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    Posted on Jan 31, 2018

    Here's A Fact About "How I Met Your Mother" That Is Deeply Troubling

    This is SO not legend — wait for it — dary.

    In case you forgot, it's currently 2018. This means that How I Met Your Mother first premiered 13 YEARS AGO.

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    Oh, and it's almost been off the air for four years.

    In the year 2030, Ted Mosby started telling his kids the story of how he met their mother — and that story started in the year 2005.

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    Now, here's where it gets deeply upsetting. Since it's 2018, that means we are now closer in time to FUTURE TED of 2030 than we are to the Ted we knew and loved (or hated) from 2005.


    2005 was 13 years ago, but 2030 is only 12 years from now. (I really should have been a mathematician...)

    I honestly cannot begin to process this information, because when I started watching HIMYM, 2030 felt like a weird, futuristic, Jetsons lifetime away and now we're more than halfway there.


    And in case you're not freaking out yet, here's how old each of the characters were supposed to be when the show premiered:




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