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  • i want it to be Victoria, the cake lady

    Seconded. She was nice to look at - too bad they wrote her off to Germany.
  • Psumek: So is this show funny or is this same group of people who find "Two and a half men" funny?


    I would place my interest in this show in the same category as "Arrested Development".

    Lots of self-reference and multi-episode/season story arcs, and a rich ensemble of characters.

    $15 on Amazon for the first season. You'll finish it inside of three days, I assure you.
  • robsul82: It's Victoria, the only girlfriend Ted's had on the show who was still likable by the end of it. Probably due to Ted being the one at fault for the relationship ending at the time.


    The show is called "How I Met Your Mother". Ted's already met her, and she's gone.
  • haysoos: yllosubmarine: meade2001: My theory is that it's possible Ted's not talking to his own kids. They might be Lily's kids and he's babysitting or something and telling them "How I met your mother". I'm not sure he ever has stated that he is their father.

    Ya never know....

    Ted: Kids, I'm going to tell you an incredible story... the story of how I met your mother.
    Kid 1: Are we being punished for something?
    Ted: No.
    Kid 2: Yeah, is this gonna take a while?
    Ted: Yes. 25 years ago, before I was "Dad", I had this whole other life...

    Season 1, episode 1. So, yeah, nice try. :)

    He still never technically states that he is the father of THOSE children.

    He may be known as "Dad" because he has other kids, and he is telling the story to a pair of kids other than his own.

    It's lame, but not completely outside the realm of semantic sophistry.


    Okay, chief, explain why he refers to her as Aunt Lily then :P
  • Wow, you guys are kidding yourselves. By "reveal" they mean they will mention the mom's name in the last 2 mins of the season finale.

    The episode they reveal the mother, is the money shot. it'll be all over.
  • We're building an igloo in Central Park! Snow-suit up!
  • Juansmith: haysoos: yllosubmarine: meade2001: My theory is that it's possible Ted's not talking to his own kids. They might be Lily's kids and he's babysitting or something and telling them "How I met your mother". I'm not sure he ever has stated that he is their father.

    Ya never know....

    Ted: Kids, I'm going to tell you an incredible story... the story of how I met your mother.
    Kid 1: Are we being punished for something?
    Ted: No.
    Kid 2: Yeah, is this gonna take a while?
    Ted: Yes. 25 years ago, before I was "Dad", I had this whole other life...

    Season 1, episode 1. So, yeah, nice try. :)

    He still never technically states that he is the father of THOSE children.

    He may be known as "Dad" because he has other kids, and he is telling the story to a pair of kids other than his own.

    It's lame, but not completely outside the realm of semantic sophistry.

    Okay, chief, explain why he refers to her as Aunt Lily then :P


    Not just "Aunt Lily," but "your Aunt Lily."
  • Dunkel: I hope they don't bring the mother on as a character. The perfect ending for the series would just be him bumping into some chick and saying hello, then the narrator says "... and that's how I met your mother."


    Oh yes. The moment they reveal the mother, for certain (I am also in the camp that says it was the woman from the Saint Patrick' day party), the show is over.
  • NotoriousW.O.P: GameSprocket: The kids (and their mother) are all a figment of his imagination. It is all a mind fark!

    And maybe Ted's autistic and McLaren's is a bar in a snow globe!


    That is how RDM is ending BSG.
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    Phone five!

    /I agree, they should end it with a quick shot of the mother, and "And that's how I met your mother."
    //But not this season, we need more Legendary NPH
  • My wife is convinced the big reveal will eventually include the twist that the mom is long dead. The narrator is a single dad telling his kids about the mom they never had a chance to know. That's why he's telling the story. She's no longer there to tell it herself.
  • I've been watching this show for a couple of seasons (it's decent), and I've never given a thought to who the Mother is. I don't put a lot of effort into my TV watching.
  • I think it will be Barney. He will finally come out of the closet on the last show.
  • homarjr: robsul82: It's Victoria, the only girlfriend Ted's had on the show who was still likable by the end of it. Probably due to Ted being the one at fault for the relationship ending at the time.

    The show is called "How I Met Your Mother". Ted's already met her, and she's gone.


    She can't come back? It's not in Ted's character to circle back and fill in very important information later?
  • chrisjsug630

    This will be legend...

    Wait for it...
  • srhp29: chrisjsug630

    This will be legend...

    Wait for it...


    That was the greatest "last-post-in-the-thread" I have ever seen. Unfortunately it isn't anymore.
  • presseditor: My wife is convinced the big reveal will eventually include the twist that the mom is long dead. The narrator is a single dad telling his kids about the mom they never had a chance to know. That's why he's telling the story. She's no longer there to tell it herself.


    I know that probably no one is reading this thread anymore by this point, but if she is dead by 2030 (which is when he's telling these stories), I don't think she's been dead for long. On the episode that tells how everyone met each other (I think it's actually called "How I Met Everyone Else"), they flash forward to their 20th college reunion (since they started college in 96, I would assume that they graduated in 2000 and therefore the reunion is 2020). At the very end, they're all "eating a sandwich" and Ted starts giggling and says "where's my wife?". If she was dead, this probably wouldn't be something to giggle about, even while stoned, and more likely means that she's wandering around the reunion somewhere.

    Although, theoretically, if she died shortly after that, the kids probably would've only been somewhere between 5-8 approx. (since they appear to be near graduation-age in the storytelling frames), so I guess your theory could be plausible, just a slight bit of a stretch. They'd have some memories of their mom, but probably not enough that they'd be able to remember her without Dad's help. Hell, my dad died when I was 14 (I'm 27 now), and I'm having trouble remembering certain things about him, because he wasn't there during the times that a young man really needs his dad.

    /Been told a look a lot like him
    //Planning on working out and getting rid of about 60 lbs so that it'd actually be true
    ///Still can't tie a damn necktie by myself
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