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Old March 25 2014, 05:52 PM   #541
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Re: How I Met Your Mother: The Final Season

And of course the slap bet is over! I quite liked how it was just a quick bit, when a lot of them in the bet have had a huge build-up.
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Old March 25 2014, 05:57 PM   #542
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I noticed something that may have been a mistake or mean something. Future Ted tells the kids "and that's how Robin met your mother." Wasn't she referred to (by Future Ted when he was talking to the kids) as "Aunt Robin"?
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Old March 25 2014, 06:02 PM   #543
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It could have just been a slip by the writers. I doubt it means anything deep.
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Old March 25 2014, 06:14 PM   #544
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It was no slip.

Future Ted referred to Robin as "Aunt Robin" in the first episode. This is the twist ending of the pilot.

He later refers to Marshall, Lily, and Barney as "Uncle Marshall" Aunt Lily" and "Uncle Barney" innumerable times throughout the series.

I take it to mean (now) that these are terms of affection rather than indicators of any relationship by marriage to Ted's or the Mother's family. (Of course, it's easy to say that as we didn't know for sure through most of the series. With only a one-hour/two episode broadcast to go, I'm fairly confident about it now.)

Random thoughts:

Holy moly! The Slap Bet came back in true form, and it was useful! Way to go, Marshmellow!

Also: the final narration from Future Ted works really well, not only here in the space of this episode but also to us, the audience from the show. Just like the poker scene in "All Good Things..." on TNG, this was HIMYM's way of giving us a thank you for sticking with them all these years, before we go on one last adventure with the gang again:

Future Ted said:
Kids, I won't lie...that was a long weekend. More ups and downs than I can count. It was a twisting, turning road that led to the end of the aisle and not everything along the way was perfect. To be honest, not everything to follow would be perfect either...but what is? Here's the secret, kids...none of us can vow to be perfect. In the end, all we can do is promise to love each other with all that we've got...because love is the best thing we do. And on that lovely spring evening, that's exactly what Barney and Robin vowed to each other...and it was legendary.

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Old March 25 2014, 07:14 PM   #545
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Re: How I Met Your Mother: The Final Season

As we enter the final week of the show, I just found the 2nd draft pilot script... Very interesting. About halfway through it right now. While the framework and a lot of the character beats are there, there are some differences. The biggest thing is Marshall is a hypochondriac.

Take a look...

http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/H...r_--_Pilot.pdf
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Old March 25 2014, 10:26 PM   #546
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I noticed something that may have been a mistake or mean something. Future Ted tells the kids "and that's how Robin met your mother." Wasn't she referred to (by Future Ted when he was talking to the kids) as "Aunt Robin"?
When Lily met the Mother at the beginning of this season, did Future Ted say: "And that's how your Aunt Lily met your mother?" Because if he did, than 005 is correct and it wasn't a slip on the part of the writers.
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Old March 25 2014, 11:17 PM   #547
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I just watched it. He says "Lily met your mother" not "Aunt Lily". It may be sloppy writing. But ... at this late in the game with everything having to fit together, it could be on purpose.
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Old March 26 2014, 12:31 AM   #548
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It's not sloppy writing. I should have probably been more clear earlier by what I was trying to say.

Yes, Future Ted calls Marshall "Uncle Marshall" often in the series when describing events in whatever story he's telling. Ditto Barney and Lily and Robin.

Just because Future Ted has called Robin, Lily, Barney and Marshall by their names with the preceding "Aunt/Uncle" most of the time, it doesn't necessarily mean he's going to call them that every single time he's referenced them in his story.

This is like the tiniest needle in a haystack kind of thing to fixate on guys.
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Old March 26 2014, 12:52 AM   #549
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I have never used those honorifics.

Maybe that pissed off my uncles and aunts, and maybe it didn't, but it's probably added a year to my life all in.
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Old March 26 2014, 01:00 AM   #550
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It's not sloppy writing. I should have probably been more clear earlier by what I was trying to say.

Yes, Future Ted calls Marshall "Uncle Marshall" often in the series when describing events in whatever story he's telling. Ditto Barney and Lily and Robin.
I reread your post, you were just fine. I just misread it the first time assuming you were saying it meant something. The fault was mine, not yours
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Old March 26 2014, 06:06 AM   #551
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Yeah, I don't see how it's sloppy writing or how it could have been a mistake (or any sort of hint). Future Ted has used the uncle/aunt epithets for everyone in the group numerous times throughout the series, but he's also simply referred to them by their names, without the epithets, quite often as well.
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Old March 26 2014, 12:24 PM   #552
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When talking to my kids about my sister, most times I use "Aunt," but every once in a while, I'll just use her name.

My parents always referred to my godmother as "Aunt," even though she, like Lily, Robin, and Marshall, is not related to me by blood. Again, my parents will often just refer to her by her first name.

And we have always been given the impression that Ted's story is being told continuously. It would be more odd to drop the "Aunt" in the same telling of the story in which he used it as a sign of things to come, rather than an honest omission.
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Old March 27 2014, 04:51 PM   #553
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Random find: The best deleted scene from HIMYM we never got to see:

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Old March 27 2014, 11:25 PM   #554
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Classic!
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Old March 27 2014, 11:50 PM   #555
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Hahaha, Maria Hill crying over Coulson's death... I had never seen that before.
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