Ted is telling his children about a series of seemingly unrelated events that took place in 2009 all at around the same time: Robin getting food poisoning and vomiting on air; Barney miscalculating that a Czech super model will be his two hundredth sex partner; and Marshall overusing poster sized charts he has made up by the graphics department at GNB. Why is he telling them these stories in combination? Because they all led to him standing on a certain street corner at a certain time which resulted in him meeting their mother. As Ted is standing on that corner at that time, he is tapped on the shoulder by... Written by
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Marshall's Venn diagram with Cecilia at the intersection of the two circles is a reference to the lyrics of the Simon and Garfunkel song, "Cecilia". The opening lines of this song are, "Cecilia, you're breaking my heart / you're shaking my confidence daily..." See more
When Ted remembers the time they made an intervention about Marshal's graphs, he refers that if happened when Marshal started to work for Goliath National Bank but at that time Ted wasn't yet a independent architect as it was shown. Also, Lily didn't appear in the intervention. See more
[about Pauline, the woman bodybuilder he slept with
Every inch of her tasted like roast beef and creatine.
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