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Here's Something You May Have Missed On "How I Met Your Mother"

Goddammit Ted, pay attention.

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How I Met Your Mother is a show that is riddled with overarching storylines that are often revisited over the course of its nine-season run.

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Like Robin Sparkles.

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The slap bet.

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And the Slutty Pumpkin, who was first mentioned in the first season.

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Ted met her at a Halloween party on the roof, and realised that she was the perfect girl for him, but ended up losing her number.

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Thinking that he just let his future wife walk away from him, Ted wore the same costume for the next five Halloweens, hoping to run into the "Slutty Pumpkin" again.

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And he does. Almost 10 years after their original meeting, Ted finally tracks down the "Slutty Pumpkin," aka Naomi in the Season 7 episode "The Slutty Pumpkin Returns."

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And OK, sure, it didn't work out. She wasn't "the mother."

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But here's the thing, Ted actually crossed paths with Naomi four years before tracking her down.

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Naomi made a brief cameo, in a blink-and-you-miss-it scene in the Season 9 episode "The Poker Game."

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Through a flashback sequence in the episode, Ted is shown to be obsessing over Marshall and Lily not giving him a thank you note for the wedding present he bought them.

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Ted being Ted just had to drive the point home by going for a Halloween party as a thank you note.

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BUT, if Ted hadn't been so obsessed with the entire thank you note thing, he would have noticed the girl he'd spent years searching for, standing just a few feet away from him.

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And at least he would have gotten done with this trainwreck a few years earlier.

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