Jenn here tonight kids and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have had the honor of recapping and commenting on this magical episode that had SOO much awesomeness packed in. My fingers couldn’t type fast enough! Here’s the quick recap, but the quotes and moments of awesomeness speak for themselves.
So Jeanette (aka Lily’s dad’s daughter in real life) is Ted’s love interest who at first appears to be just as crazy as him. However Marshall and Lily are convinced that she is a psycho so we learn about the Dobler-Dahmer Theory. Jeanette definitely does a lot of questionable things, but so has Ted or other members of the gang over the years. In the end we learn that Lily and Marshall’s meet cute was destiny created by Lily and she was a Dobler, but we learn that Jeanette is truly a Dahmer, who has been following him for the past year and half yet Ted hooks up with her anyway.
We learn that Robin was a psycho stalker back in Canada. So Barney goes to B.C. to track down who Robin stalked. We meet a bunch of Robin’s exes and we are treated to the re-return of Simon! We learn about Robin Sparkles fall from fame and meltdown that transforms her into Robin Daggers. I totally buy the Robin we all currently know and love as Robin Daggers – it matches her personality way better!
WORLD’S COLLIDING – FULL HOUSE REFERENCE ON HIMYM. MY 2 FAVORITE SHOWS! MIND. BLOWN.
The absolute randomness of this episode reminded me just how much I love this show. See you in the comments section, let’s chat!
Also Craig Thomas tweeted out the linkto buy P.S. I Love You
Narrator Ted: Kid’s sometimes when you’re about to give up on your love life for the seventeeth time destiny intervenes.
Ted: Wait No. Damnit. Come back. You’re pretty.
Jeanette: You had a tweed blazer and chalk all over your hands. I figured you were a professor or a British gymnast.
Ted: It’s a meet cute. // Lily: No it’s a stalk crazy.
Barney: 50 meters, that’s like 4 years.
Ted: Could not stand the idea of not meeting me. Was it a little over the top to pull that fire alarm? Perhaps. But it charmed me. Hence Dobler.
Gordy Belloveaux: She’d let me go under parka over turtleneck – summer loving.
Turk Grimsby: Sometimes a powdered jelly can help get the old noodle going.
Simon: Didn’t you ever see Robin Sparkles Underneath the Tunes on MuchMusic?
Ted: You’re just jealous because Lily never burned anything for you.
Barney: Hang on tight it’s Robin Sparkles 4 y’all!!!
Ted: We’re all terrible people…turn it up!
Narrator of Underneath the Tunes: They both went Maple with Mall going double Maple.
Robin: I was Robin Sparkles, but Robin Sparkles is dead. My new name is Robin Daggers.
Steven Page: It was tragic. To this day you ask any Canadian where they were when Robin Sparkles lost it, not only can they tell you what Tim Horton’s they were in, but what donut they were eating.
Dave Coulier: It wasn’t me. Stop asking jeez. CUT IT OUT. (complete with hand gestures) // Narrator Ted (Bob Saget): I always liked that joke.
Barney: I am not obsessed. All I did was break into your apartment and read your teenage journals and fly to Vancouver to interrogate your ex boyfriends and fight beloved Canadian actor Alan Thicke.
Narrator Ted: Before a man meets the woman he’ll marry he’ll make one final horrible mistake. For me that was Jeanette.
Moments of Awesomeness
Stalker Ted Alert
Marshall’s date song – cute and creepy versions
Robin Sparkles ‘ Gem and the Holograms hair
Barney’s Canadian word slips
A to Zed – apparently HIMYM writers read the comments on this blog because I know they got called out about that the last time
Barney and his drums
The gang screaming at the news of a Robin Sparkles 4
Great Underneath the Tunes guest cameos – some of Canadian’s finest!
Robin Sparkles Underneath the Tunes on MuchMusic
- The Underneath the Tunes episode is on VHS (good catch Tyler)
- P.S. I Love You music video by Robin Daggers
- Dumb spelled dum
- Canadian celebs reciting their Tim Horton location and donut they were eating
- DAVE COULIER!!!!!!!! – BEST REFERENCE EVER – He is rumored to be who Alanis Morrisette’s “You ought to know” is about.
Alan Thicke is a badass
P.S. I Love You is about Paul Shaffer
Ted’s British accent
Jeanette’s overly forced crazy eyes
Not enough babe-a-licious Simon
Anyone else notice Alyson Hannigan cracking up while the gang watched the P.S. I Love You video?
Ted’s mouth looked extra lady like tonight, just me?
Who’s going to try the “Could not stand the idea of not meeting you line” this weekend?
Did anyone else notice the robot (well not THE robot, but a robot) in Marshall and Lily’s apartment? It’s near the doorway towards the bathroom.
And finally – does this mean there are no more hoochies in Ted’s life based on what Narrator Ted said. Is he done with random women? On a related me anyone keeping count on the number of women Ted’s slept with or assumed to have slept with over the seasons?
wtf is new jerseyy
Great review Jenn! You make me look like an ammeter.
I loved the whole “Behind the Music” of Robin…so many great moments and gags there. The Coulier/ Sagget connection. The references to Dave Coulier “not” being the one referenced by Alanis Morrisett in “You Outta Know”, Barney having Ted’s drill (awesome call back), Geddy Lee (Damn I love Rush)…
One of my favorite lines was: Barney: 50 meters, that’s like 4 years.
One the note of Barney, I’ll definitely be carrying around my snare drum and splash cymbal soon. I just need a legendary reason.
In the vein of answering lingering questions:
– How have I missed the Robot!
– Haven’t ran the exact numbers but I’m fairly certain Ted has slept with more women that Barney at this point… and he is STILL telling his kids about it. 😉
Like Batman said, it’s what we don’t like…just like none of the HIMYM cast like New Jersey. Clever right? Probably because it wasn’t my idea, but it’s awesome still.
I loved that both the drill and the legal pads were labeled “property of Ted Mosby.” Perfection.
One of the most hilarious episodes ever. So great.
Marshall LOVES New Jersy… .__.
Ok so I was just rewatching the episode right now and I noticed the weird art in Jeanette’s apartment. The mold of nose, ears, lips. Considering Jeanette is such a stalker it made me wonder if they were Ted’s features or made by her in his likeness. I found the nose to be pretty spot on. Too far fetched?
I thought that Lily knocked on Marshall’s door in college looking for Ted?
But…but…isn’t Gotham in New Jersey?
Okay so, before reading the comments, I am going to speak out my opinion right now. Just watched the show and… This episode was really STUFFED with material! It was fully packed and it was mind blowing! It was legen, wait for it… Baaah I don’t wanna wait for it, it was legendary. Simply legendary. By the way, at the end you could easily notice the differences between the old ‘Lily meets Marshall-shot’ from a few seasons ago and the newly-shot footage of Lily going to wrong doors; Alyson was wearing dark lipstick that she wasn’t wearing in the original flashback. Too bad guys… They shouldn’t have used that (in my opinion not really flattering) lipstick in the first place. It makes Alyson as young Lily look a lot less attractive. 🙁
And here is some spoiler-speculation from the Netherlands: “Before a man meets the woman he’ll marry he’ll make one final horrible mistake…”, so I presume we will see Jennette for a long time. Eventually, Ted will break up with her, but she’ll track him down to the wedding of Robin and Barney and there she’ll throw enormous chaos (which would explain Teds band-aided hand when sitting at Farhampton). Voila?
The end is near for the series, but it’s major climax (major climax… *Padum-tssh* as Barney uses the drums) is coming to us like flipping out a Full House at poker. Ha, I just made three references to this epic episode in one sentence.
To close down this little comment-analysis: I loved when Canadians Robin and Paul became angry, but stayed polite. xD
I beleive Mr. burton was referring to the typo.
I was about to mention how future Ted (Bob Saget) said ” I always loved that line” but you beat me to it!