The Blue French Horn first appeared in the Pilot episode, in which Ted steals it for Robin after she saw it in a restaurant called "Carmichaels" and he said it reminded him of a 'Smurf penis' and she said she'd like one for her apartment. From this point onwards, Robin kept in on the mantle in her apartment.
In Come On, Ted surprises Robin in her apartment with candy, flowers, and a group of musicians with blue instruments (in reference to the Blue French Horn).
In Something Blue, Ted was forced to return it to the Carmichaels restaurant when they took his driver's license. They decide to return it to symbolize the end of their relationship.
In No Pressure, Ted picks Robin up at the airport and takes her to the same restaurant with the Blue French Horn, where it is shown to be chained up.
In Platonish, as Marshall is trying to convince Ted to get back together with Robin, Ted mentions that if he was going to get back together with Robin he would use the Blue French Horn. This forshadows the series finalie where Ted gets the French horn.
In the final episode, the last shot of the series is Ted holding it for Robin once again outside her door.
Notes and TriviaEdit
- The Blue French Horn is actually not a french horn, it's a mellophone. With some exceptions, a french horn is played with the left hand and normally uses rotary valves, while a mellophone is played with the right hand and normally uses piston valves. While these valve uses are commonly used to distinguish between instruments, designation between a french horn and a mellophone is in the tubing length, with a french horn having 12ft of tubing and a mellophone having 6. The Blue French Horn is a six foot instrument, meaning it is in fact, a mellophone.
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|Places||MacLaren's Pub • The Apartment • Wesleyan University • Gazzola's • Ted's house • Goliath National Bank • New GNB Headquarters • Ted's Architecture Class • Ted's Second apartment • Puzzles|
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|Places||MacLaren's Pub • The Apartment • Robin's apartment • Hoser Hut • Metro News 1 • Come On, Get Up New York! • World Wide News|
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