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
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This is the fifth episode to have an alternative title sequence after "Pilot", "Hopeless", "46 Minutes" and "Bedtime Stories". This one shows the Mother and her gang, which includes Louis, Cindy, Darren and Kelly, who may be another member of the Mother's band. See more
in the episode "no tomorrow", the mother is shown wearing pants outside the nightclub. in this episode, she's wearing a dress. See more
[Mitch is performing his move, "The Naked Man"
What are you doing?
[Trying to be seductive
I don't know. What am I doing?
I don't know! What are you doing?
This is my thing...
It most certainly is your thing! Now, please cover your thing up.
References Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Skinny Legs and All
Written by Joe Tex
Performed by Joe Tex See more