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.

 

New Jersey

  • 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!

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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Purple Giraffe–Season 1 Episode 2

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   Well I hope you all are enjoying rewatching Season 1 of HIMYM this summer. I’ll try to keep these better paced. I’m still struggling with the new format of including video reviews, but I’ll try things out and hopefully it will come together. I usually spend some time commenting up front…just general thoughts but I feel like that part will be replaced by the video, but I’ll still be keeping Legendary Lines, HIMYM Music section, Moments of Awesomeness and Lingering questions.

   I really want to encourage you all to comment or leave video replies on the How I Met Your Mother Site Youtube Channel, which you can find at: youtube.com/thehimymsite. I know I’m a big dork but I’m a fan like all of you and enjoy talking about the show, so I look forward to what you have to say.

   With that said, what did you thing of Purple Giraffe (from the first time watching even till the 87th)?

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How It All Began – HIMYM Pilot – Season 1 Episode 1

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Kids, I’m gonna tell you an incredible story,
the story of
how I met your mother
~Future Ted

So as many of you know, I didn’t start recapping HIMYM until Season 4 (ref. Woo Girls) and because of that I’ve always felt that beawesomeinstead.com is incomplete. The thing is, I like completion…so let’s start from the beginning shall we?

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Challenge Accepted – Season 6 Finale

A man can do a lot of living in three hours.
So I’m out experiencing this beautiful, crazy dance called life.
~Marshall

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     If you are like me then you loved tonight’s How I Met Your Mother. And wow is there a lot to talk about…though we’ve got all the way till Season 7 to do so! Read more after you get your free gallon of soup!

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HIMYM Season 4 Episode 14 – The Possimpible

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My Thoughts:

Barney’s video resume was hilarious…I think I need to make one, he should probably get a job just for his mad editing skills. Plus there are two sites that you might want to be aware of and should definitely check out I’ll mention them in my recap or you can visit the post liked above. The think I hate about HIMYM is that since it’s only a 30 minute show, everything always seems rushed, not bad mind you…rushed. And despite knowing they had planned on showing Lily’s baby bump it was still funny to see how, makes you wonder if they will have to show Robin’s once she starts to show. Marshall’s dancing issue was a nice gag. And Dr.X made me embarrassed for poor ted…Lame, not awesome, but very funny. Past that, I would love to see the video resume Barney made for Robin, think they will ever show it?
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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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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.

About the Mother from How I Met Your Mother.

***Thanks for all the comments, but I’m closing down commenting on this article. It’s at over 650 comments and that’s a ton to read, People are saying the same things over and over. In the spirit of keeping the conversation going, I’ve summed up the bulk of the post and what people are saying here and have started a new thread called More on Who is the mother from HIMYM.

Like most posts tat I really enjoy it’s overly in depth, check it out and let me know what you think!

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I feel that a big question for How I Met Your Mother fans has always been “Who is the mother?” And while we don’t have a definite answer, we can take what we do know so far and begin to formulate some ideas. This is a long one so go grab a drink and pull up a chair. By the way, HIMYM returns to us on March 17th! So hopefully soon there will be more to add to this list! Disclaimer: I love theories, but I have not posted anything here that cannot be backed up. Enjoy!
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1. Robin is not the Mother. We learn this in the first episode and and it is reconfirmed countless times in all 3 seasons. No matter how much people “want it to happen, ” it just won’t. Get used to disappointment. In fact, for those still

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