TNB Night Owl – The Purple Yellow Theory

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Attention all How I Met Your Mother fans:

Who doesn’t love HIMYM? Of course the outrage for the ending of the show is understandable, the show itself is, in my opinion, a gem.

General Synopsis:

In 2030, Ted Mosby (voiced by Bob Saget) sits his children down to tell them the story of how he met their mother.

The series begins in September 2005 with Ted (Josh Radnor) as a single, 27-year-old architect living with his two best friends from his college years: Marshall Eriksen (Jason Segel), a law student, and Lily Aldrin (Alyson Hannigan), a kindergarten teacher and an aspiring artist. Lily and Marshall have been dating for almost nine years when Marshall finally proposes. Their engagement causes Ted to think about marriage and finding his soul mate, much to the disgust of his self-appointed best friend Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris), whom he met in the restroom at a bar four years earlier. Barney is a serial womanizer who concocts elaborate con games, usually involving costumes and fake identities, designed to bed women, only to lose interest in them immediately afterward. Ted begins his search for his perfect soul mate and meets an ambitious young reporter from Canada, Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders), with whom he quickly falls in love. Robin, however, does not want to rush into a relationship and the two decide to be friends. Future Ted reveals that Robin is not the mother after referring to her as “Aunt Robin”. Chaos, adventures, and love triangles ensue through many seasons.

This theory, courtesy of Youtube channel Oscar Stinson, changes the way you watch this show. To break it down, every decision Ted Mosby makes that push him farther away from his soul mate you’ll find a blatantly obvious object, piece of the set/surroundings, or piece of clothing that is the color purple. Every decision that brings Ted closer to his wife, and the mother of his children there is an object, piece of the set/surroundings, or piece of clothing that is the color yellow.

It’s a thought provoking theory.

Although Netflix took this show off their platform January 1st of this year, you can watch HIMYM on Disney+, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Prime Video

QOTN: Are you a HIMYM fan?

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