- When the Sun Goes Down by The Jetzons Amazon (opening track from episode)
- Long As I Can See The Light Creedence Clearwater Revival Amazon (closing episode)
Hola everyone! I’m Will, a friend of Jenn’s. Much like Barney- I’m full of awesome. I’m guest blogging while everyone else is apparently off doing something more fun. So you’re stuck with me, this is my first time- so no making fun.
So here it is ladies and gentlemen, the foretold inglorious end of Ted’s dating life. We got to take our last peek at crazy pants Jeanette as she rampaged and defecated all over Ted’s apartment, finally convincing the ever needy Ted that it’s time to settle down. After being dumped by LT Peterson, Ted agrees to test drive a few plays from Barney’s not-so-destroyed playbook; surprisingly, Ted has difficulty winning ladies over with promises of his penis.
While coaching Ted, Robin walks in on Barney and finds the playbook. Really? I felt the setup for that argument to be a little too artificial. Why does Robin randomly show up at Ted’s house looking for Barney? If Barney told Robin where he was, why would he leave the playbook just sitting on the couch? And does everyone have a key to Ted’s apt? After more deception, I mean magic, they “make up.” I’m not sure Robin is buying Barney’s liar speech- she did mention earlier in the episode that the destruction of the playbook was a key factor in her being willing to marry Barney.
Oh, Lily and Marshall were in this episode as well- the continued focus on Lily’s career is refreshing. Marshall’s deadpan expression carried what is probably funniest scene thus far this season- “I don’t know if you heard, but I dropped some skittles.”
Barney: “So you’re bringing a plus one?” // Robin: “If you count the voices in her head, it’s plus five!”
Jeanette: “Here’s your key back” //Ted: “I never gave you a key”// Jeanette: “And here’s your grandmother’s ring.”// Ted: “She was buried wearing this.”
Ted: “My penis! My penis! My penis!!!”
Marshall: “Just look at her so professional, she hasn’t sat on single piece of art.”
Moments of Awesomeness
Episode writer George Sloan! Shout out to all those QU alums.
What’s better than Weekend at Bernie’s? Weekend at Barney’s!
Barney’s awesome ability to unhook Robin’s bra under any circumstance.
Barneys 1 rule(s).
Lily’s nip slips (we need more of this in future episodes!)
The Playbook (one last time)
Ted’s red cowboy boots(one last time)
Ted making poor relationship choices (one last time?)
Will Robin ever really trust Barney?
The “Mother” is on deck, how long till we get to meet her?
Wow, first time and you’re better at this than the other two
Ted saying “I’m gonna win her back” was a flashforward in Three Days of Snow.
where was it mentioned there? 🙂
found it: but he wears another dress…:)
LOVE your synopsis of the skittles- definitely one of the funniest moments of the season! Your legend-wait for it- dairy lines were pretty sweet too 🙂
yeah it was different but it struck me as that was the scene they were referring to.
harsh lady bro, harsh. but I’m glad you enjoyed will’s post. I loved it too
great recap and review Will!
Barney and Robin are such a great couple. This episode made me love them more. Ted however is still a stranger me these days. i guess has hurt as he’s been over the years it makes sense that he went off the deep end, over-corrected perhaps.
Some of my favorite moments:
*Barney as the old man with a pipe on the elevator and his rip away mock turtleneck – clutch!
*Also in the elevator, I loved the Lebanese “re-return” reference in terms of Barney’s one rule(s).
*”wow even his scarf is up and coming” – Marshall on Strickland’s scarf.
*Barney’s prop box
*Barney: “Ted your first day at the salon and you want to do a cut and color – oh ted.” – I LOLed, maybe it’s just a girl joke
*Barney telling Ted to clarify while running The Kidney that Barney is his best friend, not Marshall and that Marshall is so lame.
Finally I’m so proud of my friend George for penning another great episode!
i think they also say it in the episode when marshall jumps acros the buildings.
does anybody know the song playing when Barney were throwing away all his magical stuff? somebody?