How I Met Your Mother Review: Final Score

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Tonight's How I Met Your Mother explored one of the great conundrums of relationships: Is there such a thing a sleep cheating? Can one be held accountable by one's significant other for subconscious coitus with another person?

After the startling revelation that it was Ranjit who was the object of the rapid thigh movement behind Lily's rapid eye movement, Marshall had no choice but to accept that it was his wife's turn to ride the Crazy Go Round. I liked the common thread of good fathers Marshall found, linking the men in Lily's dreams together, even if it was not the case.

While Lily's pregnancy-induced promiscuity was one score Marshall could not challenge, Ted and Barney's Game of Life debate was itself legendary and worthy of being the subject of "Now We're Even." Each feat of awesomeness and the arbitrary point amount awarded to such was more and more hilarious the longer the tallying went on.

And it was mighty big of Barney to award Ted 9,000 points for sleeping with Robin before he did, wasn't it?

Ted & Barney Share Some Bro-Time

My favorite storyline of the night, though, was Barney's quest to make each night legendary and their coinciding themes. My personal favorites were the night they ate everything on the menu and the night they partied with the mole people. Amidst all the hilarity, however, were two sort of serious moments:

  1. Barney's admission that each night he is tortured with not knowing what Quinn is doing at work.
  2. Ted's text to Robin saying he was glad she was alright. 

I did think Robin landing the helicopter was a bit far fetched, even by this show's standards, but it was nice to see her finally get the fame she deserved. There were, however, a few random moments of brilliance which more than made up for that one hiccup in reality.

In order of appearance they were:

  • Ted spilling the bowl of hot soup on himself while naked. (I think it was Matzo Ball, no?)
  • Barney's Speedy Gonzales-esque reappearance in the booth at hearing Marshall mention Lily's sex dream. 
  • Barney's comment about inception with no knowledge of the movie. 
  • Barney's Fred Sanford voice when he told Ted, "You're locked out Dummy!" 
  •  Ted trying to impress while in a dress. 

Sure, tonight's episode was pretty much filler, but I still gave it a heap load of points for all that it entailed. Don't forget to rate tonight's best How I Met Your Mother quotes and be sure to let us know what you thought of the episode. 


Editor Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.4 / 5.0 (126 Votes)

im pretty sure barney never get married--if anyone remembers that exploding hot dog episode: they fast forward to the future and barney is pretending to be dying and hooked up to a machine, u can see that Ted has a wedding band but Barney nor Robin have a wedding ring.
My best guess is that Barney is left at the altar or eventually divorces/annuals--most likely the latter since himym has already done the runaway bride with Ted.


Great episode.


If Barney is going to marry anyone it should not be Stripper Quinn. She seemed more genuine when he was first trying to pick her up in the bar. After her profession was known, she continues to seem a little skanky. I don't see the chemistry between them. Not like Barney and the English bird, that was a better match than even with Robin. Quinn who seems to act allot like Barney will probably sleep with someone else because she thinks that Barney did & "break" Barney's heart. But as previewed in past episodes they are at the church on Barney's wedding day & it should be Robin because Ted had seemed a little bummed out but that was supposedly when he met the "Mother" he is telling the story about. And I would love to see how they tie up all of the scenarios when they would have met before every time they showed the yellow umbrella, which hasn't made an appearance in this season yet. As for Marshall & Lily, I'm sure their growing family will serve as surrogate children to Robin & Barney until they decide if they will have children which isn't necessary in their relationship


loved the episode!!!!
Reminded me of olden day writings. Got info but more of flashbacks, not a sequence of events.


Marshall got kind of ridiculous. Seriously, sleep cheating? And he was kind of rude to Ranjit, who is awesome.


Tonight's episode was truly filler but very funny filler (if that makes any sense!). I always love seeing Alexis Desiof every once in a while. I was a huge fan back in the Buffy/Angel days so its nice to see him do something totally different from the past (yes I know he has been on in past seasons of HIMYM just thought it was worth a mention). I loved how Marshall linked Lily's sex dreams to all great fathers it was awesome to see it cause of his father dying and he is going to be a dad soon. Also seeing Josh Radnor shirtless more than once is always a nice treat. ;-) I like how Barney seems to be growing up as the seasons go on just getting serious about life.

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How I Met Your Mother Season 7 Episode 21 Quotes

Monogamy, oh my!


People make fun of the guy who stays home every night doing nothing, but the truth is that guy is a genius.