He is an architect who graduated from Wesleyan University, where he met Marshall and Lily.
Ted also serves as the show's narrator from the future, voiced by Bob Saget, as he tells his children a detailed story, with the premise of explaining how he met their mother.
His children claim his story was not about their mother but about Robin; they urge him to get back together with her and he does, bringing the iconic blue French horn with him.
Although the show is based around The Mother, her first appearance is not until the season-eight finale.
Many of the main character's relatives appear throughout the show, such as Lily's father or Barney's brother.
Soon after she started she got a co-host named Don whom she originally disliked.
However, she grew to like him and they dated for a while.