How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
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How Your Mother Met Me 

"How Your Mother Met Me" is an episode of How I Met Your Mother starring Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, and Cobie Smulders. The story of The Mother, from her traumatic 21st birthday to a number of close calls with meeting Ted to the night before Barney and Robin's wedding.



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Episode complete credited cast:
... Ted Mosby
... Marshall Eriksen
... Robin Scherbatsky
... Tracy McConnell
... Barney Stinson
... Lily Aldrin
... Cindy
... Kelly
... Darren
... Curtis
... Linus
... Mitch
... Louis


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 ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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27 January 2014 (USA)  »

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In the scene where Louis and Tracy meet, you can see signs seeing "Save the Arcadian" in the background. See more »


Future Ted said after their meeting at MacLaren's that The Mother and Louis dated for a couple years. However, The Mother breaks up with Louis on the wedding weekend (May 2013) so they only dated a year if their meeting was in 2012 See more »


The Mother: [singing] One tasty English muffin Baby, that is what I am Ba-da-da-da-da-da-da! One tasty English muffin with some raspberry jam.
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References Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) See more »


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Most Perfect Episode Ever
28 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

I have to stop myself from claiming this is the best episode in television, though it may be. But I am sure is, is that this is the best HIMYM ever. Beautiful crossover of events! Beautiful storytelling! Beautiful how they show us the perfect wife for Ted!

She is really the lovable cute life partner, most suitable for our favorite history-loving kind-hearted geek character in the series. I love the flow of the episode and how it re-tells the story from her perspective.

Perfect work! Awesomely written!

Summarizing, the episode is LEGEN--

***Wait for it!***


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