Ring Up–Season 8 Episode 14

 

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I’m just now getting a chance to watch so for now let’s start the discussion below and watch on twitter and facebook for the final post.

The main thing I know is that if you had any hope in the Carly Theory that is completely shattered now. First off, sorry. Secondly, I told you so. I know last week kind of killed it but not completely… in many minds there was still the chance that Carly might not to go to the wedding of her half brother who she barely knew or maybe never even met before. This episode killed it for good. Bravo.

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what did you think about Ring Up?

 

The One Ring (to Robin): You’re not precious

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Band or DJ? – Season 8 Episode 13

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What a crappy episode…literally I mean. most of the jokes were about poop or pee… The episode it’s self was good. The confetti was a nice touch as well. And for those of you still lost in the pun I started with just let your mind catch up. Better now, great…now that we are all together let’s continue.

Poor Ted. Despite hating it every time he and Robin’s relationship is brought back up (and yes, I do think they were good together but not meant to be together), poor Ted. I mean the pain montage is kind of depressing. It was missing some really painful moments though. I mean, how do you leave Stella & the wedding out of that? and the whole scene where Ted & Lily are talking is important in my mind. We really haven’t seen a lot of development from Lily this season… I mean sure she is a mom, but to be up there with Ted & admit it. Especially when you bring in the aspirations from earlier seasons it really reminds you that they are all developing even if you don’t see it on screen a lot.

Confetti… that was just a hilarious moment. Marshal, Marvin, Ted and Lily. I almost spit up my beer… luckily no beer was lost in the writing of this review.

So let’s make clear a few things we learned about the wedding tonight:

  • May 25, 2013… Official wedding date.
  • Band canceled at the last minute so Cindy and her wife(?) give Ted the referral for the old room mates band.
  • We know the wedding happens and Robin & Barney look happy after…

This leads me to ask a few questions. First off, we see Ted in the train station in Farhampton (ref. s08e01) with his hand bandaged. If all is well at the end, what happens? Is it a classic Smosby toast gone wrong? Also, I thought it was also said there that things don’t go well? Any guesses to be ventured?

If Cindy give’s Ted the mother number (to call for he band) is it conceivable that he talked to her before but never meets her till then?

May 25, 2013 is coming up pretty quick. I’m curious how we fill another season and a half without meeting the mother? On that thought, would you still love HIMYM if we meet her at the end of Season 8 and then get to see a year after up to Ted’s wedding? I’m here for the ride so either way is find with me. I’m curious what you think?

 

Legendary Lines

Ted: The problem is, one of us was definitely not happy.

Lily (to Ted…oddly appropriately): I’ma cut you bitch!!

Barney: Vampire in the daylight! Vampire in the daylight!

Robin’s Father (Robin): You should accept my friend request. i post a lot of great stuff.

Robin’s Father (Robin): Grown men are not blonde.

Waiter:  Would either of you like a mudslide
Barney: No thanks I just had one.

Barney: Oh no! Fluffernutter peed all over my pants!

Lily: Holy Confetti

Cindy’s wife: Ted, do you believe in destiny?
Ted: You really don’t know me.

 

Moments of Awesomeness

  • Robin’s dad on Facebook….so close to home people
  • Poor Ted… His mom’s 5000 word review of 50 Shades of Grey… 15 of those words were ‘vulva’
  • Fluffernutter… love that rabbit and that moment. A name and a back story
  • CIA network bedtime stories
  • Confetti.. nice touch

 

New Jersey

  • We get the fact that Ted may never get over Robin… and every time you guys bring it back up I still curse at the TV every time.

Lingering Questions

  • Season 9 is now official, but the Wedding date is now officially set in writing on May 25, 2013…what will the rest of Season 8 & 9 look like?
  • We had neither at our wedding but I wish we had a band…. You? Band or DJ?
  • What did you think of the show tonight?

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The Final Page – season 8 Episode 11 and 12

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A few initial thoughts.

  1. How I Met Your Mother should have always been a 1 hour show.
  2. I have the flu, so there will be mistakes in my review. Please take that into account before beating me over the head with them Winking smile
  3. I’m psyched to get new music tonight! And what great selections!
  4. I’ve decided to do both episode reviews together, because despite the fact that it’s billed as a hone hour episode tonight it was very clearly two different episode. However, I’m sick so I’ll be treating it as one tonight.

Let’s start with Ted. The dude is the focus of the show I get that, but this season, as we have discussed before is all about Barney and Robin. Still Ted for some reason after 8 seasons still had things to get over to improve himself. The Professor was one but the other and more important one was his implied blessing by encouraging Robin to go after Barney. I suppose it didn’t have to happen that way but after what happened between Barney and Ted last time it’s best to make it Ted idea this time. And as is said in the show, without Ted, none of this is possible. At the end of the episode you really wonder if Ted thinks he did the right thing though. And I have to beg for the love of Destiny’s Child, please do not let the be the case. On another note… looking at Robin’s comment, was the future Mrs. Ted Mosby at the party?

Lily & Marshall. Not a lot happens with them again. Sure, they have great and funny parts and we get they are still dealing with the kid thing… but is that it for them in the run of things? Will we see any other major life changes before the end or are they just here for the lolz now? I’m fine if that’s the case but it’s still a valid question. I mean what else can happen here. They are parents, have family issues, had a parent die, changed jobs, apartments (several times now)..not sure there is much else for the time being except weddings and the rest of Teddy West side’s story.

Robin. Just phenomenal tonight, even made me misty at moments. The hug she and Patrice had was almost as powerful as the proposal in emotional terms. and yes for a minute you think she might just say no to Barney but as we all know well “Barney Stinson ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLWAYS gets the yes.”

Barney. A moment of silence for our friend the Playbook. Marshall and Lily may have been through a lot and all the characters have changed however no one has developed more than our friend Barney. He knows what he wants and is willing to give up what he is and knows for it. I’d also like to take this moment congratulate those of you who said this was all an elaborate play for Robin and also quote my favorite movie “the Princess Bride” by saying “ Yes you are very smart. Shut up.”

I would really love to write more but this stupid flu thing has be in pain all over so I need to let you all fill in the blanks tonight. I’d love to know what you want to discuss and loved so sound off in the comments!

Legendary Lines

Barney (silently): I beg of you in the name of almighty Destiny’s Child!  SAY MY NAME!!!!

Everyone (to Barney): Not happening Bro

Marshall: Revenge fantasies never work out the way you want them to

Daryl: I left once, i met a girl on craigslist and flew out to Boston, she was a man, and 300 lbs, and then he robbed me. Still one of the best nights of my life, until now!

Lily: I love those huge wieners

Patrice: Robin, is this really about me?
Robin: No it’s not.

Daryl: I’m the Mark Zuckerberg of jam band concert parking lot athletics

Old Ted: There’s only one person that can save you from the pit…you

Barney: If Lily wants a big wiener in her mouth, she has my number.

Ted: I keep having this nightmare that King Kong shows up to the opening but refuses to climb my building because in his ford, it’s a little derivative.

Ted: He said something like Legendary, and challenge accepted and winked….
Marshall: That does sound like him

Lily: Hurry up or I’m going to start on number 11 by myself.
Marshall: You can do that on your own?
Lily: Pilates Bitch

Marshall: I’m still team Tedward…

Lily: I just started lactating
Marshall: Me too

Lily: That kid doesn’t mean you’re special,it means you’re horny and you’re easy, now let me smell his head

Robin: Damnit Patrice (many, many times.)

Ted: A word in defense of making an ass of yourself…it underrated

Barney: Step 6, talk to doctor about possible broken ribs.

Barney: How can I ever thank you
Patrice: Can you watch my cat next week?
Barney: No

Moments of Awesomeness

  • Flashback to the Season 3 Finale, nice…even if we didn’t’ see the jinx till now
  • Peter Gallagher as professor Vinick…I kept seeing people tweet there is Sandy Cohen and I’m thinking “Who the hell is that?”
  • Seth Green as Daryl Lecort… nice Buffy reunion time
  • telepathic conversation between Marshall & Barney
  • loving Barney’s sketch pad
  • the hug between Robin and Patrice was heartbreaking.
  • Ranjit! Seriously, who doesn’t like Marshall Manesh and he sings!
  • hidden cameras everywhere.
  • The last play you will ever run… The Robin was a great play.
  • This step of the robin was crucial: Wait and see if Ted tells her. If he does, your best bro has given you his blessing

New Jersey

  • Marshall: I’m still team Tedward… (I’m entitled to love and hate references at the same time.
  • the second hour was pretty normal and slow but the big finish made up for things

Lingering Questions

  • How will Robin feel about Patrice’s part in “the Robin”? Bridesmaid status or not?
  • Be honest here, did you know it was a play or not?
  • Set Green, Peter Gallagher and Marshall Manesh all in one night? Who has been your favorite HIMYM guest star to date?
  • Seeing this now, and I know many of you love predictions… why are Barney & Robin so overly nervous on their wedding day? What happens between now and then?
  • What did you think of tonight?

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The Over-Correction – Season 8 Episode 10 Discussion

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     It’s pretty difficult to look back and choose, but this is at very least my favorite episode in a while, if not for the season. I say that not because the story advanced…it didn’t. Not because of Mickey & Judy… dear God no, make it stop. Not because of Barney and Patrice, though that is the most thoughtful, romantic and heartfelt thing Barney may have ever said since Day 1 of the show. I say it because it was hilarious. I like you, would love to know who the mother is, but I gave up on that popping up randomly long ago. I watch How I Met Your Mother to laugh.

     By now you need to understand the show has become about Robin and Barney. Ted and his long story about the mother are nothing more than background at this time. Individually for the most part with Ted, Marshall, Lily and whoever else may show up providing comic relief for the most part. I knew that already when I started watching tonight. Honestly, I felt like tonight’s episode would suck, but by the first few scenes I had changed my mind. What did I love so much about the over-correction? The story, the call back, the quick witted one-liners, the running jokes about borrowing Ted’s stuff… basically the details.

    Let’s talk Barney & Patrice for a second. First off, I really like Ellen Williams, I think she is a great actress and even though she only gets small pieces in HIMYM she does well. I know what we saw in the flash forward and I know that Carter & Craig have said that Robin & Barney’s wedding does take place. So what will happen here? It’s just cruel to use Patrice as a play…and Barney may be a lot of things but I don’t think he is that cruel at all. If Patrice is in on it that’s another story all together, and honestly a possibility, I mean she does want to be Robin’s BFF and swinging this play to make her see the light could be a part of that. Is the relationship in fact an over correction? It’s laid out pretty well as one but Barney’s last statement begs to question was the over correction Barney or Robin. So what part does the Patrice and Barney relationship play, and how will it all end?

    Robin. Poor Robin. You can’t help but just feel awful for her by the end of the episode. On an slightly related/unrelated note, Cobie has looked amazing this year. True Story. Does the intervention hit home and then she plays it straight until things unravel naturally or will it only go to exacerbate the situation? Marshall and Lily were both great tonight. No complaints, only compliments and laughs! Not sure where to stand on the Mickey and Judy “arrangement”… I did laugh at the re-return though.

So what did you think? Love to hear what you think in the comments!

Legendary Lines

Inmate: No you hang up first
Ted: No you hang up first
Inmate: HANG UP NOW YOU BITCH!

Marshall: Flounder, I barely know her

Judy Eriksen: You dress like a street walker, but my son seems to like it.

Robin: What if I told you I was looking at your red cowboy boots right now?
Ted: Describe them…
Robin: They are red and they’re cowboy boots
Ted: That’s Them!

Barney: Legen-wait for it…Merry.

Ted: What spilled in here?
Lily: Breast milk.
[Ted hands it back to Lilly.]

Barney: Sometimes you fall for someone you’d never expect, doesn’t make it wrong. Doesn’t everybody deserve to be happy

Robin (concerning the intervention): Please tell me it’s about my drinking?

 

Moments of Awesomenesstie_tree_The_Over-Correction_himym

  • Weekend at Bernie’s is always awesome. No wonder Robin hasn’t returned it.
  • multiple callbacks on the red cowboy boots
  • the Minnesota Twins… names for boos are always great
  • Bacon gummy bear pancakes… yes please
  • Barney’s Christmas Tree… decorated with ties!
  • "A trout with a daughter has one job, one job, to keep her off the fishing pole." – Marshall, channeling Chris Rock for fish routine…so not funny it’s hilarious.
  • Use your head, vote for Ted t-shirt that Mickey borrowed. In fact I loved all the stuff that were  borrowed: T-shirt, drill, cowboy boots, pocket knife, Rudolph, the mini cooler, label maker, garbage can..
  • "the Wolf" … great nickname for Lily
  • the get psyched mix reference… and more importantly Bon Jovi, maybe he really was in the lobby.
  • another great call back… Barney’s love for Ted’s mom and their "implied" relationship
  • The Bro Code, David Lee Roth’s Crazy From the Heat, the Playbook… seriously, how many hidden compartments with angel music and leather bound books does Barney have?

 

New Jersey

  • "Borrow-nees"… must agree with Marshall… always bad.
  • I don’t care how romantic it is, you don’t burn the Playbook…it’s probably a rule in the bro code

 

The Re-Return

Mickey & Judy, get an apology from Marshall and Lily…

Mickey:  who said anything about dating
Judy: This is just about sex…
Mickey: We’re family, with benefits

 

 

Lingering Questions

  • Is Barney really happy with Patrice? Truth, over-correction or Play?
  • How do you feel about Robin right now? About Patrice?
  • What would you borrow from Ted Mosby?

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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!