Description

In the 200th episode of the series, The Mother recounts how she met Ted, as well as other significant events that occurred in her life during the previous eight years.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It refers to these television episodes...

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  8  / Episode:  13 
Band of DJ?

This Television Episode is referred to by How Your Mother Met Me part of How I Met Your Mother Season 9
After "Future Ted" explains how "The Mother" started dating Louis, he adds that she didn't really feel love. And then, fate intervened. A flashback to Ted riding the train, bumping in to his ex-girlfriend, Cindy, with Cindy's new girlfriend, asking them if they happen to know of any good wedding bands available at the last minute. The band Cindy recommends is the band that "The Mother" plays bass in. This took place in the episode, "Band of DJ?".

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  9  / Episode:  13 
Bass Player Wanted

This Television Episode is referred to by How Your Mother Met Me part of How I Met Your Mother Season 9
A clip from the episode, "Bass Player Wanted" is shown, with The Mother talking to Lily about her band mate, Darren, putting an ad in the paper to replace her (The Mother) as bass player in the band. Later, The Mother picks up Marshall and Marvin in her van, taking them to the Farhampton Inn.

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  5  / Episode:  1 
Definitions

This Television Episode is referred to by How Your Mother Met Me part of How I Met Your Mother Season 9
Once "The Mother" decides what she wants to do with her life (end poverty) she decides to go back to school to major in Economics. Her first day of class is a flashback to the episode 'Definitions', which is Ted's first day as a professor. Ted is teaching Architecture, but is accidentally in the wrong classroom - the classroom where his future wife happens to be sitting, laughing at his corny puns.

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  5  / Episode:  12 
Girls Versus Suits

This Television Episode is referred to by How Your Mother Met Me part of How I Met Your Mother Season 9
A flashback to the episode 'Girls Versus Suits' is shown, where Ted discovers that his current girlfriend, Cindy, has a roommate who might just be perfect for him. We see this from the viewpoint of "The Mother".

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  3  / Episode:  12 
No Tomorrow

This Television Episode is referred to by How Your Mother Met Me part of How I Met Your Mother Season 9
In the story of "how your mother met me" there is a flashback to the episode 'No Tomorrow' where Ted and Barney celebrate St. Patrick's Day at a bar. The bar where Ted returns the following day and takes a yellow umbrella because it's raining when he leaves. "The Mother" was also at the bar that night, but left early after running in to Mitch ("The Naked Man") who was her instructor at Orchestra Camp.

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  7  / Episode:  21 
Now We're Even

This Television Episode is referred to by How Your Mother Met Me part of How I Met Your Mother Season 9
The Mother has a flashback to her first meeting with Louis, her long-term boyfriend, at MacLaren's. When The Mother leaves the bar, she walks past Lily and Barney who hug each other, just as Ted walks in wearing a dress, telling Barney, "OK, now we're even!". This is a clip from the episode, "Now We're Even".

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  1  / Episode:  1 
Pilot

This Television Episode is referred to by How Your Mother Met Me part of How I Met Your Mother Season 9
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:  8  / Episode:  24 
Something New

This Television Episode is referred to by How Your Mother Met Me part of How I Met Your Mother Season 9
A clip from the episode "Something New" is shown, in which "The Mother" is at the Long Island Rail Station, asking for a ticket to Farhampton.

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  7  / Episode:  13 
Tailgate

This Television Episode is referred to by How Your Mother Met Me part of How I Met Your Mother Season 9
During a flashback from the viewpoint of "The Mother", she recalls meeting her long-term boyfriend, Louis at MacLaren's. Louis tells her that he thinks the last time he was at the bar, it was called "Puzzles". The Mother says she thinks that's an odd name for the bar, asking, "Why would you call a bar Puzzles? Unless that's the puzzle". In the episode 'Tailgate', Ted and Barney turn MacLaren's into a bar they call Puzzles.

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  4  / Episode:  9 
The Naked Man

This Television Episode is referred to by How Your Mother Met Me part of How I Met Your Mother Season 9
It is revealed that Mitch, "The Naked Man" was the former Orchestra Camp instructor of "The Mother". Mitch claims that "The Naked Man" works 2 out of 3 times. "The Mother" was the "3" that it didn't work on.

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  5  / Episode:  8 
The Playbook

This Television Episode is referred to by How Your Mother Met Me part of How I Met Your Mother Season 9
When The Mother tells her friend and roommate about her date with Louis, the roommate tells The Mother that Louis sounds amazing. She adds that it's pretty rough out there in the dating world, saying "I once met a guy claiming to be a genie whose penis grants wishes.". This is one of Barney's tricks, from the episode, "The Playbook".

It refers to these books...

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
written by and
part of Freakonomics

  • Date:
  • Type: Book
This Book is referred to by How Your Mother Met Me part of How I Met Your Mother Season 9
The Mother's band is called "Super Freakonomics" which is a combination of the song "Super Freak" and the popular economics book, "Freakonomics".

World's End
written by

  • Date:
  • Type: Book
This Book is referred to by How Your Mother Met Me part of How I Met Your Mother Season 9
On St. Patrick's Day, "The Mother" is in her apartment, reading the book 'World's End' when her roommate tries to convince her to "get back out there" in the dating world.

It refers to these people...

Radiohead

This Person is referred to by How Your Mother Met Me part of How I Met Your Mother Season 9
One of the economics themed bands was named Radio Hedge Fund which is a combination of Radiohead" and "Hedge Fund".
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It refers to these movies...

Pee-wee's Big Adventure
part of Pee-wee Herman

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie is referred to by How Your Mother Met Me part of How I Met Your Mother Season 9
It's the 21st birthday of "The Mother" and she is celebrating with her friends in a different MacLaren's bar. She tells her friends that her boyfriend always gets her great presents, saying two years ago, he got her the exact replica of the 'Pee-wee's Big Adventure' bike.

It plays these songs...

One
performed by A Chorus Line Cast

This Song is played in How Your Mother Met Me part of How I Met Your Mother Season 9
The Mother sings a parody of this song to her boyfriend using her English muffin and jam. "One, tasty English muffin..."

It refers to these songs...

Super Freak
performed by Rick James

This Song is referred to by How Your Mother Met Me part of How I Met Your Mother Season 9
The Mother's band is called "Super Freakonomics" which is a combination of the song "Super Freak" and the popular economics book, "Freakonomics".

Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

 

In Rainbows
performed by Radiohead

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2 + 2 = 5
performed by Radiohead

Creep
performed by Radiohead

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Reckoner
performed by Radiohead

No Surprises
performed by Radiohead

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How I Met Your Mother Season 9

# Title Air Date
How I Met Your Mother
9:1 The Locket Sep 23, 2013
9:2 Coming Back Sep 23, 2013
9:3 Last Time In New York Sep 30, 2013
9:4 The Broken Code Oct 7, 2013
9:5 The Poker Game Oct 14, 2013
9:6 Knight Vision Oct 21, 2013
9:7 No Questions Asked Oct 28, 2013
9:8 The Lighthouse Nov 4, 2013
9:9 Platonish Nov 11, 2013
9:10 Mom and Dad Nov 18, 2013
9:11 Bedtime Stories Nov 25, 2013
9:12 The Rehearsal Dinner Dec 2, 2013
9:13 Bass Player Wanted Dec 16, 2013
9:14 Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra Jan 13, 2014
9:15 Unpause Jan 20, 2014
9:16 How Your Mother Met Me Jan 27, 2014
9:17 Sunrise Feb 3, 2014
9:18 Rally Feb 24, 2014
9:19 Vesuvius Mar 3, 2014
9:20 Daisy Mar 10, 2014
9:21 Gary Blauman Mar 17, 2014
9:22 The End of the Aisle Mar 24, 2014
9:23 Last Forever, Part 1 Mar 31, 2014
9:24 Last Forever, Part 2 Mar 31, 2014

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