The Time Travelers – Season 8 Episode 20

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

 

Music

  • Dance Song (Derriere?)   (Marshall and Sparkles dance off)
  • For the Longest Time by Billy Joel amazon (future and Present Ted’s sing together)
  • Piano piece when Ted imagines meeting the Mother early is Swihart. I tell you this because I know you will ask. 😉

Sorry I’ve been away friends, too much life to discuss sometimes though. Still it’s nice to sit down, grab a beer and enjoy a laugh (and a cry) with Ted and friends. Since that moment I’ve rewatched this episod twice to really get a handle on what happened. The beging is a little out there with future Ted and Barney’s and seriously, how cool would that be to have your future self for advice? By the end of the episode you find out Ted was sitting there all alone and the whole thing had happened 5 years ago… which is a little confusing too. My guess is the dance off for drink title happened five years ago and this is NOT 5 years in the future which would really be screwing with the timeline which may be important since we are 45 Ted days away. Then you have Ted having an imaginary conversation with someone he doesn’t know existed. Overall a lot of symbology and then a laugh till they gut punch you moment.

I love the fact that the writers are slowly crossing theories and loose ends of the bucket list.  I was ecstatic when the theory about Barney’s sister being the mother got debunked (ref. The Carly Theory debunk  s08e14 “Ring Up”). I also know there are those of you that might have even considered coat check girl from Season 1 since he never saw her again … but it looks like he did (5 years ago) and never followed through.  I hope they keep it up, we might even se where that pineapple came from.

Finally, I’ve seen a lot of chatter about thinking the Mother is dead in the future …especially because of Ted’s gut misty eyed 45 day speech his imagines giving to the future Mrs. Mosby at the end. Is it possible? Sure and I can read into how some might read a lot into the details. I don’t buy it though. You should also keep in mind that this is coming from someone who still is pretty fond of the Tracy Theory. Things like that seem to make sense to me…and keep in mind what the writers have done so far this season (mentioned above)… with that said, the dead mother theory still seems like a stretch at this point. I’ve been wrong before though so what are your thoughts?

Legendary Lines

Barney: It’s gonna be Legen… wait 20 years for it…
20 year later Barney: Dairy.

Ted: Do I hurl?

Ted: No one is saying you need alcohol to have an exciting and memorable night… but in this case.

Marshall: Lily, I know I have the sexual karasima of a bad boy but I don’t have the manners of one.

Future Coat Check Girl: You’ve been dating for a long time Ted…has it ever gone any other way?

Robin: I’m Sparkles bitch!

Imaginary Barney: Look around Ted, you’re all alone.

“If He Could” Ted: In exactly 45 days, I will meet you. But I’m here now, I guess because, I want this extra 45 days.. With you.

 

Moments of Awesomeness

  • Minnesota Title Wave…by Marshall. wait I mean the Robin Scherbatsky
  • I loved 20 year from now Ted screwing with present day Ted about not being married yet.
  • coat check girl! Damn I love call backs.
  • Sparkles vs Big Fudge. And I love that Robin is finally embracing the Sparkles history.
  • 45 Days.
  • Sad ending…but seriously good stuff.

 

Re-Return:

Future & Present sing “For the Longest Time” in 6 part harmony.

 

Lingering Questions

  • I honestly wish I had a 20 hours from now me to get advice from. You?
  • Since Carl own’s the bar wouldn’t his last name be MacLaren?
  • I know 45 days isn’t literal…but does it mean we will see some magic before the end of Season 8?
  • What did you guys think?

 

Lobster Crawl – Season 8 Episode 9 Discussion

how-i-met-your-mother-lobster-crawl-barney-robin-tie

     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!

Nannies – Season 8 Episode 3

How I Met Your Mother Music

I Do, I Do – Charlie Mars I Do I Do - Blackberry Light amazon (closing song as Lily learns that her father was actually there)

 

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The Pre-Nup – Season 8 Episode 2

 

How I Met Your Mother Music

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