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How I Met Your Mother

Season 6 Episode 15

Oh Honey

4
Aired Monday 8:00 PM Feb 07, 2011 on CBS
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8.7
out of 10
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430 votes
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Episode Summary

When Ted is fixed up with Zoey's cousin, it leads to her naivety earning her the nickname "Honey" and Ted realizing he has feelings for Zoey. Meanwhile, Barney tries to get to know Honey better himself.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Many stories

    8.0
    You know it had to happen. After a string of wonderful episodes each in their own way, this one fell short. There were some reasons for it. Not every one can be great. And no Katy Perry was not the problem. She did the best she could. Of course it also helps the cast she was with. She did a much better job on this show then when she was on the Simpsons. I also liked that she was cast as Zoey's cousin and not as Katy Perry. You don't need to ask what Barney did with her.

    My biggest problem with this episode was how it was presented. There were too many stories within stories. I wasn't sure if I was watching a flashback or was back in real time. Normally the stories within stories works but in this case it didn't. I also didn't like the end. Yes both Zoey and Ted were attracted to each other on some level but I wasn't ready to invest in her as someone Ted would date.

    Marshall was good in this episode as well. It was amusing to hear his mom and brother but in on his phone conversation. I liked Marshall's room and his manners on the phone. This was not a bad episode but it had a bit of a season 5 feel to it.moreless
  • A bad, bad episode.

    1.5
    **Spoilers*



    The usual humor of the show was pretty much absent for this episode. The funniest part was Marshall's mother and brother repeatedly listening in on his conversation. The Zoey/Ted relationship is the worst possible direction for this show. It was predictable (as much of this season has been) and very poorly executed. Zoey's character is not engaging, likable or even interesting. This is actually worse than revisiting the Robin/Ted relationship again! I think that the writer's are running out of ideas for where to take this show in hopes of prolonging its life. As much as I loved the other seasons, I think it's time to wrap it up.



    *update* Just to add. I don't think Zoey will be revealed as "the mother" for a couple of reasons. In the first episode from this season Ted says that he met their mother at "the wedding" which I am assuming is the wedding of his friend Punchy. If he claims to have met her then, how could it be Zoey? Unless they try and pull a "he didn't know he loved her until that moment and realized he was going to marry her" sort of moments, thus creating some sort of "re-meeting" her scenario (which I really don't think they would do.) The second reason that I say Zoey is not the mother is because in a previous episode (from season 3 I believe. Called No Tomorrow) Ted is celebrating on St.Patrick's Day at a club or bar and that is where he finds the yellow umbrella (that supposedly belongs to the mother) and while he is at that club he randomly bumps into some lady. Why is that significant for them to show? Because she's the mother. A later episode will reveal this. That is my guess. :)moreless
  • 615

    9.2
    Wow, this really is shaping up to be one of my favorite seasons of this show, and this late in the game, it really is astonishing. Now we know that Zoey isn't the mother since Ted meets his soul mate at a wedding, but man, was this episode heart warming. The editing, the fast cuts, the writing, acting, the non-annoying appearance by Katy Perry (unlike Britney Spears). This was just great television.



    It seems like the writers are just at a really creative time in their careers (that wasn't when they were writing season 5 but I digress). The whole episode happening over a phone conversation and managing to include each and every character over the phone line and still managing to connect it to the loss of Marshall's father (why Marshall was in Minnesota).



    We even got development with Barney and his father, as it turns out, he sent him a letter. The end really was unexpected, I loved the scene in which Marshall cuts the string between the Captain & Zoey, just a great scene. Overall, just a superb episode to this superb season.moreless
  • Zoey's cousin is in town.

    9.0
    "Oh Honey" is an awesome How I Met Your Mother episode. I really like how they had Marshall still mourning but the episode did not focus on that at all. Katy Perry's character was funny. I love how everyone was like "oh honey" to her, but then when she was alone with Barney, she kept saying "oh honey" to him. I love how Barney mentions that he tried to contact his father. I love how Marshall sets up Zoey and Ted saying that they both have feelings for each other. I give this episode a 9/10.moreless
  • That was exceptionally funny!

    10
    Before I comment on the episode, Im gona list the funny Katy Perry quotes:



    Honey: My landlord has so many security measures in place - he even has a security camera in my shower!



    Honey: I don't feel very comfortable about giving my Scoial Security Number to people, but this guy's a Nigerian Prince!



    Honey: I just got cast onto Lost!



    Katy Perry was very funny everywhere in the episode! It really made this one a very memorbale episode, and I really recommend it!



    It was also a turning point in Ted's relationship with Zoe, and I am intrigued to see what will happen from this point forht.



    Good job, HIMYM, this was a huge improvement on its predecessor, and I was very impressed! Please keep this standard going into the future, and I can't wait for more!moreless
Rene Taylor

Rene Taylor

Mrs. Matson

Guest Star

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Honey

Special Guest Star

Bob Saget

Bob Saget

Voice of Ted, 2030

Recurring Role

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison

Zoey Pierson

Recurring Role

Ned Rolsma

Ned Rolsma

Marcus Eriksen

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When solving the love story between Ted and Zoey, Marshal used Clue characters. Ted wore only purple throughout the episode as Professor Plum, Zoey wore only white as Mrs. White, Barney only wore green as Mr. Green, and Honey only wore red as Miss. Scarlet. The Captain was just Colonel Mustard.

    • At the beginning of the episode, when Robin has cooked dinner, it appears to be burnt. Robin says she thought the oven was Celsius, but Celsius readings are lower than Fahrenheit, so the food would have not been burnt.

  • QUOTES (1)

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates: Australia: March 24, 2011 on Channel 7; United Kingdom: June 9, 2011 on E4; Germany: October 26, 2011 on ProSieben; Czech Republic: February 7, 2012 on Prima COOL

  • ALLUSIONS (0)

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