Lobster Crawl – Season 8 Episode 9 Discussion

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     I really wanted to work hard tonight to make my return after having Jenn guest post for the past 3 weeks be amazing. And up until the last few minutes of the show I was ready to do just that. Then the last few minutes of “Lobster Crawl” happened and I can’t really put my finger on what precisely it was…but I lost it. Other than the re-return moment, that may have been the most confusing and disappointing ending I’ve witnessed in HIMYM.

I do want to be clear… overall I liked the episode and there were some really funny moments. Brobibs, Barney’s tie Cornelius with one of the funniest lines ever and Laura Croft Robin. I mean seriously some top notch stuff. But the ending bother me. Maybe it’s because I felt like the we might be getting somewhere…and what we get is at best more character development for Barney…and Robin…Maybe one of you can describe it better.

I digress. I feel like it’s best I just leave you all with moments and lines tonight. If I feel differently after watching again I’ll add some more here… I’d love to know if I’m way off here or whether you all felt the same.  Sound off in the comments and thanks for visiting!

Legendary Lines

Lily: Well…it’s come to this. We’re drinking with our baby in a bar

Marshall: Now that we have been parents for a while we realize that pretty much any moron can take care of a baby.

Barney (quoting his tie): Just this morning he told me “I’m getting too old for this shirt”

Lily: If you ever wanna see these boobs again, crawl you son of me!

Ted: Someone’s going to be a Browns Fan!
Marshall: NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Lily: There is he, straddle me, start grinding…nothing is off limits.

Moments of Awesomeness

  • The death of Cornelius the red tie complete with legal reference.
  • Bro Bibs. Wearing bibs all the time. Nice. Invest now! brobibs.com
  • Bro Bibs for women… Bitch Bibs!
  • Let’s go for the trifecta on the brobibs gag… also notice: dudeaprons.com 
  • Poor Patrice and concerning the end…DAMNIT PATRICE!
  • a v-neck really is a Robin Williams look.
  • Robin as Laura Croft…Oh My.

 

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  • To my knowledge we STILL DO NOT know if this is the last season or not. Come on…. it makes it pretty difficult to see if we are moving too slow or too fast.
  • Robin acting like a 15 year old
  • The trench coat technique never fails.
  • WFT just happened with that ending… Are we sure this is the same Robin and Barney we have known for the previous 7 seasons?

 

The Re-Return

Ted sits to talk with Marshall & Lily…they “forgive” him.  years into the future Ted ask Marshall & Lily to keep his little girl. With the yellow umbrella hanging in the background Ted leaves …and Marshall & Lily prepare to take their revenge of FIRSTS!

 

Lingering Questions

  • What in the world was up with the ending?
  • Did this episode really take us anywhere?
  • What did you all think? Sound off in the comments!

The Pre-Nup – Season 8 Episode 2

 

How I Met Your Mother Music

…Let’s take tonight a couple at a time, shall we?

Trilogy Time – Season 7 Episode 20

Let’s start this off simple and un-How I Met Your Mother Specific, What’s your favorite movie from the Star Wars Trilogy? It was always Empire for me but more on that and a review of Trilogy time shortly.

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Barney Stinson’s Christmas List

from Barney’s Blog. It’s Legendary

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I love the Boeing F-22 Raptor Fighter Jet… helps explain a lot of Barney’s Office Posters. Also B…if your reading, feel free to stop by and try our my drum set sometime.

Season 4 Episode 10: The Fight

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My Thoughts:

This episode of How I Met Your Mother had some great moments but overall it just didn’t make me laugh I recant…this episode is hilarious when you watch it again later.. Barney being a little way into guys that fight was excellent.  Marshall had the best lines overall and made the episode descent. Along with that I do hope light sabers will be available for use in 3-5 years. The goat, murder train for Marshall’s fight scene… Great ep.

Despite the ongoing hints at a Barney/Robin story line (they like screwing with our minds don’t they?), the single contained episodes get me a little. I like them and all but I need some carry over here and there, some continuity…something that says wait till next week…but I’m sure like all other shows they will do that during the Season Finale so as to make everyone really mad (Anyone else hate that? and it’s not just HIMYM…must be something in “writing a T.V. Show 101)

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Season 4 Episode 9: The Naked Man

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Just a heads up… I have been doing the “What really happened” first, but decided to move it to the end for those of you who might not like to know up front that the butler killed him in the Library with the Egg beater… With that out of the way, let’s begin.

 

My Thoughts:

Very funny episode. I honestly was afraid it might be a little too edgy but they kept it clean enough.  It’s always nice to see more of the old romantic and not quite sure of himself Ted coming back through. Like in the elevator with Vicky when Ted divulges a bit too much of his emotional state then says “Let’s pretend I said this instead.” The greatest laugh in the entire episode comes when Ted says he has walked in on some very strange things in the apartment, followed by the scenes. If I had to rate the show, I would give it 4.5 out of 5 pineapples. Also, anything that knocks being overly involved in fantasy football is awesome.

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Not a Father’s Day Website

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The writers of How I Met Your Mother have done it with notafathersday.com. Barney(Neil Patrick Harris) was excellent in the episode “Not a Father’s Day” (it reminded me a lot of Scrubs, when Jordon told Dr. Cox that she was not pregnant and he went running through the streets screaming with excitement). The Who’s Not Your Daddy shirt’s and other merchandise was priceless. And the cheerleader effect was well thought out and so very true… I’m still pretty confused about the actually date we need to celebrate, is it November 10th?

Still… it’s an excellent use of off t.v. show marketing, you gotta love when shows do that. Check out the site, notafathersday.com; buy a who’s NOT Your Daddy shirt; or just re-watch the show..quite legendary. To encourage you to visit the site here is my favorite not a father’s day postcard from there:

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the Barney Stinson Office Poster collection. True Story.

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Barney Stinson's Office Posters

Ok How I Met Your Mother fans, it would seem there has always been a lot of speculation about the “butt load of motivational posters” in Barney Stinson’s Office. I actually get a question or comment related to this once a week or so… given the popularity of this topic I did some research, and feel it’s time now (before season 4 changes the wall again) the drop some knowledge. This post is only accurate through the end of Season 3, so feel free to comment and I’m sure there will be a revised post in the future.

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Miracles – HIMYM Season 3 Finale

The beginning of the episode was predictable. For some reason, I knew Ted would be sitting there(Just a great use of Radiohead by the way, music matters). Either way… I don’t have much to say here, other than to say I stand by my previous posts (or for the lay person “Nah, Nah, I am right”)

On the Robin and Barney issue, I feel that I made a pretty compelling case, and after the way :Miracles” ended, I am more certain of it.

The mother. Despite what others are claiming and last moments of Season 3 that left me screaming “NOOOOOOOOOOO….this went on a while….OOOOO!!”, I still stand by my post about what we know about “the mother”. Despite how I love Sarah Chalke, I still feel confident that Stella is not the mother! (…pssst…the mom’s name is Tracy!)

It’s also always nice to see the awesomeness poster..even if it was only for a fleeting moment….

Well I suppose that is a small episode recap…coupled with bragging and link dropping. Until Later, Be Awesome Instead.

Why Robin and Barney

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Even before the “Sandcastles in the Sand” episode of How I Met Your Mother, the should or shouldn’t Robin and Barney issue has been debated. Since the last moments of the episode (s.i.t.s.), it had become an even more prevalent issue. (Examples of the discussion: howimetyourblog, HIMYM Message Board…).

I don’t want to spend a ton of time talking about the consequences, affects, etc… for that there is a great discussion going on here concerning the next few episodes. However, I feel that Barney made the best case for Barney and Robin back in Season 1, in the episode entitled Zip,Zip,Zip. If you need to visualize it in a more current setting simply imagine Barney says “Stella” instead of “Victoria.” Enjoy.

the Awesomeness poster – all you’ll ever want to know.

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…and then some. So it appears a lot of people are very taken by not only Barney’s Awesomeness motivational poster (probably my most popular post to date was just about what the poster said …which in case you missed it is: “When I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead. True story.” ) from How I Met Your Mother (great season so far, btw.), but also by his whole collection of motivational posters. But for now, as promised here is all you will ever want to know about the awesomeness poster.

The awesomeness poster from Barney’s office did come with the Season 2 DVD if you buy it at Target. I haven’t been able to find one there in quite some time, but that’s the only official release I know of. I should also offer thanks to howimetyourblog.com for the proof, story and photo.

I’m glad we can get a hold of the real thing right? Well for me it’s not that simple. This poster looks decent size but I love big poster…maybe it’s just me though. To the point, I have read and searched quite extensively on the subject, and from what I can tell this is pretty much an exclusive deal with Target. It would be nice if they had several different of Barney’s motivational posters, but I figure they either have it planned for the future (for info on all the posters’ check out Barney Stinson Office Poster Collection) or they have no plans whatsoever do do anything more with them. Also, I am not totally sure about the actual size of the poster that comes with the DVD.

If you want about the closest thing you can find on the net try out the poster in the beawesomeinstead store and grab one there. I originally started with an  original fan version of the awesomeness poster. It’s quite large and awesome as a poster but to be nice, I also made up some desktop wallpapers. They are decent so feel free to partake: 1027.768, 1152.864, 1280.960, 1600.1200.

Barney pointing at the Awesomeness PosterAlso… I feel the need to start a conspiracy theory. So what we know for sure is that the Awesomeness poster is first mentioned in Season 1 Episode 17 (Life Among the Gorillas) of HIMYM. And when it is mentioned Barney motions to either the back left corner of his office behind his desk. We also know that the poster makes it first “on screen” appearance in Season 3 Episode 1 (Wait For It…) (..stop waiting that was the name of the episode, sheesh) and at this time it is behind Barney’s desk to the right of the center of the room. So he just moved his posters around right? Wrong.

If you take a look at not only episode 1.17 but also Season 1 Episode 21 (Milk) you will see so full shots which I will post below. Check them out and let me know what you notice .

The Backwall of Barney's OfficeLeft Office ViewCloser View of Posters and WallsNo posters on the Window. (duh)

Let me point out a few things. First, in the area Barney pointed, the awesomeness poster is not there. Behind his desk there is no poster with the F-16 jet we saw in season 3 or the correct number of letters for the word “Awesomeness.” It can’t be on the wall to the left of Barney because as you ca see there is just a huge set of windows. Was there even an awesomeness poster is Season 1…or just the mention of it. It seems to me that, as they do sometimes, fans made such a deal out of it that they threw it in in Season 3 as a great gag. Does this mean that all of Season 1 was a lie? Well… actually yes, it is a TV show remember? Sheesh, you all take this way to serious

Thanks for reading. Thoughts and comments are welcome!  …If you’re still here then that means you haven’t been to the store yet! So yet check out the Be Awesome Instead Store for the Awesomeness Posters and others!

*slight update – Since I get a lot of questions on it I have researched and released the definitive work with as much detail as I could find on the complete Barney Stinson Office Poster Collection. True Story.

What the Awesomeness Poster Says


I watch very little television to be honest. In fact, I was about three shows, Scrubs, How I Met Your Mother and thanks to my wife, LOST. So last night, while watching How I Met Your Mother, I noticed the Awesomeness poster mentioned from Season 1. And I am pretty sure I figured out what it says…despite the poor quality of what I was looking at. Here are some screen shots and we will see if you agree.

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Now… Once I started making out words I had to laugh because it was what I figured it would be. From this picture I made out, “When I get sad, I stop being sad..” and then it gets too fuzzy. But I am fairly certain it ends with “and be awesome instead.”Awesomeness 2

Now, I know what you are saying..”Who really cares?”…Well I do so I’ll keep on. Now If you look at the second shot it looks like there is a little more. So I am pretty sure it says “True Story” and under it maybe has “Barney Stinson”. If you think differently let me know.

I’ll do my best to find the picture and Photoshop up a poster. I was also very interested in all the extra publicity the show is planning this year. See this press release for more information.

Be Awesome.

*UPDATE* – For those of you visiting here, you might want to check out a more recent post with all you will ever want to know about Barney’s Awesomeness Poster. Not only does it tell you “everything about it, but also here to buy one or what you need to easily make on of your own