Space for special small guest characters for few episodes (one to three episodes max.). Unlike the previous page, these guest spots are for One-Note characters and don't have much weight in the story like the others. Most of them are The Cameo or the Girl of the Week.
The girl who taught Ted how to rain dance in the first season finale. Also had a history with Barney.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She is very cold towards Barney because he hit on her mother. She's also initially wary of Ted because she assumed that, as Barney's friend, he is just like him.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: Bickers with Barney throughout the first season finale and then hooks up with him again at the end of the episode.
- Feigning Intelligence: Downplayed. She isn't dumb, but she's nowhere near as smart as she projects.(While performing a rain dance) Ted: "Hey, Penelope. Do you think I'm doing this right?"Penelope: "I think so."Ted: "Uh-huh. So does it look anything like a real rain dance?"Penelope: "I think so."Ted: "Hey, Penelope. Have you ever seen a real rain dance before?"Penelope: "No."Ted: "No?!"Penelope: "I tread extensively on the subject..."Ted: "Have you ever seen a rain dance?"Penelope: "I've seen a film strip."
- Generation Xerox: According to Barney, she and her mother have a lot in common. This pisses her off obviously.
- Girlish Pigtails: Had her hair put this way.
Stella's awkward secretary, who has a crush on Ted.
- All Love Is Unrequited: She nurses a huge crush on Ted. Too bad for her he is dating her boss.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Usually changes subject abruptly when thinking about Ted's hair.
- Celebrity Paradox: Marshall mentionned Britney Spears in "Something Borrowed".
- Hollywood Nerd: To transform Britney Spears into an awkward nerdy girl is an accomplished task.
- Sexy Secretary: Stella's sexy assistant. However In-Universe she comes as awkward, nerdy and weird to Barney (but still he bangs her), while Ted barely notices her.
- Stalker with a Crush: She was the woman stalking Barney during a few episodes, after she becomes another of his one-night stands. When trying to shake her off him, Barney gives her Ted's data, implying she would later stalk Ted as well.
- "Oh, Honey"
Zoey's extremely naïve cousin. Since Ted doesn't remember her name, he called her "Honey" because everything she said evoked this phrase from others.
- Brainless Beauty: She's hot but not bright.
- Celebrity Paradox: Katy Perry voices Smurfette in The Smurfs movie, which stars Neil Patrick Harris (Barney), Tim Gunn (As Himself here as Barney's tailor) and Jayma Mays (a Girl of the Week in season 1).
- The Ditz: She can be easily tricked, even if the Blatant Lies don't make any sense. Barney's kind of girl for another of his One-Night Stands.
- Exposition Fairy: Her only role in the episode is solely so Ted and Zoey finally know their mutual feelings and Zoey's marital situation.
- Good Is Dumb: Which would explain why she falls for everything.
- In-Series Nickname/Only Known by Their Nickname: Since Ted can't remember her name, he nicknames her "Honey", since everyone feels sorry for her by how gullible she is.
- The Ingenue: The most infamous Blatant Lies she fell for include...Honey: My apartment building is so safe. My landlord even installed a security camera in my shower.Marshall: Oh, honey...Honey: Maybe I should feel weird about giving a stranger my Social Security Number, but the guy's a Nigerian prince!Marshall: Oh, honey...Honey: I just had a great TV audition...behind the KFC where the executive producer works on the weekend.Marshall: Oh, honey!!
- Lady in Red: She is wearing a very flattering red dress during the episode.
- Ms. Fanservice: She is Katy Perry after all. Accentuated by her looks on the episode, which consist of a red dress with a nice cleavage.
- Phrase Catcher: "Oh, honey."
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Katy Perry played her while having this look.
Author of "Of Course You're Still Single, Take a Look at Yourself You Dumb Slut", which basically attempted against Barney's womanizer tendencies. Barney then challenges himself to score a date with her.
- Alliterative Name: Anita Appleby.
- Manipulative Bitch: She knows how to use the power of "NO" to put men at her feet.
- Spicy Latina: She is played by Jennifer Lopez.
- Straw Feminist: She clearly states her disgust at men like Barney. The second Barney refuses to pursue her, she practically throws herself at him.
TrudyTed's one-night stand from "The Pineapple Incident".
- All Guys Want Sorority Women: Was in a sorority in college, and she and her sorority sister hit on Ted.
- Bedsheet Ladder: How she gets out of Ted's room before Robin shows up.
- The Bus Came Back: Shows up again in the third season.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With her college friend Rachel, even to the point of considering going for "The Tricycle" with Ted.
Marshall's co-worker whom he used to make Lily jealous.
- Double Standard: Played with. Many things Jenkins does are funny coming from a fat guy. If eating a jar of cherries, dancing topless and twerking behind the boss comes from a woman, it becomes a fetish.
- Ethical Slut: She loves partying and sleeping around. When she found out she drunkenly kissed Marshall, who's married, she felt terrible.
- Foil: To Lily. Both are girls who look feminine but have huge ladette streaks, and are both associated with and romantically interested in Marshall. But Jenkins Really Gets Around and keeps going for new "relationships" with everyone she meets. Lily is a Clingy Jealous Girl who likes the group she's with, and gets really angered whenever one of her friends meets someone else and gets along with them. Naturally, when the two eventually meet, they don't mix, and the activities of Jenkins with Marshall cause Lily to snap and give her a violent beating.
- Fun Personified: With everything she has done at work and after work, she certainly earned it.
- The Lad-ette: She drinks hard, parties with the guys, and she's a huge Minnesota Vikings fan.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: According to all the stories Marshall has told about her at bars. Also, she kissed Marshall because she was drunk... At 8:00 a.m.!
- Ms. Fanservice: Just look at some of those stories Marshall told about her!
- Nice Girl: All things considered. She outright admitted she feels like Marshall is the only person at GNB she can talk to, since he's so nice, and she sincerely apologized to Lily for kissing him.
- Only One Name: We don't know if it's a Tomboyish Name or she's into Last-Name Basis.
- The Rashomon: Marshall accidentally ends up using this when describing her antics, because what is funny and quirky for a goofy fat guy ends up becoming very erotic and exhibitionist for an attractive woman (taking off your shirt when drunk and smearing jam all over your face).
- Really Gets Around: She kissed Marshall while drunk, and had sex with a stranger in a darkened mail room at the Goliath National Bank headquarters.
- Samus Is a Girl: When Marshall told the gang stories about her antics, they all thought she was a man until they finally met her in person. Justified as Ted really thought Jenkins was a guy when Marshall told how Jenkins "peed out of a cab's window".
- The Tease: She loves flirting, though she draws the line at married men.
Steve "The Blitz" Henry
Ted and Marshall's friend from college.
- Big Fun: Portly and a very nice guy.
- Butt-Monkey: He misses out all the cool stuff since college which earns him the title, "The Blitz". In "Gary Blauman", Future! Ted reveals that he still has the curse.
- Catchphrase: "Aw, man!" as the Blitz.
- Crazy Cat Lady: He lives with his mother who seems to have about a dozen cats.
- Fat Best Friend: To Ted and Marshall. He mixes Types B and C.
- First-Name Basis: Once he sheds the curse of the Blitz.
- Gentle Giant: Very big and very nice.
- Legacy Character: He's actually the fourth "Blitz" as the nickname came from Matt Blitz who enrolled in Wesleyan back in the '60s but dropped out just before the school became co-ed and is the first to coin the catchphrase.
- Nice Guy: From what little we see of him, he comes off as very polite and friendly.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Until he sheds the curse of The Blitz.
- Shout-Out: To Lost. His name has the same form as his Lost character, Hugo "Hurley" Reyes. Both characters are chronically unluncky. When asked for random numbers, Steve calls out the ArcNumbers from Lost which "cursed" Hurley (making this one a literal shout out). Finally, he compares the unlucky streak to being on an island for a very long time, which is how Hurley's character arc ultimately ends.
- Sixth Ranger: Briefly joins the gang once he briefly sheds the curse of the Blitz.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: The episode saw him finally being free from "the Blitz curse"... only to acquire it again at the end of the same episode. In "Gary Blauman", Future! Ted reveals that he still has the curse.
Robin's former best friend in Canada.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Cut Robin off when she had a kid. She does seem to regret it, though.
- Ambiguously Brown: It's unclear what ethnicity she is.
- Canada, Eh?: Space Teens was about as Canadian as a show can get. She still talks about Canada a lot.
- Career Versus Man: Implied to have chosen the latter, which is also the implied reason why she and Robin had a fallout.
- Chekhov's Gunman: First alluded to in a season 2 episode, doesn't appear until season 6.
- Friendship Song: "The Beaver Song" was the signature theme from Robin Sparkles and Jessica Glitter as a team.
- Last-Name Basis: Almost everyone on the cast calls her "Glitter," even though that's probably not her real last name any more than Sparkles is Robin's.
- Nice Girl: Even if she did fall out of contact with Robin.
- Secondary Character Title: She is the titular character in the episode she appeared in.
- We Used to Be Friends: She and Robin had a fallout but they eventually got better.
Naomi, aka, The Slutty Pumpkin
A girl Ted met at a Halloween costume party in 2001, whom he met again in season 7.
- Adorkable: She has a lot in common with Ted... doesn't mean they're a perfect match, though.
- Brainy Brunette: She is a zoologist who studies penguins.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Mentioned a lot in a season 1 episode, she only appeared 6 seasons later.
- The Cutie: Very sweet, and played by the very cute Miss Holmes.
- Distaff Counterpart: Somehow, she seems to be as quirky as Ted.
- The Faceless: It took the show 6 seasons after she was mentioned to show her face.
- Friend to All Living Things: Justified since she is a zoologist.
- Hot Scientist: She is a zoologist.
- No Sparks: When they finally kiss, Ted and her realize they feel awful kissing or even touching.
- The One That Got Away: For years, after Ted lost her number, and proceeded to spent the next few years looking for her.
- Poor Communication Kills: Or leads to more than one lousy date. When Ted finally reunites with the Slutty Pumpkin, they both quickly realize that they're completely incompatible with each other. Too bad neither of them realizes that the other one also realizes it.
- Romantic False Lead/Red Herring: Since it took 7 years for Ted to meet her again, many thought she could be The Mother, until Season 7, where they finally get over each other after discovering they are not compatible at all.
- Secondary Character Title: Have an episode named after her in the first season that she didn't even appeared in.
- Walking the Earth: Justified since, as a zoologist, she travels the world to study different animals.
Robin's ex-boyfriend. She met him at Argentina when she went there after her breakup with Ted.
- Chick Magnet: He attracted a lot of women, including Lily, which prompted Ted and Barney to be jealous of his charms and to pull the "out of town" stunt to pick up women.
- Even the Guys Want Him: Marshall really, really wants to be massaged by him.
- Latin Lover: He's Robin's rebound guy from Argentina.
- Mr. Fanservice: Tall, Dark, and Handsome, plays romantic guitar ballads, gives massages and gives sensual feeding.
- My Nayme Is: His name is not hard to pronounce. But the guys either pretended to or deliberately have a hard time pronouncing it.Ted: So, is it Gale?Gael: Gael.Barney: ...Kyle?Gael: Gael.Marshall: (beat) Girl?
- Later, Marshall refers to him as "Male Gale".
- Only One Name: His last name is never revealed.
- On the Rebound: Robin only dated him to deal with the pain of losing Ted.
- Put on a Bus: Robin breaks up with him after she had enough of him inviting strangers, mostly hippies, in her apartment.
- Satellite Love Interest: Has no personality outside of being Robin's boyfriend. Him being "the rebound guy" is kind of the point of his character.
- The Stoner: Unsurprising, considering his Granola Guy personality.
One of Ted's Girl of the Week that he meets during season 3.
- Amicable Exes: In fact, the guy who made Ted's tattoos (and presumably hers as well) is her ex-boyfriend.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Ted hooks up with her at McLaren's.
- The Hedonist: Apparently, she only like the pleasures in life.
- Ms. Fanservice: Her Bathtub Scene comes to mind.
- On the Rebound: Ted meets her when he's still reeling from Robin coming back with Gael.
- Small Role, Big Impact: If it wasn't for her, Ted wouldn't have a reason to meet Stella.
- Statuesque Stunner: Mandy Moore is 5'9.
Blah Blah / Carol
- Blah Blah Blah: What Ted calls her since he can't recall her name.Please, just call me Blah.
- Cute and Psycho: Is as Hot as she is Crazy, which also makes her another example of Barney's theory on "The Crazy-Hot Scale".
- Hair-Trigger Temper: She gets paranoid and rude at practically anything. During the whole evening, she thought Robin was attacking her and trying to pick confrontations with her.
- Green-Eyed Monster: After hearing Lily and Marshall's story of how they met, she starts inventing corny stuff about Ted and her. Then once she makes Ted tell her how he thought met Lily, she wants to spill the beans just to mess up with her and Marshall.
- Jerkass: On top of being crazy and having a Hair-Trigger Temper, she immediately tried to screw with Lily and Marshall out of envy and picking fights with Robin constantly.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Since Ted doesn't remember her name, he calls her "Blah Blah". He does finally remember her name after 5 seasons: it's Carol.
- Put on a Bus to Hell: The last mention she has, the audience is informed she got committed into a mental institution.
- Small Name, Big Ego: She declares herself a successful woman because of her own purse brand, and is convinced she will become famous one day.
Marshall, Lily and Ted's acquaintance from college, who appeared in the episode "The Naked Truth". He is best known as a drunken guy who is mostly playing "Edward Fortyhands".
- The Alcoholic: He is a hard drinker since college. Even when Marshall meets up with him after years, he is still drinking while playing "Edward Fortyhands" by himself.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Turns out he is a surgeon.
- Embarrassing Slide: He is the responsible of uploading to Youtube Marshall's videos as "Beercules".
- Large Ham: As seen in "The Naked Truth".And I select, the BEAUTIFUL GAME! THE SWEEET SCIENCE! THE SPORT OF KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINGS
- Noodle Implements: "Edward Fortyhands" is this for the audience, as Ted refuses to tell details to his kids about a hardcore drinking game. The only things we know about the game is that it involves big bottles stappled to both hands with ducktape.
- Punny Name: His name can also be read as "Drunkenson".
- Suddenly Sober: Near the end of the episode, he calls Marshall again completely clean, not remembering anything from when he was drunk, with only Lily's messages as clues.
- Teeny Weenie: Played with. Lily tries to use this as a blackmail so he would take down Marshall's video. It's then revealed Lily really has no idea, as she is just bluffing.Lily: Pete, this is Lily Aldrin. Gonna make this real simple. You're gonna take that video of Marshall. You know why? Because I'm friends with three girls you dated in college, and girls tell each other everything, every tiny detail. So tick tock, Pete. Tick tock on the little wee-wee clock.Ted: He's got a little wee-wee?Lily: No idea. What's everyone getting?
The Mother's best friend and former roommate.
- The Chick: She is officially this for The Mother's group after Cindy gets to be The Lancer. She is girlier than Cindy and less bright.
- Fiery Redhead: She is outgoing, likes to party and tries at any cost to make The Mother move on with her live.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: She says she likes St. Patrick's Day because of the drinking and the partying.
- The Ingenue: It's revealed later she fell for Barney's Playbook page of "The Genie's Enchanted Penis".
- The Lancer: Formerly this before she moved out and Cindy replaced her as this.
- Ms. Fanservice: She always wear tight and revealing clothes.
- One Steve Limit: Averted. Punchy's wife is also named "Kelly".
- Really Gets Around: Concedes Mitch a one-night stand with The Naked Man and falls for Barney's "My Penis grants wishes".
- Ambiguously Bi: Calls his victims "adorable" no matter what gender they are.
- Attention Whore: He slowly took over The Super-Freakonomics as lead singer, after demoting The Mother to just bassist and just saying "Do you guys want more Darren?" after their faux endings.
- Baddie Flattery: His strategy always starts with some form of flattery, then jokes about how adorable and funny his victims are, to latter appeal to their hometowns.
- The Charmer: Unfortunately. It's why it's so easy to trust him at first.
- Consummate Liar: How he operates on daily basis. His favorite strategy is to include some tragic Disney Death (in this case literally) as a background. In one case, he claims His mother died on a Hunting Trip. In another, his father was betrayed and murdered by a trusted advisor.Linus: It's so inspiring how he overcame his mother being eaten by a barracuda.
- Evil Counterpart: Overall, he's Barney without a Hidden Heart of Gold. And suits.
- Faux Affably Evil: He comes initially as a nice charming guy, to later reveal his true motivations to create chaos.
- For the Evulz: He has no other motivation to mess up with random friendship rather than creating drama.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: In his case "Flaming Eyes of Doom".
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Or to be more precise, punch.
- Laser-Guided Karma: After causing havoc the whole weekend, finally gets this when Ted punches him for making him drop the last Glenn McKenna bottle. This props for him to quit Super-Freakonomics because of his black eye and give back the band to The Mother.
- Manipulative Bastard: He manipulated The Mother into inviting him to the Band, where he started to steal the spotlight and slowly take over. His favorite strategy. Plays and flatters his future victims so later he can get them to reveal personal feelings. And then spills the beans to create conflicts.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: His attempts against the gang succeeded in creating drama between Robin and Lily, and also Ted and Barney. In the end, as they are True Companions, the conflicts only made the friendships stronger.
- The Smart Guy/The Evil Genius: He is the most cunning and manipulative of The Mother's group of friends. Also pair this with his Troll tendencies and his status as the Token Evil Teammate.
- Smug Smiler: He visibly smiles with Flaming Eyes after he has wrecked friendships.
- The Starscream: The final step in his ploy to take over the band was to kick The Mother out.
- Token Evil Teammate: Combine this with everything above. By far, he is the only evil acquaintance of The Mother.
The Mother's long term boyfriend before she meets Ted.
- The Big Guy: From The Mother's group of friends. He met her when she needed help to carry her amplifier, and also is the most muscular of the group.
- Nice Guy: He is genuinely polite and interested in The Mother, and backs when he initially falls for The Mother's joke about being underage.
- No Sparks: The Mother finally realizes she was not in love with him after nearly two years of dating.
- Romantic False Lead: We ll know The Mother and him are not going to last, since she has to meet and marry Ted in the end.
- Satellite Love Interest: His only roles are only to be The Mother's (temporary) boyfriend.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He is good looking and One Head Taller than The Mother.
Mitch "The Naked Man"
Robin's date who later shares with the gang "The Naked Man" move.
- Badass Longcoat: Wore on at the end of his initial appearance.
- Brutal Honesty: He's very upfront about his shortcomings, and knows the "I'm Not a Slut Date" when he's on one, and won't hesitate in telling you that."Say what you will... at least the Naked Man is honest."
- Heel Realization: He tells The Mother how lost he was, until one day he realized his Goal in Life had to be centered in one dream.
- In-Universe Nickname: He is mostly referred as "The Naked Man" by the gang.
- Kavorka Man: And he knows it.
- Naked People Are Funny: Which is the entire core of "The Naked Man". The girl finds him naked in the livingroom, finds it awkwardly funny and has sex with him.
- Nominal Hero: Played with. Barney and Ted consider him this.
- Rule of Three: How "The Naked Man" works. "Two out of Three" chances of success.
- Self-Deprecation: He is aware he is not handsome or rich, so he resorts to "The Naked Man" when he knows the girl won't give him a second chance.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He is the reason why The Mother enrolls in Columbia University's Economics Major, by giving her a heart-felt advice about how to mold her life choices from now on.
- Urban Legends: "The Naked Man" becomes this in universe.
ChloeA Girl of the Week who flirts with Marshall during the period he and Lily have broken up. Ted and Barney suspect she has "Crazy Eyes".
- Accidental Misnaming: She mistakenly named Barney "Swarley" (initiating the Running Gag of the episode), and then called Robin "Roland".
- Cute and Psycho: What Ted and Barney suspect she is. Turns out she was indeed crazy after she trashes the apartment while alone.
- Perpetual Smiler: Never not with a gorgeous smile on her face. Even after she destroys everything in the apartment.
- Punny Name: Chloe is evocative of the word crazy.
- Romantic False Lead: Marshall considers having a date with her, since it'd be the first step into moving on from Lily. We all know Lily and Marshall were bound to get back together.
- Stepford Smiler: During the whole episode she is always calm with a smile even after trashing Ted and Marshall's apartment.
- Unknown Rival: To Lily.
- Woman Scorned: After being neglected by Marshall in the apartment, she smashed things and claimed that she "lost her keys".
A clumsy co-worker of Marshall and Barney at GNB.
- Belated Happy Ending: Randy's final scene in the series shows that the Wharmpess brand of beer manages to become successful.
- Can't Get in Trouble for Nuthin': Played with during his Send-off episode. Marshall wants to keep him working at GNB because he thinks firing Randy would make him a merciless GNB bastard, when in reality Randy wants to get fired so he can get his severance check. Since Marshall won't fire him, Randy trashes his office on purpose. Later, Marshall realized firing him would help realize his dream.
- Epic Fail: The man is this Walking-Trope. He is said to be a former cop, who was fired after he accidentally shot himself on the foot.
- George Jetson Job Security: He is a terrible employee, which is a miracle he hasn't been fired long ago. When Marshall finally has to fire him, he is far from sad.
- Goal in Life: His lifelong dream is to launch his own beer label "Wharmpess".
- Hero-Worshipper: He admires Barney, to the point he follows religiously his blog and wants him as The Mentor to pick up chicks.
- Hidden Depths: He is a really good beer brewer.
- The Klutz: Can't do anything right without causing wrecks.
- Nosebleed: Which happens every time he has an erection. Barney eventually uses this to get him laid with a girl "It's an internal wound from his former Police Service"
- Punny Name: His last name Wharmpess, can also be pronounced as "Warm Piss". Randy also wants to call his beer "Everyone will soon enjoy a Wharmpess".
- Plucky Comic Relief: He is clumsy, a terrible employee, but a genuinely Nice Guy.
- Skyward Scream: He screams a Big "NO!" when Marshall rehired him, just when he was counting on getting the severance check.
Ted's first Girl of the Week after he and Victoria breakup. He met her courtesy of Barney. She is a paralegal.
- Everyone Loves Blondes: The three male leads all agree that she's hot.
- Hello, Attorney!: A very, very hot paralegal.
- Mistaken for Prostitute: Justified since Barney actually told Ted and the gang that she's a hooker. Mary was not amused.
- Ms. Fanservice: Her hotness is exploited by Barney to make Ted think she's a prostitute.
- Nice Girl: Very polite and cheerful, and bonds with Ted after she makes a Star Wars joke. Pity he ruined it by thinking she was a hooker.
- Secondary Character Title: Appeared in the episode "Mary, the paralegal".
- Sixth Ranger: Temporarily.
A girl Ted met during a wedding.
- Broken Bird: The universe seems to really hate her this weekend.
- Butt-Monkey: Her entire scenes shows just how her life sucks.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Apparently, no one likes her.
- Girl of the Week: Averted. Ted blatantly said that they didn't get together.
- Humiliation Conga: In just one day her ex hooked up with someone else, she got fired, she started to get a flu and her uncle died. The following day she tripped with a toy and fell from the stairs just as she was about to go to a lighthouse with Ted. To crown it, her date vomited right at the top and neither of them enjoyed the evening.
- Romantic False Lead: Her whole role in the season is to prevent Ted from hooking-up with someone there, since in few days he would meet The Mother.
- Broken Bird: She was left at the altar three times, has a gambling addiction, lives in a studio apartment with her brother and even shares a bed with him.
- Celebrity Paradox: The Wedding Bride stars Malin Åkerman, whom Judy Greer co-starred in 27 Dresses.
- Heroes Want Redheads: She is a redhead and dates The Hero of the show for a while.
- Incest Subtext: She lives with her brother? That's fine. Sharing a bed with him as adults? That is not fine!
- Not So Different: Subverted. At first Ted is wary to be with her because she has too many issues, but he learns that everyone has issues of their own. However, when he learns that she has too much issues, Ted gets disturbed and discouraged with her.
- Statuesque Stunner: Judy Greer is 5'8.
- Tomboyish Name: Royce is mostly used as a man's name.
- Too Much Information: If she didn't spilled the Incest Subtext, she probably wouldn't have freaked Ted out.
One of Ted's date in "Mystery vs. History", when Ted tries to prove a point about not making research of a girl's background. Unfortunately for him, his friends discover a huge secret about her right away.
- The Ace: Turns out She graduated from Princeton University at the age of fifteen, she donated a kidney to a complete stranger, is the youngest woman to climb Mount Everest, she saved a baby by rescuing him from a creek, she inherited billion-dollar fortune and she loves Annie Hall (one of Ted's favorite movies).
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Subverted. It's only the reaction from others once all her amazing background is exposed. As a result, her big accomplishments intimidate her potential dates, turning them into "babbling idiots".
- Blessed with Suck: Thanks to all the amazing things she's done, which anybody would be lucky to accomplish half of, guys are intimidated and thus driven away.
- Cursed with Awesome: On the other hand, those accomplishments that are driving guys away are nothing to sneeze at.
- Girl of the Week: She is another of Ted's random dates.
- Nice Girl: Although Ted's "Let's not research about each other" started creepy, she did find the idea cute. Also judging by all the awesome things she has done in her life...
- Non-Idle Rich: She is very down to earth and judging by her background, she also tries to hide this so men will like her for who she is rather than what she has done.
- Phrase Catcher: Finding her background prompts anyone to exclaim "Sweet Mother of God!"
MichelleLily's old high school best friend. Lily tends to regress into a Sassy White Woman every time they get together.
- Black Best Friend: With Lily.
- Brainy Brunette: She is almost done with her dissertation to get her Ph.D. in behavioral psychology, also defining the "Revertigo" as "associative regression".
- Only One Name: The others never mention her last name.
- Sassy Black Woman: Subverted. She and Lily start talking like this whenever they're together. Once Lily leaves the room, she casually (and without the urban accent) talks to the others about her Ph.D.
CathyOne of Ted's Girl of the Week in "Spoiler Alert". Ted only realizes her Motor Mouth because the others pointed it.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Besides the fact that she talks a lot, she also tends to deviate from the actual question and babble about random unrelated topics.
- Amicable Exes: When she and Ted see each other a year later, she casually greets him and happily tells him she is getting married.
- Asian Airhead/The Ditz: Most of her rants won't make sense or even get closer to the original question.
- Character Filibuster: The gang got exasperated with her because she gave a huge rant about random stuff just to answer a simple question.
- Motor Mouth: She talks. A lot. Nonstop.
- Odd Couple: A year later, she gets engaged to a deaf guy (who just now notes her Motor Mouth).
- Punny Name: Her name sounds like "Chatty"
Maggie WilksTed's ultimate girl next door. She attended Wesleyan University with Ted, Marshall and Lily, and Ted felt that she was the perfect girl for him.
- Dude Magnet: Every guy who meets her will immediately try to get her.
- Girl Next Door: To the point she is even known as "The Ultimate Girl Next Door"
- Heroes Want Redheads: She is a bonefide Dude Magnet.
- Victorious Childhood Friend: She is this to her childhood neighbor Adam, who is also this to her. Future!Ted tells they stayed together.
SvenSven is the name of the architectural collective comprising of Sweden architects Sven Jorgensen, Sven Pilsen, and Sven Johannsen. They first appeared in "Woooo!", competing against Ted to design the GNB tower.
- Awesome, but Impractical: Their design for the GNB Tower was a "Breathing Fire T-Rex", which had nothing to do with a bank. They only passed because Barney was promised to have his office in the T-Rex's brain and a strip club in the rotating GNB sign. They also steal Mosbius Design's client with this same building.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: They are in-demand architects despite their quirks.
- Chewing the Scenery: They made their presentation very bombastic with the techno music:Barney: (when presented a remote with a red button): What does the button do?Sven: Press it! Press it for GLORY!(Barney presses the button, then, the dinosaur building model breathes fire)
- Cool Shades: They all sport these.
- Dinosaurs Are Dragons: Invoked via their trademark "fire breathing T-Rex" designs.
- Funny Foreigner: They're from Europe and are actually funny.
- Informed Ability: Played for Laughs. They are touted as an in-demand architect trio, yet they only use their Dinosaurs Are Dragons design.
- Insistent Terminology: As Ted puts sarcastically, "We're not a company. We are a collective."
- One Steve Limit: Averted, as the three are named "Sven".
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Ted despises them to the core.
- The Stoic: They never show any kind of emotion or reaction.
- Unknown Rivals: They appear to be unaware of Ted's rivalry towards them.