HIMYM: 20 Storylines The Writers Want Us To Forget

Here are 20 Storylines The Writers Want Us To Forget.

Ted Joking That Tracy Was The Mother

While we don’t judge the kind of job she did before meeting Ted, we were confused many seasons later when it was revealed that the mother’s name was indeed Tracy, and it was never confirmed if she was a dancer in the first place. What was the point of the joke, really?

The ‘La Vie En Rose’ Song

Robin and Tracy were Ted’s greatest romantic interests in the series. We don’t quite understand why the writers had to relate the ‘ La Vie en Rose’ song with the two ladies. They should have just left it as Robin’s song and found something from Tracy’s playlist, after all, she was a musician, she could have played a whole list of different songs.

Lily Breaking Off Her Engagement With Marshall

What followed was an emotionally torn Marshall who was a shadow of his former self. He was a wreck for a while before the writers decided to bring back Lily 6 months later. All that agony was uncalled for!

Marshall’s Family Not Attending The Wedding

We understand that Marshall’s mum, Judy Eriksen, did not like Lily. Well, she liked her at first, until when Lily visited them in St. Cloud and she learned that Lily did not plan on taking the Eriksen name. Lily also sort of hated the Eriksen family for loving too much mayonnaise and being huge. That aside, these were still not reasons enough for Marshall’s immediate family members to miss the wedding.

Lily Saying That Her Dad Would Not Pay For A Second Wedding

Was this implying that he was paying for the first one? Anyway, what was more perplexing is why the writers would lead the character Lily to say that, yet Lily and her dad had an estranged relationship, and he was not even invited to the wedding!

Simon’s Band’s Name

In season 3, episode 16, Simon appeared again, this time with a band known as the ForeSkins. Robin introduced him to the gang and Ted jokingly inquired what the cheeky band name meant, and Simon said that they were four of them shirtless. If this were the case, then the band should have been The Four Skins?

Robin Claiming She Didn’t Play Team Sports

Later on, Seems thought that this was a mistake, just 14 episodes later, when Robin said that she missed her high school prom because she had a field hockey game. Also, in season 4, we saw a flashback of her kissing one of her ice hockey teammates. So what was the point in season 1 episode 9?

Robin Being With A Certain Man

The naked man was a move to get ladies to sleep with a man. Robin once went back to her apartment with a guy who tried this and she slept with him. The whole Gang shamed Robin for being among the two out of three! We, later on, saw Lily, Barney, and Ted attempt the naked man move. Really now?

The Scale

When describing to the gang the hot/crazy scale, Barney explained the Vicky Mendoza diagonal, getting his axes wrong. He implied that she would hurt him with a fork making her less attractive, and then get a boob job which would make her less crazy, while the truth was a fork would make her crazier, and a boob job would make her hotter.

Ted And Victoria

The Robin-Ted-Victoria triangle was a mess! Ted lied to Robin that he had broken up with Victoria, just to sleep with Robin. Victoria and Ted broke up as a result of the cheating, only for them to make up 6 years later, then Ted breaking her heart again, over Robin!

Ted And Robin Getting Back Together

Throughout the series, it was clear that Robin and Ted were never meant to be together. In season 9, however, Tracy, the mother, was unceremoniously killed off, to create room for a Robin-Ted reunion. Why would we spend 9 seasons wondering who the mother was, only for the writers to kill her off for another Ted-Robin story?

Ted’s Awful Comments

In one instance, Ted told his friends that there was a bunch of models in the lobby, and the gossip was that one of them was really a dude. He then suggested to his friends that they play a game known as ‘who’s hot and who’s Scott’.

Robin Getting Engaged To Her Therapist

Kevin was attracted to Robin and they ended up dating, even getting engaged. This caused Kevin to stop being her therapist. The American Psychological Association code of ethics states that a therapist cannot have sexual relations with a client until two years after they have stopped being a client. So why was the Kevin story told?

Robin Not Wanting Kids, Yet Competing To Be A Godparent

A close brush with a taxi cab caused them to consider preparing a last will and testament and finding a suitable Godparent for Marvin in case either or both of them died. What’s surprising is why Robin volunteered to be a Godparent, yet she had never been interested in kids and feared them.

Ted’s Relationship With Karen

With Karen, Ted was a completely different person. Lily particularly hated Karen because she gazed on a naked Marshall and also her frequent cheating on Ted. What we don’t know is Karen’s exact purpose in Ted’s life. She was an unnecessary headache.

The Incidents Before Barney Proposing To Robin

Barney told Robin that he was done pursuing her, saying that he was leaving to go and pick another lady, leaving Robin confused and hurt. Barney told Robin that he and Patrice talked all night and they were kind of on a date, causing her to leave, visibly hurt. All this was just his and Patrice’s plan for the proposal that Robin would say yes to.

Lily Sabotaging Ted’s Relationships

In the episode, ‘The Front Porch’, Karen breaks up with Ted and discovers that Lily was responsible and had been meddling with his relationships for years. Lily confessed that she broke up Ted with girls whom she didn’t see passing the ‘Front Porch test’. It was clearly not in her place.

Breaking Up Robin And Barney

The serial womanizer and the commitment-phobic lady were changed to a loving couple. We lived the growth, hence were disappointed when the writers decided to bring all that down by breaking up the two. We then saw Robin go back to her old ways, this time forsaking her friends. What was the buildup for?

Dragging The Wedding

Ted was planning to move to Chicago a day after the wedding after he accepted a job offer there. This was also his way of dealing with Robin’s loss to Barney. And finally, we were introduced to Tracy-the mother. Despite this amount of content that could have been explored, we got 22 episodes of Farhampton, that the season ended up being boring.

Excessive Filler In Season 9

Instead of exploring the excellent storylines in the season 8 finale, we had to endure Marshall driving cross-country with Daphne from Minnesota to New York; Ted’s quest to get the locket; annoying flashbacks in the ‘no questions asked’ episode, and Ted’s wedding date. The most annoying filler was, of course, Marshall’s drive that took 13 episodes!

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