The Olive Theory is based on Lily and Marshall. Ted describes the theory to Robin in the Pilot episode. Marshall hates olives, but Lily loves them, and in Ted's opinion, that's what makes them a great couple; perfect balance.
Allusions and Outside ReferencesEdit
- The olive theory is taken from the comedian Paul Rieser's book, Couplehood.
- The olive theory is similar to the theory that "Opposites Attract".