How I Met Your Mother - The Burning Beekeeper - OAD 02/06/2012

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  1. Feb 7, 2012 #1 of 38
    Donbadabon

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    Wow.

    What has happened to this show? It is really a shell of its former self.

    Maybe this episode would have been entertaining if any of the subplots had been funny on their own, but they weren't.

    Martin Short thinks Ted ate all the spring rolls. Yawn.
    Marshall might have to leave the party to go back to work. Yawn.
    There's mice on the cheese, Robin is calling old women 'whores', and the bees. Sigh.

    I am sticking with it because I've invested so much time into this, I really don't want to miss something that could lead to the reveal of the mother.

    But it is getting harder and harder to stick with it.
     
  2. Feb 7, 2012 #2 of 38
    MikeMar

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    Yeah that was brutal!!! I'm sick of all the flashback throughout the whole episode style they do a lot.
     
  3. Feb 7, 2012 #3 of 38
    Ment

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    Interesting concept, horrible execution.
     
  4. Feb 7, 2012 #4 of 38
    su719

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    And for the love of god get rid of Chris Elliott
     
  5. Feb 7, 2012 #5 of 38
    Mr. Soze

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    There are very few actors (and for him I should put that in quotes) who I actively DESPISE. He's top of that list.

    I am closerthanthis to being done with the show.
     
  6. Feb 7, 2012 #6 of 38
    Mikeyis4dcats

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    +1 on all accounts. Sad how much I used to like this show.
     
  7. Feb 7, 2012 #7 of 38
    mwhip

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    Maybe for fun they should make the mom Abby Elliott.
     
  8. Feb 7, 2012 #8 of 38
    robojerk

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    Bees? Really?

    This whole episode just felt so forced.
     
  9. Feb 7, 2012 #9 of 38
    whitson77

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    Yep, it has been heading this way for a while...
     
  10. mwhip

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    And you would think with this cast especially Segal and NPH want to move on. I bet even they are sitting around saying, "it needs to end".
     
  11. robojerk

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    For all we know they do say that, then a CBS exec. sets a suitcase on the table and opens it slowly revealing large sums of cash.
    "Yes, I'd love to do another season!"
     
  12. Steveknj

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    Like with a lot of these types of sitcoms, they've simply run out of ideas. And since this show is supposed to be building toward the ultimate reveal, everything is starting to feel like filler when there is no movement toward that end.

    And, am I right, there's at least one more year left on the contract? I'd think by now Jason Segal at least would want to go pursue other things. He's a marketable movie star now, so it's going to get expensive to keep him past the end of his current contract.
     
  13. robojerk

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    Well technically, they've solved that already by having Lily and Marshal move, and have a a baby. Over the rest of the season those 2 characters could be phased out of the weekly episodes since they won't have any free time to hang out with the gang. If they want to keep the Lily character around they would probably just say Marshal is working a lot more (he's supposed to become a big shot lawyer), then babysitting the kid since he would theoretically have little time to spend with it.
     
  14. aadam101

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    I still love this show and while last nights episode wasn't the best, I will keep watching until the bitter end. I just hope they end it before I become too bitter. The show still gets great ratings for CBS, so I think it will be around for a while longer.
     
  15. TheDewAddict

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    Yeah, this was bad. I found myself not paying attention to the episode anymore. I had to force myself to finish it.

    Even thinking about the episode is making me sleepy.
     
  16. verdugan

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    Yeah, not the best of execution.

    10,000 bees in the basement and you don't notice? :rolleyes: Sloppy writing.

    And who knew that bee keeper suits were fireproof! Another :rolleyes:
     
  17. busyba

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    Over the course of the series, I've managed to find humor in even the weakest of their episodes.

    Not this time.
     
  18. smak

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    If you're going to do a gimmick episode where you show what happened in each room of the party, why then follow somebody leaving one room to go to the next.

    Either keep with the concept or don't do it.

    -smak-
     
  19. YCantAngieRead

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    Yeah, that was my problem, too. There's a very clever play-can't remember the name of it-that is in three acts, and does this BRILLIANTLY. This was just a train wreck.
     
  20. alpacaboy

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    Maybe "Noises Off" ? On Stage, Backstage, On Stage
     

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