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Past discussions on this sub about Ted and Robin

I discovered this sub about a month ago and I’m currently reading posts about Ted and Robin’s relationship. Something I find truly fascinating is the amount of posts and comments I’ve seen saying that Ted and Robin ended up getting married after the finale because in Time Travelers, Future Ted is seen with a wedding ring. Putting aside the fact that the show is rife with continuity errors (like all sitcoms), do people actually believe that Future Ted TIME TRAVELED????? How did all the people who tout this theory forget that the whole episode takes place inside Ted’s head as he’s sitting alone at the bar? Maybe Robin and Ted last after the finale, maybe not; but Time Travelers should in no way be used as proof. I’m still laughing at this insanity.

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2024/03/28
18:50 UTC

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Lessons HIMYM taught me: a series- 1. The leap

I’m starting a series where I’ll try and compile beautiful metaphors from HIMYM. I was just watching this episode and realised himym does absolutely beautiful metaphors when it comes to real life and sitcoms. The leap is one of my favourite episodes just for that reason.

The distance between two buildings is quite a lot and it’s not possible to jump that far. But life is that way and it’ll present you with chances that seem difficult. You’ll never know until you take that leap.

2024 isn’t going that great and when Ted says that story is only just beginning, it gives hope 🥲

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2024/03/28
17:31 UTC

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HIMYM side actor spotting

Just started watching Tacoma FD on Netflix. Super glad to see that Ted Mosby worked his way up in the world from Sex Architect to Fire Chief.

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2024/03/28
16:04 UTC

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Little incosistency I've noticed

Rewatching for 123th time, and I noticed that in season 7, episode 12, where Robin learns that she can't have kids, Barney meets his old friend Insane Dwayne in the baby store. Cut back to the scene of them picking up girls in bar right before he meets Ted, and Barney is giving Dwayne 50 bucks for losing a bet when Dwayne picks up a girl with 1 word.

However, earlier in the series we learn that Barney was against betting before he met the gang and his first time was when he did a for fun bet with Marshall that made him addicted to gambling.

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2024/03/28
15:37 UTC

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Season 9

I've started watching HIMYM since 10th of this month, and today I finished till the 8th season, now that 9th is the last season, I feel like it shouldn't end, I want this show to go on forever😭 I guess I have detachment issues😭 Can somebody help me get over this 😭

(Should I watch how I met your father after finishing my 9th season?, or some other series similiar to HIMYM?)

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2024/03/28
14:46 UTC

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FIGURATIVELY!

Am I the only one who when someone uses the word "literally" incorrectly their internal monologue screams in Ted's voice "FIGURATIVELY!!"

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2024/03/28
12:45 UTC

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That's the dream!

How many can you think of?

Your weeding at VanSmoot - That's the Dream!

Lily and Robin take two high school nerd to the Prom - That's the dream!

Accidental Curly Fry - That's the dream!

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2024/03/28
12:09 UTC

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🫸🫷

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2024/03/28
06:20 UTC

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Just noticed that the 1939 penny is mentioned in two different episodes (S2E2 & S2E15). Ted & Robin are both wearing the same clothes in scenes talking about the penny too. Great attention to detail

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2024/03/28
03:59 UTC

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Carl the Bartender

Just spotted Joe Nieves in “The Rookie” almost missed him because he looked different but when I closed my eyes I was able to place that very distinct voice.

**I also might be late but, in confirming that it was Carl, I also read that his last name was “McLaren”. Didn’t click that source because I was on a mission so feel free to correct me 😊

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2024/03/28
02:31 UTC

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I agree with Barney for what he did in ‘The Last Page’ The Robin act.

Firstly, for this let’s ignore what happened after this episode and how the show ends with robin not with Barney. The entire point for Barney to go sooo out of his way was to ensure he got Ted’s approval.

It’s almost like inception. Barney couldn’t have asked Ted directly for this. He needed Ted to approach Robin directly.

The 2 episode special is my favourite part of the show. The entire Jinx part (which my friend group has adopted) and how the show literally peaks here.

What are your thoughts?

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2024/03/27
23:02 UTC

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Rest in peace Broseph Lieberman

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2024/03/27
22:12 UTC

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Robin said Sandcastles in the Sand tanked, but in P.S. I Love You it’s revealed that it still went Maple🍁(Mall went🍁🍁)

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2024/03/27
21:55 UTC

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In S1:E3 Lily says she grew up in Park Slope. In S8:E16 you can see Lily and Robin have a talk in the same neighbourhood, so Lily and Marshall moved back to Lily's childhood neighbourhood

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2024/03/27
19:59 UTC

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Do yall also have a moment where you can no longer continue watching?

im in my 12th rewatch (S7E02 rn) in over a year, and the reason is:

i cant rewatch anything after marshall's dad death

only watched the last seasons like 3 out of 11 times, and never rewatched the 9th season

everytime i get to blitzgiving i start to think about why i dont like these seasons that much

i still love some episodes but the characters start to become caricatures of themselves

please tell me if yall think there is a moment when the show jumps the shark or anything like that

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2024/03/27
19:57 UTC

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Small Fudge

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2024/03/27
19:31 UTC

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Gender representation in the show

Hi guys. I'm currently writing a seminar paper on the show and the spinoff. I would like to know your view on the gender representation of the original show(HIMYM) and spinoff(HIMYF).

EDIT!!!!

Here are the specific questions I'm trying to answer.

1:In what way are the traditional gender stereotypes challenged or reinforced in the series?

2:What impacts do the differences in gender representation in HIMYM and HIMYF have on the overall themes and messages of the show.

3: In what ways do HIMYM and HIMYF influence the ongoing discussions and debates surrounding gender representation, feminism and inclusivity in television storytelling?

4:How do settings, time periods and Cultural contexts of both the show's influence the potrayal of gender roles and relationships?

EDIT: I didn't use Google forms because I wanted to give you more freedom and not limit anything. Please comment. I would appreciate it.

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2024/03/27
19:21 UTC

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Which episode do you consider as the worst one? (Except last episodes)

Mine is the Natural History episode (S6/E8)

391 Comments
2024/03/27
18:08 UTC

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Right Place Right Time

You could change your routine and go left instead of right to go to your second favourite bagel shop because Schlagel’s Bagels gave your friend food poisoning, stop at the news stand to look at Muscle Sexxy, cut down 77th to give Milt his daily dollar, and end up on the corner at the right place at the right time… it might be the reason you meet the mother of your children

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2024/03/27
18:07 UTC

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Marschall

Did you ever noticed that the Suit marschall wears in Epsiode S8 E4 is the same like the trousers he is wearing in S7 E23 ?? And they’re telling the story how he got this suit.

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2024/03/27
16:37 UTC

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Grinch!

Was Ted wrong to call Lilly a "grinch"? Also, what word is grinch supposed to be?

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2024/03/27
14:44 UTC

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Doug

In the episode where they first introduced Doug they made it a big deal that Doug kicks people out of the booth for them, but episodes earlier he kicks out a few people for being in the booth. And Ted doesn’t even let the woman get her phone, and it’s safe to presume she couldn’t until they left. So why are they being a snob for kicking some people out? They did they same thing

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2024/03/27
07:15 UTC

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We're officially in the year when Ted teared up while chatting with Tracy, hinting at her eventual demise.

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2024/03/27
04:00 UTC

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Mickey’s Thumbs. Totally fine in one scene & 1 minute later…lol

Season 8 Episode 3 (near the end of the episode)

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2024/03/27
02:21 UTC

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Regarding the hate for the characters

I feel like people don’t hate on Barney as much cause it’s obvious he’s a character, like me personally I’ve never met an irl Barney so for me it’s easy to not judge as hard cause he’s “fake”, but for the others, they are people you relate or probably met sometime in your life so it’s easy to judge more. This isn’t to say that Barney is flawless but I find that really the only times I’ve judged him were for cheating, and his insensitivity towards robin after they broke up, all the other times he’s rude to Marshall or Ted, it’s so eccentric that you make the connection that “oh that would never happen irl”, well for me at least again

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2024/03/27
01:44 UTC

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why the hate for lily and robin?

i see a lot of people really disliking lily and robin on this sub and i never really got why. i mean, if you personally don't like them, thats's alright, but i have often seen people calling them the worst of the group.

they obviously have flaws (like every other character), but i feel like for female characters in general and lily and robin in particular, people pay more attention to those flaws, than everything else. i've literally seen people say lily is the worst person ever, because she manipulates relationships (which is obviously still wrong) or robin, because she "keeps leading ted on", while barney literally SOLD A WOMAN.

77 Comments
2024/03/27
00:49 UTC

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A Sparkles/Daggers playlist for fans.

A Sparkles/Daggers collection, never heard PS I LOVE U all the way through before....

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0KB2zorGGEiZNPeY2l2ZBS?si=f28c1471ec1d41f2

Here is also a HIMYM show music playlist.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0LXEjg0oXHkXHwwr74ppMY?si=c65ac25255204aaa

And of course, Murder Train.

https://open.spotify.com/track/7CJqr2XpEtnjvVYKV2Uaoq?si=2a3044394e9b449f

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2024/03/26
23:02 UTC

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Who is your favorite How I Met Your Mother character?

Who is your favorite How I Met Your Mother character?

Since I can't compared friends and HIMYM here, (lol), without everyone telling me this is the HIMYM sub.

Let's just ask, which HIMYM character is your favorite?

33 Comments
2024/03/26
20:29 UTC

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