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History Series / HowIMetYourMother

14th May '16 5:13:40 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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Now with a [[HoYay/HowIMetYourMother Ho Yay]], [[HeyItsThatGuy/HowIMetYourMother Hey, It's That Guy!]], and [[Recap/HowIMetYourMother recap]] pages (which could use some WikiMagic right about now). You can also vote for best episodes [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/BestEpisode/Howimetyourmother here]].

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Now with a [[HoYay/HowIMetYourMother Ho Yay]], [[HeyItsThatGuy/HowIMetYourMother Hey, It's That Guy!]], and [[Recap/HowIMetYourMother recap]] pages (which could use some WikiMagic right about now). You can also vote for best episodes [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/BestEpisode/Howimetyourmother here]].
9th May '16 5:31:42 PM Recneps4321
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*** Season 9: "What the damn hell?!?"
2nd May '16 10:48:12 AM erforce
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-->'''Barney''': "Hello? [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast It's called]] TheTerminator."

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-->'''Barney''': "Hello? [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast It's called]] TheTerminator.Film/TheTerminator."
29th Apr '16 9:07:22 PM CastingCrowns
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** Barney:

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** Barney:Barney is a fountain of them, which is acknowledged in-universe as an annoying habit of his in "Spoiler Alert". Here are most of them-
29th Apr '16 12:50:26 PM Ea4g
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* DisproportionateRetribution: Steal his girlfriend and then openly mock him in front of that same girlfriend, what's Barney's response? [[spoiler: Plan and execute a 10 year long scam focused on getting the guy arrested and taking every cent he's made.]] Justified in that the guy in question was actually a criminal and is still a [[JerkassVictim first rate jackass]].
2nd Apr '16 8:02:14 AM Arcana4th
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** In the final episode [[spoiler: Ted gives Robin the Blue French Horn, similar to what he did on the start of the series.]]
29th Mar '16 1:29:02 PM JBK405
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* IntimateArtistry: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] and [[parodiedTrope parodied]]. Barney has asked Lily to paint him in the nude, and is offering a large sum of money as payment, but Lily is worried that her Marshall will be bothered by the thought of her painting another man naked. Marshall is actually fine with the situation, since he has absolutely no fears that Lily would ever develop feelings for Barney, but pretends to be angry in order to trick Barney into offering more money as an incentive. The episode ends with Marshall and Lily gleefully running off with Barney's payment, while Barney is angry that the painting gave him [[BarbieDollAnatomy 'Ken doll' anatomy]].

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* IntimateArtistry: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] and [[parodiedTrope [[ParodiedTrope parodied]]. Barney has asked Lily to paint him in the nude, and is offering a large sum of money as payment, but Lily is worried that her Marshall will be bothered by the thought of her painting another man naked. Marshall is actually fine with the situation, since he has absolutely no fears that Lily would ever develop feelings for Barney, but pretends to be angry in order to trick Barney into offering more money as an incentive. The episode ends with Marshall and Lily gleefully running off with Barney's payment, while Barney is angry that the painting gave him [[BarbieDollAnatomy 'Ken doll' anatomy]].
29th Mar '16 1:28:43 PM JBK405
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* IntimateArtistry: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] and [[parodiedTrope parodied]]. Barney has asked Lily to paint him in the nude, and is offering a large sum of money as payment, but Lily is worried that her Marshall will be bothered by the thought of her painting another man naked. Marshall is actually fine with the situation, since he has absolutely no fears that Lily would ever develop feelings for Barney, but pretends to be angry in order to trick Barney into offering more money as an incentive. The episode ends with Marshall and Lily gleefully running off with Barney's payment, while Barney is angry that the painting gave him [[BarbieDollAnatomy 'Ken doll' anatomy]].
28th Mar '16 9:51:22 AM OlfinBedwere
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* ForegoneConclusion: Most women are identified as "Not the mother" to the audience well before their relationship with Ted ends. Other times, Future!Ted simply tells the viewer how things will end and the story is how they will get there.

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* ForegoneConclusion: ForegoneConclusion:
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Most women are identified as "Not the mother" to the audience well before their relationship with Ted ends. Other times, Future!Ted simply tells the viewer how things will end and the story is how they will get there.


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** In "The Pre-Nup" Future Ted announces that of the couples at that point of the story (himself and Victoria, Marshall and Lilly, Barney and Quinn, and Robin and Nick), one of them will have broken up by the end of the following day... and then immediately admits that it obviously isn't Marshall and Lilly, who have repeatedly been established as still being married in 2030.
6th Mar '16 12:32:01 AM Trogdor
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* ShaggyDogStory: Certain long-running story arcs came to an anticlimactic end:
** In season 4, Ted's [[spoiler: wedding to Stella. All of the buildup, all of Ted pursuing Stella and winning her and her daughter over, and minutes before the finish line, Tony (Stella's ex-boyfriend who never appeared before the episode) sweeps Stella off her feet]].
** [[spoiler: After an entire season set during Barney and Robin's wedding weekend, they end up getting divorced minutes into the next episode. Additionally, Barney's character development is all but undone in the final episode. Barney began the show as a womanizer who was terrified of commitment, but over time he became less selfish and learned how to be in a relationship. But after his divorce from Robin it's shown that he has gone right back to his womanizing ways by trying to have a "perfect month" where he has sex with a different woman each night for 31 days in a row. He had gone through probably the most character development of any of the main cast, but the finale showed him approaching fatherhood with less maturity than he had during a pregnancy scare in the fourth season]].
** [[spoiler: After spending 9 seasons building up the Mother of Ted's children, it's revealed in the finale that she died six years ago.]]
** Also, [[spoiler:throughout the series is has been illustrated time and time again that Ted and Robin are incompatible as a couple. In season 9 a big deal was made about Ted finally letting Robin go, and a little later on a big deal was made about Robin finally letting Ted go. Then in the final episode all this is undone; Robin divorces Barney and starts thinking that she should have married Ted instead, and Ted's lingering feelings for Robin are so obvious that his kids tell him they've known for a long time how he feels about her.]]



* ShaggyDogStory: Certain long-running story arcs came to an anticlimactic end:
** In season 4, Ted's [[spoiler: wedding to Stella. All of the buildup, all of Ted pursuing Stella and winning her and her daughter over, and minutes before the finish line, Tony (Stella's ex-boyfriend who never appeared before the episode) sweeps Stella off her feet]].
** [[spoiler: After an entire season set during Barney and Robin's wedding weekend, they end up getting divorced minutes into the next episode. Additionally, Barney's character development is all but undone in the final episode. Barney began the show as a womanizer who was terrified of commitment, but over time he became less selfish and learned how to be in a relationship. But after his divorce from Robin it's shown that he has gone right back to his womanizing ways by trying to have a "perfect month" where he has sex with a different woman each night for 31 days in a row. He had gone through probably the most character development of any of the main cast, but the finale showed him approaching fatherhood with less maturity than he had during a pregnancy scare in the fourth season]].
** [[spoiler: After spending 9 seasons building up the Mother of Ted's children, it's revealed in the finale that she died six years ago.]]
** Also, [[spoiler:throughout the series is has been illustrated time and time again that Ted and Robin are incompatible as a couple. In season 9 a big deal was made about Ted finally letting Robin go, and a little later on a big deal was made about Robin finally letting Ted go. Then in the final episode all this is undone; Robin divorces Barney and starts thinking that she should have married Ted instead, and Ted's lingering feelings for Robin are so obvious that his kids tell him they've known for a long time how he feels about her.]]
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