Where did Ted get the mysterious pineapple in How I Met Your Mother? The puzzling pineapple appeared within the sitcom’s first season and have become one of many present’s largest fan mysteries. But the fact wasn’t revealed till after the sequence ended.
“The Pineapple Incident” was episode 10 of the How I Met Your Mother season 1. Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) and his pals tried to place collectively the occasions that occurred earlier than he awakened with a lady in his mattress and a pineapple on his nightstand. Ted’s night time of ingesting meant he had no reminiscence of the night time however the lady, Trudy (Danica McKellar), ultimately stuffed in a number of blanks. Despite some helpful clues, nonetheless, she did not have a solution explaining how the pineapple received there. Per the episode’s future Ted narration, the gang by no means discovered the reality.
However, that does not imply there is not a solution, it is simply not a part of the present correct; the thriller was ultimately solved in a deleted scene from How I Met Your Mother‘s final season, launched as a part of the entire sequence DVD boxset. In season 9, episode 20, “Daisy”, Ted, Marshall (Jason Segel), and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) workforce as much as discover Lily (Alyson Hannigan) after she disappeared from the Farhampton Inn. They find yourself on the Captain’s (Kyle MacLachlan) home. In the deleted scene, the Captain talked about to Ted how he beforehand stole from him, a playful joke meant to comment on how Ted stole the Captain’s spouse, Zoey (Jennifer Morrison). But it seems Ted additionally stole one thing else from the person – a pineapple.
While Ted was leaving the Captain’s home, he observed a pineapple sitting outdoors of the doorway. The Captain defined that it is an previous sea captain custom and talked about that he additionally stored one on his porch at his home within the metropolis. With this immediate, Ted immediately had a flashback to his drunken night time in 2005 earlier than he met Trudy; whereas strolling across the metropolis in a drunken stupor, Ted handed by the Captain’s metropolis home and stole the pineapple from the porch. And with that flashback, the Pineapple Incident thriller was lastly solved.
It could at first appear stunning that the showrunners did not embrace the scene within the remaining reduce contemplating how vocal followers had been about getting solutions to the pineapple thriller, however having Ted uncover its origin when his 2030 self had claimed he by no means realized the reality would have created a fairly substantial plot gap. That mentioned, Alyson Hannigan as soon as took to social media to elucidate that the scene was reduce as a consequence of time constraints.
Considering the controversy surrounding How I Met Your Mother‘s ending, although, it might have been good to see the sequence return to its roots and give attention to their long-running jokes. At least followers ultimately received solutions.