- Dance Song (Derriere?) (Marshall and Sparkles dance off)
- For the Longest Time by Billy Joel amazon (future and Present Ted’s sing together)
- Piano piece when Ted imagines meeting the Mother early is Swihart. I tell you this because I know you will ask. 😉
Sorry I’ve been away friends, too much life to discuss sometimes though. Still it’s nice to sit down, grab a beer and enjoy a laugh (and a cry) with Ted and friends. Since that moment I’ve rewatched this episod twice to really get a handle on what happened. The beging is a little out there with future Ted and Barney’s and seriously, how cool would that be to have your future self for advice? By the end of the episode you find out Ted was sitting there all alone and the whole thing had happened 5 years ago… which is a little confusing too. My guess is the dance off for drink title happened five years ago and this is NOT 5 years in the future which would really be screwing with the timeline which may be important since we are 45 Ted days away. Then you have Ted having an imaginary conversation with someone he doesn’t know existed. Overall a lot of symbology and then a laugh till they gut punch you moment.
I love the fact that the writers are slowly crossing theories and loose ends of the bucket list. I was ecstatic when the theory about Barney’s sister being the mother got debunked (ref. The Carly Theory debunk s08e14 “Ring Up”). I also know there are those of you that might have even considered coat check girl from Season 1 since he never saw her again … but it looks like he did (5 years ago) and never followed through. I hope they keep it up, we might even se where that pineapple came from.
Finally, I’ve seen a lot of chatter about thinking the Mother is dead in the future …especially because of Ted’s gut misty eyed 45 day speech his imagines giving to the future Mrs. Mosby at the end. Is it possible? Sure and I can read into how some might read a lot into the details. I don’t buy it though. You should also keep in mind that this is coming from someone who still is pretty fond of the Tracy Theory. Things like that seem to make sense to me…and keep in mind what the writers have done so far this season (mentioned above)… with that said, the dead mother theory still seems like a stretch at this point. I’ve been wrong before though so what are your thoughts?
Barney: It’s gonna be Legen… wait 20 years for it…
20 year later Barney: Dairy.
Ted: Do I hurl?
Ted: No one is saying you need alcohol to have an exciting and memorable night… but in this case.
Marshall: Lily, I know I have the sexual karasima of a bad boy but I don’t have the manners of one.
Future Coat Check Girl: You’ve been dating for a long time Ted…has it ever gone any other way?
Robin: I’m Sparkles bitch!
Imaginary Barney: Look around Ted, you’re all alone.
“If He Could” Ted: In exactly 45 days, I will meet you. But I’m here now, I guess because, I want this extra 45 days.. With you.
Moments of Awesomeness
- Minnesota Title Wave…by Marshall. wait I mean the Robin Scherbatsky
- I loved 20 year from now Ted screwing with present day Ted about not being married yet.
- coat check girl! Damn I love call backs.
- Sparkles vs Big Fudge. And I love that Robin is finally embracing the Sparkles history.
- 45 Days.
- Sad ending…but seriously good stuff.
Future & Present sing “For the Longest Time” in 6 part harmony.
- I honestly wish I had a 20 hours from now me to get advice from. You?
- Since Carl own’s the bar wouldn’t his last name be MacLaren?
- I know 45 days isn’t literal…but does it mean we will see some magic before the end of Season 8?
- What did you guys think?
Well, I’m starting to think that the theory of the dead mother is more likely to be true. it would fill a lot of key points and the primary reason of why ted had to tell the story. I hope i’m wrong
I will be SO pissed if the mother is dead!
it kinda sounds like the opposite to me, that maybe the primary reason why ted is telling this story is because he is dying. ted says that he’ll always love her to the end of his days and beyond
Was it coincidence that this (where the mother lives) appears to be the same appartment as where the black woman with the dog lives (remember when robin and barney brought the dog back to her)
Ted dying makes more sense, since the the story is about TED meeting the mother. it isn’t about the mother herself so it wouldnt make sense to tell this story if she was dead/dying. Ted dying would be very LOST-esque which is a show carter and craig have referenced. hmmmmm
I loved this episode. Even if it had just been the stuff with future Ted and Barney, I would have been happy. But that ending where its all in Ted’s head just took it to another level. It reminded me of Bad News in how hard it hit me. I loved Ted’s speech to the mother.
I think we will meet the mother this season. I don’t see how they would make it happen otherwise. The wedding is in May and that’s where Ted meets her. Unless they plan on making all of season 9 that one day, we have to meet her in 45 days. Well 44 from when I’m writing this.
I think it was mentioned by the writers that Carl’s last name was MacLaren. Named after one of the producers on the show.
Lastly, from AV Club’s review of the episode, what Robin wrote on the bathroom wall: “Did you know that for the first two years of my life, my dad treated me like a cat? Seriously. I wasn’t permitted on the furniture, I had to bathe myself, and I was only allowed to poop in a box. Ironic that this all comes out in a bathroom. A place that for so long I yearned to be. This tiled prison that eluded my saddened grasp was a haven. The unreachable. When I finally did demand a bathroom visit, my dad applauded my moxie. And that’s the only time my father ever said he was proud of me. Maybe that’s why I stole credit for your drink. Maybe that’s why I needed to pour my heart out like this. Or maybe I wrote this so you’d be in here long enough for a lady to walk in, causing you to freak out and hide in the stall.”
People, stop killing mothers and Ted’s in your theories, please! xD
rewatched it. false alarm. it is the same set but shall represent different houses/rooms. the whole look and the numbers at the doors are different
I don’t think it has anything to do with death of either honestly, if anything he wished he could have gone to meet their mother 45 days early because he loves her so much in the year 2030 and he was so lonely then. I’m looking for the article but I remember Carter or Craig one talking about how much it sucks growing up and growing apart from friends, this eventually is the story of that… Relationships changing, ending and beginnings.
and on the subject of the mother… isn’t there an episode (I’ll find it eventually) where the kids ask when Mom will be home? or something to that effect?
Is there any way to find the piano piece composed by Swihart? I like it alot.
Whats the name of the “dance off” song?
yeahh.. anyone knows where can i download that piano piece?
I think they meet this season its 45 day’s from then and it comes close to may the 13th but we will see… I soooooooo hope that the wife is dead/ ted is dying theorie isn’t true that will suck…
i thought that too let me know when you have found the eppisode 🙂
Anyone notice 20 years from now Barney’s wedding ring? Is it Robin that he marries? In “Bad Crazy” when future Robin is confessing to Lily, she never shows her left hand…
Yea what is the piano piece composed by Swihart? 🙁 i really like it but there isnt a single place where it says
Swihart stuff is purely for show… and it’s great music but won’t be available to purchase sadly. It happens a lot and makes me sad.
John Swihart – You’re all alone
I’m not seeing the Dead Mother Theory. Ted said, “The end of MY days, and beyond.” If the mother were dead wouldn’t he have said “The end of YOUR days, and beyond?” I think the most pertinent information from this episode was the appearance of Louis, The Mother’s boyfriend. I could well see that character playing a role, at least in relation to what happens shortly after Ted meets The Mother. Also I’m starting to think we won’t see the mother appear until this Fall. They have a history of deviating from actual time. In fact, the end of Season Two I believe had Barney saying “Legend… wait for it…” and Season Three opened with him saying, “Dary. Legendary.” They were at Lilly and Marshall’s reception as I recall. My suspicion is that they will end this season with the moment where Ted sees The Mother for the first time playing guitar at the reception. The lead up to Season Nine will include a lot of promos about the mother being revealed, with the likelihood of the actress’ identity having leaked out online already. Season Nine would pick up with Ted and The Mother at the reception leading to the platform at Farhampton. It will still be the spring of 2013 in HIMYM time. I may be wrong of course.
look on John Swihart’s soundcloud it is up there 🙂