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HIMYM - No Questions Asked - OAD 10/28/2013

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by jeff92k7, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. cmontyburns

    cmontyburns Excellent.

    Nov 14, 2001
    Houston, TX
    I think that gets to why the phone smashing happened, rather than the more reasonable alternative we all immediately wanted. Every other "no questions asked" scenario involved something basically (or entirely) far-fetched. Ted and Lilly's with the phone would have been an anticlimax compared to everything else if that was involved was a phone changing hands for a moment.

    Granted it inverted the concept. In all the other examples, the requestor was doing something odd, for instance Lilly tied up by her students. Here the requestor was asking something odd. But still. I hated that moment for how dumb it was, until I realized it had to be just as dumb as all the other moments. Then I was basically OK with it. It was good bad writing. :)
  2. mattack

    mattack Active Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Do you know someone who's secretly a serial killer at night? or people who solve crimes by "enhance that photo" and having databases of every fingerprint ever made, etc???
  3. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Active Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    You know anyone who gets stuck in a mailbox? Or maintains a book of pick up scenarios? Or tells there kids a story so long that the kids grow up on the sofa?

    It's a comedy. People do stupid things in comedies.
  4. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    And had this episode actually been funny, I wouldn't have cared.
    But since it wasn't.....
  5. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    That was comedy? :rolleyes:

    I've always mostly liked this show and at times loved it. But they are REALLY trying to stretch this and they just haven't come up with enough clever ideas to make it work. I know you love this show and defend it, but in my opinion, that's about 3 or 4 bad episodes in a row. If these were the pilot episodes, I'd probably stop watching the show. Luckily they've built up enough cred with me that I'm staying....that and of course I'm vested in the overall storyline.
  6. Mr. Soze

    Mr. Soze The Devil you know

    Nov 1, 2002
    La Cheeserie
    People do stupid funny things in comedies.

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