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Old April 13 2009, 12:51 PM   #1
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How I Met Your Mother, 4x20: Grading/Discussion. Spoilers.

This is the grading & discussion thread for this week’s episode of How I Met Your Mother, 4x20. Spoilers ahead...


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Ted sets his architecture firm up in his apartment and hires an intern, who ends up getting a little chummy with his friends.

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Old April 14 2009, 03:53 PM   #2
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Re: How I Met Your Mother, 4x20: Grading/Discussion. Spoilers.

Meh, didn't care for this one, except for the part with all the different "guys" in the office. Sadly, we used to have 'backrub guy' at my office for a while.
I was wondering how they'd get rid of Lily for a while when Alyson Hannigan had her baby, and Cobie Smulders is really starting to show now.
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Old April 14 2009, 03:58 PM   #3
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Re: How I Met Your Mother, 4x20: Grading/Discussion. Spoilers.

Yep, Cobie is REALLY showing. They should have tried better to hide it, some of the shots last night didn't put in enough effort, and just made her look fat/frumpy instead...

Decent episode, but really felt a bit like filler...
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Old April 14 2009, 04:04 PM   #4
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Re: How I Met Your Mother, 4x20: Grading/Discussion. Spoilers.

Well, you can easily see that she's put on a lot of weight just by looking at her face, so I don't think there's much more the producers can do to hide it. Still looking great though.
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Old April 14 2009, 06:23 PM   #5
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Re: How I Met Your Mother, 4x20: Grading/Discussion. Spoilers.

I haven't seen the ep yet, but Backrub Guy sounds like Jimmy the Overly-touchy Orderly from Scrubs.
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Old April 14 2009, 09:06 PM   #6
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Re: How I Met Your Mother, 4x20: Grading/Discussion. Spoilers.

I hate when they make Ted just plain stupid. While his motive was understandable, the way they wrote it was pretty embarrassing -- and inconsistent.

While not perfect by any means, Ted is usually the more level-headed of the group (which, of course, is a relative term here).

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Old April 14 2009, 11:49 PM   #7
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Re: How I Met Your Mother, 4x20: Grading/Discussion. Spoilers.

I thin I found the joke from googling...

Q: What's the difference between jam and peanut butter?

A: I can't peanutbutter my cock up your ass.
Jimmy is Backrub guy.

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Lilly may be offended, but Alyson made a career from claiming to have stuck a flute up her pussy that time at bandcamp.

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Old April 15 2009, 01:36 AM   #8
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Re: How I Met Your Mother, 4x20: Grading/Discussion. Spoilers.

I loved the episode. Don't know why all the hate. I have a backrub guy at work too. It was bang on for all the crazy stuff that happens at work.

Love the lead up with Barney
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Old April 15 2009, 04:35 AM   #9
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Re: How I Met Your Mother, 4x20: Grading/Discussion. Spoilers.

TGTheodore wrote: View Post
I hate when they make Ted just plain stupid. While his motive was understandable, the way they wrote it was pretty embarrassing -- and inconsistent.

While not perfect by any means, Ted is usually the more level-headed of the group (which, of course, is a relative term here).
I agree, there hasn't been much to like about Ted recently.
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Old April 15 2009, 02:49 PM   #10
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But that's douchy ted. I think it fits nicely with his college character.
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Old April 17 2009, 03:07 AM   #11
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Re: How I Met Your Mother, 4x20: Grading/Discussion. Spoilers.

This was a mediocre episode. There are rarely mediocre episodes in HIMYM, so when they occur, I can’t help but go, “Dang. What happened?”

I think its because the writers are working with half their tools at this point. Both female leads are pregnant and I think that atleast 40% of what makes Marshall in this show is his relationship with Lilly.
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