Posted by Pablozky at Thursday, October 10, 2013 1 CommentsHow I Met Your Mother , Reviews
We learn that Barney actually showed up to help Robin back then in the carousel, which most of us already predicted by Barney’s final line last week and Ted says that he was there to help her as a friend, and even though Barney says it’s cool and that he believes him, it’s quite evident that he’s not ok with it and that he is going to take it on Ted, punishing him in every single way until Ted snaps. But before that, there’s plenty fun to cover.
As Marshall is still on his way to Farhampton, Lily decides to use his Marshall pillow surrogate and upgrade him using a tablet with skype. It’s a fun device; it worked great when The Big Bang Theory did something like this back in season 4 (with the Shelbot) and it works great here too with Pillow Marshall, and it’s a creative way to make him interact with the main cast.
The plot now slices into two parts: we have Ted being punished by Barney and Lily pushing Robin to make other female friends. Let’s talk about Ted and Barney first.
As I said above, Barney is angry at Ted, but he subtly hides it and he makes Ted change room’s with her inexistent aunt (to some kind of dungeon), store pigeons in said room, and finally being replaced by Billy Zabka as best man and he is kicked out of the poker game. At this point Ted finally snaps and he asks Barney to accept that he is upset with him, which he does and he tells Ted that he has broken “The Bro Code” (which can now be found in hotel rooms, airplanes and Germany), but Ted insists that he hasn’t done such thing, so they call an impartial third party guy who can settle this: Marshall.
Now with Lily and Robin’s storyline: Robin is mad (at first) at Lily for being unable to throw her a big bachelorette party (in which Patrice ended up showing up) to which Lily replies that she couldn’t throw a better one as Robin hates women and women hate Robin. Even though it has been established that Robin was raised as a boy I never realized that she didn’t have many girl friends, possibly because she spent so much time with Lily that it was hard to notice, but she doesn’t have any other female friend other than her. So Lily worries that when she leaves to Italy Robin will be in need of another friend. And the quest for searching that said friend starts, and it’s quite funny.
In the end, this isn’t the groundbreaking HIMYM episode I was hoping for, but it was quite funny, and I shouldn’t judge it for what it wasn’t, but rather for what it is, and that’s pretty funny, just not quite memorable.
-“Thank you Linus”, I still love this recurring gag, and will probably enjoy it all season long.
-Marshall via skype: “It’s beaut…!” *screen freezes*
Barney: “Wait for it.”
Lily: “Yesterday the exact same happened at the worst moment. I was taking off my panties…” *Lily freezes*
Robin: “I think Lily’s face just froze”.
-The beach scene was pretty good; I laughed a lot with this:
Barney: “Marshal this is stu…!”
Marshall: “Accept the comforting!”
-Patrice brings a lot of gifts to the wedding! I’ll make a memo to invite her to my wedding (if I ever get married).
-The poker table includes the following members: Barney, Ted, Pillow Marshall, Ranjit, Billy Zabka and Barney’s personal tailor Tim Gunn. The next episode “The Poker Game” should be quite interesting with these players.
-Billy Zabka’s reaction to being dismissed as best man: “You’ll pay for this Mosby”.
Future Ted: “Ok there was one slight hitch”.
There’s gotta be a really good pay off of the Zabka v/s Ted thing later in the season. I won’t hold as much expectations as I did for this episode though.
-Ted and Barney recreate “Weekend at Berney’s” with pillow Marshall. It’s always fun to watch these guys love for that movie.
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