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Old February 22 2012, 10:03 PM   #151
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Re: How I Met Your Mother: Barney and... (Spoilers ahead...)

I'm still enjoying it for the most part. It probably helps that I watch it with a friend, but I think they still have excellent episodes every so often. Subway Wars springs to mind, as well as the one where Barney was trying to replace Lily and Marshall and they kept altering the credit sequence.
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Old February 22 2012, 11:37 PM   #152
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I still like it, and I agree about their having excellent episodes every so often.

I think a huge difference in this and previous seasons is that the characters have moved to different, well, life stages, at this point, and that's kind of necessary because each season is a year and it wouldn't be realistic otherwise, but the 20s/early 30s and settling down are a much more standard and easy time to write about than where the characters are now, which is being settled down, having the jobs they intend to stay in, even buying houses, having kids, etcetera. The conflict and drama they got from the other things, and the personal growth that all the characters were still going through earlier on, is gone, and now it really is the characters (and the show) tying up some excess loose ends.
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Old February 22 2012, 11:50 PM   #153
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Re: How I Met Your Mother: Barney and... (Spoilers ahead...)

I was just thinking...in 2030 the kids look to be somewhere between 16 and 18 (maybe a little younger, but not much). If the writers intend to keep that timeline and not pull something like they did with the Robin episode back in January Ted's going to have to get a girl pregnant probably next season, or they'll have to reveal the kids are adopted or something.

It's a good point that Barney and Robin are in different places on the kid topic which does lend itself to her NOT being Barney's bride. Wasn't that the whole reason Robin and Ted broke up in the first place at Lily and Marshall's wedding, they didn't have the same ideas of where their lives were going?

Honestly I need to get the DVDs off Netflix sometime and watch the show in order. I've only ever had a mishmash of syndicated episodes thanks to the local fox affiliate. They tend to replay the same episodes quite a few times and I'm probably missing a few connecting points that might be important (like Barney finally met his father?).

Yes Ted is kinda boring (we know where his story is going, just not when it's going to get there), but so are Lily and Marshall at this point in a way. Once they have their baby their story's pretty much done aside from a few crazy kid antics episodes. Robin's interesting because her story could go any direction at this point same for Barney (though we do know he gets married at some point, likely in the near future).
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Old February 23 2012, 12:33 AM   #154
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Re: How I Met Your Mother: Barney and... (Spoilers ahead...)

Ted said something like this in the first few minutes of this weeks episode, "We broke up because when we answered the question where would we be in 5 years time, our answers were just too different, but Robin, it is 5 years later, and look where we are, standing on the rooftop together where I kissed you for the first time."

They could be her kids, but I doubt it considering she didn't seem to have amy dependants when Ted saw her ankle last year.

I just like looking at the Daughter (Lyndsy?), when she's on Nikita and remarking how much she's grown that she could NEVER film additional scenes for the cutaways.

Lyndsy was born in '87, and the show started in 2005, so this is the frakking zero hour,

Ted has just spent hours talking about banging Aunt Robin.

I think he's accidentally psychologically conditioned them to want to bang Aunt Robin too.

i mean this story telling must seem like being water boarded in a goolag?

Brainwashed much?
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Old February 23 2012, 01:49 AM   #155
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^What kind of kids actually listen to their dad ramble? I'm certain they tuned him out years ago! Well, minutes ago, from their perspective....
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Old February 23 2012, 04:31 AM   #156
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I like it when they spit take because "dad" almost says something obscene.

It's my belief that after this show finishes that they should tell the tale "How I met your father"

Maybe have the mother telling the story to the kids as babies while she doing impossible things with them like bathing and feeding, but interchangeable 4 month olds would totally get around the trouble with the kids growing up, and then they could bluescreen her adventures to run through Ted's adventures from time to time in pure Forest Gump fashion.

but that's obvious and everyone's thought it at least once.
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Old February 23 2012, 06:17 AM   #157
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I've heard that the final scene with the kids has long been filmed.
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Old February 23 2012, 06:40 AM   #158
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AliciaD496 wrote: View Post
I was just thinking...in 2030 the kids look to be somewhere between 16 and 18 (maybe a little younger, but not much). If the writers intend to keep that timeline and not pull something like they did with the Robin episode back in January Ted's going to have to get a girl pregnant probably next season, or they'll have to reveal the kids are adopted or something.
I think the kids are supposed to be around 14 in the year 2030, which still gives the show an upper limit (this has been acknowledged by the creators) but it's manageable. At any rate, the show will need to have the mother get introduced soon, or they're going to need to abandon the 1 season = 1 year format (like That 70's Show did).
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Old February 23 2012, 08:03 AM   #159
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I refuse to believe that show will continue after her introduction.

All though, they could introduce her before Ted meets her.

"Now what I didn't know was that at this point, your mother was..."
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Old April 10 2012, 04:16 AM   #160
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Spoiler question for the April 9th episode...


Did anyone see a ring on Barney's finger in 2015?
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Old April 10 2012, 05:26 AM   #161
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Good Lord, how did Barney become a Green Lantern?
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Old April 10 2012, 05:41 AM   #162
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Re: How I Met Your Mother: Barney and... (Spoilers ahead...)

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Spoiler question for the April 9th episode...


Did anyone see a ring on Barney's finger in 2015?
Unfortunately, it looks like Neil Patrick Harris had his left hand covered just enough that you couldn't tell one way or another. I wonder if it was filmed that way on purpose, knowing that the fans would go looking for the small details again.
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Old April 10 2012, 08:30 AM   #163
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Good Lord, how did Barney become a Green Lantern?
Arguably he always has been a man without fear.
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Old April 10 2012, 08:33 AM   #164
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^What kind of kids actually listen to their dad ramble? I'm certain they tuned him out years ago! Well, minutes ago, from their perspective....
That's why Jason Segal suggested the big reveal should be Ted was telling the kids the story right after their mom's funeral
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Old April 10 2012, 11:04 AM   #165
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Spoiler question for the April 9th episode...


Did anyone see a ring on Barney's finger in 2015?
Unfortunately, it looks like Neil Patrick Harris had his left hand covered just enough that you couldn't tell one way or another. I wonder if it was filmed that way on purpose, knowing that the fans would go looking for the small details again.
Absolutely on purpose. his left hand was constantly curled or tucked awkwardly.
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