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.
Also, on an end note…There is still a lot of mystery to who the mother is. I constantly read posts and comments trying to pry deeper into the mother character. The speculation of ideas like this are fun and it’s always great to hear what other think and read from different clues. The mystery surrounding the mother is a big reason people still love this show…That and the fact it is simply awesome and funny. Enjoy.
(if this is down let me know. A certain Studio keeps removing them, so this is one I found that’s been out for a year or so… I digress)
they would be saying what? because of where he met tracy not because thats their mother but i dont doubt that tracy is the mothers name
tracys theory is false in my opinion, when you see careful the episode of No Tomorrow you can notice that in the party Ted collide with a woman 2 times so i think she is the mother
REALLY? Aaron ive just praised you on another post but thats crap mate,,,nice idea dont get me wrong but youve just asked “did you know your friend tracey was a stripper?” so illogical, if your dad was tellin u how he met your mother and lets say your mothers name is JILL……..he says this stripper came over to me, told me her name was amber, then tracey, then told you thats how he met your mother, you’d shit that your mother JILL used to be a stripper who went by those names
YES 2000 YES, Ted is useless…….HIMYM directors knew exactly what they were doing casting some fricken nobody with forced expressions and an annoying tone of voice and just no acting talent whatsoever really,,,,,because hes like a hidious centrepiece, you’ll know he’s there but you’ll be more interested in whatever you can find going on around him….
I would love to see the show all about Barney with a side of Marshall but if you have such an awesome centrepiece then you dont care about anything else and the show loses its depth….
HOWEVER THERE IS A WAY AROUND THIS……HIMYM DIRECTORS PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND EXCECUTE CORRECTLY COZ THIS IS LEGEN….wait for it….
Ted gets hit by a bus and goes into a coma until the end of the show completely,,,no more ted, you’ll only see him lying there in hospital,,, THE GIRL WHO HIT HIM IS THE MOTHER,,,CAN MAKE IT ANYONE YOU WANT THEN and she takes care of him in the hospital and such and THEN on the final episode, TED wakes up as bob saget and hopefully josh radnor has actually been hit by a bus…..but anyway ted wakes up,,,you have a little montage of how everyone has ended up, then go back to the house where the kids are on the couch and turn the camera to see Bob Saget in a wheelchair with the girl who hit him on his knee and says THATS HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER…….NO MORE TED,,,MAYBE YOU PUT LILY IN THE CAR WITH HIM AND SHE DOESNT MAKE IT I DUNNO BUT,,,,,,,,,,DARY
ok now aaron your annoying me!!!!! I’m sick of hearing this theory honestly. Mainly because every time people post it they act like it’s their own idea. Seriously.
NO ONE ELSE POST A THEORY,,,,YOU’LL MAKE AARON JEALOUS AND HE’LL CLAIM HE CALLED IT FIRST LIKE A 4 YEAR OLD
oh and they are right by the way so unless you get lucky that her name is tracey as well then this whole website is proof of you not having a clue haha
i agree ginny, cant think of a loophole to get out after calling her Aunt robin though, unless the kids dont know who their mother is????????? WHY WOULD HE TELL THEM THE STORY OF HOW HE MET THERE MOTHER WITHOUT THEIR MOTHER PRESENT?????? maybe robin had kids with Ted and we know Robin doesnt like kids so she could have freaked and gone back to canada leaving OLD TED tellin the story by himself and referring to her as an aunty because she ran out on them….or we could go with aaron and assume her name is tracey because the kids were shocked there mum could be a stripper,,,,wait that doesnt make any sense does it….oh well lucky wasnt my theory lol
agreed,,,,,i belive the kids dont know the mother OTHERWISE WHY WOULD HE TELL THE STORY, and if im wrong why isnt the mother tellin the story with him???
lol kids – “hey thats not mums name,,,,,
bob saget – “no shit she was a stripper…..
mikey J i love it,,,im gonna go back and check some episodes but fricken brilliant mate,,,,only theory in my head now
hahah thats exactly right too!!! tracey theory been blown out the water by everyone….kids were shittin that their mom wasnt there real mom haha
i have it! robin is the mother that left to canada after having the kids
1. in the clips of the kids pause and zoom into the wedding photo it looks like a blured pic of ted and robin.
2. the girl looks like robin.
3. they dont know the mother personally because she didnt want to have kids but she would of tried the mother and wife thing with ted but wouldnt work so she abandoned them, moving back to canada.
4. to disprove the ‘aunt robin’ comment in the episode last words, last episode of season 6 wiki says ‘The episode continues the storyline of Barney’s absentee father. He initially believes his father was Bob Barker in “Showdown” but stops believing it in “Cleaning House”. In “Natural History”, Barney learns the man he thought was his uncle was actually his father. ‘ clearly noting that ted could of done the same thing, well kids your aunt robin is really your mother
5. he wouldnt have gotten over robin that easy, and they do have chemistry
although that could be true, the writers are very clever and obviously want people to make up their own theories because it makes the show more talked about and popular, it could just have been a popularity stunt to get people thinking, because although it is very insignificant it is something that is focused on
of course they would react.
On “The three days rule” Ted said “when I got your mother’s number I didn’t wait for three days but called her right away”. After Ted met Robin (S1E1) they arranged a date for the next day and Robin gave him her number. He must have called her that night to agree upon a restaurant. So I could indeed be Robin. I do think though that the whole story of calling her Aunt Robin and then reveal she’s actually the mother would be weird.
Any thoughts on that?
Why is it not Robin? 2 words: CINDY’S ROOMMATE
Yes but he is telling the story and not actually revealing names, he actually would of told them this “Then this stripper came up to me and told me her name but it was fake and she gave me her real name, and that kids is the true story of how i met your mother.” – I know this because he makes them believe that Robin is the mother, but they didn’t know he was talking about “auntie Robin” he would of just said “This girl”
That is close to the opposite of what they were reacting to. They were clearly reacting to the suggestion that their mom used to be a stripper. Also, Ted revealing that the Stripper’s name was Tracy just before dropping the bomb like that hints strongly that the Mother’s name is indeed Tracy. Either that is her name, or you have to convince yourself that he didn’t actually mention any names to his kids.
its easy to know who the mother is just not what she looks like
1. Its the girl from the matchmaking thing because the pictures are blurred and if you remember the one thing about her she plays bass guitar and the girl from teds class who he goes out with for like a day her roomate is the mum and she plays bass guitar so there its the girl from the matchmaking site
its easy to know who the mother is just not what she looks like
1. Its the girl from the matchmaking thing because the pictures are blurred and if you remember the one thing about her she plays bass guitar and the girl cindy who he goes out with for like a day her roomate is the mum and she plays bass guitar so there its the girl from the matchmaking site
yeah …but what about barney telling us that the mother had a base guitar …and also robin was once the “sparkles ”
Robin might be hiding many things …. 🙂
I still hope its Robin. Ted said in a pilot “that’s how I met your aunt Robin”, that’s true. But.. MAYBE… Robin… changed her name and then became Ted’s wife.. AND there’s some other Robin in the family, so kids weren’t surprised hearing “aunt Robin”. Or something.
I thinkg directors prepared some big surprise with a funny explanation:D
Because the whole series are about finding oout who the mother is. Its gotta be BIG!
Robin… I want to believe!! 😀
tracy theory is obviously right, the robin theory is just stupid because it’s how i met your mother not how i married your mother so the show would be over plus the say aunt robin, and back to the tracy theory it is right because if he told them if the strippers name is something random and not actually the mothers name nobody would care where he met her because they would know it wasn’t the mother
im 99% sure its the girl from S03 E12 No tomorrow. At the start, ted says that the mother is there and she was holding the yellow umbrella. If you look carefully at the start, you can see that she is wearing navy blue jeans. later in the episode, ted bumps into a girl, and THAT girl is the mother. she is wearing navy jeans, and the creators wouldnt just have ted bump into a random. yes, in later episodes ted says that he MET the mother at a wedding, but technically he didnt MEET that girl at st pattricks day, he just bumped into her. comments?
its not stella, she left ted for tony, left for chicago and ted said in S06 EO1 Big Days that he met the mother at a wedding
yeah i probably think its tracy as well, but is there a chance that when he was narrating (future ted) he didnt mention a name?
actually in the first episode, robin was never mentioned. not in the narration nor in the actual acting 🙂
First: THE MOTHER HASN’T BEEN REVEALED
Second: ted says he meets his future wife at a wedding. in season 6 BARNEY has a wedding. duhhh. In season 7 the mother might show or it will show bigger hints. Stella does has something to do with it even though they broke up. Might not be her but she helps. iv added up the clues and 90% chance i found out who the mother is.
Clue: we only seen her ONCE….not including her foot 😛 get it xD
God, that’s just stupid. It’s not Robin.
The kids are shocked that Ted made out with their Aunt Robin. Duhh.
that hapens alot in the show. the kids must of known it wasnt stella or victoria…cause it wasnt their moms name. the writers dont take that into mind.
You know, even though it seems likely that the mothers name is tracy, it could just be that they reacted to the “and that is how I met your mother” part and not the “tracy” part. People can change names… my point is that they could have simply reacted to the joke and not the name, they didnt react to the name before the joke, did they?
I honestly dont think they have decided yet, and perhaps its for the better
Made out and gave her “the Bizzness”
Not a good theory. firstly ted frequently mixes up names. the events he’s talking about happend a long time ago. secondly nobody would give away the name, thats just stupid.
The mother is Barney’s half sister or step sister, not a hundred percent sure. Ted meets her at barney’s wedding. Barney’s dad said she was in college and it just sense. Ted’s future house is ten mins away from barney’s dad’s house. If you think about it, it all comes together. So when ted calls Barney uncle barney, is really is their uncle.
the stripper Ted was talking to did have a fake name it was ‘Amber’ then she lent in closer to him and said “actually it’s Tracy” revealing her real name.
I think that future Ted added in the “actually it’s Tracy” followed by him saying “and thats how I met your mother” , just to joke around with his kids and he added it in to make his kids believe it. If it was another name then like it wouldn’t make sense.
Sometimes, during shooting, an actor makes a mistake but the director/writer keeps it in. For example if an actor trips or bumps into an extra. The guy who plays ted could have accidently ran into that girl, and the writers knew that it would make fans think it was the mother.
Or it is and they just thought we wouldn’t notice. whichever.
ok so just to let every1 know the last episode is already filmed since the kids keep ageing second the shows how i met ur mother not how i met her and we got married and had u guys once the woman is met thats it the kids know the rest of it from the yellow umbrella story so now its where he met her why was he there and of course who the hell is she
Yeah… But Ted says he stopped smoking 2 weeks into dating their mother… It doesn’t make sense that Robin is the mother.
See. I don’t think there’s much to the Tracy theory. The kids could just as easily think the girl was still giving fake names at the time. And that their mum said a whole list of Names before the real one
In an episode of the first season of HIMYM, ted says to his kids, that he isn’t going to use the “real names” in his story, so I guess TRACY, or whatever other name he has mentioned, were made up, therefore the name of “the mother” was never pointed out.
If you watch the first episode closely, you will notice that Ted never mentions a name for robin, its always like, ‘that girl’, ‘she’, ‘and then i saw her’
I think you’re confused with the movie “Definitely, Maybe”
It’s a bit late, but in that episode, Tracey
is one of the girls barney hits on at Ted’s surprise party (it’s at about
8:40), which means Ted already knew here, but they met at barneys wedding
(though I do realise that Barney might end up marrying Robin, and that Robin
invited her to both, but it’s very unlikely that he doesn’t meet her at his own
party). Plus she says she just moved to New York to pursue her showbiz dreams,
which wouldn’t make her able to already follow econ 305 after the summer.
So yeah, It’s a coincidence.
I have some ideas both pro and con this theory:
For instance, no one here mentioned the double fake name theory the gang thought Victoria used at the wedding, since there was no Victoria invited (this was later proven false, as we all know). Once the kids heard that their mom was a stripper, this might have rushed through their heads, meaning that they would have reacted even though their mom isn’t named Tracey.A different theory, first pointed out by JuliaJolie, but then forgotten, is that the kids might have thought that Tracey was their biological mom, and that the person they see as mom, isn’t actually their mom, and therefore, the mom wouldn’t be called Tracey.On the other hand, future Ted doesn’t remember everything, as pointed out in other episodes, so the chance that he remembered both names of a stripper who hasn’t mattered in his life is fairly small. This could either mean that he remembered hee name because it turned out to be the same as his wife’s, or that he just told the kids this was her name (remember, he messing with them), both this would mean that the mom’s name is Tracey.Anyway, that’s just my thoughts.
Well I think the mother is the one Ted trips over on S3E12 “No tomorrow” right before he kisses ashlee, I mean, it is said the mother’s actually there, for a moment I thought he had just tripped into ashlee because it looked a lot like her even though it didn’t make much sense, but I watched the scene for a second time and it was a differente actress, that’s got to be the mother (I agree though, her name is Tracy)
plus now we know Robin can’t have children. And you also have all those drawings they have with her
i don’t remember this episode