History YMMV / HowIMetYourMother

10th Feb '16 7:11:13 AM Larkmarn
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* StrangledByTheRedString: [[spoiler:The Mother dies and Barney and Robin get a divorce, all so Ted and Robin can get back together.]]
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* StrangledByTheRedString: StrangledByTheRedString: ** Robin and Don. ''Twice''. First, his introduction painted him as an important relationship the second he was introduced, but that was seemingly a bait-and-switch when subsequent episodes paint him as a lazy jerkass Robin has no interest in. Then suddenly he resolves to be less of a jerkass at the end of one episode, and hangs out offscreen with the cast, and suddenly everyone (Robin included) thinks he's perfect for her. ** [[spoiler:The Mother dies and Barney and Robin get a divorce, all so Ted and Robin can get back together.]]
9th Feb '16 2:28:49 AM DannWoolf
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** Is Barney a selfish and contemptible {{jerkass}} who [[LaserGuidedKarma deserves what happens to him]] (i.e. being temporarily abandoned by Ted for sleeping with Robin, and getting banned from laser tag for assaulting children)? Or are his actions justified based on his [[FreudianExcuse crappy childhood]] and rejections, among other issues that make him fragile? His shrink thinks the latter, calling him "A narcissist with severe attachment disorder."
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** ** Is Barney a selfish and contemptible {{jerkass}} who [[LaserGuidedKarma deserves what happens to him]] (i.e. being temporarily abandoned by Ted for sleeping with Robin, and getting banned from laser tag for assaulting children)? Or are his actions justified based on his [[FreudianExcuse crappy childhood]] and rejections, among other issues that make him fragile? His shrink thinks the latter, calling him "A narcissist with severe attachment disorder."

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9th Feb '16 2:27:30 AM DannWoolf
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** Is Barney a selfish and contemptible {{jerkass}} who [[LaserGuidedKarma deserves what happens to him]] (i.e. being temporarily abandoned by Ted for sleeping with Robin, and getting banned from laser tag for assaulting children)? Or are his actions justified based on his [[FreudianExcuse crappy childhood]] and rejections, among other issues that make him fragile? His shrink thinks the latter, calling him "A narcissist with severe attachment disorder."
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** ** Is Barney a selfish and contemptible {{jerkass}} who [[LaserGuidedKarma deserves what happens to him]] (i.e. being temporarily abandoned by Ted for sleeping with Robin, and getting banned from laser tag for assaulting children)? Or are his actions justified based on his [[FreudianExcuse crappy childhood]] and rejections, among other issues that make him fragile? His shrink thinks the latter, calling him "A narcissist with severe attachment disorder."

** Lyndsy Fonseca and David Henrie playing Ted's children -- given that they are know best known as [[Series/{{Nikita}} Alex]] and [[Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace brother of a different Alex]].
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** Lyndsy Fonseca and David Henrie playing Ted's children -- given that they are know now best known as [[Series/{{Nikita}} Alex]] and [[Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace brother of a different Alex]].
9th Feb '16 2:09:00 AM DannWoolf
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* ActorShipping: Josh Randor and [[spoiler: Cristin Milioti]] have gotten some of this due to [[spoiler: their chemistry as Ted and the mother combined with some of the backlash against the finale]].
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* ActorShipping: Josh Randor Radnor and [[spoiler: Cristin Milioti]] have gotten some of this due to [[spoiler: their chemistry as Ted and the mother combined with some of the backlash against the finale]].
6th Feb '16 7:20:31 AM DannWoolf
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*** Alternatively, it's possible that Stella was a bit insensitive when talking about Ted in front of Tony. GreenEyedMonster kicked in and Tony twisted her words in the worst way possible. "As fast as they can" supported this view, as Tony went out of his way to "make up" to Ted, including giving him moneys and jobs and then broke up with Stella when he thought she still had feeling for Ted. Ted had to assure Tony about it to get them back together.
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*** Alternatively, it's possible that Stella was a bit insensitive when talking about Ted in front of Tony. GreenEyedMonster kicked in and Tony twisted her words in the worst way possible. "As fast as they can" supported this view, as Tony went out of his way to "make up" to Ted, including giving him moneys money and jobs and then broke up with Stella when he thought she still had feeling for Ted. Ted had to assure Tony about it to get them back together.
3rd Feb '16 10:44:54 AM Larkmarn
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"To be fair" is almost always natter. This is no exception.
*** To be fair to Ted, FAR more time passed between Barney and Robin's divorce and Ted deciding to purusue her again (13 years) than the time between Ted and Robin's initial break-up and Barney sleeping with her (Something like 6 months? A year?) Also, Barney knew full well that Ted and Robin had history before he ever dated her, so in all likelihood, he'd give his still-cool ex-wife and now-widower best friend a break and simply be happy for them.
2nd Feb '16 7:51:06 PM kyatollah
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*** To be fair to Ted, FAR more time passed between Barney and Robin's divorce and Ted deciding to purusue her again (13 years) than the time between Ted and Robin's initial break-up and Barney sleeping with her (Something like 6 months? A year?) Also, Barney knew full well that Ted and Robin had history before he ever dated her, so in all likelihood, he'd give his still-cool ex-wife and now-widower best friend a break and simply be happy for them.
15th Jan '16 9:53:11 PM anonexistentuser
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*** In the finale, was his regression to TheCasanova just an AuthorsSavingThrow, or is it justified because sleeping around is his only coping mechanism? He handled his first major break-up (with Shannon) by suiting up and becoming a player, and after breaking up with Robin, he immediately created Bang-toberfest, so there is precedent.
11th Jan '16 11:16:26 AM Larkmarn
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** [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-pieces-relationship-advice-movies-need-to-stop-giving_p2/ As noted here,]] the idea that a good relationship means one where you don't have to change yourself at all for your lover creates a very uncomfortable air of entitlement and a horribly inaccurate picture of what a real relationship actually takes.
10th Jan '16 6:19:42 PM sayaleviathan
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** Barney put some hidden cameras around his apartment for "other purposes" which Robin finds it creepy. Then, came in ''Film/GoneGirl'' where NPH's character also had cameras installed in his house for security purposes which can be as counted creepy when he brought in Amy (played by Rosemund Pike) who pretended that she ran away from her husband (played by Creator/BenAffleck). She used this to tarnish him as a stalker ex-boyfriend [[spoiler:by pretending that she's abused by him on-camera and later killing him "in self-defense" while having sex before going back to her husband in the film's climax]].
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