7 Great How I Met Your Mother Concepts ...


There are plenty of great “How I Met Your Mother” concepts.

Every so often, the writers come up with ideas that connect with their fans.

Sometimes the concepts are funny and sometimes they’re lessons or names for things that we go through.

If I named all of them, this list could go on for a while, but let’s take a look at seven “How I Met Your Mother” concepts.

1. The Olive Theory

This is my favorite “How I Met Your Mother” concept hands down.

It’s a really sweet idea.

The Olive Theory is based on Lily and Marshall’s relationship.

The theory is that if one person likes olives and the other person in the relationship doesn’t, then they have perfect balance and are meant to be together.

This might sound a little weird, but I think it really makes sense and that the olives are just a metaphor for opposites attract.2

I love this concept!

2. The Front Porch Test

The Front Porch Test is a test in which Lily tries to picture how a relationship would be in the future.2

The people who pass The Front Porch Test are people who Lily believes would fit in with them when they grow old.

The scene in which this is explained shows Marshall, Lily, and Ted playing bridge.

Lily hopes that whoever passes this test will fill the extra spot on the porch.

I think this is so cute because they just want to know that their friend’s future spouse will fits in with them.

I hope my friends are this considerate!

3. The Pit Person

The Pit Person concept is a really interesting one.

Basically what it says is that everybody has a person that drives them so crazy that they would throw them in a pit, like in “Silence of the Lambs.” What it comes down to is that you become so obsessed with someone that you end up losing your mind.

In the episode, Ted is obsessed with a professor who once told him that he would never be an architect.

I didn’t think that I had a pit person, but after thinking about it I realized I do.

I think everyone does.

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