the opening caption states it's the year 2024, the year Tracy dies.

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*** The needle gets buried [[UptoEleven up to eleven]] if you consider the opening caption states it's the year 2024, 2024[[spoiler:, the year Tracy dies.dies]].
28th Jan '17 4:49:40 PM GrumpyReignTVT
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** If you're willing to [[HandWave hand wave]] things for sake of suspension of disbelief, Barney spends one "crapload" per year on suits, but makes *sixteen* craploads per year in salary, and had done so for ten years. Any sum that serves as the "crapload" which inspires such shock in his friends when he tells them implies that sixteen craploads is an impressive income. He also seems to have gotten past his gambling addiction, for the most part. Aside from all that, the acumen and [[MagnificentBastard foresight]] he displays throughout the series suggests that he has some kind of long-term support plan, though it may very well be insane.

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** If you're willing to [[HandWave hand wave]] things for sake of suspension of disbelief, Barney spends one "crapload" per year on suits, but makes *sixteen* craploads per year in salary, and had done so for ten years. Any sum that serves as the "crapload" which inspires such shock in his friends when he tells them implies that sixteen craploads is an impressive income. He also seems to have gotten past his gambling addiction, for the most part. Aside from all that, the acumen and [[MagnificentBastard foresight]] he displays throughout the series suggests that he has some kind of long-term support plan, [[CloudCuckooLander though it may very well be insane.insane]].
28th Jan '17 4:47:41 PM GrumpyReignTVT
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** If you're willing to [[HandWave]] things for sake of suspension of disbelief, Barney spends one "crapload" per year on suits, but makes *sixteen* craploads per year in salary, and had done so for ten years. Any sum that serves as the "crapload" which inspires such shock in his friends when he tells them implies that sixteen craploads is an impressive income. He also seems to have gotten past his gambling addiction, for the most part. Aside from all that, the acumen and [[MagnificentBastard foresight]] he displays throughout the series suggests that he has some kind of long-term support plan, though it may very well be insane.

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** If you're willing to [[HandWave]] [[HandWave hand wave]] things for sake of suspension of disbelief, Barney spends one "crapload" per year on suits, but makes *sixteen* craploads per year in salary, and had done so for ten years. Any sum that serves as the "crapload" which inspires such shock in his friends when he tells them implies that sixteen craploads is an impressive income. He also seems to have gotten past his gambling addiction, for the most part. Aside from all that, the acumen and [[MagnificentBastard foresight]] he displays throughout the series suggests that he has some kind of long-term support plan, though it may very well be insane.
28th Jan '17 4:45:43 PM GrumpyReignTVT
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** If you're willing to hand-wave things for sake of suspension of disbelief, Barney spends one "crapload" a year on suits, but makes *sixteen* craploads a year in salary, and had done so for ten years. Any sum that serves as the "crapload" which inspires the shock in his friends when he tells them implies that sixteen craploads is an impressive income. He also seems to have gotten past his gambling addiction, for the most part. Aside from all that, the acumen and [[MagnificentBastard foresight]] he displays throughout the series suggests that he has some kind of long-term support plan, though it may very well be insane.

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** If you're willing to hand-wave [[HandWave]] things for sake of suspension of disbelief, Barney spends one "crapload" a per year on suits, but makes *sixteen* craploads a per year in salary, and had done so for ten years. Any sum that serves as the "crapload" which inspires the such shock in his friends when he tells them implies that sixteen craploads is an impressive income. He also seems to have gotten past his gambling addiction, for the most part. Aside from all that, the acumen and [[MagnificentBastard foresight]] he displays throughout the series suggests that he has some kind of long-term support plan, though it may very well be insane.
28th Jan '17 4:40:20 PM GrumpyReignTVT
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**If you're willing to hand-wave things for sake of suspension of disbelief, Barney spends one "crapload" a year on suits, but makes *sixteen* craploads a year in salary, and had done so for ten years. Any sum that serves as the "crapload" which inspires the shock in his friends when he tells them implies that sixteen craploads is an impressive income. He also seems to have gotten past his gambling addiction, for the most part. Aside from all that, the acumen and [[MagnificentBastard foresight]] he displays throughout the series suggests that he has some kind of long-term support plan, though it may very well be insane.
28th Jan '17 4:24:53 PM GrumpyReignTVT
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***The needle gets buried [[UptoEleven up to eleven]] if you consider the opening caption states it's the year 2024, the year Tracy dies.
29th Dec '16 4:17:06 AM ApeAccount
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* What exactly will happen to Barney's financial situation after the series has ended? [[spoiler:It's been established that soon after the finale he left his high paying corporate job after cooperating with the government against them. He's not exactly known for living prudently, being both a gambling addict and spending a "crapload" on suits (Ted's words). He had said that he didn't need to worry about money because Robin's family is rich but they got divorced (and Robin herself didn't seem to have any money so it's unlikely he got a big payout, if anything probably just taking out what he put in). During he and Robin's marriage he wasn't shown actually being employed and was able to be dragged around the world with her. Now he has a kid to take care of. While he may have been able to find another job, if he's gotten a reputation as a whistleblower then any company with shady practices will be reluctant to hire him which of course is what he has the most experience with. Granted, this is Barney we're talking about and he probably could talk a company into hiring him. Still, it's probable he wouldn't earn as much working for an honest company as he was used to.]]

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* What exactly will happen to Barney's financial situation after the series has ended? [[spoiler:It's been established that soon after the finale he left his high paying corporate job after cooperating with the government against them. He's not exactly known for living prudently, being both a gambling addict and spending a "crapload" on suits (Ted's words). He had said that he didn't need to worry about money because Robin's family is rich but they got divorced (and Robin herself didn't seem to have any money so it's unlikely he got a big payout, if anything probably just taking out what he put in). During he and Robin's marriage he wasn't shown actually being employed and was able to be dragged around the world with her. Now he has a kid to take care of. While he may have been able to find another job, if he's gotten a reputation as a whistleblower then any company with shady practices will be reluctant to hire him which of course is what he has the most experience with. Granted, this is Barney we're talking about and he probably could talk a company into hiring him. Still, it's probable he wouldn't earn as much working for an honest company as he was used to.]]]]
* Perhaps this is more Fridge Jerkiness than anything, but before Lily returned from San Francisco Barney was apparently being a jerk and stealing every girl Marshall had a chance with. When Lily gets back, she pays Barney back on Marhall's behalf by ruining his chance to sleep with two twins claiming to have been given Chlamydia by him. However, we later learnt that he had actually flown to San Francisco to insist Lily fly back and come see Marshall and that he was intentionally stealing girls from him in order to keep him single because he wanted them to end up back together. He even told Lily this. So when Lily ruined his chance with these women she did so after he'd done a huge favour for her and Marshall. Ruining his chance with the women was unwarranted.
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