How I Met Your Mother > How I Met Your Mother Review: "The Stinson Missile Crisis" > Comments Page 2
Really weak episode for me.
Firstly, Robin & Barney DIDNT work, they both knew it, and yet Robin is willingly going down that route again? Why oh why! She deserves better. And I dont believe she IS in love with him, that came way out of the blue. The whole of S4 showed us Barney's feeling and we believed in his journey. This is just lazy writing IMO.
As for Barney; loved how far the writers let his character go. All his BDS' were funny tonight. I just didnt buy the corny BF part at the beginning; this is BARNEY STINSON, master manipulator - would it really be that quick and easy for him to revert to soppy boyfriend material?
Lily, Marshall & Ted's story was boring as hell. She's like 8 weeks pregnant? Couldn't the birthing class wait until a bit later? Just weird that a) Marshall would be so keen to go and that b) That he & Ted would be allowed to stay, given they're MEN?! I did like the flash to Marshall not being there when Lily is in labour though.
I like Barney and Robin togther
So far this season has been very good, but this episode felt like a side-step or intermission entertainment. Nothing new was said that hasn't already been thorougly gone into in the previous three episodes of the season.
I was also quite shocked and disgusted that a hugely popular show like HIMYM think it's OK to promote drinking during pregnancy. All scientific data suggests that total abstinence is the best for the baby - and if there is any doubt about the consequences, it's always best to be on the safe side. Perhaps it's normal to drink during pregnancy in the US, but here in Norway this is strongly discouraged.
I loved Robin telling the story. Kal Penn in his circle looking confused! They should have other characters tell the story for an episode. BDSs were classic Barney. The lamaze scene was dumb and unoriginal though the execution was funnier than it was awkward compared to other series. The lamaze scene ending was funny as was Marshall's poor knowledge of a certain female body part and the doctor's "You poor girl"! I'd imagine we'll see the Slutty Pumpkin on the Halloween episode. That is predictable though.
On the tie....I would say it's generally accepted that it go around the neck. I predict that it'll be there all year, and become a sticking point for some future situation.
On the Barney/Robin storyline.....I think it's pretty anemic stuff. That they are trying to wring funny out of a woman NOT telling a guy she already dated that she's having second thoughts...Welcome to "Friends" territory...And I consider this show Anti-"Friends"
On Kal Penn....He joins a long list of guest stars to comedies who are there just to draw a check...see Eliza Dushku in TBBT last year.
On Marshall and Ted at Lamaze....Hated the premise, hated the execution.
On Barney doing Barney stuff.....As usual, Doogie does all the heavy lifting in the funny department. A lot of good stuff there.
On the ep as a whole....meh.
Really??? Robin in love with Barney. The whole story line sucks. Why do you make Robin into such an unlikable character. Get rid of the Barney/Robin storyline.
I wondered the same thing Eric. Was it ever stipulated that he had to wear it exclusively around his neck? He could wrap it around his wrist, tie it around his head, and I really don't want to speculate as to anything else he might tie it to.
Agree with you in that I absolutely loved Robin telling the story. Plus, I loved the show poking fun at itself through Kal Penn.
Just one very important question. Will Barney be wearing that Ducky Tie all season!?
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