Tonight, after nine seasons, we finally find out How Ted Met the Mother. But it kind of feels entirely besides the point.
Throughout the run of How I Met Your Mother, as each of Ted’s love interests was discounted (Victoria, Stella, Zoey, Blah Blah), I found that I didn’t care who the Mother was. It wasn’t the love story that brought me back each week. It was the storytelling, the friendships, the inside jokes and the gags, which made their way into cultural lexicon and include, but are not limited to:
- Legen…wait for it…dary
- The Bro Code
- Saluting when someone says “general,” “corporal,” “colonel,” “major”
And the gag that started it all:
- Haaaaaaave you met [insert name]?
So, thank you, How I Met Your Mother, for making me laugh So Much and for creating the Most Perfect Venn Diagram Ever:
Spoiler alert: The robot falls in love.