So welcome to the episode where Ted reminds his kids that he was a man whore in New Your before he met their mother… Not sure I have a lot to say here tonight. Ted starts by telling us this is the Jeanette is the last girl that he dates before their mother. So you might think this might be a pretty significant episode. In actuality, it’s really not. Overall a pretty nothing episode. Funny for sure, but nothing. Seriously, lots of good laughs, call backs and moments but that’s about it.
There is the insinuation that Jeanette possibly blows up the apartment. So that’s fun. Boba Fett, the boots, the Departed reference, Jeanette is wearing purple at the end… Let’s actually talk purple a second. I know a lot of you are into the color theories in HIMYM. They may or may not have credence, we know for a fact that yellow does, so why would we assume it’s the only color with significance I’m sure someone else can fill us in more but I know that in Desperation Day that one of Robin’s co-workers says that purple is for pride and Robin & friends all wear purple to protest. I digress, though I would love to hear some other thoughts.
My final thought for the moment is where the hell was the Vicky Mendoza diagonal? Seriously the hot/crazy scale was a prime call back for this episode.
future Senator Mike Tyson (about Marvin): I could just eat you up
Barney: Why’s the Earth round? Why does the sun rise? What do I do for a living? Some things are meant to never be answered.
Barney (or Marshall… can’t recall):Wait a minute.. is she a CAAAAAWP?!
future Senator Mike Tyson (via Robin flashback): Here’s the thing about crazy. When a guy sends mixed signals to a girl, it takes a toll on her psychological well-being. You wanna know why a girl acts crazy? Look at the guy she’s dating. Then you’ll really see some crazy.
Ted: It’s those red boots, they just look sexy on everyone.
Moments of Awesomeness
- the amazing things Barney & Marshall bought
- the future binky confession…man, Robin & Lily really age well.
- Love the Boba Fett costume
- Mike freaking Tyson… loving it.
- What does Barney do for a living? Inquiring minds will always want to know…
- Still loved the Red Cowboy boots… Jeanette. Pulling. Them. Off. True Story.
- lack of hot/crazy mention
- funny but going nowhere… I’m scared this is what we have to expect in the next season and a half, but anxious to be proven wrong.
Robin hold Marvin till the wee hours of the morning…until a smell becomes noticeable.
- Any significance to colors other than purple?
- Why would you keep the Storm Trooper and get rid of the Fett suit?
- How long will Jeanette Last?
- What did you think?