September 19, 2005
Ted Mosby (Radnor) is a happily married man with a beautiful son and daughter. Like many great romantics who also want to leave a legacy, he wants his children to know how he met their mother. Ted starts from the beginning, telling these poor kids way too much about his life and work, and those of his close friends. As the seasons go on, the children who are shown sitting on a couch get older as well. The context of the narrative plays well for a few of the jokes that play out in the show. For example, Barney (Harris) tells Ted that one of his sex stories is so great Ted will be telling his children about it, to with Ted denies that that could ever be possible....cut to children hearing the story.