In 2030, Ted has a prominent photo in his house of him, his four friends and his parents at his parent's thirtieth wedding anniversary brunch. Ted invited his old fashioned and non-communicative parents, Alfred and Virginia Mosby, to New York for a visit for the occasion. They all look very happy in the photo. But Ted tells his children the not so happy back stories behind the happy faces in the photo. Marshall and Lily were still trying to figure out their relationship following their break-up. Their measures to one up the other in a sexual manner ended up with a few unusual results. The evening before the photo was taken, Barney and Alfred went out for drinks. Barney's stories to Ted later about what happened that evening made Ted's relationship with his father on tender hooks. And before Robin met Ted's parents, Ted told her that Virginia would imply incessantly that she wanted whoever Ted's wife to be to start a family soon. But as Virginia seemed to imply the opposite to Robin, ... Written by
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Ted, an Ohio-native and Cleveland Indians fan, asks his father about the likelihood of Cerrano winning the RBI title. In the movie Major League
, Cerrano is a member of the Cleveland Indians and is a clean-up hitter (an RBI producing player). See more
When Ted's dad helps Barney hit on "Wendy the waitress" it's as if Wendy and Barney never hooked up considering that they are able to pull a lie over her about Barney this is established as happening in 2006 by Ted in the beginning of the episode. However in episode 3.11 How I Met Your Mother: The Platinum Rule
when Barney decides to seduce "Wendy the waitress" it is established as happening in November 2005. So this would seem to be a plot hole or continuity error. Unless Wendy is just clueless. See more
Oh, Barney. You're just delightful.
No, you're delightful. I'm delighted. And he's just Ted. I'm just making this stuff up. I don't know where they're coming from.