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How I Met Your Mother is the story of Ted Mosby and how he first encountered the woman who bore his children. His best friends Marshall, Lily, Barney, and Robin were the supporting players of the series, and without them the series would have been a collection of Ted's most pretentious moments, interspersed with sweet romantic gestures toward all the wrong women. But the story was essentially Ted's story, from the moment he met Robin to the moment he'll meet the Mother in tonight's series finale, this is what HIMYM has been building to since its premiere in the fall of 2005. All that matters now is that after nine years of legendary adventures in New York, Ted's about to meet the Mother. We've been revisiting the best of each of the show's character in an attempt to keep the sadness accompanying the knowledge that is the end from completely overtaking us. We've already celebrated the the best of MarshallLilyBarney, and Robin, and now it's time to celebrate the reason we're all here: Teddy Westside. 

Some fans might argue that Josh Radnor's Ted Mosby has long been one of television's most unlikable central figures. He's pompous and pretentious. He spend a lot of time reminding viewers of why his friends are generally more fun and interesting than he is. But Ted also believes in a world where romance still exists, and where big gestures are worth making. At its core, How I Met Your Mother has always been a love story, and there are very few shows that've mixed comedy and heart as successfully aHow I Met Your Mother has over the last nine years. For every stupid scheme Barney dragged Ted into, there was a sweet moment between Ted and Robin. For every funny adventure Marshall and Ted set out on, there was a moment in which Lily reminded Ted of what was important in life. There would be no show without Ted Mosby, and I don't think you could change one aspect of his personality without completely altering the DNA of the series itself. For all of his douchey moments, Ted is still a hopeless romantic—a welcome change from the carefree attitude of many leading male TV characters. A lot of what makes his character funny is that he simply doesn't realize just how uncool he actually is (or was), and you'll find several examples of that on the following list of my favorite Ted moments. I probably could've listed plenty more; heck, if I'd had the time, I'd have done my own rain dance for him.


His red cowboy boots



His doucheyness

  


The entire Pineapple Incident... 



...and the fact Ted never solved the case


The rain dance


Vomit-free since '93 



The Two-Minute Date



That time he forgot how to spell professor 

  


The day he taught Barney how to drive



And lastly, his "45 Days" speech



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What makes YOUR list of favorite Ted Mosby moments?


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AIRED ON 3/31/2014

Season 9 : Episode 24

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If I think about the first seasons I'm going to miss them all, but they managed to make them all a bit unlikeable.
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You should have used "My spectacles!" as an example of his doucheyness
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Sorry for my "bad mouthing" yesterday :D!
Now I have to watch the final before reading any comments.
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Terrible finale, really disappointed, i had guessed it would end up like that but i did want it
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it still suck a bit.
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I love Ted. I love everyone on the show, but compared to other characters (Barney, Lily) he's never coming on top of my list, even though technically this show IS about Ted. It was one hell of a ride with HIMYM over the years, and I'm going to miss the show, but I'm happy they've decided to finally make Ted meet the Mother and end the show, or it might have started to stink of dead flesh in a longer run ;)
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Two words- Goat Fight.
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I can't think of an episode I liked him better than in the pilot.

He won me over, so I couldn't wait to see him win over the mother of his children.
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Tramp Stamp, is one of my favourite
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Say what you will about Josh Radnor as an actor but his facial expression, in S04E23 "As Fast as She Can" during the hypothetical meeting of Stella and Tony where he introduces his new fiance, is priceless.
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His "45 Days" speech is definitely my favourite moment of the entire series.
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I think it was wonderful too, (though the backdrop of the episode made the whole thing depressing at the time...) :/
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Knowing what I know now from the finale, it makes it even better.
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It makes it even more depressing, I would say
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No yeah, totally, but it's better that it's more depressing, a better overall moment for the show. If that makes sense.
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The two minute date was my favorite Ted moment ever... that and when he first met Victoria. No matter what, he constantly goes above and beyond and has had some of the funniest moments/lines of the series :)
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I would never argue about it, cause taste it is too subjective, but I've never, ever, ever found Ted unlikable. Just the opposite. I love him and I can't wait to see him starting to be happy forever. He deserves it, after all these years.
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I am getting sad!!!!! It's almost over!!!! 9 years of love, laughter and so much freaking fun!!!!! I am going to miss it so much!!!!
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The reason I hated Friends was because the characters often felt like sad clowns. Since the beginning of HIMYM we know there's a happy ending so no matter how low or pathetic Ted got he never became real object of pity. You know he finds his true love and has kids.
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So to be interested in art and serious stuff means that one is pompous and pretentious? Oh, you americans...
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Say what you must, but I have never found Ted unlikable, sure he can be pretentious and and a bit douchey, but I have never found him "unlikable", but perhaps that is because I have always been able to see a bit of myself in his character. All in all I'll miss all five of these characters very much, and as excited as I am to see the conclusion to their story, I'm equally as nervous that we won't get a satisfying conclusion, luckily HIMYM usually has great finales, and hopefully tonight delivers.
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The time he punched Barney in the balls for sleeping with Robin
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Everyone's so hard on good ol' Teddy Westside. At times he's been the best character on the show, even while being a big douche.
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Oh also, "Ted Mosby: Architect" is probably my favorite Ted Mosby moment, even though it doesn't quite count.
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The Blue french horn.
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Noooooooo, I want the Pineapple Incident to be solved so badly
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Maybe tonight
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I will not miss Ted, or the show. It should've ended years ago when it was still halfway decent. I'd like to see a fire kill them all!!
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The time he was running Barney's playbook while Barney was in his apartment telling him what to say. "No. I understand that. I understand that. I understand that." etc.
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My penis.
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The time that he found out that Barney slept with Robin and he told Barney that his mother was coming into town and he told him that maybe he'd like to NAIL HER TOO!!!!!!!!
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The time he told Lily to come on:

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Encyclopædia
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and chameleon
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I'll miss him. I'll miss all of them, Dammit.
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Dammit, there's something in my eye.......... Arrivederci, gang!
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So long Shmosby! It's been a long entertaining ride.
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