Ted meets Robin, and Marshall and Lily get engaged. Ted tells Robin he loves her on their first date and ruins his chances. Robin ends up not being the mother because Ted explains that this is how he met the kids' 'aunt' Robin.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It plays these songs...

It is based on these movie series...

Terminator

This Movie Series is the basis of Pilot part of How I Met Your Mother Season 1
While playing laser tag, Barney shouts, "Oh, I killed you, Connor! Don't make me get your mom!" which is a reference to John Connor and his mother Sarah Connor from the Terminator series.
  • Buy Terminator on Amazon
  • Buy Terminator on iTunes
  • Buy Terminator on GooglePlay

It refers to these movies...

Ghostbusters
part of Ghostbusters

  • Date:
  • Type: Movie
This Movie is referred to by Pilot part of How I Met Your Mother Season 1
Ted describes his perfect woman as someone who likes dogs, drinks Scotch, and can quote obscure lines from Ghostbusters.
  • Buy Ghostbusters part of Ghostbusters on Amazon
  • Buy Ghostbusters part of Ghostbusters on iTunes
  • Buy Ghostbusters part of Ghostbusters on GooglePlay

It refers to these television series...

The Smurfs

This Television Series is referred to by Pilot part of How I Met Your Mother Season 1
Ted calls the blue French horn a "Smurf Penis". Old Ted mentions this is a bad choice of words to use on a first date.
  • Buy The Smurfs on Amazon
  • Buy The Smurfs on iTunes
  • Buy The Smurfs on GooglePlay

Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

It is referred to by these television episodes...

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  1  / Episode:  22 
Come On

This Television Episode refers to Pilot part of How I Met Your Mother Season 1
A flashback to the scene where Ted steals the blue French horn is shown.

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  5  / Episode:  24 
Doppelgangers

This Television Episode refers to Pilot part of How I Met Your Mother Season 1
A flashback to the scene where Ted sees Robin for the first time is shown.

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  8  / Episode:  1 
Farhampton

This Television Episode refers to Pilot part of How I Met Your Mother Season 1
Quinn gives Barney 60 seconds to explain to her what his relationship with Robin was. Barney starts at the beginning, telling the story of Marshall and Lily's engagement, Ted seeing Robin across the bar, Ted stealing the blue french horn, Ted missing several opportunities to kiss Robin...

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  9  / Episode:  16 
How Your Mother Met Me

This Television Episode refers to Pilot part of How I Met Your Mother Season 1
This episode refers to the Pilot episode several times - Barney playing "Have You Met Ted?" for the first time, Ted meeting Robin for the first time, and Marshall proposing to Lily. All of these things happened in the first episode of How I Met Your Mother.

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  9  / Episode:  6 
Knight Vision

This Television Episode refers to Pilot part of How I Met Your Mother Season 1
Since Robin and Barney have stolen LIly and Marshall's story of how they first met, Lily tells the minister how she met Marshall, re-telling the story of Ted's first sighting of Robin in MacLaren's, shown in the pilot episode of the series.

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  7  / Episode:  17 
No Pressure

This Television Episode refers to Pilot part of How I Met Your Mother Season 1
Ted and Robin talk about their relationship. Ted recalls their first date together, shown in the Pilot episode, on which he told Robin right away that he loves her.

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  2  / Episode:  22 
Something Blue

This Television Episode refers to Pilot part of How I Met Your Mother Season 1
The issue of the stolen blue French Horn, which made it's first appearance in the pilot episode, is brought up during Ted and Robin's fight.

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  9  / Episode:  22 
The End of the Aisle

This Television Episode refers to Pilot part of How I Met Your Mother Season 1
On her wedding day, Robin is having second thoughts about marrying Barney. She tells Ted that he (Ted) is the one who is always there for her, the one who always comes through for her, the one who stole a French Horn for her (from the 'Pilot' episode).

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  4  / Episode:  21 
The Three Days Rule

This Television Episode refers to Pilot part of How I Met Your Mother Season 1
A flashback to the scene where Ted tells Robin he loves her on their first date.

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  1  / Episode:  12 
The Wedding

This Television Episode refers to Pilot part of How I Met Your Mother Season 1
A flashback to this episode is shown where Ted and Robin go on their first date.

Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

How I Met Your Mother Season 1

# Title Air Date
How I Met Your Mother
1:1 Pilot Sep 19, 2005
1:2 Purple Giraffe Sep 26, 2005
1:3 Sweet Taste of Liberty Oct 3, 2005
1:4 Return of the Shirt Oct 10, 2005
1:5 Okay Awesome Oct 17, 2005
1:6 Slutty Pumpkin Oct 24, 2005
1:7 Matchmaker Nov 7, 2005
1:9 Belly Full of Turkey Nov 21, 2005
1:10 The Pineapple Incident Nov 28, 2005
1:11 The Limo Dec 19, 2005
1:12 The Wedding Jan 9, 2006
1:13 Drumroll, Please Jan 23, 2006
1:14 Zip, Zip, Zip Feb 6, 2006
1:15 Game Night Feb 27, 2006
1:16 Cupcake Mar 20, 2006
1:17 Life Among the Gorillas Mar 20, 2006
1:18 Nothing Good Happens After 2 A.M. Apr 10, 2006
1:19 Mary the Paralegal Apr 26, 2006
1:20 Best Prom Ever May 1, 2006
1:21 Milk May 8, 2006
1:22 Come On May 15, 2006
1:8 The Duel Nov 14, 2007

Pilate
performed by Pearl Jam

Pilot

 

2 Broke Girls:
Season:  1  / Episode:  1 
Pilot

 

666 Park Avenue:
Season:  1  / Episode:  1 
Pilot

 

According to Jim:
Season:  1  / Episode:  1 
Pilot

 

Arrow:
Season:  1  / Episode:  1 
Pilot

 

Awkward.:
Season:  1  / Episode:  1 
Pilot

Better With You:
Season:  1  / Episode:  1 
Pilot

 

Big Love:
Season:  1  / Episode:  1 
Pilot

 

Black-ish:
Season:  1  / Episode:  1 
Pilot

 

Brooklyn Nine-Nine:
Season:  1  / Episode:  1 
Pilot

 

Community:
Season:  1  / Episode:  1 
Pilot

 

Crisis:
Season:  1  / Episode:  1 
Pilot

 

Dead Like Me:
Season:  1  / Episode:  1 
Pilot

 

Divorce:
Season:  1  / Episode:  1 
Pilot

More like "Pilot"

Comment