I think I’ve finally reached that level of acceptance that allows me to rewatch the entirety of How I Met Your Mother without feeling cheated and hurt. I may even come to think that the ending, despite pacing problems, was beautiful, even though it did ruin my OTP.
the mosby children react more to their mother being a stripper than to their mother being dead.
"Ted has Alzheimer’s and that’s why he showed up to Robin’s house with the blue French horn, he thought it was the year 2005. Robin calls Tracy to come pick him up, Ted does this every couple of nights." (By Anonymous)
In fairness, the novelization of the show is a bit curt.
THE NINTH SLAP.
I KNEW THE MOTHERS NAME WOULD BE TRACY I KNEW IT. Because remember that one time Ted met a stripper and she was like “hi, I’m Tracy” and Ted was like “that’s how I met your mother”, then they freaked? They wouldn’t have fallen for it if that wasnt her name.