Last night's How I Met Your Mother was pretty old school, as we discussed in our review of "The Window." Ted pursued a potential future Mrs. Mosby, while the rest of the gang backed him up (correction, they tried, before their various antics got in the way).
Below, our staff members break down Ted's pursuit of Maggie and much more from last night in our weekly How I Met Your Mother Round Table. Let's get to it ...
1. What was your favorite How I Met Your Mother quote from last night?
Dr. Shepherd: As a giant nerd who loves acronyms (only giant nerds do), I loved Ted's ad-libbed one after he subconsciously wrote "Maggie" on the chalkboard. Maggie, as in make ... adjustments ... go ... get it energized!
Mrs. Northman: Barney [about Marshall's overalls]: "No one, I mean no one, could get laid wearing these. Challenge accepted. I, Barney Stinson, of sound, mind, and amazing body; will wear these overalls until have sex with a woman." Gosh, it's great to have single Barney back!
The Barnacle: I love when Barney declared and accepted his own challenge, only to have Robin do the same when it came to mocking him. Priceless.
2. Were you rooting for Ted to make his move on Maggie before the window closed?
Dr. Shepherd: At the very least I wanted to see where it would go. I thought Joanna Garcia was a little short-changed. We heard about how irresistible Maggie is, but didn't see much at all. Too bad she couldn't stick around a few weeks and show us.
The Barnacle: No, because that would end both my favorite sitcom and my chances of one day marrying Joanna Garcia myself.
Mrs. Northman: No. She couldn't be the mom! Way too perfect in the "girl next door" kinda way. I see Ted with someone a bit more like Robin... less like a Stepford Wife.
The Barnacle: Definitely Barney's inability to score. I could see a man ignoring the gorgeous Robin in the name of love during that open window. But Barney not having a farmer bit ready to go right from "The Playbook" ... unbelievable.
Mrs. Northman: Barney's inability! I think Barney has had far less cuter outfits than that one - if he can land a chick in scuba gear, he can land 'em in overalls!
Dr. Shepherd: Granted she was acting kind of insane and more than a little annoying, but she's Robin. She rules. Jim not even paying attention? Not possible!
4. Marshall: A sellout and a disgrace to 1993 Marshall, or a normal 30-year-old?
The Barnacle: Yeah, I don't care what Lily said, Marshall failed 1993 Marshall and all of us. Seriously, I'd love to see Marshall sporting a rat tail,wearing his overalls, and driving his Camaro alongside his beautiful, tall blonde wife while slowly saving the world. Or at least he could have dunked the damn ball when she dropped the hoop a foot. I mean come on, the guy's gotta be like seven feet tall!
Dr. Shepherd: In some ways the 2009 version of Marshall is a sellout. However, 2009 Marshall no longer listens to and references lyrics to "Informer" by Snow, so we'll call it a wash. At least we don't think he does ... actually he probably does, who are we kidding?
Mrs. Northman: I'd say a bit of both - but, who isn't? Not many people actually become what they hope they will. At the end of the day, the older you get the more responsibilities you have as well - and your bills aren't going to pay themselves either!