Guys, listen. This is SB. Just the part in italics. Everything else is Strunkette and I am here to say … I am a total asshole. AGAIN. I’ve been enjoying the hell out of Christmas vacation and I admit that I’ve gotten super lazy about blogging, which is kind of fun once in awhile (sorry, it totally is, though!) and I didn’t even SEE that she submitted a post, much less post it until now, obviously. I SUCK. Strunkette, I’m so sorry–next time, tweet my sorry ass and call me out, and everyone else, get in the Christmas spirit and leave her comments comments comments to make up for the pain of writing awesome blog posts for a total airhead. And if you’re like me, you just watched this episode on DVD yesterday so it’s still fresh in your mind anyway! Love you, Strunkette!
Just a quick blurb on last week…
There is really no better way to break it down.
-Trying to say Marshall and Robin can’t hangout alone. They’ve done it and have a lot in common/natural chemistry that has been shown in the past. Ugh! I say UGH! Just realize that it sounds like they’ve “done it.” Not my intention, I just mean they’ve hung out before you dirty birds!
-Ted and Zoey, I was down with the friendship, but I won’t be on board if they take it to the next level. They are not right for each other. Besides, I’m kinda starting to like The Captain.
-The jumping around with Barney and Lily and Ted’s mixing up. Addressing the fact that this is some guy recounting his memories to his kids is all fine and dandy, and probably needed, but it just made me dizzy. Anytime you feel the need to go back and watch again just so you can understand does not bode well in a comedy. This isn’t the Sixth Sense, people. You should want to watch again because of the funny.
-New continuity/future scene to watch for … Gotta love Ted in a dress! Also I can’t wait for when Lily is pregnant.
-Not much else. You remember something you liked let me know in the comments.
Now on to the funny of mid-mid-life crises and lying pregnancy tests!
It’s a Wonderful Life is suppose to bring the gang together for a much needed pick me up, but Ted finally gets some balls and yells at everyone. Marshall and Lily for giving up on the baby making just because they got a little freaked out, Barney for buying a ridiculous diamond pinstripe suit, and Robin for settling for the Coin-Flip Bimbo job instead of pursuing her dream.
Marshall and Lily get a positive result on a pregnancy test and after telling the gang The Eriksen’s flip. They use their freaky ESP to have a complete meltdown with awkward waving and a hasty exit. They decide the only thing to do is make a list and finish everything in one night. My favorite was definitely the playing of classical music to the fetus. Lily’s freak out over the ipod being on shuffle was great. I agree with her though, The Jerky Boys should not be heard by the unborn! In the end they realize it’ll all work out and “lay with each other as man and wife.”
We also have the aforementioned mid-mid life crises. After seeing that Marshall and Lily are doing something meaningful with their lives, Barney and Robin start to examine their own. Ted just thinks about holiday themed movie snacks.
Barney gets a huge bonus check which has to be in the high $10,000s because everyone in the bar gets treated to “BARNEY’S FAVORITE THINGS!!!!!!” in his best Oprah voice, of course. The gifts include a velor track suit, remote control helicopter, condoms (which I’m pretty sure had Barney’s face on them), and a trip…to a strip club in limos! With lap dances for all! And a few given to Barney by, presumably, the hot girls in the room! His ideas for giving don’t stop there he also gives to God’s strip club. The church of his half-brother’s Dad is going to get money. As Barney writes the check he has to use the beauty of decimal points to lower the amount After getting the false alarm text. He then takes the money and buys The Dibiase, the uppest anyone could ever suit. Ted’s declaration to all the hobos that the diamonds were there for the taking forces Barney to take the suit back. He returns to the man he wishes was his father and gives not only the money, but racks and racks of suits from his own closet. Ah, see Barney, giving of something besides tears and venereal diseases is fun!
Robin’s crisis went like this: bimbo, cool beer buying aunt, bimbo, and finally lowly researcher with a horrible ID badge photo. She’s finally at a reputable news organization and is on the right track. Ted’s kick in the ass attitude prompts Robin to ask Ted to be her Best Man someday. This can’t be anything but confirmation that the wedding from the beginning of the year is definitely Robin’s, right? So does she marry Barney or some random hot dude she meets at World News? You decide!
I really liked Ted this episode. Anytime he is the hopeless romantic/conscience of the group he’s great.
Barneyisms (because there are finally some great ones):
-I am the Bill and Melinda Gates of the sympathy bang.
-Marshall and Lily got in troouuubbleee…
-Ted, I glow in the dark, I finally glow in the dark!
- It’s just an expression, I’m still not your Dad.
-There’s no greater gift than the gift of booty. So, this holiday season why not bang someone in need?
So comments…What’s your prediction on when we’ll see Ted in the dress? Odds on Robin being the one getting married? And to whom? The suspense is killing me! (Well not really, but it is fun to speculate!) This is the last for the New Year. I’ll be seeing you next in 2011!