How I Met Your Mother "Tick, Tick, Tick..." 11/14/11 *spoilers*

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Neenahboy, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Neenahboy

    Neenahboy Statistical outlier

    Apr 7, 2004
    Seattle, WA


    Robin's a *****.

    More broadly, it's just so frustrating that they're Ross and Rachel-ing this show. They used to be so good at setting up and delivering on the season-long arcs, but the last two (Jennifer Morrison and now) have failed spectacularly. The writers played fast and loose with the Barney/Robin relationship the first time and killed it, and now they're just screwing around needlessly.

    I've actually enjoyed Kal Penn's character very much. I just wish they would've introduced him in some, ANY other capacity so we could avoid the will-they-won't-they nonsense that will likely ensue through May. Sigh.

    Oh, and Robin's a *****.
  2. verdugan

    verdugan Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2003
    Sacramento, CA

    The security video at the concert was pretty funny. "It's a sign, dude." :D
  3. smak

    smak TV MA SLV

    Feb 11, 2000
    NoHo, CA USA
    Why did they feel the needed to do this to Barney's character?

    It's a comedy. Did they think they need to make him a redeemable person?

    We don't want him to be. We don't care.

    It's just so dumb. The "lead" character, the one supposed to be finding his true love on the show's love life is horribly going nowhere, and the sidekick, the comedy backbone of the show is finding true love.


  4. Maui

    Maui Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Decatur, IL
    Wow, that was an awful episode. The whole Marshall and Ted plot line was probably the worst I have ever seen on this show.
  5. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA


    It's probably more funny if you eat a sandwich before watching it...
  6. billypritchard

    billypritchard Embiggener

    May 7, 2001
    St. Louis, MO
    At first I was annoyed they made Robin/Barney cheaters, but on second thought that is perfectly in character with both of them. Ted too, for that matter. Marshall and Lily have always been the 'good' ones, with the other three doing a lot of terrible things over the years. It's only fitting they get back together by cheating.
  7. 2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

    Dec 30, 2005
    I thought it was OK. Not the best, not the worst. But I'm in the minority that doesn't really care if the mother is introduced anytime soon. It would be nice but certainly not necessary until the end.

    The guy who plays Robin's boyfriend is terrible for that part. Not sure why but he really seems out of place in the show IMO.
  8. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    Quick question... for some reason, last week's episode gave me the impression that they were implying that that was the first time Barney and Robin slept together. I forget what it was, maybe something the Saget voiceover. Anyway, that's not true, right? They dated for a while before, and I assume that involved sex. Am I wrong?

    I didn't like this episode either. I've always thought Barney and Robin would be a perfect couple together, but everything about this episode came out as dissonant notes to me.

    I did like the Ted/Marshall wandering around high sub-plot, though. I totally called that the guy was a sign and that the nachos came from the trash, but the time-warp caught me by surprise.
  9. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Yes, they dated. Yes, they had sex.

    I never got the impression that they were trying to suggest anything else...
  10. David Platt

    David Platt Mouse Master TCF Club

    Dec 13, 2001
    Portland, OR
    I thought the same thing-- until the payoff at the end. Then I thought it was pretty hilarious.
  11. jschuur

    jschuur TV-holic, improving

    Nov 27, 2002
    London, UK
  12. Vendikarr

    Vendikarr New Member

    Feb 24, 2004
    I just want to see the last slapbet episode. I record this one at a time and let TiVo delete it. I just want to see Barney get that last slap. That is all I care about when it comes to this show.
  13. jschuur

    jschuur TV-holic, improving

    Nov 27, 2002
    London, UK
    I don't think they'll ever run out of slaps. The slap commissioner will see to that ;)
  14. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    I think there are now two slaps remaining after last week's episode.
  15. Mr. Soze

    Mr. Soze Back by popular demand

    Nov 1, 2002
    The 75006...
    All of this, especially the blech. Let Barney be Barney!
  16. Waldorf

    Waldorf Super Duper Member

    Oct 4, 2002
    Phoenix, AZ
    I keep waiting for John Cho to get lost and walk on set. :)

    EDIT: Remembered he was the recruiting lawyer trying to get Marshall to join with the big firm back in 2007. Episode title "I'm Not That Guy"

  17. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    The robin/barney stuff is boring. The other stuff was ok; the sandwich joke is better when it's in the background of the scene.
  18. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

    Dec 1, 2000
    Silicon Valley
    I'm thinking they needed to get Barney out of that relationship eventually. I was kind of shocked that they lowered the boom on him that hard though. Maybe like you say, they want him to be sympathetic. It's not working well on me though. There is a big part of me that just thinks he's dumb for letting a really nice girl who was too good for him get away.
  19. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

    Dec 1, 2000
    Silicon Valley
    I missed that part apparently. How did they get so high and what were they high on? It sounded like they got a spiked sandwich? My wife and I were betting it was LSD... Not sure how I missed that, but I bet it was because I was talking to you guys. :p
  20. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    They did say they thought the "sandwich" was laced with something, right after they "ate" it.

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