Will here, standing in for your regularly scheduled bloggers.
The time has come for Barney’s bachelor party. Expecting a lame party, Barney instructs Ted and Marshall on proper bachelor party procedure (to include a naked fire show or a naked magic show). Barney’s expectations are seemingly met when he is transported to just outside Atlantic City to enjoy a clown, the “wrong” karate kid and the only stripper Barney didn’t want to see- Quinn. Barney’s bachelor party ends after he loses Marshall in a game of Xing Hai Shi Bu Xing, Ted abandons him for being selfish, and Robin leaves Barney after discovering that Quinn was the stripper.
This was of course an elaborate ruse planned by Robin- which Barney loves in a twisted way. As an added bonus, the clown is actually the “real karate kid” – William Zabka.
“What’s got into you, oh that’s right- nothing ever.”
“My bachelor party was incr, wait for it, and I hope you’re hungry cause the second half of this word is edible!”
“Barney is suicidal!”/”I know, it’s awesome!”
Moments of Awesomeness
Quinn foretelling: “There’s a good chance our engagement probably isn’t gonna work out.”
Barney’s mom calling out Robin for the dirty hoebag that she is.
Lily’s continued sluttines, in this case directed towards Ralph Macchio.
Barney’s addiction to Xing Hai Shi Bu Xing.
QUINN (kind of surprising that she was ok with the hoax).
“The Barney” as a foil to “The Robin”
Barney’s “backwards” affinity for William Zabka.
Is Robin “Leaving” Barney foreshadowing a future break-up?
Can we get back to the Mother please?
Oh William, William, William. I was with you until “Can we get back to the Mother please?” What is there to go back to? We know he doesn’t meet her until Barney and Robin’s wedding, which is 45 days away and that was revealed only TWO episodes ago. What other kind of clue could the writers possibly drop? Just wait until the wedding and stop complaining about it because honestly, that’s the only time when the mother will be revealed. Whether that’s in this season’s finale or series finale, is still unknown but I could careless.
Didn’t like the episode…i wanna get to the mother subject… i wanna see the episode when ted meets with the ex girlfriend on the train and they thell him about the band [her future wife] is!!
lily licking her hand after shaking hands with ralph machio MADE THE EPISODE for me. It was so fan girl, well played alyson, well played
For the first time in a long time I was laughing out loud at an episode. And the clown being the ‘real Karate Kid’ actually came as a shocker to me. xD
“Can we get back to the Mother please?” No… This is a filler-episode, just as we had lots of before. For the first time in a while it even was a really fun filler-ep… So no, we cannot get back to the mother yet. Just hold your enthousiasm, Ted already said he has to wait 45 more days.
Will. First off Thanks for filling in, you and Jenn have saved my ass a few times this season and I’m grateful.
I was late to watch this episode but I really enjoyed it…though I watched a little out of order.
1. Loved having Becky newton back. She is gorgeous.
2. The “Real” Karate Kid bit was hilarios. With both Machio and Zabka was Legendary. Also loved that Machio was a different version of Barney…too much.
3. The “twist” at the end was all you could ask for and makes a slightly sad and depressing episode pretty entertaining.
4. Everytime they play Xing Hai Shi Bu Xing I’m intrigued.
I found myself hoping he was the real Karate Kid but the twist on it made it the best way possible to happen.
I missed that but typical Lily and very funny.