“I’ve got to figure out a way to introduce some wood into Bilson’s dark atrium … I think you know what I meant.” — Ted
I agree, that’s a pretty lame quote, but what can I write about an episode of How I Met Your Mother that doesn’t even include a decent Barneyism? Sigh … OK, let’s be fair. There were some amusing parts to this episode, and some of them even followed the Bays and Thomas “formula” That I enjoy. For some reason, though, I didn’t click with this episode and I didn’t laugh out loud once. Not once. Sigh….
Yeah, I did it. I went to www.canadiansexacts.org. I think this is the first instance on HIMYM when a mentioned website wasn’t actually theirs. Since I didn’t have the password to get in (???), I can share no more information with you. You can, however, try to get a peek at www.tedmosbyisajerk.com, from the 8:30 “March Madness” re-run, although you’ll have a tough time since their server is getting slammed right now.
I did have a couple of favorite things in this episiode, the first being the guessing of the combinations of three — the Canadian celebrity, the weird collection and the Canadian sex act. Weaving it throughout the episode was classic Bays and Thomas and even if I didn’t laugh, I definitely cracked a smile of appreciation for what they were doing, because I love it when they do that.
I also enjoyed the shout-out to Leverage, when they showed Barney and Marshall telling how they assembled the fake team that Ted pitched his building ideas to. The music, the “crazy” member of the team, the names flashed on the screen — very clever.
And has there ever been a bad Robin flashback? Her hairdos alone are worth the scene, but after the guessing of the whole scenario throughout the episode, to find out that Robin was shunned because she suggested the weird sex act? Brilliant. But the whole episode? No “click.”
I kind of wish I was writing about the classic “March Madness” episode they were showing at 8:30 tonight … now that was a funny half hour. C’mon, they even mentioned something about Robin falling asleep eating ribs, and she did just that in a recent episode, almost a year since “March Madness” originally aired. Now there’s the Bays / Thomas brilliance that I love. Oh, and the Doogie Howser shout out … yep, they can do it when they want to.