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How I Met Your Mother Review: The Perfect Storm

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On "Disaster Averted," the gang survived Hurricane Irene, but the two new relationships on the show may soon be headed for troubled waters after Barney and Robin shared a kiss in the back of a cab.

What a difference a week makes! How I Met Your Mother, coming off a disappointing Halloween episode, absolutely nailed it here.

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Barney was epic as ever, what with the Men's Warehouse reference, calling Ted a giant whining bummer and the way he managed to remain hilarious even while taking slaps from Marshall - but said slapper was hands down the star of this week's episode. (A little slap pun for you there.)

Whether it was quoting Edgar Allen Poe,  fighting off bears or bargaining with Barney, Jason Segal showed us once again the full range of his comedic talents. Lily shined, as well, both in touching moments (such as when Marshall had drawn her a surprise bubble bath at Barney's) and later when she and Marshall's faces changed in unison from understanding to unfeeling as they told Barney it would cost him three new slaps to be rid of the Ducky Tie. Marshall was so focussed on Barney's cheek in that last scene, had a bear shown up at that point I have a feeling it would have heard something like "yo whaddup bear I ain't scared" and Marshall would have had himself a new fur coat for the winter. 

This week also featured what had to be Kal Penn's best scene yet as he "therapisted" Barney and revealed the pressing engagement with Nora's parents as the reason he so desperately wanted to get rid of the tie.

I loved the Indiana Jones intro, and thought for a second that Barney was really going to get away with such a ridiculous story only to have Lily put his ruse on blast. For now, though, the tie is gone, but we have to see it at least one more time in Atlantic City, right?

Like Barney, my face hurts, but from smiling for the last thirty minutes. All things considered, I give Barney credit for taking the slaps as well as he did. I think I would have peed in my pants a little if I had to stare into Marshall's eyes when they looked like that. Two slaps remain and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Talk about "things that make you go hmmmm." 

I hope you were as happy as I was to see Barbin Roney share a kiss and enjoyed weathering the storm as much as I did. What does it mean, however, for Kevin and Nora's futures on the show? Let us know what you think and don't forget to vote on your favorite quote of the week as well. 

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Fifty

Yes the episode was more Marshal centric this time aroung. Nice change from the normal A story people like Barney and Ted. Loved Kal Penn's theripying of Barney. Gotto say I love the look Barney had when his jig was up.
Nice one all round with some touching moments at the end and when I mean touching maybe too much for Barney's sake :P

Joyeful

I thought this episode was GREAT...definitely redeeming itself from the last episode. TWO slaps in one night!!!! I'm all for Robin and Barney - I think they have great chemistry and I can't really imagine them with anyone else. That being said, this was definitely Kal Penn's best episode, and I'm kind of disappointed that this probably means that we won't see him much longer. Marshall really did own that episode, but it was played well by all parties. Ted wasn't annoying and whiny as he can be (and I loved that Barney called him a whining bummer - very meta).

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I am sorry, I don't know why, but I never bought the chemistry between Barney and Robin, so I am not their biggest fan. And since I love Nora, I was like WTF?! Again? Pleeeease.. I just don't buy it, don't know if it's the actors or the storyline.. only scene between those two that I felt was well done and believable was the one in the rain, when Barney tells Robin her dad is an idiot for not calling her, that was cute. But Barney and Robin.. not so much.

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@Stina I wonder if Jason Segel is looking thinner because of his role in the Muppet movie. He probably lost weight to play the role in it.

Amygirl

SPOILER ALERT: They are casting Robin's kids. Robin will be talking to them as Ted does to his. But get this, They are casting her son as blond! Who else is blonde on HIMYM? BARNEYY! P.S: They are also casting a brunette daughter for her. If you want to see the details it's on E! Online

Amo0onagh

It was perfect, and about time Barney and Robin should be together like yesterday, I liked the episode a lot. it made me start watching s7 cuz I know Robin and Barney shared a kiss :)

Omgqt

BIGGEST FAN OF BARNEY AND ROBIN.

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God, not those two again! The episode was hilarious up until the last scene. If Barney and Robin get back together, it will be the end of HIMYM for me.

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The ending was so cute and...well..unexpected. I hope Robin and Barney get back together and this time for good

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So exited about Barman & Robin! :-) marshall awesome as always but wasn't he very thin?

How I Met Your Mother Season 7 Episode 9 Quotes

Nobody wakes up and says "today I'm going to star in a YouTube video!"

Marshall

You know what they call this in the Couv? BBQ weather!

Robin
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