First of all, let me just say, I love this show very, very much, and it has little to do with the fact that I see way to much of myself in the main character Ted (played by someone named Josh, coincidence? You be the judge), and more to do with the fact that it is HI-larious (as well as Awesome, and Legendary).
I was a little concerned when I heard that Britney Spears (who has become a joke in and of herself) would be on the second episode after the return from the writers strike.
I needn't have worried. Last night's episode was among the best of the show's three season history.
And Britney Spears was fabulous. I laughed pretty much every time she said anything. She truly did a great job.
Maybe, just maybe, there is hope for her yet.
The real reason that I'm writing this, however, is because I'm wondering if Sarah Chalke (who also guest starred on last night's episode, she's played the second Becky on Roseanne and is currently Elliot Reed on Scrubs, and last night played the doctor removing Ted's "Tramp Stamp") might be the "Mother".
If you noticed, when she was telling Ted why she couldn't date him she told him that the only time she'd been out besides her once a month Girl's Night Movie Excursion (and how cool are these girls that they went to see Plan 9 From Outer Space by the way) was a St. Patty's Day party, from which she left early.
We were told in last weeks episode that the "Mother" was at the St. Patty's Day party that Ted attended with Barney, but that they didn't meet there.
I'm betting that Sarah Chalke isn't the "Mother", but that she is friends with her and was at the same party with her that Ted and Barney were at living as if it were their last night.
Until Next Time, with no LOST for five weeks, I might be tempted to use my LOST trained mind to over analyze other television shows. You'll have to excuse me.