First off, Sorry for my absence lately. Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it… Great line but seriously…Life be crazy. Much thanks to my HIMYM bro( Bro-ette?) Jennifer for picking up my slack. She rocks.
So what did you think about How I Met Your Mother tonight? I know it was kind of a one off… but it was a funny episode. And honestly, if you complain every time an episode lacks moving the story along then my bet is you might not be the happiest person. I digress.
How I Met Your Mother Music
- Burning for You by Blue Oyster Cult (Party Music..it’s the same song every time… really…yes that was a joke)
First off, “Bees in the Basement” is a great band name. Also, It was good that we get to see Mickey Aldrin & Harrison Coots again. Although, Mickey isn’t my favorite he provides for some funny situations. Plus Barney is relapsing again into the old Barney we knew. Fake names, Hot Girls and one night, or in the case, afternoon stands. Plus the bit about he penis is funny.
As far as the rest, Robin was mean, Marshall was awesome, Lily was crazy and controlling, Ted was douches and pretensions. So basically and normal episode. Past that I’ll run down some notables… room by room.
Room 1: Living Room
- Harrison Cootes almost fights with Ted.
- Barney love his penis. Surprise right?
- Cheese on the Floor
- Your Cootes is on Fire
Room 2: Dining Room
- Crazy for Cats with Special Agent Gary Powers (Great band name btw)
- Barney ate the vegan treats and blames Ted. Classic.
Room 3: Kitchen
- Robin called an old lady a whore. Nice. And over a kugel?
- Sun Tzu … Ted: That was Tim Allen in Galaxy Quest
- Harrison Cootes gets a hobby and gets set on fire. What a great time.
Unmentioned Roomed 4… : The Basement
- Bees! That manage to make it back up to Rooms 1, 2 & 3….
Marshall: Tell us about the Bees
Robin: Can we heat it up in the oven?
Marshall: Faster than heating up in the refrigerator… I’ve had a few cocktails
Ted: What are you gonna do about it… Hippy
Cootes: Are you suggesting fisticuffs…
Cootes: Looks like I just started eating white meat again.
Ted: I am going to scratch you like a Wolverine.
Barney: I love my penis Robin…It’s magnificent… If I could kiss it I would…. I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t tried.
Marshall: Gouda she’s a Beauta.
Marshall: Treat me like I’m a girl scout trying to sell you cookies.
Barney: I know you got it on the internet…why does that make it impressive?
Moments of Awesomeness
- I loved the room by room approach to story telling…the way it all played together, reminded me on Seinfeld. Damn I miss Seinfeld. Anyone catch his Superbowl commercial? No Soup for You!
- Nicholas Cage may be in everything but he isn’t necessarily good in it.
- Ted tries to quote Sun Tsu… maybe he should use it. In a related note
- Robin’s a mean son of a bitch?
- Terms I love: fisticuffs… and it was used correctly. Awesome.
- Zabar’s kugel… what have I been missing?
- I can see how you could confuse Sun Tzu for Galaxy Quest. That movie is amazing. What it now! I command you.
Barney finishes up with “Crazy for Cats” What a needy chick… I would risk it with the bees too once she starting talking about her cat!
- When will the distance to Marshall & Lily’s come in to play more?
- Was Ted trying to impress Robin by getting in a fight with Cootes?
- Did Lily get large fast? When is this chick due anyways?
- What did you think of the Burning Beekeeper?
That episode was kind of a pleasant nothingness, though I did enjoy the re-return with the bees. It seems like the only real purpose that episode served (aside from the occasional laugh) was to set up the upcoming Robin-Ted fight and to bring back Martin Short’s character.
Loved the episode. My only complaint is Mickey, I don’t enjoy him on the show.
I’m so easily swayed… He didn’t annoy me till you said something.
Lily and Marshall’s baby was conceived August 26, 2011 (during hurricane Irene in Barney’s apartment’s bathroom) which makes her due, naturally, during the season finale.
It’s all about timing… Didn’t it seem like she got big fast or was it just me?
I don’t think we’re supposed to like him. Chris Elliot has a history of playing that kind of character. Annoying, but ultimately loveable.
On second watching, I enjoyed this episode a lot more because I could see all the setups. In particular, I really enjoy the song “Burning for You” – not only does it foreshadow the pyrotechnic ending of this episode, but it subtly hints at some kind of unknown love bubbling beneath the surface of this all that is going to explode soon (*cough* TED and ROBIN *cough*)
Has it been mentioned that there will be an upcoming Ted-Robin conflict, or were you just referring to what Victoria said in the second episode?
Cue glass shattering sound effect.
The fact that HIMYM quoted Galaxy Quest just further confirms its awesomeness. I love Galaxy Quest so much.
I don’t think Ted was trying to impress Robin with standing up to Cootes – I think he was angry at her for saying he can’t stand up for himself, and out to prove a point. I liked their nice little make-up at the end though. I’m worried about what’s to come… :/
“I love my penis.” I really quite enjoyed seeing Barney a bit more back to the old Barney. Although I wouldn’t want to reverse his character development I thought it was realistic that he would be back to some of his old ways now that everything love-related seems to have fallen through for him.
Overall I really, really enjoyed this episode. It was clever, I laughed a lot, there were good/interesting/fun interactions between all the characters, I can’t think of much not to like!
Victoria – that’s gotta happen soon. It’s been building for too long. Their fight about kugels is about a lot more than just kugels, I’m thinking.
First of all I have to say: I’m from Austria and my English is bad. Therefore, sometimes I have to check some phrases in the dictionary to understand their meanings and implications.
This time there was this scene where Mickey says “Everybody is a BUZZ!”. I found out that this word has several meanings. I guess in this situation it was meant to refer to the guests “talking a lot” as well as the bees in the basement.
As I’m a fan of “The big bang theory” too, I also watched the latest episode. There they were looking for a nickname for Howard, who is going to be an astronaut. One suggestion was “Buzz”, which Howard denied as there already is Buzz Aldrin.
At that moment I realised: Mickey ALDRIN said “everybody is a BUZZ”! Is it just me seeing that “hidden” reference or did the authors choose it consciously?
Funny catch, Bernhard. Your English is quite good! It’s probably a coincidence, but it’s a funny one, that’s for sure.
And honestly, if you complain every time an episode lacks moving the story along then my bet is you might not be the happiest person. ” The smartest thing I’ve seen written on ANY HIMYM blog. Thank you Aaron, I feel like lately people come here to complain more than anything. Every show is going to have it’s ups and downs; even when I’m watching seasons one and two I skip some episodes. I digress, I liked the episode for what it was – Fluff. It was funny though when they quoted “Never give up, never surrender.” wrong I said to my roommate “That must be where Tim Allen got that for Galaxy Quest.” hahaha I’m excited for next weeks episode though! 😀
This was definitely a filler episode, theres no denying it, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it was bad. It was very funny, very interesting, and fit together perfectly. I loved it.
Oh, and did anyone notice how in S02E06 Aldrin Justice that Lily was briefly a beekeeper too?