I haven't commented in a while on the show, not from lack of enjoyment but from a very tight schedule in which I was barely able to find time to watch the show let alone comment on it.
The latest episode had me cracking up quite a bit. While I was upset that a 501st Clone Trooper was described as a Storm Trooper, I'm willing to allow that Alyson Hannigan made the mistake and not the writers, since they tend to reference Star Wars heavily and should know better. Barney's apartment was great, especially the bed. I was hoping, though, when he was trying to get the girl to leave he would point out that he has a full-sized Star Wars costume. And though I saw the second wall-sized television coming, it still made me snicker. I'm glad they never tell us what Barney does for a living.
The Marshall subplot was kind of goofy, but Ted and Robin's reactions were good for laughs.
The bros are taking Broadway!!
I thought Barney's apartment was great. And friend and I really laughed at his spot-lit porn collection.
Barney should have corrected her on the Clone Trooper armor thing, it bugged me. Plus, that was some pretty cheesy armor when we got a good look at it, and it only covered the front half of the mannequin. Still, his apartment was pretty awesome.
Well, technically, they're stormtroopers at the end of ROTS (such as when Obi-Wan and Yoda kill them in the temple), so she wasn't wrong. :D
The Marshall stuff was pretty damn funny, too. This show is great; a hell of a lot better than that abomination known as The Class.
I can't remember much of the show previous to the latest episode, but I do remember the line, "Well hats off to your lady friends, but I'm not buying it." It's rare a guest gets the best line.
Last week's was funny. The funniest bit was also the stupidest: Swarley! Best line went to Robin for the line about signing him up for People en Espaņol under the name Suarlos. I'm very happy they did the Cheers thing at the end.
It's nice to see Morena Baccarin again, and with Nathan Fillion on Lost that same week, I can almost convince myself I've had my Firefly fix. Incedently, the guy at the coffee shop was Tom Lenk, who played Andrew on Buffy and Angel. This show has had quite a few Buffy/Angel alums on it, which is certainly not a complaint.
Monday's episode (11-13) was the first time we'd seen Robin at work this season.
Nice that she still has a job.
This most recent episode ranks right up there with the Slutty Pumpkin episode for me (though Slutty Pumpkin edges it out). Every time someone got slapped, I all but had to pause the show so I could stop laughing enough to continue.
Barney's triple slapping of Marshall was brutal! And the reaction of the other customers in the bar was perfect. They looked horrified. Even the explantion that he had been practicing by slapping a tree trunk was funny by itself. And while I saw the final slap coming, I didn't expect it to be a viscious (though surprisingly casual) backhand slap like that. Perfect.
All the lines about Canada were funny, and I like Canada, so I don't want to hear any complaints. The one about how the video was shot during the nineties but looked like 1986 because the eighties didn't come to Canada until 1993 was funny enough, but my favorite was where Lilly said Canadian marriages might be like Canadian money or the Canadian military; no one takes them seriously.
Finally, that video was one of the scariest things I've ever seen in my life, though I still couldn't stop laughing. Given the choice I would have tried to convince everyone my secret was that I was married to a man too, and I'm a heterosexual male. That video was just too embarrassing. Marshall's answer that he just didn't want to get slapped again to Lilly's question about whether he was as terrified as she was gave me a pretty good laugh, as did Robin's line about how her fake husband didn't leave because of her, that it was a business move.
So, what I'm saying is that I thought it was a good episode. I'm curious how it fared in the opinion of others.
This past episode was freakin' hilarious! I loved the slap bet, and when Marshall slapped the crap out of Barney at the end was great. :D The video was just too damn funny, and so was the part about how Canada didn't get the 80s until 1993. :lol:
Great show. One of the few sit-coms I like. NPH, originally from Albuquerque, recently "came out"
Funny episode, the slapping was great and that video was too much - who know Robin could look so different wearing a blond wig that covered her face differently. It wasn't one of my favorites, but that's not at all saying it was bad. I must confess I didn't go on CBS's website to see the whole video, we saw so much on TV that I couldn't take any more "let's go to the mall". :D
As for Neil Patrick Harris coming out of the closet, it's good that he was able to take charge of it in such a smart way after the media tried to take it out of his hands, and I'm glad to hear he's having a good life (especially after being a child star), but in a small selfish way I sorta wish he hadn't just because it's a little difficult to think of Barney the same way since he's so over-the-top heterosexual - my sister suggested it explained why the role feels so over the top, it's a bit of put-on. No matter what though, NPH is a good actor especially in comedic roles, his performance in Harold & Kumar had me rolling (that's apparently what got him the part in "How I Met Your Mother"), so gay or straight he's still awesome.