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Chosen One of the Day: That time on How I Met Your Mother when Robin turned into a balloon

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May 28, 2019

Allow me to preface this: How I Met Your Mother is one of my very favorite shows. I loved it dearly with my whole heart. And allow me to double-preface this: How I Met Your Mother is not a genre television show. Yet one moment fully embraced the show's dips into the fantastical more than any other. And that is the time Robin Scherbatsky turned into a balloon.

Like, literally. She turned into a balloon and floated away.

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This is of course meant to be a metaphor for Ted Mosby finally letting go of Robin. Letting her go into the actual sky and possibly an airplane engine, but sure, whatever it takes.

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Yeah she just kind of keeps going. 

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And going. Going all the way off the show forev — oh, wait, jk, she's back the next episode because, you know, she's one of the main characters.

Even the metaphor itself floats into nothingness because — spoiler alert — Ted doesn't let go of sh*t. (But my feelings regarding the ending of How I Met Your Mother is a whole other story I have spent far too much time discussing and need to let go of like a Maria Hill-shaped balloon.)

I'll never let go of my love of this show though. Even if it popped my joy balloon with that finale.

 

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