A fake movie from the television series How I Met Your Mother where the full trailer was released online.The movie managed to have 2 sequels, as seen in the 17th episode of the 7th season.
This "movie" has examples of:
- The Ace: "Tony" in the movie.
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: The movie emphasizes Stella's struggle in her relationship with Jed and paints her as The Woobie.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Jason Lewis is conventionally more handsome than Jason Jones.
- Adaptational Comic Relief: Unlike Ted, Jed is a ridiculous Butt-Monkey whose humiliations are Played for Laughs.
- Adaptational Curves: Tony is more taller and muscular in the film, while Stella becomes statuesque.
- Adaptational Heroism: Tony becomes an almost Sue-like romantic interest who mentors orphans.
- Adaptational Ugliness: Jed, as Ted is clearly Tall, Dark, and Handsome while Jed is, well, not.
- Adaptational Villainy: Ted becomes a Smug Snake Romantic False Lead Big Bad in the film.
- Adaptational Wimp: Jed is much more pathetic than Ted, overlapping with Adaptational Comic Relief above.
- Adaptation Name Change: Ted Mosby becomes Jed Mosely. In the sequel, Marshall becomes Narshall.
- Adapted Out: Robin, Lilly, Marshall and Barney aren't in this film. In Season 9, The Wedding Bride 2 features Jed's sidekick Narshall
- Amusing Injuries: Every injury Jed suffers. Tony and Stella even laugh at the last one.
- Ascended Extra: Tony's students were not shown in the actual series.
- Author Avatar: "Tony", taken to Marty Stu levels.
- Beauty Equals Goodness: Tony, the heroic Marty Stu character, is obviously much more attractive than Jerkass Jed.
- Big Bad: Jed.
- Blatant Lies: Everything the trailer voice over says including "Thank God this isn't based on a true story... because Chris Kattan's character Jed Mosely is such a DOUCHEBAG!"
- Borrowed Catchphrase: Stella's answer to Tony's proposal: "Can-do's ville baby doll!".
- Butt-Monkey: Jed, intentionally so.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Jed Mosely.
"I'm the most powerful and corrupt architect in New York City!"
- No-can-do's ville baby doll!
- Which later becomes an Ironic Echo.
- Celebrity Paradox: During the eponymous episode, Ted saw the film while dating his Girl of the Week played by Judy Greer. Malin Åkerman, who plays Movie!Stella, starred with Greer in 27 Dresses about two years before this episode aired and will eventually co-star with Josh Radnor in Happythankyoumoreplease just a few months later.
- Cliché Storm: The whole movie. Parodied in-universe with the trailer voice-over saying "utterly original" and "not formulaic in ANY way".
- Department of Redundancy Department:
- Do brides do something besides going to weddings?
- "You've become so focused on being a wedding bride, you forgot what follows after: a marriage wife."
- Disposable Fiancé: Jed Mosely. Deconstructed in the show itself, as mentioned below.
- Dull Surprise: Tony.
- Earn Your Happy Ending:
- Tony "fights" for Stella.
- The show itself Deconstructs the idea of the Good!End by showing how a "Left at the Altar Situation" affects the one who was dumped.
- Evil Is Hammy: Chris Kattan as Jed Mosley. Contrast with Malin Akerman and Jason Lewis.
- Evil Laugh: Jed does this after telling Tony he'll take Tony to the wedding just to make poor Tony suffer.
- Friend to All Children: Tony is getting fine with the kids.
- Forced to Watch: Jed threatens Tony to drive him to the wedding and make him watch.
- For the Evulz: Everything Jed does.
- Good People Have Good Sex: Stella complains to Tony about what a lousy lover Jed is. "One time, he even fell asleep in the middle of it."
- Groin Attack: Twice. Jed spills coffee on his crotch and at the end gets kicked there by Tony's student after Stella leaves him at the altar.
- Her Codename Was Mary Sue: The "Tony" character of the movie is a Marty Stu Author Avatar created by Tony himself for his movie.
- Honor Before Reason: No! Remember the code!
- Humiliation Conga: Jed goes through one at the end.
- Informed Ability: How great and popular the movie supposedly is. Then again, we are seeing it from Ted's point of view.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: When Stella announces to Tony she's going to marry Jed.
Stella, your happiness is the only thing I care about... except for those unprivileged children I work with for free.
- Jerkass: Jed Mosely. Totally not Ted Mosby.
- Kick the Dog: Jed Mosely does nothing but this.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Jed during the wedding. Literally.
- Laughably Evil: How Jed is portrayed in the film, being both an obnoxious jerk and an utterly pathetic Chew Toy (Played for Laughs, obviously).
- Manchild: Jed Mosely.
No! You can't do this on my wedding! DAAAAAAAAAAAADDDYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!
- Padding: Barneys Blog review mentions a strip club scene that occupies 84 minutes out of the movies 200 minute runtime.
- Pet the Dog: Tony works with underprivileged children for free. Stella does volunteer work for the deaf and blind.
- Show Within a Show: A Movie Within A Show, in this case.
- Race for Your Love: Tony at the film's climax.
- Real Trailer, Fake Movie
- Ron the Death Eater: The movie is an In-Universe example.
- Secondary Character Title: Stella is the Tritagonist of the film.
- Shipper on Deck: Billy. "Go after her, Master Tony!" And, well, everybody at the wedding except Jed and (maybe) his daddy.
- Shout-Out: Yep, that's the "Portuguese Love Theme" and "Prime Minister's Love Theme" from Love Actually that keep playing. Go Ted, "get the shit kicked out of [you] by love".
- Smug Snake: Jed
- Stay in the Kitchen: What Jed plans to do to Stella after marrying her. "I can't wait to make her give up her career."
- Stylistic Suck: Not that this stops it from becoming hugely popular in-universe, to the point where one is forced to conclude that Ted is the only character with any taste at all. Of course, since he hates it so much, this could just be Ted being an Unreliable Narrator...
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: Here are some blurbs from (unnamed) critics:
"Not... formulaic... in ANY way"
"THANK GOD this isn't based on a TRUE STORY because man, Chris Kattan's character JED MOSELY is SUCH a DOUCHEBAG"
- Take That!: The entire film is a big, fat Take That! at poor
- Took the Bad Film Seriously: Invoked. Malin Åkerman and Jason Lewis play their roles (with all the intentionally cliched, bad dialogue) with complete seriousness and conviction.
- Trope Overdosed: It's a Movie Within A Show that only had a trailer made, and it has its own page!
- Very Loosely Based on a True Story: In-Universe example.
- What Does She See in Him?: No one knows the reason why Stella was willing to marry someone like Jed.
- The Woobie: Invoked by "Stella" in the movie.
- 0% Approval Rating: At the wedding, everybody (even the priest) urges Stella to dump Jed for Tony.