In the continuing story Ted is telling his children in 2030 of how he met their mother, he flips the story to tell them of what their mother was doing while Ted was hanging out with Marshall, Lily, Robin and Barney over those same years. This story starts on the very same day he started his own story, the day that Marshall and Lily got engaged, and the day he met Robin. This day was their mother's twenty-first birthday, the day her then boyfriend Max, who was the love of her life and the one and only person she thought she would ever love, died. His death affected how she approached her dating life over much of the intervening time. Ted also tells them of the many close calls the two of them had in meeting, including when she, as an economics student who wanted to end world poverty, was in the classroom he thought was his classroom for his very first day as an architecture professor, and how she became roommates with Cindy, a woman who he ended up dating. The story also tells of how ...
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When the mom is in Ted's class, he announces the class is architecture 101. Shortly after, she scrambles to leave and once outside, she realized she was in the correct class and is shown rushing back. However, at the same time, we see Ted rush by to get to his class. In the original episode, Ted continues to teach for 20 minutes before he's kicked out. This means the mom was wandering outside for 20 minutes before realizing she was in the correct class, which may not seem believable since she simply had to look at her schedule. See more
The scene where The Mother and Cindy meet, you can see in the background of the class that a students laptop switches from an Apple computer to a different one. See more
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References Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Skinny Legs and All
Written by Joe Tex
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