Urban HIMYMs: “The Chain of Screaming” — My throat hurts Wednesday, April 16, 2008Posted by Yostal in Gen X&Y, How I Met Your Mother, Television, The Bad One, Things too long to read, TV, TV shows, Urban HIMYMs, Yostal.
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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to my season’s worth of recaps for How I Met Your Mother. Welcome, once more, to Urban HIMYMs.
So here’s the deal:
1). I’m not feeling well. My throat is killing me over here.
2). I went to the Tigers game last night, cutting into my recap time
3). I have excellent commenters who will provide fodder for me and back me up.
4). I’m gonna admit, this episode was not among my favorites.
So, with all of that in mind, I am going to just do the ten things I learned from this episode, sort of a great chain of being, or screaming, or something
And away we go…
1). Marshall, like most first year associates at a huge firm, hates his job. He handles it a little more like a Millenial than the Gen Xer he is though.
2). Horny Lily is funny Lily. Lily in a business suit makes her look like Gogo Yubari.
3). Despite her Canadian upbringing, Robin remains the gang’s biggest proponent of the Second Amendment.
4). The more insight we get into Barney’s job, the funnier the little clues are. “Our friends, the North Koreans, were VERY ANGRY with us.”
5). I couldn’t watch the scene in the car in Act III largely because I was, like Ted, deathly worried about his interior. Because well, that’s who I am.
6). Robin still needs more to do.
7). Marshall’s heart versus wallet fight should have been more interesting, but it just seemed like we were rehashing so much old territory. There’s a wonderful notion of recurrents, but at some point, you need to move forward, not replay your greatest hits.
8). Marshall’s litany of screaming at Barney was very funny, in part because we hit every one of Barney’s self-delusions. And yet, it doesn’t seem to phase him. It’s as if Barney is comfortable with his own self delusion.
9). Ted’s poorly designed extemporaneous speech about human dignity and the like was so very Ted. Conceptually brilliant but completely biffed in execution.
10). Ted’s dating Stella. So that’s something.
So gang, please, take it away in the comments, forgive my short form version this week, and remember, it’s hard to bring the funny when that which you were hoping would be the funny isn’t working.
Once again, I’d like to thank my pal Geoff (aka The Bad One) for his witty and insightful comments as I worked on this. And Jennifer (aka The Yostess) for putting up with me doing this.
So, that’s all I have for this week’s edition of Urban HIMYMs. With that, this is Yostal reminding you to just chill, ‘til the next episode.