How I Met Your Mother "The Slutty Pumpkin Returns" 10/31/11

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    Idearat

    Idearat Active Member

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    My favorite line: "She sounds like those cows in Temple Grandin's hug machine"

    I had no recollection of the 2005 Halloween episode "The Slutty Pumpkin" until the forum suggested that thread when I created this one.

    Here's Wikipedia's synopsis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slutty_Pumpkin
     
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    LifeIsABeach

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    The Slutty Pumpkin is a classic episode as are many from the excellent first season of the show. Thought this episode was a very disappointing conclusion to the storyline.
     
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    Donbadabon

    Donbadabon Bored TCF Club

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    Yeah the original was great.

    In this one she said she had been looking for him for 10 years too. Um, lady, every year since then he has been going to the same Halloween party dressed as the Hanging Chad hoping to see you. All you had to do was show up.

    Bad writing, IMHO.
     
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    YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

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    Yeah, that was stupid.
     
  5. Nov 1, 2011 #5 of 25
    Mr. Soze

    Mr. Soze Back by popular demand

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    I said "duh" to that one too. Silly Lily was embarrassing. Overall very weak. The SP is in the balance, but I am waiting for the payoff. :eek:
     
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    kar74

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    Definitely the worst episode of the season so far. I don't think I've ever actually seen Katie Holmes in anything until last night. I should've kept it that way.
     
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    Frylock

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    Barney dressing as an American, complete with the duck tie was great.

    That, and his Canadian accent dressed as a Mountie.
     
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    photoshopgrl

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    I am appreciating Barney in the ducky tie every week now, even with him wearing it around his arm in costume. (as stated above so no smeek on me) Haha. The "pregnancy brain" thing was just stupid. Overall the episode was a bust. Way to ruin one of the better themes of season 1.
     
  9. Nov 1, 2011 #9 of 25
    tiams

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    Happy Endings did the trick-or-treating in the suburbs WAY better. The 2 shows are miles apart in the funny.
     
  10. Ment

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    The teasing of Canadien Barney was great otherwise meh episode. It's barely limping along, this show can't go another season can it?
     
  11. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Prior to this season, it was renewed for two seasons, so we've got this full season left plus the 2012-13 season. Most in the know expect it will end after that, but it will depend on ratings in that final season, and whether the creators and actors want to continue.
     
  12. mattack

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    Thought it was kind of sad.. Plus, at least at first, Katie Holmes did not look hot like she usually does.
     
  13. lambertman

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    That really wasn't a very slutty costume.
     
  14. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    At least the mouth could have been cut out too...
     
  15. Donbadabon

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    I went back and re-read the original thread on the first slutty pumpkin:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=267472

    It really brought home how great this show used to be, and how they took such an iconic episode and blew it.

    I think they did the same thing with the goat. They teased us about it, and then the final reveal was so disappointing.
     
  16. 2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

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    I thought it was OK. Definately not the worst of this season IMO.
     
  17. photoshopgrl

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    I just realized how much I missed Barney's "Suit up!" and that episode with the "Flight suit up!" was gold.

    <sigh> :(
     
  18. TAsunder

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    Next thing you know, they will re-visit sandwich eating and show it to be actual sandwiches.
     
  19. Robin

    Robin Impolite arrogant woman

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    I really REALLY hated the "pregnancy brain" thing. Such a stupid stereotype.
     
  20. Ment

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    Stereotypes in sitcom is a stereotype. Otherwise where would all the stupid husbands go.. :)
     

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