I would be lying if I said that I didn’t have a special attachment to this episode. You see, a few weeks ago I had to great honor of getting to visit the set of How I Met Your Mother with some friends and even got to see parts of tonight’s episode being shot live! It was a great experience and I realize how incredibly lucky I am… but I’ll get to that later. Really.
Well I hope you all are enjoying rewatching Season 1 of HIMYM this summer. I’ll try to keep these better paced. I’m still struggling with the new format of including video reviews, but I’ll try things out and hopefully it will come together. I usually spend some time commenting up front…just general thoughts but I feel like that part will be replaced by the video, but I’ll still be keeping Legendary Lines, HIMYM Music section, Moments of Awesomeness and Lingering questions.
I really want to encourage you all to comment or leave video replies on the How I Met Your Mother Site Youtube Channel, which you can find at: youtube.com/thehimymsite. I know I’m a big dork but I’m a fan like all of you and enjoy talking about the show, so I look forward to what you have to say.
With that said, what did you thing of Purple Giraffe (from the first time watching even till the 87th)?
Kids, I’m gonna tell you an incredible story,
the story of how I met your mother
So as many of you know, I didn’t start recapping HIMYM until Season 4 (ref. Woo Girls) and because of that I’ve always felt that beawesomeinstead.com is incomplete. The thing is, I like completion…so let’s start from the beginning shall we?
A man can do a lot of living in three hours.
So I’m out experiencing this beautiful, crazy dance called life.
- Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp by George Harrison – Ted pushes the button, Lily gives the news & Barney has a moment…and more
If you are like me then you loved tonight’s How I Met Your Mother. And wow is there a lot to talk about…though we’ve got all the way till Season 7 to do so! Read more after you get your free gallon of soup!
If you watched How I Met Your Mother tonight I’m sure you have tried to visit barneysvideoresume.com and it’s is legendary…but if that wasn’t enough it seems that there is more!
try mysteriousdrx.com audio files and all. “Who does this guy think he is?” Yep, it’s Josh Radnor! The sites seem to be a little loaded tonight but keep trying, it’ll clear up.
thanks to JD at have-you-met-ted.com
My Thoughts: Despite it being more of a filler episode and leaving out any of the Robin and Barney story line from Benefits (Season 4 Episode 12), this was a really funny episode. What’s more is that Carl and Ranjit are back! The three story lines worked well and I loved the way they played together… it almost reminded me of a Seinfeld (another recurring theme?) Also, it seems someone heard or cries and the time sequences were well done this time.
UPDATE: To anyone who doubted me… suck it bitches! 😉
If you follow How I Met Your Mother, you may have heard a rumor that the writers have given us at least part of the name of Ted Mosby’s future bride. I even mentioned it in a recent post detailing what we can conclude so far about “the mother”. The video clip below is from Season 1’s Belly Full of Turkey. In this clip, a “burlesque entertainment artist” (otherwise known as a stripper) approaches Ted and says that she thought what he did was sweet… She says “I’m Amber”…then says “Actually, I’m Tracy”… then future Ted’s (Bob Saget) voice pops in and says “And that kids is the true story of how I met your mother.” He then says “Just kidding” however the kids are shocked. The fact they reacted like this lets you know there is some truth to the association of the name “Tracy” to their mother’s name. Otherwise the kids would not react that way because they would know the name makes no sense there. Watch for yourselves. Thoughts are welcome. (more…)
***Thanks for all the comments, but I’m closing down commenting on this article. It’s at over 650 comments and that’s a ton to read, People are saying the same things over and over. In the spirit of keeping the conversation going, I’ve summed up the bulk of the post and what people are saying here and have started a new thread called More on Who is the mother from HIMYM.
Like most posts tat I really enjoy it’s overly in depth, check it out and let me know what you think!
I feel that a big question for How I Met Your Mother fans has always been “Who is the mother?” And while we don’t have a definite answer, we can take what we do know so far and begin to formulate some ideas. This is a long one so go grab a drink and pull up a chair. By the way, HIMYM returns to us on March 17th! So hopefully soon there will be more to add to this list! Disclaimer: I love theories, but I have not posted anything here that cannot be backed up. Enjoy!
Who we know is NOT:
1. Robin is not the Mother. We learn this in the first episode and and it is reconfirmed countless times in all 3 seasons. No matter how much people “want it to happen, ” it just won’t. Get used to disappointment. In fact, for those still