History Fridge / HowIMetYourMother

8th May '16 4:30:35 PM CastingCrowns
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* When Lily blows the secret about [[spoiler: James getting divorced]], everyone just figures it's because she's drunk. ''But she isn't.'' [[spoiler: She had been drinking non-alcoholic drinks literally since the moment she got to the Farhampton Inn, because she thought she might be pregnant.]]

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* When Lily blows the secret about [[spoiler: James getting divorced]], everyone just figures it's because she's drunk. ''But she isn't.'' [[spoiler: She had been drinking non-alcoholic drinks literally since the moment she got to the Farhampton Inn, because she thought she might be pregnant. However- she has shown to be severely affected by "pregnancy brain", which causes pregnant women to have faulty judgment. The kind of faulty judgment that might cause someone to blurt out something that was supposed to be a secret...]]
7th May '16 10:58:30 AM VigilantSycamore
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** Also, the story started with Marshall being about to propose to Lilly. This makes Ted realise that he's still nowhere near meeting the soul mate he's always dreamed of in those ImagineSpots - which is implied to be the point when he starts actually trying to meet the Mother.

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** Also, the story started with Marshall being about to propose to Lilly. This makes Ted realise that he's still nowhere near meeting the soul mate he's always dreamed of in those ImagineSpots {{ImagineSpot}}s - which is implied to be the point when he starts actually trying to meet the Mother.
7th May '16 10:56:13 AM VigilantSycamore
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** Also, the story started with Marshall being about to propose to Lilly. This makes Ted realise that he's still nowhere near meeting the soul mate he's always dreamed of in those ImagineSpots - which is implied to be the point when he starts actually trying to meet the Mother.
5th May '16 8:43:22 PM nombretomado
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** What can make this better? The fact that the story is being told by [[FullHouse Danny Tanner]]
* In one episode, Robin chooses to forsake dating and focus on her career - the same decision she's made several times before and has publically admitted to being a trend of hers. The stinger for the episode introduces Don, with the voiceover from Future Ted saying "Ironically, that was the day that she met Don." Initially, we're led to assume the irony is that they're going to get together despite her pretty much swearing off dating. But the true irony comes much later, when she is forced to choose between a dream job and Don (career vs. romance) and she chose romance. Moreover, when faced with the same decision Don makes the opposite choice (in other words, the one Robin made right before she met Don).

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** What can make this better? The fact that the story is being told by [[FullHouse [[Series/FullHouse Danny Tanner]]
* In one episode, Robin chooses to forsake dating and focus on her career - the same decision she's made several times before and has publically publicly admitted to being a trend of hers. The stinger for the episode introduces Don, with the voiceover from Future Ted saying "Ironically, that was the day that she met Don." Initially, we're led to assume the irony is that they're going to get together despite her pretty much swearing off dating. But the true irony comes much later, when she is forced to choose between a dream job and Don (career vs. romance) and she chose romance. Moreover, when faced with the same decision Don makes the opposite choice (in other words, the one Robin made right before she met Don).
8th Apr '16 6:20:25 AM ApeAccount
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* In "Moving Day" Barney stole a moving van where Ted was keeping all his stuff. Just one episode earlier in "Arrivederci, Fiero" it had been established that Barney can't drive even an ordinary car over a short distance. Clearly the van was too big for a man of Barney's size and strength to have moved by hand without help. How did he manage to hide the van before Ted could come downstairs and find it missing?

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* In "Moving Day" Barney stole a moving van where Ted was keeping all his stuff. Just one episode earlier in "Arrivederci, Fiero" it had been established that Barney can't drive even an ordinary car over a short distance. Clearly the van was too big for a man of Barney's size and strength to have moved by hand without help. help (it's not like he was Lou Ferrigno moving a bus). How did he manage to hide the van before Ted could come downstairs and find it missing?
missing?
8th Apr '16 3:54:42 AM ApeAccount
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* In "Moving Day" Barney stole a moving van where Ted was keeping all his stuff. Just one episode earlier in "Arrivederci, Fiero" it had been established that Barney can't drive even an ordinary car over a short distance. Clearly the van was too big for a man of Barney's size and strength to have moved by hand without help. How did he manage to hide the van before Ted could come downstairs and find it missing?
19th Mar '16 4:59:19 AM Hossmeister
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16th Jan '16 4:22:46 PM ShorinBJ
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* FridgeLogic that mutates into FridgeBrilliance again: The naked man works 2/3 times, guaranteed. However, when they all tried it, Lily's version really doesn't count (it doesn't fit most of Mitch's description or philosophy of the naked man). However, the ratio still stands when you factor in Robin's, making it Mitch's success, Ted's success, and Barney's failure.

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* FridgeLogic that mutates into FridgeBrilliance again: The naked man Naked Man works 2/3 times, guaranteed. However, when they all tried it, Lily's version really doesn't count (it doesn't fit most of Mitch's description or philosophy of the naked man). However, the ratio still stands when you factor in Robin's, making it Mitch's success, Ted's success, and Barney's failure.



** Rule of Funny aside, presumably they don't talk about each others masturbation habits. There is a stigma out there where sex is fine, but masturbation is seen as weird. Go figure. Plus, Robin seems more casual about that sort of thing than Lily or Marshall.

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** Rule of Funny aside, presumably they don't talk about each others other's masturbation habits. There is a stigma out there where sex is fine, but masturbation is seen as weird. Go figure. Plus, Robin seems more casual about that sort of thing than Lily or Marshall.



** 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 irresistable 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 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 irresistable 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.]]
15th Dec '15 10:58:16 AM Lightning4119
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** Boomerangs around into Fridge Horror - did Barney ''kill'' the Canadian part of himself?




































*** They have smartphones. Even if Uber or Lyft weren't popular around then, they can call a cab or Ranjit.




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** The other building is lower than theirs, which would give them some extra distance. It's a narrow alley, and it's much easier to jump horizontal distance (a running start doesn't help nearly as much with a vertical jump). It's doable, but incredibly unwise (considering that their apartment is on the third floor, so they're at least three stories up.







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** Plus, it actually ''is'' a big volunteer day, with a lot of people deciding to give back (being thankful, spirit of the holiday, etc.) and going to soup kitchens or homeless shelters.



* When Curtis sees Ted and Tracy at the Farhampton Inn in 2024 (in "Vesuvis"), he greets them like old friends, or at least old customers. He most likely believes ''he'' got them together by putting Tracy in room six, next to Ted. Another success story for the Farhampton Inn.

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* When Curtis sees Ted and Tracy at the Farhampton Inn in 2024 (in "Vesuvis"), "Vesuvius"), he greets them like old friends, or at least old customers. He most likely believes ''he'' got them together by putting Tracy in room six, next to Ted. Another success story for the Farhampton Inn.




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*** She would have had to re-enter it wrong at some point, which only raises more questions. Not to mention that if she really wanted to find the number it'd almost certainly be in her dialed calls, since deleting a contact doesn't remove the number from the calls, just the name from the number.



** Rule of Funny aside, presumably they don't talk about each other's masturbation habits. There is a stigma out there where sex is fine, but masturbation is seen as weird. Go figure.

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** Rule of Funny aside, presumably they don't talk about each other's others masturbation habits. There is a stigma out there where sex is fine, but masturbation is seen as weird. Go figure.
figure. Plus, Robin seems more casual about that sort of thing than Lily or Marshall.




* 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, 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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\n** An additional point of Fridge Brilliance sets in when Don uses the Naked Man on Robin. Not only does it not work on her (because it ''already'' worked on her and wouldn't again), but Don doesn't use it as a Hail Mary play, he opens up with it. Why? Because he learned about it ''from Barney's blog'', and Barney didn't do it right either! Barney probably didn't even mention the conditions, and those conditions conflict with Don and Robin's work - the idea being you're not going to see this girl again, so go big or go home, and that goes for the girl too. Don and Robin work together, so it's an additional bad idea.

* 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.

* FridgeHorror: Barney's plays. Aren't a lot of those technically [https://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_by_deception rape by fraud]]?
16th Nov '15 7:19:48 PM Sweeper1985
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* Barney has the highly questionable practice of filming his sexual exploits. One assumes he keeps them to jerk off to during a slump, and he does make mention once of using them to analyze his own performance. But consider: they can also be a defense against allegations of sexual assault. And since Barney almost always sleeps with a woman he's never met before, what she might or might not do in the aftermath is a valid concern.

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* Barney has the highly questionable practice of filming his sexual exploits. One assumes he keeps them to jerk off to during a slump, and he does make mention once of using them to analyze his own performance. But consider: they can also be a defense against allegations of sexual assault. And since Barney almost always sleeps with a woman he's never met before, what she might or might not do in the aftermath is a valid concern.
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