- Voices (originally by Cheap Trick ) performed by Jon Brion (Ted’s sad moments through the years) Find Jon Broin on youtube or amazon or
- Cheeseburger in Paradise by Jimmy Buffett (not played but referenced by Robin’s dad as the only song he will dance with her to) amazon
- Guiding Light by Television (Ted’s epilogue, talk with Cindy on the bus & at the wedding reception) amazon
What a crappy episode…literally I mean. most of the jokes were about poop or pee… The episode it’s self was good. The confetti was a nice touch as well. And for those of you still lost in the pun I started with just let your mind catch up. Better now, great…now that we are all together let’s continue.
Poor Ted. Despite hating it every time he and Robin’s relationship is brought back up (and yes, I do think they were good together but not meant to be together), poor Ted. I mean the pain montage is kind of depressing. It was missing some really painful moments though. I mean, how do you leave Stella & the wedding out of that? and the whole scene where Ted & Lily are talking is important in my mind. We really haven’t seen a lot of development from Lily this season… I mean sure she is a mom, but to be up there with Ted & admit it. Especially when you bring in the aspirations from earlier seasons it really reminds you that they are all developing even if you don’t see it on screen a lot.
Confetti… that was just a hilarious moment. Marshal, Marvin, Ted and Lily. I almost spit up my beer… luckily no beer was lost in the writing of this review.
So let’s make clear a few things we learned about the wedding tonight:
- May 25, 2013… Official wedding date.
- Band canceled at the last minute so Cindy and her wife(?) give Ted the referral for the old room mates band.
- We know the wedding happens and Robin & Barney look happy after…
This leads me to ask a few questions. First off, we see Ted in the train station in Farhampton (ref. s08e01) with his hand bandaged. If all is well at the end, what happens? Is it a classic Smosby toast gone wrong? Also, I thought it was also said there that things don’t go well? Any guesses to be ventured?
If Cindy give’s Ted the mother number (to call for he band) is it conceivable that he talked to her before but never meets her till then?
May 25, 2013 is coming up pretty quick. I’m curious how we fill another season and a half without meeting the mother? On that thought, would you still love HIMYM if we meet her at the end of Season 8 and then get to see a year after up to Ted’s wedding? I’m here for the ride so either way is find with me. I’m curious what you think?
Ted: The problem is, one of us was definitely not happy.
Lily (to Ted…oddly appropriately): I’ma cut you bitch!!
Barney: Vampire in the daylight! Vampire in the daylight!
Robin’s Father (Robin): You should accept my friend request. i post a lot of great stuff.
Robin’s Father (Robin): Grown men are not blonde.
Waiter: Would either of you like a mudslide
Barney: No thanks I just had one.
Barney: Oh no! Fluffernutter peed all over my pants!
Lily: Holy Confetti
Cindy’s wife: Ted, do you believe in destiny?
Ted: You really don’t know me.
Moments of Awesomeness
- Robin’s dad on Facebook….so close to home people
- Poor Ted… His mom’s 5000 word review of 50 Shades of Grey… 15 of those words were ‘vulva’
- Fluffernutter… love that rabbit and that moment. A name and a back story
- CIA network bedtime stories
- Confetti.. nice touch
- We get the fact that Ted may never get over Robin… and every time you guys bring it back up I still curse at the TV every time.
- Season 9 is now official, but the Wedding date is now officially set in writing on May 25, 2013…what will the rest of Season 8 & 9 look like?
- We had neither at our wedding but I wish we had a band…. You? Band or DJ?
- What did you think of the show tonight?
I can’t take anymore Ted in love with Robin 8 seasons of this I don’t want to stop watching now but I am sick of it.
If he doesn’t meet the mom at the wedding well that is just stupid. He said I met her the day of a wedding. So maybe not at the wedding but on the train station platform.
Also I would not mind a season 9 with the month on it.
I thought this was an interesting episode. Totally didn’t see Lily’s motherly issue coming up, she seems to me like someone who wouldn’t think that, but then again, it just proves how difficult and life changing bringing a child into the world is.
Secondly, I think that we will be seeing the wife this season. I don’t know how they’ll be able to expand meeting her another entire season without us meeting her. The problem from the wedding referenced in the season opener I think has to some way where Ted either completely embarrasses himself in some way either during the toast he gives or trying in some form to meet the mother? Might fail during the wedding, but then is successful at the train stop?
Great episode though. The two songs in it went really well with it, as well.
Sounded like Cobie was just getting over a sore throat in this episode, anyone else notice?
I think it would be great if the mother would be revealed by the end of this season and season 9 would be “Teds Journey” how he finally gets her and how the marriage was etc. For me it was always a sad thought that the end would be “and then i saw her…and thats how i met your mother…”.
I don´t see an exit at this point that the wedding in 8×1 is not the same as in 8×13. So it would be very weird if Carter/Thomas are not giving us something more at the season finale than we saw in 8×1. I don´t know how they want the story to be told without revealing the mother in 8×24. Any thoughts? BUT i´m quite sure that they don´t want to reveal how she is…That´s for season 9 i guess.
ps: @ Anna. Yes. I also noticed it….
I agree with Little Radish, I’m so full of Ted & Robin by now! Last episode I thought “finally! he’s over her!”, but the writers just can’t get over it. Actually, I had this thought a lot through the seasons, but the subject kept coming. This whole series should be about Ted and how he found the love of his life (don’t get me wrong, I love Lily & Marshall, and I love Barney, and Robin, and Barney & Robin), but by now is about Ted and how he always loved Robin and how he always thought they belong together and oops! I met the mother and stayed with her instead. I really hope by March 25th I won’t feel this way…
I heard May 25th but I didn’t catch the year. I wouldn’t be surprised if the wedding gets postponed for a year for some reason. I loved ending with Cindy suggesting her roommate’s band. How Ted being a professor led to him meeting the mother has bugged me for several seasons. Now I got the answer to that.
the fact that Ted wont get over Robin until he meets the mother, despite being rather redundant after 8 seasons, is actually very real. Theres always that girl you cant get together and keep thinking about her until your/her marriage.
What a crappy review. Awesome episode
So looking back at the episode Right place, Right time, (s4e22) we now know why Ted was so happy he got the job teaching, I always assumed it was because the mother was in his first class, but now i we can say it is because he met Cindy, because through knowing Cindy, he would later bump into her on the train, that would lead to the mothers band being hired for the wedding.
Agreed on the music. I love it when song selections match so well.
Ted is usually better one on one than in the big groups like that from what we have seen. I’m interested to see how it plays out but my money is on one Mosby of a best man toast.
I guess anything is possible…don’t know how they could postpone it a year at this point…However, you have made me doubt the validity of the date they gave?
It’s totally happening that day…I just don’t get how you stretch all that’s left into a season and a half. I’m happy either way but I’d love to do more than just meet the mother, despite the name of the show. 😉
The wedding has gotta be this year! Remember when it first showed Ted talking to Cindy on the train? Well that was 4 months later. So yeah.
Was not very impressed with this episode until the scene with Ted and Lily on the roof. Powerful scene, fantastic honest acting. Lily’s confession about motherhood really got to me….and I’ve never had kids of my own. It was obvious that Lily’s tears and those words came straight from the heart of the actress. Great job!
I’d like to think that was due to the fact she had to screech her voice for ‘DAMN IT PATRICE!’ in the past episodes. ^^
Like many, if not most, of you, I’m ready for the storyline of Ted still be hung up on Robin to be over. But that being said, I have this feeling that the emotion expressed does not only come from feelings for Robin but from an emptiness (for lack of a better word) that he is no closer to being a husband and father than the day he met Robin. Is it entirely about wanting Robin or wanting what his four friends all have?
Here’s my opinion.. I think the whole series will end up something like the movie Definitely, Maybe.. where the father tells his kid about the girls he met before and the kid tries to guess who her actually mom is in the story. In the movie there’s the “mother”, they got married BUT got separated after! then the guy searched again for that one girl he never really got over with.
which then means that Ted could possibly marry the “mother” and have kids eventually but in the end, they will not last very long. And Ted-Robin could actually end up together.
JUST A THEORY. :))
Are we gonna get a season 9??
Don’t gotta postpone anything. Just a matter of the POV of the storytelling. Ninth season could be Ted telling stories to fill in holes throughout the series. Getting kind of LOST with that guess but it’s possible that ninth season could jump around telling stories that Ted forgot to tell his kids that happened between 2004-2012
It’s silly but that cracks me up every time.