Jenniac here filling in once again to lead our HIMYM obsessors group therapy…I mean recapping this week’s episode. Oh and for the record my train ride to NYC from where I grew up is 38 minutes
This week’s episode wasn’t just any episode it was HIMYM’s 150th episode!!! What a huge accomplishment to the creators, writers, cast and crew. I feel like HIMYM is like the little show that could.
A lot of the story was told via inner monologues. It’s good to hear what’s going on in the character’s heads outside of what Future Ted the narrator tells us.
Marshall and Lily officially move to Long Island and the group is forced to deal with it. Not much happens this episode in terms of progress in storyline, aside from Lily’s Dad moving in with them and overstaying his welcome.
The episode jumped around a bunch with single serving jokes. Not a lot to recap, but many moments of awesomeness to point out as well as legendary lines.
MOMENTS OF AWESOMENESS
- The intros – both Barney as the leader of the gang “How I Met your Barney” and the Russian intro with Better Lily and New Marshall.
- Early relationship chicken – great montage of Robin and Kevin as well as their use of “soooooooooooo”
- Alyson Hannigan as Jasmine. Giving Ted a lapdance and looking vacant…classic
- Marshall’s journey through the house a la Blair witch camera and getting taunted by Mickey via intercom. It was funny for me at first, but then went a little over the top for me.
- Barney covered in boob glitter. HILARIOUS
- Barney talking about comforting Lily after Marshall dies…
- Drunk Ted – playing poker, doling out nicknames, leaving voicemails while on the stripper poll.
- The booth it look so sad empty at MacLaurens, but the closing shot of the gang at the booth at Marshall and Lily’s was cute.
- The Lusty Leopard
- Jasmine the Lily Doppelganger
- Ted: It’s like when they cancelled Party of Five for the second time. I mean when they cancelled… sports.
- Ted: It looks like my old shop teacher’s hand, it’s sorta missing something.
- Barney: Let’s declare our independence with an on the peen dance.
- Mickey: A lot of great memories here, mostly just discovering my body.
- Barney: I’m your two best friends.
- Drunk Ted: We built chip city, we built chip city on all your dough.
- Marshall: I’m pretty sure I have a drumstick, somewhere bad.
Can we define what a mostly abandoned insane asylum exactly?
Did anyone else catch when Kevin mentioned that him and Robin were sleeping together? I wonder when they crossed that bridge since they hadn’t back when Robin thought she was preggers.
Wait does Robin not like high fiving Kevin or high fiving? How are she and Barney supposed to work if she doesn’t like high fives?
I saw in the comments that someone isn’t a fan of Mickey sticking around. I’m not a huge Chris Elliot fan so I’m not sure if that affects my dislike of Mickey, but at this point I’m not looking forward to more of him.
Was Lites Out Mickey’s only successful board game? What about Slap Bet? I thought that was a commercial success?
Sound off in the comments section, I love reading your thoughts!
I enjoyed the episode. I loved the various intros we saw. Ted at the poker game was hilarious. My only complaint is that I don’t care for the idea of Mickey sticking around.
Agreed so much on the different intros… they were awesome
It felt like a bit of a shakeup in a lot of ways. Not just in LAME moving to Long Island, but the intros, the recurrence of the doppleganger, the night vision, the stupid and somewhat dangerous behaviour of the gang that remains in the city – but ultimately, there’s not a lot to be taken away from this episode other than the new house for LAME.
I laughed a lot at NPH and Ted’s “We Built Chip City”, but it’s ultimately a throwaway episode.
Kevin is the one who hates high fives, not Robin…so Barney and Robin are not doomed!!
It was a fun throwaway episode; the creators said in a conference recently that Ted would be undergoing some intense stuff during February (for sweeps) so I think this was a breath of air that is necessary after some really heavy stuff in the last season and current, too.
No it was Robin who said she hated the high fives, and Kevin liked them. But robin specifically said that she hated high fiving Kevin, so she can still like them with Barney 🙂
First I thaught there is some bad news about the baby. I still think there is gonna happen something with it this season anyway… dunno…
But I was more wondering about this: Ted wears a tie. He usually doesnt. What could that mean? Or am I just not that informed about Teds ties… 🙂
I really enjoyed this episode especially the different openings with Barney were hilarious. What I didn’t like is the thought of Lily and Marshall moving to Long Island. The look on the empty booth was very sad.
Also I have never watched the Blair Witch Project but Marshall looked so scared when he walked around the house. 🙂 And I LOVE drunk Ted, always funny to watch: “I’m thirsty, it’s good, it’s good.” NICE! 😀
So I’m curious what happens next. 🙂
The episode was pretty boring so I’ll throw in somthing not related to the storyline: What the hell is going on with Robin’s wardrobe lately? Why are they putting that beautiful woman into stuff my grandmother would wear?
Robin hates high fiving Kevin because it reminds her of Barney…
i said that in my last 2 recaps!
I loved this episode, as its a nice break from all the seriousness lately…although I do wish they confront these issues from Tick, Tick, Tick & Symphony Of Illumination
Does anyone know where Barney’s tie is from–it looks blue with one red stripe?
What ever happened to Lily’s and Marshall’s appartment in Manhattan?
They sold it. Remember the guy who bought it to make his a duplex?