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The Edward v. Jacob debate.

Kids, did I ever tell you the story about how I told Edward James Olmos about the references to him in How I Met Your Mother?

It was May 2013 and I had just finished up an interview with the Golden Globe winner, when I asked him if he knew about the repeated references to him in one episode of HIMYM.

He kind of brushed it off, noting that Battlestar Galactica had once more pushed him into pop culture media, and even Will Shortz had taken notice.

“I knew we had come full circle when I ended up in a New York Times crossword puzzle,” he said.

I persisted, though, and explained to him how, in that one episode,  two characters (Ted and Barney) were arguing about whether his name was Edward or Jacob.

“Whether it was Edward Jacob or Edward James?” he asked.

This, to me, proved he hadn’t seen the episode and that I was the first to tell him about it.

I corrected him, explaining that they were debating Edward vs. Jacob in a way  akin to a discussion about Twilight werewolves versus vampires.

And then he, Paul and I all laughed together.

Want more Olmos? See my long-form blog feature on him here.


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