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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The exteriors of the restaurant where the group has brunch is called Carrie's for this episode. However, it is the same restaurant that is called Nolita in Kitchen Confidential
(2005), and had been in the background during "The Limo" episode in season one. 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
Barney, what are you doing here?
I'm here to meet your parents. They must be dying to meet me after all the legendary Barney stories you've told them.
I haven't told them any legendary Barney stories.
Here's a list of all the things I talk with my dad about: Baseball -
[pauses and makes a "that's it" gesture
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