Posted by Mike
Synopsis: Shortly after Stella accepts his proposal, Ted begins to suspect that he doesn’t know enough about the woman he’s going to marry. So he sets out to find out everything about her. Or at least, the one thing that matters most: Does she like Star Wars? After watching it for the first time, she tells him she loves it, which Marshall quickly realizes is a lie. But she’s willing to keep up the charade till death do they part, and that’s enough to convince Marshall that his best friend is not making a mistake with this marriage. Meanwhile, Barney is working through his newfound feelings for Robin with the help of Lily, who sets up a dinner where Barney can show off his sensitive side. Robin’s initially creeped out but is won over when Barney encourages her to apply for a job with a cable news channel. The plan backfires though, when she thanks him by setting him up with a bimbo from the restaurant.
What We Liked:
– Ted high-fiving his 15-year-old self through the space-time continuum
– Stella mocking Chewbacca’s unintelligible dialogue: “That’s a good point, bear. Let’s try that”
– Barney’s rebuttal to Lily’s assertion that he can’t be in love with Robin yet still sleep around: “How can an ant carry 20 times its body weight but root beer floats are still delicious?”
– Barney’s attempt at asking Robin a personal question: “At what age did you first get your period?”
– Ted’s imagined interaction with former high-school quarterback Mark Johnson: Mark Johnson: “What’s up, turd?” Ted: “It’s Ted.”
What We Didn’t Like: The new Barney. Seriously, de—wait for it—lightful? Although the girlish sound he made during an aborted attempt at leaving a phone message for Robin was pretty funny.
Lily best summed it up:
Barney: “I left a voice mail.”
Lily: “You left a voice, but it wasn’t male.”
Best Barneyism: “Oh, I’m not confused, Lily. You know who is confused? Bimbos. They’re easily confused. It’s one of the 1,000 little things I love about them. I love their vacant, trusting stares, their sluggish, unencumbered minds, their unresolved daddy issues. I love them, Lily, and they love me. Bimbos have always been there for me, though thick and thin — mostly thin. B-Man don’t do thick crust. What up!” — Barney, sounding like a spokesman for bimbos everywhere
Photo: Eric McCandless/FOX ©2008 Fox Television. All Rights Reserved.