CBS has released some great promo photos for the How I Met Your Mother Season 7 Opener, titles “The Best Man”. If you are anything like me then you will love these and can hardly wait for September 19th!
So I have always been a Seinfeld fan and due to that particular addiction, a large part or tonight seems Seinfeld-isk. How I Met Your Mother, however took a completely different path than Kramerica Inustries…though there still may or may not have been a chicken somewhere. Most people are expecting a goat sometime soon though. The whole episode was very good I thought, other than the fact the bloody weather people kept cutting in to tell me about some tornado or something, what a bother! Still Ted’s struggle with side business, while comical, echoes a little too close to home.
On a different note, personally, I’ve always wanted to be a “that guy” in the office. Maybe toy guy would be a good choice. This episode also made the intentions of the writers clear. There will be a Barney/Robin story line for the end of the season. The fine fold at CBS (who hate our blog much more than have-you-met-ted.com, who get’s all the cool stuff) confirm that in several ways. So yea, funny episode. Not much Lily but when they can’t even hide Robin’s baby bump that well it’s probably just easier. Still lost of laughs…maybe once I get to re-watch the entire episode I’ll notice more. What did every one else think, feel free to fill me in.
How I Met Your Mother was nothing short of gold tonight. It seemed at first like a Barney centric episode, and the bulk of the story was, but the secondary from Marshall & Lily was excellent. It’s always amusing to me to see how they will try to hide Alyson Hannigan’s baby bump…a guitar, orange slices, basketballs? it’s like a magic show. Angry Marshall was hilarious. When Marshall threw the basketball at the kid and yelled at him falling down I was rolling. Plus the Teen Wolf reference was classic. Who doesn’t love 80’s cult movies. Speaking of which, did I read the opening sequence as a reference to Top Gun?
Robin helping Barney with the list was so funny. They really to work well together. The whole thing brought back memories of Zip, Zip, Zip and why Robin and Barney would be a great couple. The two person answering marching message was well thought out, and Ted look of disgust is priceless.
As far as Danny Glover goes, I’m not sure that really counts as a guest appearence though who would ever think of doing an entire eposide aroung his Sgt. Murtaugh character…those guys that write for HIMYM…that’s who. And it worked well.
All and all the story didn’t really advance anywhere… not career choices, relationship news whatever, but lots of laughs were had by all and when you come away your time really doesn’t feel wasted.
That’s my 2 cents… what did the rest of you think?
How I Met Your Mother’s time shift tonight threw me a bit, though it was cool to get to watch “The Bracket” again after the new episode. There seems to be a theme going of people looking out for Ted. Almost like he is a little kid who still needs that in a lot of ways. Last week Lily played the mom role to Ted in The Front Porch, looking out for his bad relationship choices and this week Marshall and Barney do it with his job. Both time Ted ends up being completely cool with it and actually being grateful. Not sure how “real world” that would be but it was at least entertaining. Either way, the whole elaborate lie that comes out to be a good thing is a slightly overdone plot, even if HIMYM does it well.
This ep was decent but not that memorable, a lot of Canadian comedy for sure. In fact, the who sub plotline with sexual euphemisms was funnier than the main plotline of Ted’s job. I do with they would have made the guessing more like a game of clue, plus since Marshall is so awesome at games he should have guesses it. The Snatch-style name cards for the headquarters task force was funny and the security footage of Barney had me laughing pretty hard. Then again, Classic Barney is always funny, no matter how much I think he and Robin should be together. I just like episodes that have moments that seem to stick out…like when we first saw the Awesomeness Poster, the hot crazy scale, the blue horn, or even the Bracket… things like that. This episode was funny but too forgettable. Was I alone on this? What did everyone else think?
When a show is so entertaining that you can’t even stop to write notes then you know it’s good. This was possibly one of the strongest episodes this season. So many funny gags, it was actually hard to focus on the story with Robin’s show going on in the background. Barney being swayed to Marshall’s way of thinking about sleepwear was excellent, also the call out to the flying sequence form The Big Lebowski was cool. Barney’s jokes about the nightshirt were excellent ( Scrooge!, Willy Wonka, accessorizing…) and it was so sweet to see his how his fantasy played out in the re-return.
Despite Lily’s actions in Ted’s relationships, I think she was doing it for the right reasons. Watching her and Ted do the “A Few Good Men” scene was funny. Lily could totally play Colonel Nathan R. Jessup if they ever do a remake. The only think I didn’t like was the Ted/Robin pact at the end, because I know it’s just gonna set off the Ted & Robin will be together crowd. You think some of my theories are out there, wait till they get going. I have to diagram things just to follow. Plus I’m not wild about the possibility of playing that story line again before we see anything come of a possible Barney/Robin thing. Anyone else wonder why Barney isn’t in any of Lily’s front porch scenes?
What did you all think?
Lily & Marshall did a great job of making me hate Karen (Laura Prepon from That ‘70s show). Hope that is the point long term but rumor has it she will be back for a few more eps. Sorry Bro was good overall. The way that it kept going back and forth between the Ted/Karen story and Marshall’s no pants story was pretty cool each using the other to try and avoid more details. Nothing more on the Robin/Barney story line but we will get more on that according to an open Q&A with Carter Bays (possible spoilers). Overall the whole show was kinds of misdirection. I mean, we start off with learning more about Robin’s new morning show (4am wow!) and then they brush right past it to not be mentioned again. Also while Marashall’s story wasn’t quite as interesting as Ted’s, his scenes carried the episode. Especially when he was dressed up for wrestling. Legendary. Also cool to see some past guest and I always love it when Wendy the Waitress (Charlene Amoia) is on the show. Everyone loves Wendy. So many great laughs in this episode. Classic How I Met Your Mother. What did everyone else think?
The first time I watched this episode I was really not that impressed, but once I started listing my favorite moments and quoted I realized it was a pretty funny episode. It didn’t seem to rushed and that was nice, I hate it when sitcoms try to pack in too much and have to gloss over good material. Barney was awesome, and typical Barney. It was hilarious to see the other side of him though. We already knew Marshall was a momma’s boy, but to think that Barney is one was cool. I do think that his mother’ advice will play a big part in coming episodes, if only for a back story reason. The writers hinted a bit at it with the looks he exchanged with Robin.
Good episode honestly. While Ted calls it “One of the strangest nights of their life”, it was a good one. Not your typical HIMYM episode, but lots of back story and connections from past and possibly for the future. And also, Barney always roots for the bad guy. Legendary.