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Is How I Met Your Mother’s Ted Mosby a Slut?

That is the question the Daily Beast asks in this well-made video. Told from the perspective of the Mother, it examines Ted's dating history and calls a lot of women "skanks." We understand that the wife of a person won't love that her husband told his kids about all the girls he slept with, but the video is kind of puritanical. Someone on Reddit had figured out that Ted has dated 31 women, having sex with twenty of them, over the fifteen or so years the show covers. Sure, maybe there are women Ted slept with that he didn't tell his kids about (though, it sure doesn't seem like he withholds any information from them), but either way, that seems like a reasonable rate for an adult male or female living in an urban area. That being said, the video totally nails Ted's propensity for making the exact same joke over and over. Dads be makin' dad jokes. 

Photo: Ron P. Jaffe/CBS