Tonight was split into two separate storylines (due to last week's very sad Bro Breakup). On one side we had Ted and Stella who were moving forward in their relationship by not having sex and on the other side we had Barney desperately trying to get over Ted by finding himself a new wingman (or, as he called it, the Vice President of Awesome). Oh, and we also found out that even though they have been Ted's friends forever Marshall and Lily still don't know when to shut up.
To begin I enjoyed tonight's episode. I didn't bust a gut laughing or anything like that, but it was a nice little thirty minutes of one of my very favorite shows. I really do enjoy Stella, which is why I am not letting myself get attached to her (and now that Ted has met Lucy, I am even
warier), but you can't deny that
Sarah Chalke is amazing in the role. Ted genuinely seems happy with her and that makes me sad for the inevitable breakup (no, I do not think Stella is the mother). Anyway, now that we have established that didn't they already do this episode in season one? Where Ted had waited a really long time to sleep with Victoria (this again during
"Zip, Zip, Zip") and Marshall and Lily got locked in the bathroom? I know it wasn't exactly the same, but nonetheless I have to question it. I mean, Stella had a very solid reason for waiting and Ted was understanding as always and all, but I immediately thought of Lily having to pee in front of Marshall. At least tonight we only had a brief awkward moment of Lily enjoying San Francisco's earthquakes a little more than more people would.
Watching Ted try to lower Stella's expectations for their first time (that
is a lot of pressurefive years!) was adorably hilarious. Of course his friends didn't exactly help with their teasing, Marshall especially. For those who didn't catch it, here are some things that were current the last time Stella had sex
Seabiscuit (movie), SARS, Nell Carter's death and
The DaVinci Code (book!). No wonder Ted was so nervous. I mean,
no offense to Stella, but I am pretty young myself and all of those things seem very long ago even to me. I'm just saying! As far as whether or not Ted should have told Lily and Marshall about Stella's drought, well. I can see how humiliating it can be to have people you've only just met knowing such intimate things about you, but they
are Ted's best friends. I am glad that Ted and Stella both seemed to understand the other's point of view by the end, even if that meant sleeping together for the first time in an extremely fancy "motel". Honestly, the sheets were silk. What motels "off the turnpike" have sheets like that?!
As for Barney and his epic search for a new wingman? It was pretty sad and it just makes me want to give Barney hugs. He was so desperate for a new wingman so he could get over Ted that he picked Randy, the awkward guy from his office (played by SNL's
Will Forte). Randy, a huge fan of Barney (and Barney's
blog), was thrilled to be taken under Barney's wing but so incredibly awkward (thirteen year dry spell for Randy he peaked young) that Barney spent most of the night watching Randy cower under the table and get drinks thrown in his face. Ok, just let me get this out of the way who did Barney call when he needed assistance with Randy? Oh, that's right, Robin. Of course. Robin. Againjust saying.
I kind of tired of Randy long before the horrific nosebleed/erection detail (honestly, I just have no desire to even consider the repercussions of such a thing), but the scene where Robin called Barney on his "rebound bro" was a good one. Not even because it was Barney and Robin, but because it was written well and it shows how much of a friend Robin really is to Barney. At the end of the day, I bet she would have gone over there for him even if he hadn't threatened her with a public sex tape. And, really, aren't the friendships among the characters what make this show tick anyway? So, gold star for that.
" "You're the Assistant Undersecretary of Only Okay." Barney speaking to Randy in reference to the Vice President of Awesome job title.
" "It's like Your Virginity: The Sequel!" Ted talking about his first time with Stella after her five years without sex.
" "Hey there, Bro-seph Lieberman." Randy addressing Barney (Barney's follow up was also great, but I wasn't able to write fast enough to get it all, forgive me).
" "Theirmeatisdelicious." Randy attempting to hit on a woman who loves koalas.
Next week: The return of Britney. I brought this upon myself, really
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Tonight was split into two separate storylines due to last weeks very sad Bro Breakup On one side we had Ted and Stella who were moving forward in their relationship by not having sex and on the other side we had Barney desperately trying to get over Ted by finding himself a new wingman or as he called it the Vice President of Awesome Oh and we also found out that even though they have been Teds friends forever Marshall and Lily still dont know when to shut upTo begin I enjoyed tonights episode I didnt bust a gut laughing or anything like that but it was a nice little thirty minutes of one of my very favorite shows I really do enjoy Stella which is why I am not letting myself get attached to her and now that Ted has met Lucy I am even warier but you cant deny that Sarah Chalke is amazing in the role Ted genuinely seems happy with her and that makes me sad for the inevitable breakup no I do not think Stella is the mother