History Series / HowIMetYourMother

14th Jan '17 4:10:15 AM ShorinBJ
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** Ted examines the cover of a porn video:
-->'''Ted''': Archi-sex-ture. That is ''not'' how you spell Buckminster Fuller.
7th Jan '17 6:11:42 PM Bryx
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** Barney: His mom mentions the fact that she both drank coffee and smoked cigarettes constantly whilst she was pregnant with both James and Barney. She also used to leave him home alone when he was a little kid for days at a time, later left him with a babysitter for three weeks while she slept around and "got passed around like a bong" and finally told Barney his father was Bob Barker, which he has deluded himself into believing is true, because his real father abandoned him.

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** Zigzagged with Barney: His mom mentions the fact that she both drank coffee and smoked cigarettes constantly whilst she was pregnant with both James and Barney. She also used to leave him home alone when he was a little kid for days at a time, later left him with a babysitter for three weeks while she slept around and "got passed around like a bong" and finally told Barney his father was Bob Barker, which he has deluded himself into believing is true, because his real father abandoned him. However, after her TheFaceless status comes to an end, we're shown more positive flashbacks involving her playing Santa for Barney, writing him a letter from the Postmaster general to make him feel better about nobody coming to his birthday party, and just generally trying her best to love and support him as a single mother.
7th Jan '17 2:30:52 PM ecuvulle6267
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* SnowMeansLove: The second Barney and Robin kiss after becoming engaged, it begins to snow. It also continues to snow while they bask in the moment and when Marshall and Lily are reunited with baby Marvin.
31st Dec '16 11:40:11 AM GreeneMachine92
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* RobotAthlete: As part of the fictional "Robots Versus Wrestlers".
10th Dec '16 1:32:13 PM Wyldchyld
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* FourPhilosophyEnsemble: With the additional fifth philosophy. Ted is The Conflicted, Marshall is The Optimist, Robin is TheCynic, Barney is The Apathetic and Lily is The Realist.
* FiveTemperamentEnsemble: Ted is Leukine, Marshall is Phlegmatic, Robin is Melancholic, Barney is Sanguine and Lily is Choleric.

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%% * FourPhilosophyEnsemble: With the additional fifth philosophy. Ted is The Conflicted, Marshall is The Optimist, Robin is TheCynic, Barney is The Apathetic and Lily is The Realist.
%% * FiveTemperamentEnsemble: Ted is Leukine, Marshall is Phlegmatic, Robin is Melancholic, Barney is Sanguine and Lily is Choleric.
16th Nov '16 12:58:43 PM RaspberryBeret
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** [[spoiler: Tracy, the titular mother herself, is actually a romantic false lead as well. Possibly one of the more notorious examples on television.]]
16th Nov '16 7:35:41 AM jnw42970
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** Ted makes ''Film/LethalWeapon'' family-friendly for his kids in "Murtaugh."
--> '''Danny Glover on-screen''': I'm too old for this--
--> '''Future!Ted''': Stuff! He said, "I'm too old for this ''stuff.''"
16th Nov '16 7:26:39 AM jnw42970
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** Also used to (fail to) identify Barney's stalker in "The Bracket."
9th Nov '16 7:00:55 AM JBK405
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* AnotherStoryForAnotherTime: Used very much, but it was once subverted with the story of the security guard and his band.

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* AnotherStoryForAnotherTime: Used very much, but it Future!Ted will frequently mention how a minor character or event in an episode went on to have some other story that he does not get into. This was once subverted with {{subverted}} once, where immediately after he said that he would get to the story of the security guard and later he realized that he probably ''wouldn't'' come back to it, so he decided to just summarize it for his band.kids right then.
7th Nov '16 1:29:35 AM mugiwara
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** Inverted with Marshall. When Ted points out that in college, Marshall wore a beanie, grew a soul patch & requested everyone refer to him by some ridiculous alias. Marshall immediately retorts that he doesn't regret that for one second.

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** Inverted with Marshall. When Ted points out that in college, Marshall wore a beanie, grew a soul patch & requested everyone refer to him by some ridiculous alias. Marshall immediately retorts that he doesn't regret that for one second. Perhaps the only exception to this is his "Beercules" persona (where, thinking it's all part of his initiation as a fraternity pledge, he drunkenly ran across the campus naked, with two beer cans in his hand), which ''he isn't really ashamed of,'' but rather thinks of it as unbecoming for someone he wants his future kids to look up to.



** Ted hating New Jersey.

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** Ted hating Ted's intense hatred of New Jersey.



** ''"And I would walk five hundred miles, and I would walk five hundred more!"''

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** ''"And [[Music/TheProclaimers ''"But I would walk five hundred miles, and I would walk five hundred more!"''more!"'']]
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