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12 January 2009 @ 10:09 pm
HIMYM - Just lovely *sigh*  
I'll probably do a BBT write-up -- meh episode -- later tonight, and 24 tomorrow -- too awesome, did it tonight. But for now, the awesomeness that continues to be How I Met Your Mother.

And this is why I keep saying I have faith in Thomas and Bays.

I KNEW that this episode involved Robin and Ted re-hooking up. I knew that, but I kept telling myself, it will be okay. I trust Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. I trust them. NEVER has my faith in showrunners ever been so properly placed. Still as much as I trust them, if you had told me that my favorite episode of the season so far would have been the one where Robin and Ted re-hook up, I'd snorted most unladylike and told you you were wrong.

And I would have been wrong. Oh, this episode was amazing. The Barney stuff was just, hell, it was beautiful. I LOVED IT! I was almost tearing up in the last couple of scenes, I was doing the girly-hand-waving of awesomeness thing. I just ... oh, I loved it so. And my GOD, is Neil Patrick Harris a wonder of wonders, or what?!?!? His delivery was amazing. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!

- You need to stop sleeping together please.
- Yes, I'm in love with her. {Pause} That's what you are.
- I love you.

GOD! That last one killed me. Seriously, the delivery just, oh my God. And the way he was looking at her at the end, and then Ted looking at him, and then Barney looking at him and the look of understanding. JUST. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay, random thoughts ...

- Lily once again proves that she is THE. WORST. KINDERGARTEN. TEACHER. EVER. But a great friend.

- "Reading a magazine." It's true; it's totally true. No ONE likes 'reading a magazine' at work. No one.

- Heh, and I totally knew (as did everyone watching I'm sure) that Barney was talking about masturbating.

- Nice to see that the hooking up thing really showed once again that Robin and Ted are totally over romantically. They really are.

- Stupid, I know, but when Barney threw the 10,000 stamps at Ted, I couldn't help but think, man with the stamp prices constantly going up, a lot of those are going to go to waste.

- Hah! Barney's casual showing of his private bathroom.

- The Sharebear, whatever his name was, and Barney not having it, and then not giving it back.

Overall, just, oh man, this episode was BEAUTIFUL. I know, I know we still don't know where Robin stands really, but having Barney REALLY come to terms with where he stands was amazing. So well done. The writing and acting were just lovely. So very, very lovely.
 
 
 
Principiaprincipia on January 13th, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)
- Stupid, I know, but when Barney threw the 10,000 stamps at Ted, I couldn't help but think, man with the stamp prices constantly going up, a lot of those are going to go to waste.

Are you kidding me? He totally bought 'Forever' stamps. 'Cos prepared is how he rolls. Like a boy scout. Only sexay.

XD
Arabian: Neil Patrick Harrisarabian on January 13th, 2009 03:33 am (UTC)
LMAO!!!!!!!!!!
False gods are just as good, y'know.: Lily is sooooo excited!shionthekid on January 13th, 2009 03:39 am (UTC)
I love you.

GOD! That last one killed me


Me too! ;_; Watching Barney slowly sorta fall apart as the episode progressed and to look so beaten at that moment, it broke my heart. It was great, of course, what with NPH being totally and completely full of awesome acting skillz, so it hurt in that good kinda way.

stamp prices constantly going up, a lot of those are going to go to waste.

Ted'll be fine - those were forever stamps, they're good, well, forever ::has a pack herself and recognized 'em::

The sharebear totally rocked; he'll be needing that for a long time to come, I think, though. =|

I do wonder how long Robin'll be oblivious, if it will get to be her actively ignoring evidence/writing it off 'cause the idea of Barney being serious is too ridiculous to comprehend. That commitment-phobia's gonna keep her ultra cautious anyway, so it'll definitely be an uphill battle for them both. You're right, though, with Barney realizing the depth of his feelings, a corner's been turned, and the road ahead is full of win. :D
Arabian: Barney & Robinarabian on January 13th, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
I have NEVER heard of forever stamps. Huh.

I'm thinking that we're gonna get Robin getting a clue soon simply because the A-story was essentially Barney/Robin in this episode, which seems like they may be kicking this into gear for ... FEB SWEEPS!?!?!?
False gods are just as good, y'know.: Robin's last hurrahshionthekid on January 15th, 2009 04:08 am (UTC)
Y'know, I hadn't even thought of sweeps; I was sure they were going to make us wait till Ted's birthday and the infamous goat incident for some reason. I guess I'm just really used to being forced to wait and wait and wait for something to happen with a ship. Forward momentum early would be totally *awesome* :D
faith5by5_1013: Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog: Dr. Hfaith5by5_1013 on January 13th, 2009 03:46 am (UTC)
This episode was my favorite of the season by far. And, yeah, I was kind of dreading it since I had heard that Robin and Ted would be hooking up. But NPH was amazing. His delivery was perfect through the entire episode. He had me both laughing out loud and near tears at different points in the episode.
Arabian: Dr. Horriblearabian on January 13th, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
Wasn't it amazing!??!

I wasn't dreading it simply because I DO trust Carter/Bays, but I wasn't looking forward to it, but I KNEW it had the potential of being really meh or AWESOME. Obviously, it was AWESOME!!!!!

NPH!! This should be his Emmy submit and he BETTER win!!
faith5by5_1013: Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog: Hammefaith5by5_1013 on January 13th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think I was dreading it in part because of the whole Robin/Ted thing and in part because I had heard those reality TV celebs were going to be in it.

This should be his Emmy submit and, I agree, he better win!
Arabian: Dr. Horriblearabian on January 13th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
LOL! I think I'm the only person who wasn't worried about the reality celebs just because I do trust them so much. And they were used so funnily, my favorite gag was the headline on Kim K's. "Kim Kardasian might cut her bangs!" And then the sub-headlines. So funny.

Also funny? The hammer is my penis.
starlightmoonlastarlightmoonla on January 13th, 2009 05:08 am (UTC)
I didn't hear about the hooking up until yesterday I think. I managed to avoid spoilers until I saw the advert and so I was waiting to see what would happen in this episode when it came to Barney.

And I absolutely love this episode. NPH was just wonderful in it and I was so happy that Ted finally knows that Barney is in love with Robin.

Oh and that "I love you" line at the end... That one definitely got to me.

I just want to watch a new episode but it's a bummer that I have to wait a week. ^_^"
Arabian: Dr Who (Ten)arabian on January 13th, 2009 09:46 pm (UTC)
Ooh, lucky you for avoiding the spoilers, much less time to angst, LOL!
And I absolutely love this episode. NPH was just wonderful in it and I was so happy that Ted finally knows that Barney is in love with Robin.

Oh and that "I love you" line at the end... That one definitely got to me.
Yes, just yes, yes, yes!

madeellymadeelly on January 13th, 2009 05:12 am (UTC)
I worship NPH.

Just saying. xD

(Alyson Hannigan is an added bonus <3)
Arabian: Neil Patrick Harrisarabian on January 13th, 2009 09:47 pm (UTC)
Can not disagree with the NPH worship. Simply not possible.
marikenobi: horny devilmarikenobi on January 13th, 2009 05:32 am (UTC)
this ep was perfect.

This should be the ep he submits for the emmys...

Arabian: BrOtp (OhMyGod) - cap by buffyxarabian on January 13th, 2009 09:47 pm (UTC)
Yup. I so, so agree. AWESOME!
harper47harper47 on January 13th, 2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
Your first paragraph? Exactly my reaction. I was dreading this and I loved it. So much. NPH? Adore. Carter and Bays - thank you so much for not being cliche and writing this fantastic show.
Arabianarabian on January 13th, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
We are sharing a brain lately, LOL!

This episode was just .. oh, sheer perfection!
eolivet on January 13th, 2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
I KNEW that this episode involved Robin and Ted re-hooking up. I knew that, but I kept telling myself, it will be okay.

Totally. I didn't think it would be that big a deal either, because I mean...we know Robin's not the mother. And I figured if the gang found out about it, it would create ANGST. I just didn't realize how much (or how good!) it would be. :)

(And is this just me reading too much into it, but when they first showed Barney in the leather chair, I figured it would be like he said -- with an Eastern European prostitute. But it was with Lily's kindergarten class -- proving he! can! change! [a little, anyway ;) ])

My favorite ep of the season, too -- just so much NPH being awesome in all different kinds of ways. Sigh. :D
Arabian: Neil Patrick Harrisarabian on January 13th, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
I just didn't realize how much (or how good!) it would be. :)
YES. THIS!

Uhm, no I didn't think he'd be with a prostitute, LOL! I actually thought it WAS a shrink.

Yuppers, my fave ep this season. Just amazing.