No, she’s not the mother, but Katie Holmes has just been cast as one of the most iconic, but unseen characters in How I Met Your Mother. Remember way back in the first season when Ted spends Halloween on the roof of his building in search of a girl who mixed Kahlúa and root beer to create a drink she calls the “Tootsie Roll?”
That’s right, Holmes will enter the series as the “Slutty Pumpkin” who Ted swore was the perfect girl, but they never met after that night thanks to an unfortunate candy incident. It is unclear if she’ll just make a one episode appearance, or will have multiple episode story arc where she will be dangled in front of us as a potential mother. Either way, it’s great to see a sitcom that doesn’t forget storylines and is so self-referential.
Catch How I Met Your Mother on Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.