This felt a bit like a filler episode where nothing much happened. It was as if they just needed to write something to fill a gap in the season plotline. Check out my television weekly round up on Cine-Vision 101 on the link below:
This episode had potential, but it almost came across as a drama rather than a comedy. I loved the English nanny they almost hire (though not in that endscene) and would have liked to see her a few more times, but like most things, Barney had to go and ruin it.
The humor felt a bit off, especially right off the bat with Ted's boasting about Victoria keeping tampons at his apartment. It just didn't feel very HIMYM. Also, there were two scenes where the camera had to pan to follow the actors in scenes where panning shouldn't have happened. Sloppy.
Didn't find the Bangtoberfest plotline too funny, and overall didn't find this episode humorous. Enjoyed the Lily-Marshall search for the nanny, and the Robin-Ted competition on who's got the best 'clicking' relationship - but it didn't make me laugh, would have loved to see more of Nick-Robin and Ted-Victoria scenes. The end with Lily and her dad was endearing, but overall this episode was mediocre at best.
I think the point of this episode was to establish that Ted's relationship with Victoria and Robin's with Nick are slowly falling apart. It would be rushed and unbelievable if their break-ups happened too quickly. Overall, nice episode but I didn't like the part when Marshall and Lily screamed at the camera. That was stupid, not funny.