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How I Met Your Mother -- "The Mermaid Theory" -- 12/06/10

"The Mermaid Theory"
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Ted asks Zoey's husband (Kyle MacLachlan) to hang out; Robin and Marshall decide to spend some time together.

Originally Aired: December 06, 2010
Old 12-06-10, 08:30 PM
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "The Mermaid Theory" -- 12/06/10

I loved how Future Ted couldn't remember when things were taking place. What a great way to reveal Lily's pregnancy.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "The Mermaid Theory" -- 12/06/10

Good ep. They had everyone involved in interesting and funny situations....even Ted
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "The Mermaid Theory" -- 12/06/10

I am confused when did they reveal Lily's pregnancy?
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "The Mermaid Theory" -- 12/06/10

Are they setting Ted up to be unreliable with time lines/events so Zoey can be the Mother?
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "The Mermaid Theory" -- 12/06/10

I think the big belly in Ted's story gave it away.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "The Mermaid Theory" -- 12/06/10

Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial View Post
I am confused when did they reveal Lily's pregnancy?
I mean, they've been trying to get pregnant all season (and maybe part of last season?) to no success. But tonight we finally see that in the near-future Lilly will be pregnant.

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Are they setting Ted up to be unreliable with time lines/events so Zoey can be the Mother?
Ted has been an unreliable narrator the whole time. Even in the earlier seasons he got certain events and times mixed up, so they can play with that aspect if they need to.

I don't think Zoey is going to be the mom though; I doubt she was the roommate of Rachel Bilson's character from whatever episode that was.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "The Mermaid Theory" -- 12/06/10

Originally Posted by kstublen View Post
I don't think Zoey is going to be the mom though; I doubt she was the roommate of Rachel Bilson's character from whatever episode that was.
Ah yes, indeed. I had written her off as the mother, but the clock-ticking at the end made me think they were trying to set that up.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "The Mermaid Theory" -- 12/06/10

If more (most) episodes were like tonight's, I wouldn't be praying for the mother to be found (and the show ended) so quickly.

That said, they've had quite the decent little run here, lately. They need to make this more the rule than the exception.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "The Mermaid Theory" -- 12/06/10

Originally Posted by monkey42 View Post
Ah yes, indeed. I had written her off as the mother, but the clock-ticking at the end made me think they were trying to set that up.
I took the clock ticking to be the clock ticking until Zoey turns into the mermaid.
Old 12-07-10, 12:39 AM
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "The Mermaid Theory" -- 12/06/10

Originally Posted by dfmaverick2 View Post
I took the clock ticking to be the clock ticking until Zoey turns into the mermaid.
Yeah, same here. He's going to fall for her, but I can't see her being mother.

Barney's comment about when Lily's breast get three times bigger, so will he was great"
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "The Mermaid Theory" -- 12/06/10

Originally Posted by kstublen View Post
I mean, they've been trying to get pregnant all season (and maybe part of last season?) to no success. But tonight we finally see that in the near-future Lilly will be pregnant.



Ted has been an unreliable narrator the whole time. Even in the earlier seasons he got certain events and times mixed up, so they can play with that aspect if they need to.

I don't think Zoey is going to be the mom though; I doubt she was the roommate of Rachel Bilson's character from whatever episode that was.
Future Ted referred to her as "Zoey" in the narration to his kids. Since he didn't refer to her as "mom", I think that's a good sign she's not the mother.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "The Mermaid Theory" -- 12/06/10

I thought it was mentioned a while back that Cindy (Rachel Bilson) is the "Mother."
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "The Mermaid Theory" -- 12/06/10

Originally Posted by clappj View Post
I thought it was mentioned a while back that Cindy (Rachel Bilson) is the "Mother."
She's definitely not the mother. I believe Ted even said as much. He hinted at her roommate being the mother though.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "The Mermaid Theory" -- 12/06/10

Was it just me or did Future Ted sound nothing like Bob Saget this week?
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "The Mermaid Theory" -- 12/06/10

Originally Posted by kstublen View Post
She's definitely not the mother. I believe Ted even said as much. He hinted at her roommate being the mother though.
Cindy was revealed to be gay, wasn't she?
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "The Mermaid Theory" -- 12/06/10

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Cindy was revealed to be gay, wasn't she?
Oh yeah, there's that too.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "The Mermaid Theory" -- 12/06/10

Originally Posted by HotThang View Post
Was it just me or did Future Ted sound nothing like Bob Saget this week?
Yeah, I thought the same. Although some times he still sounded like Bob. I would said 95% of the time it didn't sound like Bob Saget.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "The Mermaid Theory" -- 12/06/10

Originally Posted by HotThang View Post
Was it just me or did Future Ted sound nothing like Bob Saget this week?
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "The Mermaid Theory" -- 12/06/10

Originally Posted by kstublen View Post
I don't think Zoey is going to be the mom though; I doubt she was the roommate of Rachel Bilson's character from whatever episode that was.
Plus, didn't Ted meet her at the wedding from the season opener?
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Originally Posted by clappj View Post
I thought it was mentioned a while back that Cindy (Rachel Bilson) is the "Mother."
She becomes a mother (with her partner) not the "mother."
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "The Mermaid Theory" -- 12/06/10

Originally Posted by HotThang View Post
Was it just me or did Future Ted sound nothing like Bob Saget this week?
I noticed it as well, but I also noticed Saget in there (after that, but didn't notice if it was him right away because I didn't notice it NOT sounding like him until a bit into the episode. Wish I hadn't cleared the DVR so quickly.) too.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "The Mermaid Theory" -- 12/06/10

For the record, I don't think Bob Saget EVER sounds like Ted. But I also noticed Future Ted was different from what Saget normally sounds like. Perhaps it was a cold.

The stuff with Barney and Lilly had me in stitches!
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "The Mermaid Theory" -- 12/06/10

Bob Saget must have had a cold when he recorded this weeks episode -- definitely didn't sound like him.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "The Mermaid Theory" -- 12/06/10

Originally Posted by Geofferson View Post
Bob Saget must have had a cold when he recorded this weeks episode -- definitely didn't sound like him.
Yeah it was strange. In the scenes with the kids it sounded like him but during the narration of the episode, not at all. It was almost like the voice was sped up a little so it was a higher pitch.

Aside from that, it was a great episode!

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