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tigerfan88
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I thought this was episode was pretty good. Barney was hilarious again. Although so far most of this season has just felt like one giant "Having a kid will absolutely destroy your social life" infomercial


DrunkPachyderm
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I agree. I didn't expect then venom from the board on this episode, cause most people seem to say they were jumping ahead too quickly. I guess you can't please everyone.

I enjoy these "Seinfeld" type episodes (i.e. just characters in their stereotypical roles, no real plot development) the most.



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Lily looked fiyaaa in that dress!

That and Robin in all leather made this episode worthwhile.



CQQ
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That episode was just not funny


Aubie83
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I missed it tonight...can someone give me a brief synopsis?


White Shadeaux
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Horrible episode. No plot development episode is ok...but only if the episode is funny.

And those are 3 whiny arse friends. Marshall and Lilly have a fricking baby, grow up. They can't spend every night with you in a bar all night.
And then Marshall and Lilly feel bad for not being good friends.
Come on, they are with those idiots more then their own child.


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It's a shame that the last season (hopefully this is it) will likely go down as the worst of all seasons.

These first episodes are just awful.


wildtigercat93
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It's a shame that the last season (hopefully this is it) will likely go down as the worst of all seasons. These first episodes are just awful.


I think the problem is they are stalling to see if they can make it another season

And if they cant all they need is one episode to tie everything up ( )


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I think the problem is they are stalling to see if they can make it another season And if they cant all they need is one episode to tie everything up

I think that pretty much sums it up


White Shadeaux
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I think that pretty much sums it up


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I normally don't nitpick and criticize these shows like others do...

but that was a pretty shitty and ridiculous episode. If they weren't going to go with family, they would obviously pick Ted. It wouldn't be a discussion.


Fearthehat0307
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If they weren't going to go with family, they would obviously pick Ted. It wouldn't be a discussion.

just watched the episode and thought this the entire time. no way in fricking hell they would give the baby to barney or robin.


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Am I the only one who hates Robin? I think she is unfunny, annoying, and pretty mediocre looking compared to the beginning of the show. I wish they her write off (or kill her off).

This really should not have been a decision for the godparent. Ted is quite apparently the best choice.


CaptainBrannigan
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Fisrt season long thread suck arse. FU Crunch.


Next finally caught an episode this season last night. Man it was sad to watch. Not funny at all. I think I might have laughed once. Will wait until it is in syndication to finish the show.


wildtigercat93
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Shes deffintly not the catch they want us to think she is


Vicks Kennel Club
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I hate how she thinks she is so hot as well.

Lilly > Robin in every aspect of life at this point.


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Cap Crunch
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Fisrt season long thread suck arse. FU Crunch.

Blame quail man, he was too lazy to start a thread for the 2nd episode and made me make this one the season thread





But last nights episode made no sense. Robin and Ted want Marshall and Lily to hear everything that is going on in their lives, except for them bitching about their relationships that they both realize they don't want, but continue to date anyway. The writers need to get those breakups over with so we can move on with the show


quail man
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An interesting read on the fall of HIMYM

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As the seasons wore on however, not knowing the mother weakened not only Ted’s slew of philanthropic quests, but the rest of the cast's adventures. The show was at it’s best when Marshall and Lilly were free to lord over the single lives of Robin, Barney, and Ted, whose personal ticks, deep insecurities, and even shallowness seemed never-ending.

Yet, how do you bridge the gap between married parents, and slowly desperate singles, two of whom (Barney and Robin) cannot seem to get over each other. With Robin and Barney’s future becoming more apparent, Ted’s future certain, and the addition of Marshall and Lilly’s parenthood, a clear divide has formed that seems to separate the characters from one another. Thus eliminating the interconnectedness that once was the driving force behind both the humor and emotional impact of the show.

Guest characters’ now seem rushed, and talented actors such as Kal Penn, Becki Newton, and eventually Michael Trucco will be remembered for guest appearances that could’ve further enhanced the quality of the show. Instead, they, along with the coming guest sports were simply jettisoned into mediocrity by the limitations of the plot.

Even conceptual elements vital to the show's success have struggled to retain originality. Gags such as the group’s responses to Marshall’s boss (seen on the episode "The Chain of Screaming"); or the glass shattering everyone’s ignored idiosyncrasies of one another (seen on "Spoiler Alert"); or Barney’s outrageous use of pick-up cons (from "The Playbook"), all served as clever tools to emphasize intricacies of human behavior.

Compare these with the moronically redundant game show in last week’s episode, the failed replay of Ted’s date with the slutty pumpkin (complete with inner monologue), and the drunken trip to Atlantic City during Lily’s pregnancy, and it is easy to see how far the show has fallen.

In its best years, How I Met Your Mother was not just a very good sitcom, but a very good television show. The show would never be able to transcend comedy like Seinfeld, or grip viewers like Lost. Yet, the show's characters allowed for a comedic consistency that is hard to create and maintain. It had a breakout character in Barney, an entertainingly grounded couple at it’s foundation, a lead you wanted to root for, and a dysfunctional couple that would end up together, Robin and Barney.

Bays and Thomas were incredibly successful at taking a simple formula (the Friends format), and inputting their own unique twists in order to differentiate it from other shows. Given that they set a high bar for themselves and the show's viewers, it is difficult for fans to grasp how the show has lost its way.

Each year the creators tweaked, edited and re-imagined ways in which they could present a new angle to a simple idea. The frustration fans feel is not limited to the secret of who the mother is. Instead, fans should feel frustration with the fact that Bays and Thomas should have been able to come up with a more effective solution to the show's problems. The two have seemingly always known what the constraints of the plot would be, and given that they have had so much success in evolving the show, the show's fans, myself included, expected that they would continue to do so.


that's only part of it. long, but good, read.

Tonight's episode is The Autumn of Breakups. Robin and boo are probably going to split.


wildtigercat93
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Read it wrong
This post was edited on 11/5 at 3:12 pm


ProjectP2294
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This episode if pretty fricking awful so far.


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