Thought I'd resurrect this thread just to say that this show is quickly going down hill. Last night's episode was horrible. I have no idea what the hell Marshall was doing, or why. And Victoria's demand on Ted was lifted right out of Friends, and it was a bad plot point even back then. Robin's boyfriend trying to come up with catch phrases was just stupid, and his Emeril reference was outdated five years ago.
The part with Barney and the dog was pretty good, but that's it.
I'm only watching this show out of habit now. They started running out of steam a couple of years ago and it's really showing this season.
Introduce the mother and get this thing over with. Please!