History Fridge / HowIMetYourMother

11th Jul '16 1:43:01 PM ShorinBJ
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11th Jul '16 12:11:08 PM tm122
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** I wouldn't count Marshall out of that either. Yes he had a close relationship with his dad but there are several references to it seeming 'too close' (such as Lily getting angry when he interferes in them trying for a baby). Also, when Marshall teaches Lily's kindergarteners basketball, the brutal, cruel method he used was from how he was treated by his dad. Not such a healthy relationship after all. Then[[spoiler: he dies. Even if the relationship was a bit too close, possibly controlling his dad "leaving him" by dying messed him up big time.]]

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** I wouldn't count Marshall out of that either. Yes he had a close relationship with his dad but there are several references to it seeming 'too close' (such as Lily getting angry when he interferes in them trying for a baby). Also, when Marshall teaches Lily's kindergarteners basketball, the brutal, cruel method he used was from how he was treated by his dad. Not such a healthy relationship after all. Then[[spoiler: he dies. Even if the relationship was a bit too close, close and possibly controlling controlling, his dad "leaving him" by dying messed him up big time.]]
11th Jul '16 12:10:09 PM tm122
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** I wouldn't count Marshall out of that either. Yes he had a close relationship with his dad but there are several references to it seeming 'too close' (such as Lily getting angry when he interferes in them trying for a baby). Also, when Marshall teaches Lily's kindergarteners basketball, the brutal, cruel method he used was from how he was treated by his dad. Not such a healthy relationship after all.

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** I wouldn't count Marshall out of that either. Yes he had a close relationship with his dad but there are several references to it seeming 'too close' (such as Lily getting angry when he interferes in them trying for a baby). Also, when Marshall teaches Lily's kindergarteners basketball, the brutal, cruel method he used was from how he was treated by his dad. Not such a healthy relationship after all. Then[[spoiler: he dies. Even if the relationship was a bit too close, possibly controlling his dad "leaving him" by dying messed him up big time.]]
5th Jul '16 9:32:00 AM ShorinBJ
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** Put these two theories together, and you get a complete theory of Marshall's personality, explaining his career and board game enthusiasm

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** Put these two theories together, and you get a complete theory of Marshall's personality, explaining his career and board game enthusiasm
enthusiasm.








































* Why did Barney falls in love with Quinn who is completely the opposite of Nora? Why? Because it was an overcorrection.

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\n* Why did Barney falls fall in love with Quinn who is completely the opposite of Nora? Why? Because it was an overcorrection.
overcorrection.






* In the episode "Gary Blauman" we learn years earlier Ted had become obsessed with former president UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt after reading his biography and bored the gang with Teddy Roosevelt facts like how he was blinded in one eye during a boxing match while in office. The one fact about Roosevelt that isn't mentioned in the episode which predicts the finale? [[spoiler: Teddy Roosevelt's beloved first wife dies of an illness just after a short period of marriage and he later remarries an old friend (who had attended his wedding to his other first wife).]]

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* In the episode "Gary Blauman" we learn years earlier Ted had become obsessed with former president UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt after reading his biography and bored the gang with Teddy Roosevelt facts like how he was blinded in one eye during a boxing match while in office. The one fact about Roosevelt that isn't mentioned in the episode which predicts the finale? [[spoiler: Teddy [[spoiler:Teddy Roosevelt's beloved first wife dies of an illness just after a short period of marriage and he later remarries an old friend (who had attended his wedding to his other first wife).]]
5th Jul '16 9:28:37 AM ShorinBJ
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* FridgeBrilliance: Ted comments to Robin that they are all their own doppelgängers- different versions of themselves that have developed over time. The real 'doppelgängers' that they spot around the city could also be seen as different versions of most of the main characters. Robin's doppelgänger is a short-haired boyish figure, similar to how she is seen in flashbacks growing up with her father, and could be an allusion to the person her father would have preferred her to be. Lily's doppelgänger is a stripper, which relates to her personality as a very sexual person, and is further suggested in the show where she dresses in her doppelgänger's clothes to get up on the pole and try out the lifestyle of her alter ego. Marshall's doppelgänger's main characteristic is a mustache, which Marshall is shown to equate with success when, in "Trilogy Time", Marshall's idea of himself in the future as successful and happy always shows him with the mustache he is unable to grow in real life. Barney's doppelgänger... well, he's a guy that looks at lady parts all day. It fits Barney's personality so much that Lily refuses to believe it's actually not Barney. Also ironic, as the man who always tells people not to have kids has a doppelgänger whose career is centered on fertility and helping couples to have children.

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\n* FridgeBrilliance: Ted comments to Robin that they are all their own doppelgängers- different versions of themselves that have developed over time. The real 'doppelgängers' that they spot around the city could also be seen as different versions of most of the main characters. Robin's doppelgänger is a short-haired boyish figure, similar to how she is seen in flashbacks growing up with her father, and could be an allusion to the person her father would have preferred her to be. Lily's doppelgänger is a stripper, which relates to her personality as a very sexual person, and is further suggested in the show where she dresses in her doppelgänger's clothes to get up on the pole and try out the lifestyle of her alter ego. Marshall's doppelgänger's main characteristic is a mustache, which Marshall is shown to equate with success when, in "Trilogy Time", Marshall's idea of himself in the future as successful and happy always shows him with the mustache he is unable to grow in real life. Barney's doppelgänger... well, he's a guy that looks at lady parts all day. It fits Barney's personality so much that Lily refuses to believe it's actually not Barney. Also ironic, as the man who always tells people not to have kids has a doppelgänger whose career is centered on fertility and helping couples to have children.




* 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. The first thing I thought was that they just couldn't get Phibin back for a second cameo, and most likely that's true - but then I realized that Philbin probably would have gotten fired from "Million Dollar Heads or Tails" for walking off the set for the sake of a burger anyway! - Forceheretic

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\n* 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. The first thing I thought was that they just couldn't get Phibin Philbin back for a second cameo, and most likely that's true - but then I realized that Philbin probably would have gotten fired from "Million Dollar Heads or Tails" for walking off the set for the sake of a burger anyway! - Forceheretic
anyway!



*** [[spoiler: The ending of season 8 shows that Ted meet's the mother at the train station? So why didn't he just say that? He has to explain why he was at the train station, which was to move away after Barney and Robin's wedding? And he has to explain why he had to move away, which is the reason the story is so long.]]
*** [[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.]]
** He '''IS!''

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*** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The ending of season 8 shows that Ted meet's meets the mother at the train station? So why didn't he just say that? He has to explain why he was at the train station, which was to move away after Barney and Robin's wedding? And he has to explain why he had to move away, which is the reason the story is so long.]]
*** [[spoiler: Ted [[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.]]
** He '''IS!''''IS!''







* I'm fairly certain this is just me being abysmally late to the punchline, but in 6x21 (Hopeless) when kid Barney is saying goodbye to his [[spoiler: father]] He says that not being able to see the Led Zeppelin cover band will suck because it would have been 'Ledengery.' It looks like he's mangled what will become his catchphrase?, but at the same time, it would be Led-an-Gerry. His father is called Gerry, the band was Led Zeppelin, Led-and-Gerry.

* In "Jenkins", Ted's stock student Betty is wearing a green argyle sweater that Robin was seen wearing on-and-off in Season Three. This seems like normal wardrobe recycling, but then it comes to light that all of Ted's students watch and love Robin's show. Betty was wearing the sweater as an homage!

* In "The Stamp Tramp," Ted has a video recording of Marshall in his "big suit" which he wore for his third date with Lily. Why would a big guy like Marshall have an even bigger suit? Because he's the "runt of the litter" and it was a hand-me-down from one of his (even bigger) brothers.

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\n* %%* I'm fairly certain this is just me being abysmally late to the punchline, but in 6x21 (Hopeless) when kid Barney is saying goodbye to his [[spoiler: father]] He says that not being able to see the Led Zeppelin cover band will suck because it would have been 'Ledengery.' It looks like he's mangled what will become his catchphrase?, but at the same time, it would be Led-an-Gerry. His father is called Gerry, the band was Led Zeppelin, Led-and-Gerry.

Led-and-Gerry.
%% His father is called Jerry.
* In "Jenkins", Ted's stock student Betty is wearing a green argyle sweater that Robin was seen wearing on-and-off in Season Three. This seems like normal wardrobe recycling, but then it comes to light that all of Ted's students watch and love Robin's show. Betty was wearing the sweater as an homage!

homage!
* In "The Stamp Tramp," Ted has a video recording of Marshall in his "big suit" which he wore for his third date with Lily. Why would a big guy like Marshall have an even bigger suit? Because he's the "runt of the litter" and it was a hand-me-down from one of his (even bigger) brothers. \n



5th Jul '16 9:19:22 AM ShorinBJ
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** All the doctor did was confirm she was physically ready all along; he didn't DO anything to make her ready.
5th Jul '16 9:17:37 AM ShorinBJ
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* More like Fridge Sadness than anything. In one episode, it ends with Ted reminding the kids about all the pictures they used to draw of themselves doing fun things with Robin. Its [[HeartwarmingMoments cute]], right? Then comes the latest episode where Robin finds out [[spoiler: she can't get pregnant]] and you realize [[spoiler: the reason she's in all those pictures might be because Ted's kids are the closet thing she'll ever have to a child.]]

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* More like Fridge Sadness than anything. In one episode, it ends with Ted reminding the kids about all the pictures they used to draw of themselves doing fun things with Robin. Its It's [[HeartwarmingMoments cute]], right? Then comes the latest episode where Robin finds out [[spoiler: she can't get pregnant]] and you realize [[spoiler: the reason she's in all those pictures might be because Ted's kids are the closet thing she'll ever have to a child.]]
5th Jul '16 9:08:42 AM ShorinBJ
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* This seems like nitpicking about the law, but during the whole "Arcadian as a landmark" debacle, wouldn't most of the major characters be unable to take part in the hearing? Marshall, Ted, Zoey, and Barney would all be unable to testify in the case due to personal reasons. The project architect is dating the opposition's leader, who admits she is unable to be objective about the building to growing up there, his best friend is the lawyer hired for the opposition side (who is a former GNB employee) and his other best friend is the project organizer, who happens to be a good friend of the opposition's lawyer ''and'' is the one who got the guy a job at GNB.

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* This seems like nitpicking about the law, but during the whole "Arcadian as a landmark" debacle, wouldn't most of the major characters be unable to take part in the hearing? Marshall, Ted, Zoey, and Barney would all be unable to testify in the case due to personal reasons. The project architect is dating the opposition's leader, who admits she is unable to be objective about the building due to growing up there, his best friend is the lawyer hired for the opposition side (who is a former GNB employee) and his other best friend is the project organizer, who happens to be a good friend of the opposition's lawyer ''and'' is the one who got the guy a job at GNB.



* FridgeHorror: Barney's plays. Aren't a lot of those technically [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_by_deception rape by fraud]]?

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* %%* FridgeHorror: Barney's plays. Aren't a lot of those technically [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_by_deception rape by fraud]]?fraud]]?
%% No. Rape by fraud is when you pretend to be someone's significant other to obtain consent. Simply lying to get a woman into bed, while scummy, doesn't count. If you think about it, that would be INCREDIBLY broad.
3rd Jul '16 9:46:48 PM Fedoraman
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*** Doesn't work, Kate's last name is Scherbatsky.
1st Jun '16 11:58:40 AM BKelly95
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** This is also a play on "see". When Lily originally means she's not ready to have a baby until she sees the fifth doppelgänger, she means until she visually notices him. She is physically ready to have a baby when she sees, as in consults, a fertility specialist, Barney's doppelgänger.



** [[FridgeLogic Then what does Mexican Wrestler Ted signify?]]
** That whole episode ("Robots Vs Wrestlers") is about Ted being snobbish and pretentious and 'no fun'. The gang act as though he isn't any fun, mocking him for acting cultured, but then are presented with an alter ego of Ted that is very cool and fun. The picture they send to Ted of his doppelgänger also makes him leave the posh party he's at, realizing he'd rather have fun with his friends. So Mexican Wrestler Ted signifies the side to him that is fun and, just as Ted as the narrator is the centre of the friendship group, Robots Vs Wrestlers becomes a tradition that keeps them together.

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** [[FridgeLogic Then what does Mexican Wrestler Ted signify?]]
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signify? That whole episode ("Robots Vs Wrestlers") is about Ted being snobbish and pretentious and 'no fun'. The gang act as though he isn't any fun, mocking him for acting cultured, but then are presented with an alter ego of Ted that is very cool and fun. The picture they send to Ted of his doppelgänger also makes him leave the posh party he's at, realizing he'd rather have fun with his friends. So Mexican Wrestler Ted signifies the side to him that is fun and, just as Ted as the narrator is the centre of the friendship group, Robots Vs Wrestlers becomes a tradition that keeps them together.
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