I don’t need to be rescued, so don’t be that guy…
Good Crazy starts out as a crazy slow episode… seems like mostly filler from the onset to me, merely something to set the tone for the two part season 7 finale, the Magician’s Code. Enjoyable and funny? Yes. Was it like driving behind an old lady on a road where you can’t pass while listening to Dave Chapelle? Yes, and so you understand listening to Chapelle is the enjoyable part. So let’s take some elements one at a time.
Ted. First off (first-ly?) I’m sick of Ted not being over Robin. Good grief. With that out of the way, let’s continue. Did anyone else read the fake online dating profile for Ted’s soul mate? The entire situation made me think of Ted’s “Love Solutions” mess from Season 1. I wonder if that will ever play back in… still it’s better than Ted’s other “online dating” situation with Bla Bla thanks to WoW… though the episode (How I Met Everyone Else) did give us the Hot Crazy Scale. Still, Ted role of seeing everywhere tonight just seemed annoying, for reasons put out of the way earlier. And his realization at the end, was even more annoying… I mean seriously people, are we going to drag out Ted & Robin till the day he meets the mother? Sorry, I tried to stay away from it but no luck. The only good thing I could see coming from this is maybe Robin will go into detail with Ted about how she feels about Barney.
Marshall. This dude is definitely taking parenting seriously. Despite just being part of the reason to get Marshall to A.C., a watermelon as a baby is indeed funny… Also delicious, and yes I mean the watermelon. The end of the whole night is also why you can’t trust promotional photos to give you the story. If you end by them alone you would still be in the dark about who Steph was, why marshall is wearing the shirt and the reason Barney looks so shocked and upset. Speaking of Barney…
Barney & Quinn. Lot of Barney tonight. Everywhere. Barney & Ted. Barney & Marshall. Barney & Lily for a brief moment… loved the disguise btw. Still, at the end of the night, Barney & Quinn carry the most interest. Quinn’s prompting for Barney not toe be “that guy” because she didn’t need saving really makes you start to think about the end of the season. Could this be a sign of the end of that relationship or will it bring back into plau Quinn earlier comment that she would quit stripping if she were married? And maybe I’m the only one but I wonder if 15 of the calls are from Lily and one is from Quinn about the decision. What I do know is that we will find out more in a few weeks!
Finally, the condolence five…it’s gonna be a thing
Enough from me, what did you think?
Ted: Condolence high fives are not a thing
Barney: Oh, they are a thing
Barney: You guys doing 39?
Barney: Atlantic City Babyyyyyy!…well, in 14 miles.
Marshall: I’m gonna where your pregnant belly as a hat
Marshall: The ducky tie, I thought you threw that thing away?
Barney: I did, it came back…
Barney: I’m talking needing subtitles when you speak drunk…
Marshall: Excuse me miss, when you have a sec please being 100 shots of tequila.
Barney: I’ll have the same.
Moments of Awesomeness:
- I love it that Quinn referred to MArshall as Big Fudge. Nice to know she feel that at home as part of the group.
- Condolence five really should be a thing…
- Ted inner monologue Batman conversation was really well thought out… Good manners…sheesh.
- Atlantic City! Good Old A.C., Always in decline, never reaching bottom.
- Marshall’s mad at Lily shirt!
- The return of the Ducky Tie… in more ways than one
- Sooooooo many callbacks! Though sadly I only catch about 83% of these the first time through…Like Robin’s face on Wharmpess beer!
- I hate Quinn’s office… No wonder she didn’t take the job. No motivational posters.
- Can we please be finished with the sappy, I love Robin stuff… sheesh.
- So slow to get to the good stuff.
Watch all the things that happen while the phones are off… plus Marshall’s last cigarette ever?
- Is anyone else thinking that of Barney’s 16 missed calls that 15 are Lily and one is Quinn with her decision?
- What will come of Ted & Robin talking later?
What did you think of Good Crazy?
Pretty good episode. I think it was great for setting up for the finale. A couple things that bugged me in the episode. Why was Ted against online dating? Has he forgotten how he met Blah Blah? And why was Barney for it when he was against it? But good job on his part in creating a profile he knew Ted would like.
Do you think that was Marshall’s last cigarette ever at the end?
I really really want to hear Ted’s third date’s lesbian expeirence story.
In order… dating was a World of Warcraft experience… I guess that’s online dating?
I did think it’s his last cigarette… not necessarily his last sandwich but I know in Last Cigerette Ever Ted said the day his son was born was his last… do you not think it is bro?
Damn, I wanted to point out Marshall’s “Last Cigarette”.
I’ll agree that this one started out slowly, but it really ramped up, I thought. Loved the Quinn/Barney stuff and I really enjoyed the way Ted really got to spend some time alone thinking about Robin. It really settled that one.
I also think the Atlantic City part should have been longer. It contained most of the laughs.
Loved the Last Cigarette Ever and the Wharmpess callback – it was Wharmpess “Gold” for the record. I hope they never make a red…or…heaven forbid…a stout.
I like to think of it as his last cigarette ever.
Sorry to beat you to it. Condolence High Five.
Oh I just remembered my favourite call back: The second guy that Quinn and Barney see on the street named “Dirty Larry” looks an awful lot like the guy outside the strip club handing out flyers that Marshall passes in “Best Burger in New York”. Maybe it’s just the hat…
I enjoyed it. I agree it was pretty much filler, but there were some fun moments and I think it set us up well for the finale. I’m actually still enjoying Ted not being over Robin – well, not exactly, I definitely feel he should have dealt with this by now, but Ted/Robin scenes are always a delight, their friendship is wonderful. So more chance to see them interacting, and hopefully getting back to normal, is all good in my book. I was slightly disappointed that all we saw of Robin was just Ted’s imagination of her. Really enjoyed his internal monologue about Batman & Robin. I like how they’ve had Ted & Robin not talking for several episodes, but still somehow managing to give us lots of Ted/Robin interaction.
Barney “of all people I know how hard that is” or something along those lines. I can’t help thinking Quinn is maybe a palate cleanser?! And I agree, I really hope Robin talks to Ted about her feelings for Barney sometime soon. After all, he is her best friend and the person she usually talks to about everything. Barney & Quinn must be making her feel rubbish.
I’m excited for the finale now though! Except that I’ll be on holiday, so can’t watch until a week later and have got to somehow not find out who the bride is until a week later. 😮 Twitter ban I think…
I don’t know, I liked the Robin moments. I’m a guy who used to pause at the emotional moments in season 1, because they were really well done, and since they were in between a lot of humor they just caught me off guard. Yeah, after all the Barney and Robin stuff, it’s a little too much to have an in-gang love again like in a soap opera, but they avoided that trap as best as possible. Who cares if she is not the mother? I don’t really care, who the mother is at all, it’s a surprise for the finish, I wouldn’t try to guess it if I could.
Oh, and something related: Has anybody else played with the thought, that future Ted might not even be together with the mother of those kids? 🙂 I think that would be a nice, if somewhat shocking twist for the end. He could even be telling the story to explain the kids why he decided now, to get back together with Robin now, at age 57! 😀
I liked this episode a lot, I think this show crawled back from the grave recently. It’s enough to look at the Quinn thing, that is just so much more enjoyable than the Nora thing was, not to mention Zoe. I’m really looking forward to the finale now.
P.S.: The legendary lines has a ‘where’ instead of ‘wear’ in it. But the apostrophes are all in the right place;)
I loved the fact that marshall freaks out from the upcoming baby.. It’s really cute!!
It totally shocked me but in a bad way that Barney still has the ducky tie.. It’s kinda stupid and totally ruins barneys personnalty and style while he wears it..
I didn’t like the fact that Marshall drank so much and turned off the phone because it was too pretictable that lily will go into labor exsactly then. Plus, drunk Marshall is annoying and I wouldn’t want to see him when the baby is born!!!
I look foward for everybodies last ciggrate ever.
I really hope that Barney and Quinn break up because he is perfect for Robin!
I was kinda glad when I found out that Robin can’t have children because that made her even more perfect for Barney, but a few episodes later I discovered that Barney wants children and now I’m really bummed out.
CAN’T WAIT TO FIND OUT WHO BARNEYS BRIDE IS AND HOPE IT’S ROBIN!!!
The episode when Ted runs into the roomate of his soulmate and discoveres she’s a lesbian, doesn’t the show tell you that he meets the mother at HER wedding??!!! But then later they say at BARNEYS wedding!! Am I pointing out something important or just being stupid??
I have to disagree with almost everything you said. Robin and Barney together would be almost as terrible as Robin and Ted, and the show has already closed the book on that romance. They can’t just keep hovering over one aspect of the show, rather the plot needs to move forward. Barney’s personality in no way changes while in possession of the ducky tie, and it’s yet another “re-return” that the audience will recognize and appreciate. And drunk Marshall is hilarious. And to clarify, in S6 E1, Ted says he meets the mother on the day of “the” wedding, cutting to a scene of the wedding that we later find out is Barney’s.
I know it’s a little out-of-context, but what happened to Lily’s and Marshall’s old places? They bought an apartment in Manhattan and were given a house in Long Island. Do they still possess both? Are they abandoned? Come on, they didn’t just leave those places..
I thought Barney couldn’t/didn’t drive?
My sentiments exactly — the Dowisetrepla.
Yep, remember the Vicky Mendoza diagonal of hot/crazy scale? That was while Ted was dating Blahblah.
I firmly believe that The Mother will be revealed in this season (Season 7) finale. I think that they are using the “who is Barney’s bride” issue as a distraction so that people forget the whole concept of the show. Does anyone else agree?
What happened to the GNB headquarters which Ted has designed I mean last I ever heard of it was episode 1 of season 7?