How I Met Your Mother: Season 1, Episode 12

The Wedding (9 Jan. 2006)

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Ted's romantic hopes are dashed when he invites Robin to a fancy wedding, only to discover that the bride-to-be won't allow him to bring a date.



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Ted is searching for a date for a wedding. He asks Robin to come with him to the wedding as his "date" and she says yes. Problems evolve when the bride-to-be Claudia tells him he didn't check "plus one" on the reply card and forbids him to bring someone along to the wedding. Ted now has problems to tell Robin that she cannot come with him and asks the Stu, Claudia's future husband, if he can bring a "date" and he says "yes". This leads to further problems. Written by 123

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When the audience first see the bride in the episode she's on the phone yelling at the person who is making her wedding cake. The girl at the wedding that Ted locks eyes with and dates for a while is, as revealed in the next episode to be this baker. Foreshadowing. See more »


The Wedding episode opens with Ted receiving an invitation to Claudia and Stuart's wedding about three months in advance of the event. The invitation states that the wedding will be on the Saturday, the 10th of February, 2005. February 10th, 2005 fell on a Thursday. More importantly, in order to invite Robin as Ted's plus-one, Robin it is first revealed has just broken up with her multi-millionaire boyfriend Derek; however, their relationship was alive and well on December 31st, 2005 for New Year's Eve in The Limo episode. See more »


[to Ted]
Barney: Dude, the meter's running! Crap or get off the pot!
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References Gremlins (1984) See more »


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Performed by Death Cab for Cutie
(played at the wedding, when Ted and Barney talk)
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I'm Glad It Got A Full Season
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Plot In A Paragraph: Ted is searching for a date for a wedding. He asks Robin to come with him to the wedding as his "date" and she says yes. He is delighted when he tells bride-to-be Claudia, until she tells him he didn't check "plus one" on the reply card and he is unable to bring someone along to the wedding. On Lily's advice he asks Stu, Claudia's future husband, if he can bring a "date" and he says "yes". This leads a row between the couple.

It turns out this was the last episode of the original order. Reportedly, had the show not been picked up for a full season, the producers would have simply finished the story by dubbing over the Narrator's voice with the words, "And that kids, is the story of how I met your mother," when Victoria (Ashely Williams) is seen smiling at Ted at the end of the episode. Her name is not mentioned in the episode, only in the end credits.

Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) is again my favourite performer in the show. He brings the laugh out loud moments. Ted (Josh Radnor) has at least stopped denying he wants Robin (Cobie Smulders) and it's sweet seeing Lily (Alyson Hannigan) and Marshal (Jason Segel) planning their wedding. I'm glad it get picked up for the full season.

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