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How I Met Your Mother:

Raven Wilder
Was surprised we didn't have a page for these series.

Anyway, who wants the honor of adding "The Playbook" to the Xanatos Roulette page?
"It takes an idiot to do cool things, that's why it's cool" - Haruhara Haruko
I've started watching this show as it airs on E4, on the strength of this wiki's recommendation. It's partway through season 3, I think. I really like it. Likeable, consistent characters, good use of Continuity Tropes and clever plots. My favourite episode so far is probably "Swarley", although I like "Come On" a lot just for Ted's Crowning Moment of Awesome.
The man was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Nobel Peace Prize. He was the best at both killing and not killing - Stranger
ALMSIVI
Really like this show. Haven't watched it this season, though, unfortunately.
 4 Marc RS, Thu, 19th Nov '09 1:02:11 PM from over there
Just like Idler, I started on E4 a while ago. Not because of this site, though, I just thought it would be worth the investment of my time. Its not every show that tells you exactly what it is building up to in its very premise and title. Well that, and the announcer described it as basically new episodes of Friends without boring Ross. Should be somewhat entertaining, I thought, and I was right.

God bless E4 and their snarky, Lampshade Hanging voice overs.
Don't just tell us the facts; tell us the memes, tell us the archetypes, tell us the catchy ideas and symbolic roles that get planted in pe
Raven Wilder
4 slaps down, one to go.
"It takes an idiot to do cool things, that's why it's cool" - Haruhara Haruko
I have never seen a series (especially) a sitcom, that is as well written as this one. Episodes like "The Pineapple Incident" make HIMYM a real gem. It's not just a repetitive - uhm - repetition of "funny" lines and running gags, but has a very unique and often very well used story telling.

Legen - wait for it - dary!

edited 7th Dec '09 3:49:15 AM by XanderHarris

Raven Wilder
So the ending of "The Window ... does this qualify as Never the Selves Shall Meet or not?
"It takes an idiot to do cool things, that's why it's cool" - Haruhara Haruko
Raven Wilder
"Rabbit and Duck" had a lot of great parts (including the tie-in to the Superbowl) but I gotta say I absolutely loved the argument about which was better, rabbits or ducks?

Almost as good as the "cavemen vs. astronauts" debate from Angel.
"It takes an idiot to do cool things, that's why it's cool" - Haruhara Haruko
 10 krrackknut, Tue, 9th Feb '10 5:00:28 AM from The empty Aether.
Not here, look elsewhere
I saw part of an episode. I liked it.

And it's got Neil Patrick Harris.
An useless name, a forsaken connection.
just bugs meThere's just one teensy problem I have with HIMYM. Marshall and Ted both started college at 18, as stated repeatedly. At the start of the series, Ted is a fully licensed architect, a plan that generally takes 6 years. This implies that he's been an architect for around 3 years. This is not my problem. My problem is Marshall. Why is Marshall only in his second year of law school at 27? Seems to me to be a really late acceptance. Has this been answered? I've only seen the first two seasons.
 
Raven Wilder
Maybe, inbetween being an undergraduate and going to law school, Marshall had to spend some time working a 9-to-5 job to save up some money for it.
"It takes an idiot to do cool things, that's why it's cool" - Haruhara Haruko
 13 Hopeless Romance, Mon, 20th Sep '10 7:42:22 PM from Minnesota, USA.
I'm not dead yet!
Tonight's episode was quite good. I thought for sure we had found the mother, but no she's just a lesbian. The reveal was pretty funny though. No surprise that Barney would tape it, but it was still funny.
We're going to spread this shit like Nutella.
Long Live the King
What's most interesting, for me, is that Barney is getting married. Likely Barney/Robin, but who knows...

And if not him, then I want to know who we haven't met that feels they know Ted well enough for him to be his best man.

edited 20th Sep '10 8:01:23 PM by Swish

 15 Hopeless Romance, Tue, 21st Sep '10 4:57:07 PM from Minnesota, USA.
I'm not dead yet!
Maybe Robin convinced her future husband to let him be best man? I don't know. I just can't picture it being Barney. It just doesn't fit his character.
We're going to spread this shit like Nutella.
Long Live the King
^ I see that as also possible. I agree it doesn't really fit Barney's character, but I don't see Ted accepting the position of best man for anyone else's wedding. That would be out of character for Ted.

Raven Wilder
I assumed the wedding Ted and Marshall were at was for Cindy and can't-see-her-ankles girl.
"It takes an idiot to do cool things, that's why it's cool" - Haruhara Haruko
Raven Wilder
Anyone else find the most recent episode kinda racist? It's supposed to be a sign of how deluded Barney is that he thinks a black guy is his father, but no one finds it odd that James has a white mother; Neil Patrick Harris may not look the least bit black, but Wayne Brady doesn't look the least bit white, either. I dunno, it just kinda reminded me of reading about pre-Civil War America where a person was officially considered black (and thus fair game for slavery and other discriminatory laws) if they had so much as a single black ancestor.

Or maybe I'm reading too much into a piece of Fridge Logic?
"It takes an idiot to do cool things, that's why it's cool" - Haruhara Haruko
 19 Hopeless Romance, Wed, 29th Sep '10 6:35:37 PM from Minnesota, USA.
I'm not dead yet!
Probably. I'm pretty sure Wayne has appeared as Barney's brother at least twice before. It was natural that he come back for this episode.
We're going to spread this shit like Nutella.
I think that there's really no other reason for him being black than just rule of funny.
 
 21 Hopeless Romance, Mon, 4th Oct '10 3:16:25 PM from Minnesota, USA.
I'm not dead yet!
^ Well, the father wasn't much lighter than Wayne, so it kind of fit. Barney's reaction was definatly Rule of Funny though.
We're going to spread this shit like Nutella.
Raven Wilder
So Ted's gonna design the new GNB building. That gets me wondering, you know how they do those shots of the New York City skyline in-between scenes a lot? If this new headquarters gets built, are they going to add it those shots, or will they stick with the stock footage?
"It takes an idiot to do cool things, that's why it's cool" - Haruhara Haruko
 23 Hopeless Romance, Tue, 5th Oct '10 3:03:29 PM from Minnesota, USA.
I'm not dead yet!
Who knows? I was too distracted by the latent Ho Yay to think about that.
We're going to spread this shit like Nutella.
Raven Wilder
As a guy who considers It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World the funniest movie of all time, this episode was pure heaven for me.
"It takes an idiot to do cool things, that's why it's cool" - Haruhara Haruko
 25 toiletbomber, Thu, 4th Nov '10 1:57:26 PM from Nowhere in Everywhere
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Watching a flaming gay guy playing a convincing manwhore is pretty righteous, if not quite making up for the rest of the show.

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