How I Met Your Mother celebrates its 100th episode January 11 with a massive musical number by Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) about how much he loves suits. Oh, and Ted (Josh Radnor) might meet the mother he's been searching for this whole time. But does anybody care about that anymore? For a long time, the "supporting" cast has left Ted in the dust, entertainment-wise, as their comedic chops have overshadowed snobby Ted's seemingly unending quest to find a wife. Is Ted even relevant to the show anymore? Is he the bad we have to take with the good? No. In fact, he's more awesome than most viewers might think. Here are ten reasons why he makes the show great, and why it wouldn't survive without him.