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Old 02-12-2013, 08:08 AM   #1
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How I Met Your Mother - Bad Crazy - 02/11/13

Eh.

For the first time in a long time the laugh track got to me in this one. The scene where they were bringing in all the items, like the canoe, just wasn't funny but the laugh track was overbearing.

For me, the only entertaining part was learning Mike Tyson was the old lady, which explained why they were in a strip club. But that was 10 seconds.

I always wonder if the stars themselves know when things are bad, but they just go through the motions because it is a paycheck.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:19 AM   #2
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I agree, not on of their best. Then again it's been a few years since they rocked regularly.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:26 AM   #3
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I liked the cuckoo clock...
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:35 AM   #4
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Eh.

For the first time in a long time the laugh track got to me in this one. The scene where they were bringing in all the items, like the canoe, just wasn't funny but the laugh track was overbearing.
Reading that made me imagine that scene without a laugh track. The scene wasn't funny, but it would make you cringe w/o a laugh track.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:45 AM   #5
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Eh.

For the first time in a long time the laugh track got to me in this one. The scene where they were bringing in all the items, like the canoe, just wasn't funny but the laugh track was overbearing.

For me, the only entertaining part was learning Mike Tyson was the old lady, which explained why they were in a strip club. But that was 10 seconds.

I always wonder if the stars themselves know when things are bad, but they just go through the motions because it is a paycheck.
I was upstairs and my son was watching HIMYM in the living room. The laugh track was so overbearing I actually noticed it and had him turn the volume down.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:47 AM   #6
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I was upstairs and my son was watching HIMYM in the living room. The laugh track was so overbearing I actually noticed it and had him turn the volume down.
I think it (laugh track) was so loud because it certainly wasn't very funny.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:56 AM   #7
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I've gotten to the point where I feel almost every episode is just filler until we meet the mother. This was no exception.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:44 PM   #8
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I have liked a lot of recent episodes even though a lot of you haven't. This one was VERY mediocre.

The "I didn't tell you everything" went on for at LEAST one or two too many iterations… Though it was slightly funny that they were at least speeding up the 'intro' each time. It does irk me that they hired a convicted rapist to be the "big twist" to the story. (Yes, I did see "The Hangover" on DVD, and I think I thought much the same about that too.)

The cuckoo clock was funny but done a bit too much too.

It was funny that the girl is a cop.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:36 PM   #9
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I wonder if Barney and Marshall were actually eating sandwiches.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:04 AM   #10
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The only thing I came away from this ep with was whether Robin's softening her stance on not wanting kids.

I know humor is subjective, but I don't know if I can point to one thing in this ep that I considered funny at all. More and more I find myself wondering why I'm watching and that it's just a waste of time.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:42 AM   #11
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I agree with the consensus, not very good. But I do think it was a setup episode for things to come. One is the Robin and kids thing and the other (as I said last week) that this nutcase GF was Ted's last fling before he meets the mother (BTW, we haven't seen the kids for awhile until this episode).

The cuckoo clock thing has been done so many times on this show (in different iterations) that I didn't find it funny. I found it a bit strange that Lily and Robin did not age at all with each "future" scene (also not too funny). I can't stand Mike Tyson, so that scene made me want to puke (who decided that Mike Tyson could act? He was horrible in The Hangover, and not any better here), but I did say to my wife that the lady in the background would wind up holding the baby. They just took that whole thing too far. To me, it would have been far funnier if they just had her hold it once and left it there. (and seriously, who goes chasing a bus over a binky?)

Anyway, a big disappointment after what I thought was a funny last episode.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:02 AM   #12
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I wonder if Barney and Marshall were actually eating sandwiches.
I think they called them "subs", right? So they were probably actual food products, as opposed to "sandwiches".
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:07 AM   #13
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I found it a bit strange that Lily and Robin did not age at all with each "future" scene
I think they had slightly different hairstyles in each scene at least.

The other noteworthy thing about those flashforward scenes is that you never really see Robin's left hand. She's holding her wine glass with her right hand and her left hand is down at her side, shielded from the camera by her body.

I guess the writers wanted to keep it an open question as to whether or not Robin gets married.



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He was really bad on SVU an episode or two ago. Unlike the other two roles, he wasn't playing himself, and unlike the other two roles, this one was dramatic.

Two words: train wreck.
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:36 AM   #14
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I think they had slightly different hairstyles in each scene at least.

The other noteworthy thing about those flashforward scenes is that you never really see Robin's left hand. She's holding her wine glass with her right hand and her left hand is down at her side, shielded from the camera by her body.

I guess the writers wanted to keep it an open question as to whether or not Robin gets married.


He was really bad on SVU an episode or two ago. Unlike the other two roles, he wasn't playing himself, and unlike the other two roles, this one was dramatic.

Two words: train wreck.
I did notice Robin's hair was different the last scene, but the others looking very similar. I didn't notice about the ring, good catch. I guess they don't have makeup artists on set that can "age" an actress
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:43 AM   #15
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I did notice Robin's hair was different the last scene, but the others looking very similar. I didn't notice about the ring, good catch. I guess they don't have makeup artists on set that can "age" an actress
Well, it's not like they were supposed to be that much older. They were just going from their current mid 20's to their late 30's / early 40's right?
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:50 AM   #16
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Well, it's not like they were supposed to be that much older. They were just going from their current mid 20's to their late 30's / early 40's right?
Mid 20's? More like mid 30's. Ted is 35 in current time.
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Really, 35? I didn't think they were that far along.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:46 PM   #18
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Yeah. According to Wikipedia, Ted was born in 1978 (sorry, he will be 35 in April).

He was 27 when they started it in 2005.
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I thought the reveal that the sweet old lady in the flashbacks was really a man was pretty funny. I didn't see that coming. I didn't recognize Tyson, but his part was minimal.
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I thought the reveal that the sweet old lady in the flashbacks was really a man was pretty funny. I didn't see that coming. I didn't recognize Tyson, but his part was minimal.
You mean Senator Tyson, the greatest boxer of all time?
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I didn't recognize Tyson, but his part was minimal.
Really? The face tattoo didn't give it away?
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Not all of us keep up to date on how sports figures we've vaguely heard of choose to adorn themselves, I guess.
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Not all of us keep up to date on how sports figures we've vaguely heard of choose to adorn themselves, I guess.
most of us do though
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You mean Senator Tyson, the greatest boxer of all time?
The greatest boxer of all time?
I'm forced to respond to this in rhyme.
Tyson is quite strong we all can see
But he doesn't have the skills of Muhammad Ali
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The greatest boxer of all time?
I'm forced to respond to this in rhyme.
Tyson is quite strong we all can see
But he doesn't have the skills of Muhammad Ali
No crap.
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The greatest boxer of all time?
I'm forced to respond to this in rhyme.
Tyson is quite strong we all can see
But he doesn't have the skills of Muhammad Ali
That's way better than the poem Leon Spinks came up with after he defeated Ali. IIRC -
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:03 PM   #27
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They did age. Their hairstyles and accents became more sophisticated.
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