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The One Thing You Never Noticed In "How I Met Your Mother"

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If you're a How I Met Your Mother fan, you probably remember Tracy's beautiful rendition of "La Vie En Rose" from the Season 9 episode "How Your Mother Met Me."

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Future Ted tells his kids, "I must've heard your mom's rendition of 'La Vie En Rose' a million times over the years, every night when she tucked you in, for instance. But that performance, that first night I ever heard her sing, that one will always be my favorite."

In Season 1 (!!!), Episode 11, "The Limo," the gang spends New Year's Eve in a limo Ted rented. Derek, Robin's date, bails on her. To cheer her up, Ted says he'll be her midnight kiss.

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But Derek shows up to kiss Robin at the last minute. Disappointed, Ted gets out of the limo.

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"You probably want to feel bad for your old man at this point in the story," narrates Future Ted. "Well, don't. Not every night has a happy ending. But all of it's important."

And what song's playing in the background? "La Vie En Rose," of course.

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The same song he would hear The Mother play about seven years later.