Ted has always thought that Maggie Wilks, a woman he and Marshall and Lily knew in college, is the perfect woman. He's wanted to date her ever since she moved to New York, but she's always been in a relationship. Even between relationships, it's been a matter of hours before she was with another man in a long term relationship. So when Ted finds out, with the help of Maggie's cooperative neighbor, that Maggie is once again single, Ted rushes over to her apartment before another man swoops in. He gets there in time. As Ted forgot that he has a class to teach for the time that he and Maggie are supposed to go on their first date, he asks Marshall and Lily to keep her away from any men until he returns. That plan goes slightly awry when Marshall, reading through an old letter he found that he wrote to his 30 year old self when he was 15, hits a sudden and early mid-life crisis, to which he and by association Lily have to attend. They leave Maggie in Robin's care. When Robin has to attend... Written by
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The narrator - Ted's older self in 2030 - doesn't make any comments during this episode until about 2/3 of the way. This includes the usual opening voice-over, "Kids..." See more
Lily tells Marshall in his letter to his older self that he wrote as a teenager, the 'perfect woman' he describes (six feet tall with blonde hair) is a description of his mother. Yet as we've seen in many episodes, Marshall's mother has red hair. See more
[to a random girl, wearing Marshall's overalls
Oh, he's not saying hello, he's just telling you what he feeds his horses. Oh man, I could sit here and make "you look like a farmer" jokes all night. Challenge accepted.
Written by Edmond Leary, Darrin O'Brien, and M.C. Shan
Performed by Snow See more