It's been over a year since the final episode of How I Met Your Mother aired, and audiences finally found out exactly how Ted Mosby met his wife, Tracy. Whether or not the controversial final season was what you wanted, there's no denying that the show was an absolute juggernaut, captivating viewers for an impressive nine seasons.
In fact, the show has proved so captivating that even now, a year after the final season finished, fans are still finding tons of small easter eggs and references that the clever writers and directors sprinkled through the series. Redditor PositiveEntropy proved to be one such fan this past week, when they came to a very cute realization about Ted, Tracy and Robin.
Remember in Season 9 when Tracy plays Edith Piaf's 'La Vie En Rose' on the ukulele?
The moment is very sweet, and is made even sweeter when future Ted talks to his kids about how often he heard their mother play the song over the years, particularly when she tucked them into bed.
Well, as touching as that moment with 'La Vie En Rose' is, turns out it's not the first time we heard the song in the series!
Rewind back to Season 1, Episode 11 'The Limo.'
In 'The Limo,' the gang spends New Year's Eve in a limo that Ted rented, driving around the city. After Robin's boyfriend, Derek cancels on their plans, Ted cheers her up by saying he'll be her midnight kiss. However when Derek turns up at the last minute, a disappointed Ted gets out of the limo.
However, being a woman of her word, Robin rushed after Ted, and the two kissed on the street, as promised.
And if you listen closely, as PositiveEntropy did, you'll notice a very familiar song playing in the background as the two kiss...
Yep, 'La Vie En Rose,' the same song Ted would hear The Mother play all those years later.
The show's creator and writer, Carter Bays even responded to the fan theory, and confirmed that the song's inclusion in Season 9 was no mistake:
Now if you'll excuse me, I'll be over here crying about how heartbreakingly well this show was written....