How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
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How Your Mother Met Me 

The story of The Mother, from her traumatic 21st birthday to a number of close calls with meeting Ted to the night before Barney and Robin's wedding.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Ted Mosby
Marshall Eriksen
Robin Scherbatsky
Barney Stinson
Lily Aldrin


In the continuing story Ted is telling his children in 2030 of how he met their mother, he flips the story to tell them of what their mother was doing while Ted was hanging out with Marshall, Lily, Robin and Barney over those same years. This story starts on the very same day he started his own story, the day that Marshall and Lily got engaged, and the day he met Robin. This day was their mother's twenty-first birthday, the day her then boyfriend Max, who was the love of her life and the one and only person she thought she would ever love, died. His death affected how she approached her dating life over much of the intervening time. Ted also tells them of the many close calls the two of them had in meeting, including when she, as an economics student who wanted to end world poverty, was in the classroom he thought was his classroom for his very first day as an architecture professor, and how she became roommates with Cindy, a woman who he ended up dating. The story also tells of how ... Written by Huggo

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27 January 2014 (USA)  »

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When the mom is in Ted's class, he announces the class is architecture 101. Shortly after, she scrambles to leave and once outside, she realized she was in the correct class and is shown rushing back. However, at the same time, we see Ted rush by to get to his class. In the original episode, Ted continues to teach for 20 minutes before he's kicked out. This means the mom was wandering outside for 20 minutes before realizing she was in the correct class, which may not seem believable since she simply had to look at her schedule. See more »


St. Patrick's Day is set in April 2008. St. Patrick's Day is on March 17th. See more »


The Mother: Hi Max, it's me. Sorry to interrupt, I know you're probably up there playing baseball with your Dad. Um look, I've got a situation here. I think that I've been holding myself back from falling in love again and I think it's because I can't let you go but
[nearly breaks down]
The Mother: you're not here anymore, so... I have to ask this. Would it be okay if I moved on? I realize that you have no way of answering that, but
[feels sudden gust of wind]
The Mother: okay. I'll take that as a yes. In that case, I should get ...
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La Vie en Rose
28 January 2014 | by (Zagreb, Croatia) – See all my reviews

Wow, I'm speechless. This episode was absolutely amazing. I liked every single part of it. I know that some of the episodes this season were a little off, but there is no other show that can still have a great episode like this after more than 8 years of airing. Cristin Milioti was an excellent choice for the mother. She makes every episode better. I also liked all the call-backs and flashback from previous seasons. How Your Mother Met Me was tragic, funny, sweet and heartwarming all at the same time. Quite possibly the best episode of How I Met Your Mother ever. Congrats to Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and especially Cristin Milioti.

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