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Mind-Blowing Continuity Details Fans Noticed In 'How I Met Your Mother'

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From the relationships of small background characters to hidden references to key plot elements, How I Met Your Mother was genius when it came to itty-bitty continuity details. Here is a small handful of amazing continuity details that fans found over the years. 

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    When We Meet 'Tracy'

    Photo: CBS

    Posted by u/theflamingf***:

    In How I Met Your Mother, the mother's name is told by Ted in a prank in Season 1 [when he tells his kids about a stripper 'Tracy' (aka Amber).]

    [We later learn years later that the mother's real name, which is why the kids were shocked.]

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      The Future Thanksgiving Dinner Scene

      Photo: CBS

      Posted by u/Seamoose93:

      In Season 4 Episode 10, when we jump to 3 to 5 years into the future to see the lightsaber turkey cutter, at the dinner table there is no sign of Marshall’s dad nor do they reference him being there. Season 6 of How I Met Your Mother, Marshall’s dad passes away.

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        The Ongoing Story Of Couple In The Background

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          'Penny'

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