History Fridge / HowIMetYourMother

28th Jul '17 6:44:14 AM ApeAccount
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* Just a minor one, but in "The Poker Game" Barney mentions that James has "Just Short of a Pair of Sixes". The fridge logic comes in when you realise that if a six is your best card, you can't have any combination that's worse than a pair of sixes. If you have five cards and they're a 2,3,4,5 and 6 then you have a straight. Otherwise, you need to either have multiple sixes or at least one card of greater value than six (meaning you have "almost" a pair of sevens, for example). In essence, it's impossible to have a hand as bad as James' was implied to be since, if you don't at least have a pair, you'll at least a high card of seven. Of course given the writers clearly do understand poker, this is probably just RuleOfFunny, but it's easy to miss.

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* Just a minor one, but in "The Poker Game" Barney mentions that James has "Just Short of a Pair of Sixes". The fridge logic comes in when you realise that if a six is your best card, you can't have any combination that's worse than a pair of sixes. If you have five cards and they're a 2,3,4,5 and 6 then you have a straight. Otherwise, you need to either have multiple sixes or at least one card of greater value than six (meaning you have "almost" a pair of sevens, for example). In essence, it's impossible to have a hand as bad as James' was implied to be since, if you don't at least have a pair, you'll at least a high card of seven. Of course given the writers clearly do understand poker, this is probably just RuleOfFunny, but it's easy to miss.miss.
* In "The Possimpible" we see Barney's video resume which is appropriately ridiculous. However, in "Unpause" it was shown that when Barney wanted to break into the corporate world, he went to his current company. At that time, he was shown using a regular CV and got his current job just to replace the last guy. So he's never actually gotten for a job using the video CV.
28th Jul '17 5:44:35 AM ApeAccount
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* In "Daisy", it was revealed that Lily had been drinking non-alcoholic drinks all weekend. So why did she specifically claim in, "The Lighthouse" that, "Yes, I'm in a rotten mood. No, I don't want to talk about it. Yes, this has booze in it. No, it's not my first." At first it seems like a contradiction that Lily, as mad as she was and focused on her fight with Marshall, would have gone out of her way to lie about drinking. However, it makes sense when you consider the context. She didn't want to talk about what was going on with her. If anyone commented on her drinking this early in the day, she either had to lie (like she did) or tell the truth, leading people to question whether her other drinks were alcoholic and starting a whole thing of having to explain why she wasn't drinking. If she was going to lie, then it was better to get it out of the way straight away in a way that would lead to the fewest questions being asked which is what she did.
25th Jul '17 3:30:38 AM ApeAccount
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** It's [[TheFriendNobodyLikes Barney]]. He's got it coming, for karmic balance if nothing else. At that point in the series alone, besides the dozens of women he's deceived, he set up one of his closest friends with a huge bill (for a single suit, no less!) in order to force him to work at a company he had no interest in working at.

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** It's [[TheFriendNobodyLikes Barney]]. He's got it coming, for karmic balance if nothing else. At that point in the series alone, besides the dozens of women he's deceived, he set up one of his closest friends with a huge bill (for a single suit, no less!) in order to force him to work at a company he had no interest in working at.at.
* Just a minor one, but in "The Poker Game" Barney mentions that James has "Just Short of a Pair of Sixes". The fridge logic comes in when you realise that if a six is your best card, you can't have any combination that's worse than a pair of sixes. If you have five cards and they're a 2,3,4,5 and 6 then you have a straight. Otherwise, you need to either have multiple sixes or at least one card of greater value than six (meaning you have "almost" a pair of sevens, for example). In essence, it's impossible to have a hand as bad as James' was implied to be since, if you don't at least have a pair, you'll at least a high card of seven. Of course given the writers clearly do understand poker, this is probably just RuleOfFunny, but it's easy to miss.
17th Jul '17 12:41:57 AM Lightning4119
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** Questionable whether this is fridge logic or fridge brilliance, since Barney's biggest obstacle to his getting laid consistently is his own ComplexityAddiction, relying on insane plays like the Mrs. Stinsfire or the Scuba Diver or the Weekend At Barney's to pick up women. His desire to use the move interfered with what might have been an otherwise perfectly workable one-night stand. On the other hand, Barney doesn't seem to get that The Naked Man is something you use when you know you're not going to score otherwise, since Barney a) thinks he's virtually irresistible and b) typically just walks away when he knows it's not going to happen. He's never been in the situation where you would use the move, because he usually [[JustForPun pulls out immediately when things start going badly.]]

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** Questionable whether this is fridge logic or fridge brilliance, since Barney's biggest obstacle to his getting laid consistently is his own ComplexityAddiction, relying either on insane plays like the Mrs. Stinsfire or the Scuba Diver or the Weekend At Barney's Barney's, or just being crude (I could deliver another package, my penis) to pick up women. His desire to use the move interfered with what might have been an otherwise perfectly workable one-night stand. On the other hand, Barney doesn't seem to get that The Naked Man is something you use when you know you're not going to score otherwise, since Barney a) thinks he's virtually irresistible and b) typically just walks away when he knows it's not going to happen. He's never been in the situation where you would use the move, because he usually [[JustForPun pulls out immediately when things start going badly.]]



* 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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* 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.unwarranted.
** It's [[TheFriendNobodyLikes Barney]]. He's got it coming, for karmic balance if nothing else. At that point in the series alone, besides the dozens of women he's deceived, he set up one of his closest friends with a huge bill (for a single suit, no less!) in order to force him to work at a company he had no interest in working at.
5th Jun '17 4:05:27 PM TheMysteriousH
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*** Though that turned to just be a case of remembering something that happened later because Barney brought up the Mermaid Theory then as well.

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*** Though that turned to just be a case of remembering something that happened in a later story because Barney brought up the Mermaid Theory then as well.



** The bet wasn't that Robin will have ever done porn, it's that she has done porn. Even if we count the sex tape it would be akin to making a bet "I bet you it is year 2013 AD" today on 26 Sept 2012 and then coming back in January claiming you won.

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** The bet wasn't that Robin will have ever done porn, it's that she has done porn. Even if we count the sex tape it would be akin to making a bet "I bet you it is year 2013 AD" today AD today" on 26 Sept 2012 and then coming back in January claiming you won.
5th Jun '17 3:57:23 PM TheMysteriousH
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* In "The Best Burger in New York" (4.4) Regis Philbin hosts a TV show called "Million Dollar Heads or Tails". Yet, a couple of seasons later in "False Positive" (6.12), when we see the show again, it's hosted by Alec Trebek. While it's possible they just couldn't get Philbin back for a second cameo - it's also very likely that Philbin was probably fired from "Million Dollar Heads or Tails" for walking off the set for the sake of a burger!

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* In "The Best Burger in New York" (4.4) Regis Philbin hosts a TV show called "Million Dollar Heads or Tails". Yet, a couple of seasons later in "False Positive" (6.12), when we see the show again, it's hosted by Alec Alex Trebek. While it's possible they just couldn't get Philbin back for a second cameo - it's also very likely that Philbin was probably fired from "Million Dollar Heads or Tails" for walking off the set for the sake of a burger!burger!
** Or a reference to how Meredith Viera replaced Regis for the syndicated version of ''[[Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire Millionaire]]''.



*** [[spoiler:Ted is on the Farhampton train station platform because he is leaving Robin and Barney's wedding to catch a plane so that he can leave New York, and Robin, behind. The Mother is ultimately there because of Robin. The Mother's roommate got her the wedding gig because the roommate's former boyfriend said he needed a band for a friend's wedding. The roommate met the boyfriend because he taught at Columbia thanks to a man who helped the boyfriend's dermatologist fiance run from the altar. The boyfriend met the fiance because he wanted to get a butterfly tattoo removed from his sacrum. He got the butterfly tattoo thanks to the rebound boyfriend Gael that came back from Argentina with Robin. Because of Robin, both parents are there at the same time, alone.]]

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*** ** [[spoiler:Ted is on the Farhampton train station platform because he is leaving Robin and Barney's wedding to catch a plane so that he can leave New York, and Robin, behind. The Mother is ultimately there because of Robin. The Mother's roommate got her the wedding gig because the roommate's former boyfriend said he needed a band for a friend's wedding. The roommate met the boyfriend because he taught at Columbia thanks to a man who helped the boyfriend's dermatologist fiance run from the altar. The boyfriend met the fiance because he wanted to get a butterfly tattoo removed from his sacrum. He got the butterfly tattoo thanks to the rebound boyfriend Gael that came back from Argentina with Robin. Because of Robin, both parents are there at the same time, alone.]]



** Ted sure had trouble remembering why Lily and Barney was fighting in "The Mermaid Theory".

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** Ted sure had trouble remembering why Lily and Barney was were fighting in "The Mermaid Theory".Theory".
*** Though that turned to just be a case of remembering something that happened later because Barney brought up the Mermaid Theory then as well.
5th Jun '17 3:36:16 PM TheMysteriousH
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*** Or at least a guy who sounds like Danny Tanner ''in his head''.


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*** [[spoiler: Does he still have feelings for Robin even, or was he just feeling vulnerable after telling the story and his kids read into it too much?]]


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*** Which also explains why they weren't at any of Ted's other Ohio friends' weddings.


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*** Frank Gehry is also one of the better known architects, thanks to ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. He could have just as easily said Frank Lloyd Wright.
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.
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