HIMYM - Season Finale - 5-16-11

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by PrincessEspana, May 16, 2011.

  1. crowfan

    crowfan The Dude abides

    Dec 27, 2003
    Long Island, NY


    I called the pregnancy right away too. Woman throwing up on season finale = pregnant.
  2. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    "Yeah... can I... borrow... an adult diaper?" :D :D
  3. firerose818

    firerose818 Now 65 pounds less! TCF Club

    Jul 21, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    When did Dave Foley get fat? :confused:
  4. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    I think I asked that same question when he appeared on Stargate:Atlantis. :D

    EDIT: okay, I found the SG:A thread in question, and it wasn't in there, so it's got to be some other guest appearence, but I definitely know I had that same reaction a while back in a different show...
  5. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
  6. mrdazzo7

    mrdazzo7 Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    What's funny is only tuned into the episode during the scene near the end when he's eating his lunch, and I had no idea that the plot involved Marshall actually being sick, so when he was sweating and looked like he was gonna puke I thought it was funny because that's how I would be in that situation (I can't be around people when they eat like that).

    As for the show premise, the entire thing reminds me of a friend of mine who physically can't tell a story to save her life. She starts from like two weeks before the actual story and doles out volumes of what ends up being completely unrelated information and then at the end of it, the actual story itself isn't even that interesting. This is like an eight year example of that.

    "Daddy, how did you meet mommy?" ... "we were both at a wedding." DONE.
  7. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    I don't think that we know that the mother is at the wedding or not yet.
  8. mrdazzo7

    mrdazzo7 Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    I know I was just using that as an example.
  9. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    I thought Future Ted stated in the last season premier that he met the mother at the wedding. That's why the wedding is such a big deal.
  10. smak

    smak TV MA SLV

    Feb 11, 2000
    NoHo, CA USA
    The funnier an episode is, the less you care about finding the mother.

    I don't understand the "without the mother it's Friends 2". We've been without the mother for the entire run of the series, and since he meets the mother at the wedding, nothing Ted has done in the history of the series has had anything to do with the mother.

    So who cares. Funny is good, not funny is bad.

  11. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    I was sure Marshall would end up not getting sick, but I didn't guess that Lily was pregnant and that's why she was sick, until she came into the bedroom when Marshall woke up and then it clicked.
  12. TheDewAddict

    TheDewAddict tciddAweDehT

    Aug 21, 2002
    I think the problem with the mother thing is that it ruins any potential relationships that Ted has, since we know they won't last. Sure, there can be some good moments, like Ted's 5 minute date with Stella, but it's hard to root for Zoe or any other girl Ted is dating, since we know those relationships are ultimately going to fail. On other shows, it's true that the majority of relationships for the characters do fail, but sometimes they don't. Take the Office. While Dwight & Angela ultimately failed (at least thus far), there was always the real potential that it could work out, which made viewers get invested in the relationship. I'm sure at some point next season, Ted will start dating someone, and it will fail, so who cares?

    While I thought this was an OK episode, none of the "surprises" surprised me. My wife and I called Lily's pregnancy almost from the get-go, and the same with Barney's wedding, and the mother fake-out. Didn't believe it for a second.
  13. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    Well, a second was about all the time they gave you to believe it anyway. ;)
  14. wouldworker

    wouldworker _

    Sep 7, 2004
    MA, USA
    True, but it was perfectly delivered and had me going for that second. "And kids..." Long pause while you think, "No way! He's not going to say 'That's how I met your mother.' He is, he is going to say it!" Then he says it. Pause. "Holy crap! Wait a second. We know that's not how he..." "Psyche." Saget nailed it.
  15. LifeIsABeach

    LifeIsABeach Active Member

    Feb 28, 2001
    Drexel Hill, PA
    Certainly had me fooled (not that that is too hard). I had already hit the 8-second replay to watch it again and see what the mother looked like before he even got to the "Psyche".
  16. windracer

    windracer joined the 10k club

    Jan 3, 2003
    St. Pete, FL
    Ugh. I had to watch this on CBS.com since my wife deleted it from the TiVo before I had a chance to view it. Their player is terrible! Not only would it just stop playing and tell me "the video is no longer available" if I paused it for too long, at the commercial breaks it would play 2 seconds of the next segment then break into the commercial and then resume. :mad:

    Ignoring all the other strange little things in this episode, why would the architect of a building be involved in light bulb selection?
  17. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Why wouldn't he be? Lighting is important to building design. The problem I had was why would he be asked at that point in time, when they were demolishing the old building. Almost seemed like the dynamite guy was asking him.
  18. windracer

    windracer joined the 10k club

    Jan 3, 2003
    St. Pete, FL
    It just seemed more like an interior design question, not architecture, but IANAA. ;)
  19. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Architects often work on both.
    (Brother is an architect)
  20. windracer

    windracer joined the 10k club

    Jan 3, 2003
    St. Pete, FL
    He must be a hotshot. :D

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