Ted Mosby has had some excellent adventures throughout his life. Look back on the highs, the lows, and all the ladies with this HIMYM timeline of Theodore Evelyn Mosby’s life…
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2030: Ted tells his kids the story of how he met their mother. Ted Gets permission from the kids to date Aunt Robin. Ted takes the Blue French horn and Robin Opens her window.
4/2021: Ted runs into Wendy the Waitress at the airport, tells her about his wife & two kids.
2024: The Mother gets sick and Dies of that illness.
2021: Barney’s exploding meatball prank
2020: Ted and his wife, along with Marshall and Lily, attend the Wesleyan University 20 year reunion.
2020: Tracy is folding clothing at the couch and Ted asks for the Engagement ring back. He states that after 5 years (7 total) he must re-propose. “Will you Marry me on Thursday I called your office you have nothing on Thursday will you Marry Me on Thursday.” He gets multiple times, Yes. Ted Mosby and Tracy McConnell Get Married on a Thursday.
2020: Barney becomes a Father to a baby girl Ellie. This changes him.
2020: Ted is showing off the GNB building to his daughter Penny and Robin meets them.
2019: While at Robots vs Wrestlers Barney tells the Gang he knocked up number 31.
2017: Ted and The Mother (Very Pregnant) Visit Farhamton Inn and Go into Labor. They are with Daughter (Lucky) Penny and soon to be Baby Luke (Skywalker) Mosby.
Winter 2015: Lily and Marshall take Ted’s daughter to meet Santa Claus for the first time. This is what we are guessing at. Trilogy Time can change a little during the year. So Baby is Born January or February. Ted Proposes in May and Trilogy Times happens after wedding.
2016: Barney and Robin Get a Divorce.
May 2015 (approx): Ted and The Mother return to Farhampton again, making this their third time there in a row. Ted proposes to The Mother at the lighthouse. This is a source of confusion for many fans, but per the show (assuming no errors, which is confirmed by Carter Bays tweeting that this timeline was NOT a mistake), Ted is proposing after the birth of their first child.
2015: Ted introduces his baby girl to Trilogy Time with Barney and Marshall. (
At this point Ted has on a Wedding Ring). The exact date of Trilogy Time 2015 is unknown, so it could have occurred after the proposal at the lighthouse, or before. Based on The Mother not being visibly pregnant at the lighthouse proposal scene, and this baby being young as of the following scene, it stands to reason that the baby was already born before the proposal.
2015: Baby Girl Mosby is born! Update S9E15 “UnPause”: her name is Penny.
2015: Ted Barney and Robin are at the Bar. In runs the Mother very late. Late in more way than one. She informs Ted that they cannot get married in September at the Castle as planned because she will not at that time fit into her wedding dress.
May, 23rd 2014: Ted and The Mother return to Farhampton Inn, very much in love with each other. ref Season 9 Episode 2 Coming Back, last 3 minutes. (?Conceive Baby Penny?)
6/2013: Ted quits smoking, two weeks into dating The Mother.
5/29/2013: Ted is on his first Date with the Mother Wed 8 pm.
5/27/2013: Ted after saying Good bye to his friends at the Wedding decides not to go to Chicago, because of a Girl. Instead 24 hours later Ted is seen at the Bar by Marshall and Lily. Ted calls the Mother and sets up a date for the following Night breaking the three day rule.
5/26/13: Ted meets The Mother at the Farhampton Train Station.
5/26/13: Barney and Robin get married. The Mother plays bass and sings lead vocals at the reception. Ted sees her but does not approach.
5/25/13: The Mother discovers that her bandmate, Darren, is trying to take over her band (The Super Freakonomics). Lily suggests Aldrin justice, so The Mother steals his van. She picks up Marshall and baby Marvin and gives them a ride back to the hotel when she returns the van she temporarily stole. The Mother plans to confront Darren, but he ends up having a confrontation with the gang instead. The last straw is when he breaks a bottle of Scotch, and Ted punches him in the face. The Mother hears of this and buys her (at this point anonymous) hero a drink. Later, The Mother returns to where she is staying (Louis’ beach house) and finds Louis there waiting to propose. The Mother consults with Max (in heaven) and feels like she can finally move on, but she knows Louis isn’t the one. She declines his offer, takes her things, and checks into the Farhampton Inn. She gets the room right next to Ted’s, and she performs La Vie En Rose on her balcony. Ted hears her for the first time and starts to fall in love…
5/24/13: The Mother buys her ticket and boards the train to Farhampton. She meets Lily on board and they become instant friends!
5/18/13: Ted runs into Cindy and her wife, Casey, on the train. He mentions that Robin and Barney’s wedding band cancelled at the last minute. Cindy suggests her old roommate’s wedding band. This is how The Mother ends up at the wedding.
5/2013: Ted reveals that he plans to move to Chicago, because he still has feelings for Robin. Lily reveals that Robin already dug up the locket and put it in Ted’s pencil box. Ted plans to give it to Robin (and Barney?) as a wedding gift.
5/2013: Ted abandons an important meeting to help Robin find a locket that she buried in Central Park in 1994. He and Robin have a moment, holding hands in the rain.
5/2013: The gang attends the annual Robots Versus Wrestlers show. (?)
4/2013: The Mother purchases a train ticket to Farhampton from the Long Island Train Station.
4/2013: Ted and the group plan the worst night ever for Barney’s bachelor party.
4/2013: Ted sees Liddy, a girl he had a yoga class with. He and Barney become obsessed with seeing the body she is hiding beneath her big puffy coat. Ted suggests that Barney cut back on being so flirtatious, but Barney rebuffs him.
4/10/13: Exactly 45 days before Ted and The Mother meet. The Mother is “dating some finance guy named Louis” and her address is apartment 7A on West 115th St.
4/10/13: Ted sits at MacLaren’s, alone, and imagines time traveling versions of himself and Barney coming to visit from the future. After he remembers moments from years passed, he imagines Barney reminding him that he’s actually sitting alone, because all of his friends were too busy to go to Robots Versus Wrestlers: Legends.
3/2013: Ted and Marshall pretend to be a family when they attend Barney’s apartment showing. Later, Ted hooks up with a woman that thinks he is gay. This occurs despite him just saying that he wants to stop dating and just settle down.
2/2013: Jeanette breaks up with Ted. Barney tries to use the Playbook to help Ted find a new wedding date, but he ends up getting back together with Jeanette. Another misunderstanding leads to Jeanette flinging all of Ted’s belongings out the window, amidst flames. Ted decides he is really, truly, ready to settle down.
2/2013: Ted and Jeanette are kicked out of the Barclays Center for being inappropriate in public. Later, Jeanette barricades herself in Ted’s room and destroys his stuff. Despite all of this, they continue to date.
2/2013: Ted begins dating Jeanette even though she is a crazy person. Future Ted reveals that this was the last big mistake he made before he met his wife.
2/2013: Ted is excited to have met the one after a series of seemingly destined encounters. He thinks that the universe is bringing them together, but the group realizes that this woman, Jeanette, is actually stalking Ted.
1/2013: Ted dates a younger woman named Carly. Barney encourages Ted to sleep with her, until he realizes that Ted is actually dating Barney’s half sister.
1/2013: Ted admits to Lily that he still has feelings for Robin and wishes he was the one getting married to her.
12/2012: Ted’s GNB building official opens. Ted invites Robin to attend the party with him, but he realizes that Robin should know about Barney proposing to Patrice. He drops Robin off, and she discovers that the entire plan was actually about Barney proposing to Robin. Barney and Robin get engaged.
12/2012: Ted, Marshall, and Lily return to Wesleyan University so Ted can confront his old favorite architecture profession, Vinick. On the ride back, Barney tells Ted that he is planning to propose to Patrice.
12/2012: Ted, Robin, and Lily all end up hiding in Barney’s apartment for various reasons.
12/2012: Ted sees Baby Marv crawl for the first time. He also serves Marv his first plate of spaghetti, and takes him to meet Santa Claus for the first time.
11/2012: Ted plays in the MPBL (Midtown Professionals Basketball League) with his team, the T-Squares. They lose their big game against the Crunchers, 112-0.
10/2012: Ted proposes to Victoria. She says yes, so long as Ted ends his friendship with Robin. Ted says no, and they break up.
10/2012: Lily and Marshall designate Ted, Robin, and Barney as Baby Marv’s godparents.
Summer 2012: “Summer of Love”; entire gang paired up in relationships. Ted is dating Victoria.
5/2012: Victoria breaks up with her fiancé, Klaus, on the day of their wedding. Her and Ted begin dating again. Ted encourages her to write a left at the altar letter, and he delivers it to the church. He discovers Klaus sneaking out of the church. Klaus had not yet read the letter and wanted to leave Victoria because she was not the one.
5/2012: Baby Marvin Wait-For-It Eriksen is born!
5/2012: The gang attends the annual Robots Versus Wrestlers show.
4/2012: Ted wears a green dress to the bar and exclaims “Now we’re even!” to Barney. This is the same night that The Mother meets (and starts dating) Louis. They have their first date at the regular MacLaren’s, and Louis mentions that he thought the place used to be called Puzzles. The Mother gets the brilliance of Puzzles as a clever name!
Spring 2012: Ted, Marshall, and Barney celebrate their fifth Trilogy Time.
3/2012: Ted sublets Quinn’s apartment.
2/2012: Ted moves out of the apartment and gives it to Marshall and Lily.
2/2012: Robin returns from Russia. Ted asks her if she loves him; she says no. They decide to be friends but Robin moves out of the apartment after Marshall suggests that she is hurting Ted.
2/15/12: Robin leaves for a work assignment in Russia. She tells Ted they will discuss being a couple when she returns.
2/14/12: Robin tells Kevin that she is infertile, and they break up. Robin tells Ted what happened, and Ted tells Robin that he loves her (again).
2/14/12: Ted and Barney look for ladies on the drunk train.
2/12/12: Kevin proposes to Robin.
12/31/11: Ted and Barney open a bar called Puzzles inside their apartment.
12/2011: Robin finds out she can’t have kids.
11/24/11: Thanksgiving at Marshall and Lily’s Long Island house.
11/2011: Ted and Barney debate adopting a baby together.
11/2011: Ted, Marshall, and Lily attend Groovapalooza. Ted and Marshall share a big sandwich.
10/31/11: Ted and Naomi attend a Halloween party, and they wear their original hanging chad/slutty pumpkin costumes. They break up that night because they are horribly awkward together.
10/2011: Ted finally tracks down the Slutty Pumpkin (Naomi), and they begin dating.
10/2011: Ted goes on one date with Janet McIntyre.
10/2011: Robin begins dating her therapist, Kevin.
10/2011: Ted takes his class on an unsuccessful field trip to the GNB building site.
9/2011: Ted takes Robin to the Architect’s Ball. He runs into Victoria, who is catering the event. She is engaged to Klaus. Ted washes her dishes in an effort to atone for his cheating on her.
9/2011: Ted, Barney, and Robin find out that Lily and Marshall are expecting a baby.
9/2011: Punchy and Kelly get married!
9/2011: Ted is on the cover of New York Magazine. The article highlights how he is the youngest architect to add a building (GNB) to the NYC city skyline.
9/2011: Ted tries to get back together with Zoey, but Barney and Robin stop him before he reaches her.
9/2011: Lily and Marshall find out they are pregnant!
9/2011: The Arcadian is demolished.
8/27/11: Hurricane Irene hits New York. Lily and Marshall make a baby when they spend time together in Barney’s bathtub.
Summer 2011: Ted dates Becky again. They attend a gallery opening with the rest of the group, and encounter The Captain. They don’t hear from him again for a year and a half.
5/2011: Ted and Zoey break up.
5/2011: The Landmark Preservation Committee decides that The Arcadian is not a landmark, and thus can be torn down so the GNB building can be erected.
5/2011: The gang attends the annual Robots Versus Wrestlers show.
4/2011: Ted and Robin pretend to be dating, then engaged, when the gang accompanies Barney and his dad to a club.
2/13/11: Ted and Marshall return to New York.
2/2011: Ted joins Marshall in Minnesota.
2/2011: Ted and Zoey begin dating.
2/2011: Zoey and her husband, The Captain, break up.
2/2011: Zoey sets Ted up with her cousin, whom the gang nicknames Honey (as in, “oh, Honey”) in response to her naïveté.
1/2011: The group goes to Minnesota for Marshall’s father’s funeral. Marshall stays behind to “take care” of his mother, but really she ends up taking care of him.
1/2011: Marshall’s father dies from a heart attack.
12/2010: Ted coaches all of his friends during their times of need. He helps Punchy select flowers for his wedding, he helps Lily and Marshall when they consider not trying to have a baby, he finagles Barney out of his diamond suit, and he convinces Robin to take the job as an associate researcher for World Wide News. Robin says that if she ever gets married, she wants Ted to be her best man.
11/25/10: Ted has Thanksgiving at his place. The group, along with Zoey and Steve “The Blitz” Henry (an old friend who seems cursed) join them. The Blitz’s curse is temporarily passed to Ted and Barney, but it returns to Steve.
11/2010: Ted runs into Cathy and her deaf fiancé, Daniel.
11/2010: Ted’s best friend from high school, Adam “Punchy” Punciarello, asks him to be the best man at his wedding.
11/2010: The group attends the 133rd Annual Natural History Museum “Autumn Spectacular” event. They meet Zoey and her husband, The Captain, at the gala. Zoey’s husband is actually named George Van Smoot, which connects to the Van Smoot Building where Lily and Marshall were married.
10/31/10: Ted dresses up as a hot dog for Halloween. The group (sans Robin) attends a Halloween party at the GNB building.
10/2010: Ted briefly dates Robin’s new co-anchor, Becky.
10/2010: Ted meets Zoey when she protests the destruction of the Arcadian Building.
10/2010: GNB re-hires Ted to design their new building. Ted discovers it will be located where the current Arcadian Building stands.
9/2010: Ted and the gang help Barney clean out his old bedroom in his mom’s house.
Summer 2010: Robin tries to seduce Ted as she recovers from her breakup with Don. She is unshowered and gross so it easy for Ted to turn her down.
5/2010: Tony’s movie, The Wedding Bride, is released. It becomes the fifth highest grossing movie of all time, despite being a twisted version of Ted and Stella’s love story. Ted dates a girl named Royce but ultimately breaks up with her because she has too much baggage.
5/2010: Barney and Ted both try to get Robin back after they each read their letters, written on the day they broke up. The letters are supposed to remind you of why you shouldn’t try to get back with the ex, but Barney and Ted are both drunkenly inspired to win Robin back. Ted re-steals the blue French horn. They make fools of themselves. Robin tells them that she needs a break, and Ted later finds her bedroom empty, except for the blue French horn she has left behind.
5/2010: Ted, Barney, Marshall, and Lily highjack the prior resident’s mail, and use Marissa Heller’s invitation to get into a swanky party at The Alberta Building. Marshall, Lily, and Barney leave early, but Ted stays later. Once he realizes how douchey he seems, Ted leaves. Meanwhile, Barney, Marshall, and Lily went to Wrestlers vs. Robots and see a Mexican wrestler doppelganger of Ted.
4/2010: Ted’s mom Virginia marries Clint; Ted disappears for three days. Then he reveals that he has purchased a major fixer upper of a house in Westchester.
3/2010: Ted brings a random girl named Amanda to Lily’s 32nd birthday party.
3/2010: Ted finds himself “on the hook” of a girl named Tiffany. Meanwhile, he has a librarian named Henrietta on his hook. No one ends up together despite many mishaps.
2/14/10: Ted considers women from his past. By now Trudy is married and Blah Blah has been committed to Bellevue. Marshall and Lily find him a date – Natalia – that seems absolutely perfect. Ted is in possession of Barney’s pickup phone, though, and he can’t resist imagining the what-ifs that could be with someone else. He ends up at home, cleaning the apartment.
1/2010: Ted bonds with his students over their drinking game for Robin’s news show. Every time she says “but, um” they have to drink.
1/2010: Ted dates Cindy and leaves his yellow umbrella at her apartment. This is how the yellow umbrella is inadvertently returned to The Mother (Cindy’s roommate). Ted sees The Mother’s foot and ankle in the apartment. After he leaves, Cindy tells The Mother all about her breakup with Ted. The Mother didn’t even know she was dating anyone, but she is supportive. Cindy then kisses The Mother and realizes that she may need to work some stuff out. We know that later on she meets another lesbian and they end up happily married with a kid.
12/2009: The group temporarily become regular smokers.
12/2009: Ted finds out that an old friend from college, Maggie, is single. She is never single for more than a short window of time, so he pursues her while he can. She ends up reuniting with her childhood friend/soulmate.
11/26/09: Thanksgiving at Lily and Marshall’s.
11/2009: Ted brings a random girl to Barney’s birthday party at the bar. Slash from Guns N Roses comes into the bar, and the group is excited to get a picture with him. When they see the photo they realize that Ted’s random date is completely blocking Slash in the picture.
11/2009: Ted, Marshall, and Lily try to break up Robin and Barney.
10/31/09: The whole gang dresses up as The Breakfast Club for Halloween, but they failed to coordinate their costumes so they all showed up dressed as Judd Nelson’s character (John Bender).
10/2009: Ted and Marshall plan a road trip to Gazolas before their old favorite pizza place closes for good. Lily comes along and the trip turns into a couple’s retreat at a B&B. Ted kidnaps Marshall and they reconcile their issues on the drive there and back. Later, they regret this choice because they both have horrible stomach pains from eating the questionable food (and drinking Tantrum).
10/2009: Ted becomes the Sexless Innkeeper for an evening, but later uses his professor status to hook up with a hot blonde.
10/2009: Ted teaches Barney in a custom class all about Robin. Ted uses all of his knowledge from his own time with Robin to help ensure Barney’s success in his current relationship. Robin discovers the class and is not happy.
9/2009: Ted goes on a second “first” date with Jen, the girl from seven years ago.
9/2009: Ted teaches his first class at Wesleyan University. He thinks he is addressing the Architecture 101 class, but it was actually Economics 305. He later discovers that The Mother and her roommate, Cindy, were in class to witness his embarrassment. The Mother and Cindy meet in this classroom for the first time, and The Mother has invited Cindy to live with her within about 15 minutes of knowing her. Ted tells his shellfish joke to the class and The Mother actually appreciates it.
6/2009: Ted attends Alex and Jessica’s wedding. This time his wedding speech meltdown is centered around how Mosbius Designs has failed.
5/2009: Ted accepts Tony’s job offer and becomes an architecture professor at Columbia University. This is presumably when he gives up on Mosbius Designs as well.
Spring 2009: Ted, Marshall, and Barney celebrate their fourth Trilogy Time. Robin is also there, but hiding in a Storm Trooper costume so her and Barney don’t have to reveal that they are sleeping together.
4/2009: Ted is attacked by Missy the Goat on his 31st birthday.
4/2009: Ted takes the yellow umbrella out one day when it is raining. He runs into Stella. This leads to Tony offering Ted a job teaching architecture.
4/2009: Ted starts his own architecture firm, Mosbius Designs.
3/2009: Ted attends another high school friend’s wedding, and gives another meltdown speech. This time he cries about being fired.
3/2009: Ted finds out about the GNB job being cancelled. He is given a pity job of designing a room, but he gets too into it and is ultimately fired.
3/2009: Karen moves to New York. Ted dates her (again), until they break up (again).
2/2009: The GNB building job is cancelled, unbeknownst to Ted.
1/2009: Carl plans to close MacLaren’s because of a snowstorm, but Ted and Barney beg him for the chance to be in charge. Their college age dates show up later, and eventually Ted and Barney take the entire group upstairs to continue the party in the apartment. Foreshadowing to Puzzles!
1/2009: Robin and Ted become friends/roommates with benefits. Ted ends the benefits part of the relationship when he realizes that Barney has feelings for Robin.
12/2008: Ted and Barney are credited with fighting some guys at the bar, even though they showed up after Doug the Bouncer took the guys down. Later, Ted and Barney are forced to admit that they didn’t fight, after they are sued for assault.
11/2008: Ted and the rest of the gang discover “The Naked Man” move.
11/2008: Ted gets a job designing the new Goliath National Bank building.
11/2008: Ted sees Stella in a restaurant. He follows her home and discovers that she is living in New York with Tony. Ted realizes there is no point in holding on to anger about the situation.
11/2008: Ted attends the wedding of his high school friends, Joel and Mora. He gives the first of his now infamous Schmosby wedding speeches, and laments the loss of Stella.
10/31/08: Lily and Marshall argue about dressing as penguins for Halloween.
10/2008: Ted and Stella are to be married, but Stella leaves him at the altar and gets back together with her ex Tony.
10/2008: Stella’s sister, Nora, cancels her wedding. Stella and Ted decide to take over her wedding plans.
10/2008: Ted struggles with visiting Stella in New Jersey. He ultimately realizes that he will need to move there to be with her, instead of expecting her to move her daughter to New York for him.
9/2008: Ted introduces Stella to Star Wars for the first time.
5/2008: Ted and Stella break up. Ted is in a car accident and realizes that he loves Stella, so he proposes to her.
5/2008: Ted and Stella have sex for the first time.
4/25/08: Ted finds out about Barney and Robin, and then decides he doesn’t want to be friends with Barney anymore. He ends the friendship before heading to his surprise 30th birthday party on the rooftop.
4/2008: Barney and Robin hook up.
3/24/08: Ted finishes ten tattoo removal sessions. He takes Stella on a romantic two minute date, because that is all she has time for.
3/18/08: Ted returns to the club in search of his lost phone. He does not find it, but he does find someone else’s lost yellow umbrella as he leaves. This umbrella was left by The Mother! The Mother also returns to search for her umbrella, but is already gone (stolen by Ted) by the time she gets there.
3/17/08: The Mother runs into Mitch, AKA The Naked Man, at the same club on St. Patrick’s Day. She invites him to her place so she can donate her cello to his school (this is her honest intention) but Mitch mistakes this as a prime opportunity to pull The Naked Man move on her. She declines, which makes The Mother the 1 out of 3 that the move does NOT work on.
3/17/08: Ted and Barney go out to a club on St. Patrick’s Day. Ted gets too drunk, makes out with a married woman, uses someone else’s tab to pay for champagne, and generally is a douche. We later discover that The Mother was also at this party. Ted runs into an unnamed woman at this event, but we do not know if she is supposed to represent The Mother or just a random woman.
1/08-3/08: Ted asks Stella out, but she declines. He gets to know her over 10 weekly tattoo removal sessions, and tells her that he plans to ask her out again when the sessions are over and he is no longer her patient.
12/31/07: Ted brings a random girl, Emily, to the group’s New Year’s Eve party. He thinks she is “the one”. She isn’t.
12/10/07: Ted falls for his doctor, Stella, when he goes to have his tramp stamp butterfly tattoo removed. He asks her on a date, but she ends up bringing friends along because she doesn’t date her patients.
12/2007: The group joins a gym but quits after the first week.
11/22/07: Thanksgiving at Lily and Marshall’s. Ted and Robin sleep together despite her bringing an older guy – Bob – to dinner.
11/2007: Ted brings a dirty hippie named Strawberry to the celebration dinner for Marshall passing the bar.
11/2007: Marshall passes the NY bar exam!
11/2007: Ted dates Cathy, a girl that he thinks is great. The rest of the group can’t stand her, because they notice her constant chattering, which Ted is immune to. The whole gang ends up discovering and sharing one another’s bad habits, which include Ted’s tendency to correct people all the time.
11/2007: Marshall and Lily buy an apartment in Dowisetrepla.
10/31/07: Ted dresses up as the robot Luke’s uncle almost bought from the Jawas (to Marshall’s C3PO and Lily’s R2D2) for Halloween.
10/2007: Ted discovers there is a porn star named after him.
10/2007: Ted dates “Blah Blah”, a crazy girl that he met playing World of Warcraft.
10/2007: Ted runs into Trudy again. He is lucky enough to have a chance at “the belt”, but we never find out 100% for sure if he had a threesome with her and her friend or not.
10/2007: Robin breaks up with Gael.
9/2007: The Mother walks by MacLaren’s, yellow umbrella in hand.
9/2007: Robin returns from Argentina with Gael. Ted does not handle this well and ends up getting so drunk that he awakens with a butterfly tramp stamp tattoo on his lower back.
Summer 2007: Robin goes to Argentina and meets Gael.
5/2007: Ted and Robin tell Barney that they are broken up.
5/2007: Lily and Marshall get married! This includes them getting married by Barney in a small outdoor ceremony (3rd intended wedding and 2nd actual wedding) and then the planned wedding at the Van Smoot House (4th intended wedding and 3rd actual wedding).
5/2007: Ted, Marshall, Barney, Stuart, and Brad go to the Foxwoods for Marshall’s bachelor party.
4/30/07: Ted and Robin break up. We later discover Lily had a hand in this breakup also. The blue French horn is returned to the restaurant.
2/2007: Ted and Robin decide to move in together, attempt to move in, and ultimately decide they don’t want to live together.
2/2007: Ted misses his flight to Chicago. He was going there to interview for a position at an architecture firm. He is later glad to have missed the interview, because had he taken the job, he never would have met The Mother.
2/5/07: The group gets together to watch the Super Bowl.
2/4/07: Ted and the gang go to Mark’s funeral instead of their usual Super bowl Sunday festivities. Ted debuts his “Sensory Deprivator” glasses. He wears them when he goes to pick up wings and sauce from a sports bar called Quinn’s.
1/2007: Robin tells Ted she loves him for the first time.
1/2007: Robin’s 16 year old sister, Katie, visits New York. The gang takes her to the Empire State Building, and they all confess how they lost their virginity.
12/25/06: Ted goes to Staten Island to celebrate Christmas with his cousin Stacy. The rest of the group rescues him. Four years later we discover that Ted invited a girl named Leilani to their Christmas celebration, because he thought she was the one. She wasn’t.
12/24/06: Ted and Lily fight after Lily hears a message from Ted calling her a “grinch”.
11/2006: The group goes to Atlantic City so Lily and Marshall can elope. The pair ends up getting married on a ship but demands to be unmarried seconds later. This is the second of their intended weddings, and the first of their actual weddings.
11/2006: Lily and Marshall get back together.
10/31/06: Ted dresses up as a scared villager (to Lily’s Dr. Frankenstein and Marshall’s monster) for Halloween.
10/2006: Ted’s alternate design for a building in Spokane is selected to be built.
10/2006: Ted and Robin have their first fight.
10/06: Ted’s dad kisses Wendy the Waitress, and Barney kisses Ted’s mom.
10/06: The group goes to brunch with Ted’s parents, who finally reveal that they are divorced.
10/2006: Natalie is married “within a year” of 10/2005.
7/2006: Ted takes Marshall to a New York Yankees game.
Spring 2006: Ted, Marshall, and Barney celebrate their third Trilogy Time.
5/2006: Ted and Robin get together; Lily and Marshall break up.
5/2006: Ted does a rain dance in an effort to finally win Robin’s heart. She is set to go on a work camping trip with Sandy Rivers, a co-anchor that flirts with her. Ted makes it rain, which causes the camping trip to be cancelled, and he surprises Robin with a romantic blue orchestra performance in her living room.
4/26/06: Love Solutions calls Ted to tell him that they found his match. Ted is initially skeptical, but decides to give it another try. The match is described as his absolute perfect woman, but he cancels their date at the last minute to help Lily. Instead of rescheduling with the date, he decides to pursue Robin again.
4/25/06: Ted turns 28.
4/2006: Ted takes Mary the Paralegal (who is not a hooker) as his date to the Local Area Media Awards Show. Robin has won an award.
4/2006: Ted kisses Robin and lies about being broken up with Victoria. Later, Robin accidentally takes a call from Victoria and discovers that her and Ted are still together. Ted ends up alone.
3/2006: Victoria is offered a dessert fellowship in Germany. Ted and Victoria decide to try long distance dating even though it never works. Victoria leaves the country.
2/2006: The gang, plus Victoria, gathers to play Marshgammon. Ted ends up confessing to Robin about the “re-return” vomit incident.
2/2006: Ted and Victoria have sex for the first time.
1/2006: Stuart and Claudia get married. Ted meets Victoria at the wedding but only knows her as “Buttercup”. The next day, Ted tracks her down at her bakery, and kisses her. They become a couple.
12/31/05: Ted rents a limo for New Year’s Eve. The group attends several parties and encounters mishaps. The group meets Not Moby. Robin kisses Ted after midnight – and after she kisses her boyfriend.
12/2005: The Pineapple Incident; Ted hooks up with Trudy.
12/2005: Ted’s parents get divorced, but don’t tell him until 10 months later.
11/24/05: With Marshall and Lily in Minnesota for Thanksgiving, Ted and Robin try to volunteer at a homeless shelter. They discover Barney doing volunteer work there, and the trio eventually ends up at the Lusty Leopard strip club for the holiday.
11/2005: Ted and Barney go to Love Solutions in search of women. Barney is kicked out, but Ted is promised a match within three days. He is told that there are only eight eligible women for him in the entire city of New York. He returns the next week to ask why he hasn’t been matched yet. The owner confesses that she couldn’t find a single woman for him. Ted sees someone with a high match percentile on the computer, but she is already matched with someone. Ted tracks down Dr. Sarah O’Brian but she is already engaged.
11/2005: Ted and Marshall sword fight over the apartment. Marshall accidentally stabs Lily with one of the broad swords.
10/31/05: Ted dresses up as a hanging chad for Halloween. He spends the night at the rooftop party Ted and Marshall pretend to be a family when they attend Barney’s apartment showing. Later, Ted hooks up with a woman that thinks he is gay. This occurs despite him just saying that he wants to stop dating and just settle down.b/pin the hopes of running into the Slutty Pumpkin again.
10/05: Ted goes to th Ted finds out about the GNB job being cancelled. He is given a pity job of designing a room, but he gets too into it and is ultimately fired.e club “Okay” with Barney and Robin. He meets the coat check girl (aka coat wench) but Future Ted immediately notes that sh(At this point Ted has on a Wedding Ring).e is not The Mother.
10/2005: Ted finds an old shirt in his closet, which prompts him to reconsider other things/people he may want to try again. Ted contacts his ex, Natalie. They date again for three weeks, and the relationship ends when Ted breaks up with her on her birthday (again). She beats him up using her krav maga techniques.
10/3/05: Ted and Barney take an impromptu trip to Philadelphia, where they lick the Liberty Bell.
9/26/05: Ted runs into Robin at the bar. He is inspired to try again with her, so he tracks her down at the Razzle Dazzle Supermarket (75th & Columbus) after he sees her on TV. He invites her to a party that Friday night. She isn’t able to attend, so he throws two more parties the next two nights.
9/19/05: The Mother celebrates her 21st birthday on the same night that Marshall proposes and Ted meets Robin. She is waiting for her boyfriend, Max, at the other MacLaren’s bar across town. She receives a call stating that he has passed away, for unknown reasons. She discovers that he left one last present for her – a ukulele so her breakfast foods don’t have to sing a cappella. She treasures the ukulele from this moment on.
9/19/05: Marshall proposes to Lily; Ted meets Robin. On their first date, Ted steals a blue French horn from the restaurant they are at. After a successful first date, Robin is called away for a work assignment. Later, Ted’s friends point out that he missed the moment when he should have kissed her. Ted returns to her apartment and she invites him in. They dance together and are about to kiss, but Ted blurts out “I think I’m in love with you”. This freaks Robin out. Ted leaves, but re-returns to Robin’s apartment later that evening. Before he has a chance to knock, he vomits on her custom doormat.
4/2005: Robin moves to New York.
2/2005: Ted dates Natalie again, and breaks up with her again.
10/31/04: Ted dresses up as a hanging chad for Halloween. He spends the night at the rooftop party in the hopes of running into the Slutty Pumpkin again.
10/31/03: Ted drebsses up as a hanging chad for Halloween. He spends the night at the rooftop party in the hopes of running into the Slutty Pumpkin again.
Spring 2003: Ted and Marshall have their second Trilogy Time. Barney becomes a part of the tradition.
Winter 2002: Ted goes skiing and breaks his arms.
10/31/02: Ted dresses up as a hanging chad for Halloween. He spends the night at the rooftop party in the hopes of running into the Slutty Pumpkin again.
10/02: Ted breaks up with Natalie over the phone, on her birthday.
5/02: Ted dates “a weird sci-fi girl”. She proposes to him after two months. Lily secretly breaks them up at the premier of Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones.
2002: Ted goes on a first date with a girl named Jen. He says he will call her but never does. The date didn’t go well anyway.
10/31/01: Ted dresses up as a hanging chad for Halloween. He meets the infamous Slutty Pumpkin (Naomi) at a party on the roof of their building.
2001: Ted meets Barney in the bathroom at MacLaren’s. His life is never the same.
10/31/00: Ted dresses up as a canoe (to Marshall’s Lewis and Lily’s Clark) for Halloween.
2000: Ted and Marshall move to New York and into the apartment above MacLaren’s. Lily moves to New York and into an apartment that is later turned into a Chinese food restaurant.
2000: Ted, Marshall, and Lily graduate from Wesleyan University.
Spring 2000: While studying for finals, Ted and Marshall being the Trilogy Time tradition. Around the same time, every three years, they watch the original Star Wars trilogy together.
1999: Ted and Marshall drink a bunch of Tantrum and take a road trip to Gazolas Pizza in Chicago.
1999: Marshall goes to Paris to visit Lily. Ted and Karen have just gotten back together, but they break up on the plane ride there. Karen is a douche the whole time.
1999: Lily and Marshall lose their virginity to one another. Ted is witness to the event as he shares a bunk bed with Marshall.
Summer 1999: Ted works in Boston, doing an internship at Gradmore, Jellinek, & Ross.
10/31/98: Ted dresses up as a bowl of spaghetti (to Lily’s Lady and Marshall’s Tramp) for Halloween.
Summer 1998: Ted works as a lifeguard at a senior citizen’s home back in Ohio.
7/1998: Ted has front row seats to the ‘N Sync concert. He catches JC Chasez’s shirt.
1998: Ted dates a girl named Angie, but breaks up with her after Lily secretly interferes.
10/31/97: Ted dresses up as cumin (to Marshall’s salt and Lily’s pepper) for Halloween.
12/1996: Ted and Marshall officially become best friends on a road trip in the Fiero. The Fiero hits 100k miles.
12/1996: Karen and Ted break up. It was her idea, but it was “totally mutual”.
1996: Ted “secretly” becomes Dr. X, the host of a small college radio show.
1996: Ted makes out with unreasonably small mouth opening girl at the freshmen orientation mixer. Marshall introduces him to Lily the next day. They all end best friends.
1996: Ted starts college at Wesleyan University. He meets his roommate, Marshall. Later, Marshall meets Lily. Her and Marshall begin dating shortly thereafter.
1996: Ted graduates from Shaker Heights High School in Ohio.
1996-2000: Ted and Karen continue to date, off and on. It usually ends with her cheating on him – sometimes in his own bed.
1996: Ted goes to prom with Karen.
1995: Ted loses his virginity to Molly Mackenzie.
1993: Ted vomits. This may have been the time when mom bought beef at the Price Club, which resulted in Ted hurling.
1992-1996: At some point, Ted begins dating his high school girlfriend Karen. She is a douche. They break up and get back together again many times.
1992: Ted (in ninth grade) saves a fourth grader named Steve Biel from some bullies. Later, Steve makes “Ted Mosby” his porn star name, in homage to Ted.
1987: Ted gets trapped under a fake boulder at the mall, age 9.
1986: Ted’s best friend is a balloon. They have a wild west adventure together. Ted lets go of the balloon briefly and loses his friend forever. This prompts a lifelong obsession with holding on to things too tight, thus explaining many of his romantic problems. This specifically connects to him not being able to let go of Robin until right before her wedding (literally one day before the wedding).
2/85: Weird Al Yankovic receives a fan letter from Ted Mosby, and list of song suggestions. Al mocks most of them but immediately uses the idea for “Like A Surgeon”. Ted never gets credit for the song.
1980-1985: At some point in his early childhood, Ted creates a building out of play blocks and realizes he is meant to be an architect.
9/19/84: The Mother is born.
4/25/78: Theodore Evelyn Mosby is born.
10/9/76: Ted’s parents get married.
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