Honestly, this was one of the funniest episodes I have seen this season. According to my wife it had a “cheese factor” that was off the charts, but that’s a big part of what made it so funny. Ted’s storyline may have been the title story but Marshall made this one for me. My sad feeling is that often my wife and I are a little too much like Lily and Marshall. Thought I don’t think I have made a website commemorating any visitors, perhaps for them but I digress. This episode completely played into the character of Marshall and because Jason Segel is a genius, it was hilarious. We got to see Marshall play to some of his strengths as he was emotional, musical, gullible (really, aliens at the bottom of the ocean, thought if that’s true then that’s awesome) and still completely out of the box with the website. That being mentioned, CBS throws us another great viral website complete with Marshall’s video of “It Was the Best Night Ever” (itwasthebestnightever.com). I laughed for a few minutes solid at the photo montages. Especially the end of the cat sitting to the cat funeral bit.
In true form, reminiscent of the Bro Code, Barney’s poem was truly entertaining. I love the associations that Barney always makes. Poems must be from the past, much like under oath means your inside a courthouse. Plus despite Ted being the sexless innkeeper, I love seeing how he works the ladies. Ted, truly is a romantic and he always has some great opening/disarming lines. Then Ted’s rebuttal poem, the end of the sexless innkeeper, the girl to prove it all to re-enter the relationship struggles of Barney. I’m not sure it will be a definitive moment but it goes back to the whole Robin and Barney struggling to be in a relationship.
All in all it seems like a show scripted to fit each of the characters well all wrapped into a very funny story line. Plus the whole viral site thing. Gotta love that stuff.
What did everyone else think?
- a mock tribute to Eric Carmen’s All By Myself, All by Ourselves, cover produced for the show by Hayley Taylor and Keith Slettedahl of the 88- plays as Robin and Barney long for a couple to hang with.
- The Best Night Ever by Marshall featuring Nuno Bettencourt
Marshall: Wait, if you leave now Colonel Mustard just gets away with it.
Barney: Tweed. Textile of the eunuch.
Marshall: Good, cause I’ve got that story about Sammy Hagar and the Belgium waffle locked and loaded.
Ted: She was exhausted from being turned on
Barney: Mint on the pillow Ted, and don’t charge for the wi-fi, it seems greedy.
Barney: I swallowed my pride, and six shots of whiskey
Marshall: I guess that gouda, just walked itself right through the door, sliced itself up and arranged itself in a perfect semicircle around not 3, not 4, but 5 kinds of sturdy cheese bearing crackers.
Lily: You’re a cheese bearing cracker.
Robin: Which is funny because usually it’s the innkeeper who offers turndown service.
Moments of Awesomeness:
- Ranjit! Plus the first time we have seem his wife.
- Cat Sitting/ Cat Funeral photo montage (greatest video montage ever)
- the call back to Ted and Robin on the steps in the Rain, now played by RoBarn and L.A.M.E.
- Robin’s behind the back high-five.
- 1860 style poems
- Never sleep on the gouda
- Armani sweat pants
Ted read his poem on the end of the sexless innkeeper. His proof greets Barney and asks Ted back to Bed. This all causes Barney to question, “What have I done” as he goes to brunch with Robin, Marshall and Lily.
“Cat Funeral” is a classic.
I 100% believe that this was one of the funniest episodes of all time for me. I am even placing it up there with the likes of “Slap Bet” (which, let’s face it, is awesome on a whole ‘nother level.)
It’s nice to see someone else who enjoyed this episode as much as I did. I’ve seen a couple reviews bashing it, and I found it to be a fun episode. Plus the montages were hilarious.
I’m actually thinking of making a mp3 of the cat video montages too… the meow’s in the background of the Cat Funeral was just too much for me… My wife thought I was dying I was laughing so hard.
@Sarah, agreed. Ironic you should mention Slap Bet since it leads to marshall writing”You just got slapped” for the occasion.
@Julie. Who could bash this episode. It was hilarious!
More marshall songs made the episode for me. I found this cause I searched for the marshall mp3 and I think I’m gonna have to remember this cause u & me seem 2 agree on this episode atleast. So ya please send that song quick.
I thought this was a fantastic episode as well, I loved the trail of egg times that Barney and Robin left. Jason Segel is definitely a genius, I wish we got to hear more songs on the show!
the episode is awesome! where can i find the Cat’s Funeral mp3?)))
The “What have I done?” part was awesome.
Yes! I loved this one and have seen a lot of reviews bashing it, which I’m just not getting. My favorite part though, which if you mentioned I missed, was Robin’s mimed suicide, complete with Barney wiping her imaginary blood and brains from her face. Brilliant! I also love the extended video with Lily at the drums and Barney and Robin looking bored while holding up their lighters. Hee!
Amazing Episode!! Thought Marshall and Lilly being ‘clingy’ about double dating was awesome and Seeing Barney wearing sweat-pants..Funny as Hell lol and Great Ending too, i reckon thats going to be a pivitol part of the relationship of Barnman and Robin ha ha lol
Great review, BAI. I think it worked well together, and brought the laughter to the party. Kind of funny that it really was a B-plot driven episode, as I think Ted’s story will be the more important part of the whole thing.
The thing I’ve noticed in other reviews is ridicule over the Couples’ Night plot. While it was certainly ridiculous, I think that’s supposed to be the point: Ted was illustrating their troubles in being the only couple (noting that in Lily’s mind, Ted & Robin didn’t really count). Looking at it from his perspective – a Ted in a single mode that’s indicative of a nice balance between season one Ted and season three Ted (pre-Stella) – it is going to look ridiculous, seeing your best friends become hyper-clingy, as well seeing your other best friends falling into the couples routine. Besides, I think it was hilariously played, cliches and all.
I am looking forward to see how the re-return plays out as Robin/Barney’s relationship continues to take on a couples-ness that they both have been trying to avoid.
It’s so much fun to find the websites afterwards 🙂
Thanks for the review!
A french fan 🙂
defiantly one of the better episodes of this season, I’m also not liking barney in a relationship.
I feel like the “sexless innkeeper” plot should have been a bigger part of the episode.
This was a great episode!
I think the last question “What have I done?” will be very important in next weeks…
We will see!
Best episode every, but the episode seem short. Season 5 has really made their funniest. I wan the song cat funeral!
what is the song in the back ground after they say ding, then it starts, no words just music, would love to know, thanks heaps
Eric Carmen => ‘ All by myself ‘