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How I Met Your Mother Episode: "The Goat"

Season 3, Episode 17
Episode Synopsis: Barney breaks the "Bro Code" in a matter involving Ted, and he has to deal with the consequences. Little Girl: Destiny Whitlock. Cindy: Megan McNulty. Carol: Alexis Krause.
Original Air Date: Apr 28, 2008
Guest Cast Megan McNulty: Cindy Alexis Krause: Carol Alan Fudge: Farmer Frank Marshall Manesh: Ranjit Bob Saget
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Season 3, Episode 17
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Length: 20:05
Aired: 4/28/2008
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"The Goat" Season 3, Episode 17

What the heck was that? One minute I'm laughing like a crazy person and the next my heart has been broken (I almost just made a really bad broken pun, but my heart just isn't in it). We all knew that Ted wasn't going to take this news well, but holy cow. I am sincerely sad right now! Well, sad and extremely frustrated on a few points. WHAT WAS WITH THE GOAT? Is that supposed to be clever, writers? So Robin will be living with Ted for his 31st birthday, you say? There will be an incident with a goat and a wash cloth? Do you really expect me to care when Ted just broke up with Barney?! Rational aside: I know they will make up. I know they will still be bros. I know this. I am not some insane fan who cries herself to sleep at night and sends eyelashes in the mail or anything. Still, I am very down after watching that. I can't even bring myself to do a full recap of the plot, so you are all going to get an abridged version. Becausethat is what I want to do. Points of Awesome: " Robin and Barney high-fiving over how he nailed the anchor from News 1. So in character for them both and so why I think they belong together. She played along! " Barney freaking out about everything in the following days and then hiring Marshall to try to acquit him of wrongdoing. " The wall of inspirational posters in Barney's office. " The 1776 flashback "You cod piece blocked me!" " "I have six self-cleaning litter boxesand no kids!!" " Everyone knowing about Robin and Barney and Lily being perversely curious about the sex as she crouched on a rooftop...with a goat. " Ranjit! And then it all went downhill from there! Ok, honestly, the first 3/4 of this episode were amazing. I was really into the story and the jokes and acting were spot on. I can't fault them for anything in this episode up until the end with the goat. Even the Ted/Barney fight was expected (although I am sort of irked that Ted wasn't mad at Robin. I mean, there were two people watching that music video, is all I'm saying). The goat, however, well. I have to ask, yet again, what the heck was that?! Were they trying to be captivating? Intriguing? Dear show, you are not LOST. No one cares about the goat; we care about the mother. Well, and our beloved characters, but can any of you really say this goat thing made you more interested in sticking around than you were? Yeah, I didn't think so. I mean, hey, maybe I missed something? At the end of the day (well, night, I guess), this episode came down to Barney for me and I really need to applaud the show's portrayal of him in this episode. He was the Barney we have always known existed but had only seen glimpses of here and there. He was crazy, over the top, deceptive andvulnerable. He loves Ted, sincerely, and the pain in his eyes when Ted got out of that limo was horrible. Bravo, Neil. Bravo, writers. Excellent job on the making me laugh so hard I almost didn't notice the gut wrenching pain of my bros being split up. I am looking forward to watching Barney try to reconcile things, I really am. Check out video of HIMYM at our online video guide. show less
What the heck was thatOne minute Im laughing like a crazy person and the next my heart has been broken I almost just made a really bad broken pun but my heart just isnt in it We all knew that Ted wasnt going to take this news well but holy cow I am sincerely sad right nowWell sad and extremely frustrated on a few points WHAT WAS WITH THE GOAT Is that supposed to be clever writers So Robin will be living with Ted for his 31st birthday you say There will be an incident with a goat and a wash cloth Do you really expect me to care when Ted just broke up with BarneyRational aside I know they will make up I know they will still be bros I know this I am not some insane fan who cries herself to sleep at night and sends eyelashes in the mail or anything Still I am very down after watching that I cant even bring myself to do a full recap of the plot so you are all going to get an abridged version Becausethat is what I want to do Points read more

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