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 ...
Did You Know?
The lottery reference that the mother states to Louis, is also mentioned by Ted in season 1 The Return of the Shirt. See more
When Kelly gets into the yellow cab, it can be clearly indentified as a Ford Crown Victoria. In the next scene, the camera is following an older Chevrolet Caprice, before reverting to a Ford in the next shot. See more
Come live with me. My roommate just moved out.
Are you sure? You just met me. I could be a serial killer.
I like to believe in people. Plus, what are the chances that we're both serial killers?
Skinny Legs and All
Written by Joe Tex
Performed by Joe Tex See more