Cheap Pop: How I Met Your Monday
In Cheap Pop, Three Man Booth Discuss Random Topics with a Slight Historical Bend
The Simpsons showed us with Gorgeous Grampa that it’s possible to have an entire show with a professional wrestling theme. However, it’s not the only television show to throw out nods to wrestling fans. CBS’s How I Met Your Mother, has, on several occasions included references to the amusement of wrestling fans and, more likely, for themselves. The premise of HIMYM (that’s what we call it) revolves around a Dad - in the near future - telling his kids about his adventures from his days spent in New York City with his friends and how all of his life experiences led to meeting their mother and, thus, their present future. If all this past/present/future speak just made your brain hurt, don’t worry about it. It’s a narrative device, not Looper.
What is important to know is that the HIMYM writers love wrestling. Each of the 5 main characters has had a wrestling moment over the course of HIMYM’s 8 Seasons: Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor), aka Future Dad, involuntary competed for the Winged Eagle Belt in “Third Wheel,” where he may or may not have won a “tricycle race” (We’re trying to keep this PG).