I still think Barney and Robin will marry but for now the writers are doing a good job of letting us know that Barney is crazy for Quinn the Stripper. They make a plan to trick the others because Barney is positive that they won't approve of her job. He knows Ted will tell the others but falsely demands him not to. Ted, Marshall, Lily and Robin host a "Quinntervention" to get Barney to break up with Quinn. Quinn does it for him and the others start to feel bad until the duo admit they did it to teach them a lesson. Good for Barney and Quinn, who did I mention was hot? Seriously... Anyhow, Ted and Robin are fighting over Quinn's empty apartment once she moves in with Barney. Robin eventually gets a promotion and gets another apartment on another side of town, but Ted still doesn't take the apartment. But we'll save that for later.... Good, enjoyable episode as the next-to-last season winds down.
Despite what many of you might say, this IS A COMEDY SHOW, and HIMYM writers Craig Thomas and Carter Bays have a way of sewing emotion to comedy, with a twist. I thought it was an incredible episode, and one of the funniest this whole season - all the "bro" references? Broman Times? AWESOME! Bringing up the concept of "fake history" that Barney is so attuned to - and even though they are attaching Barney to a new woman, they are trying to create the illusion that Barney is ready for something serious: with Nora, and now with Karma, so they can build up to the finale, where he would be getting married.
I also liked Karma, because she is kind of like a female Barney, even if her acting might have been a little stale - also, Barney finally got to make Robin and Lily kiss! Epic moment!
All in all, this was a great episode, and somebody please upload that "Bro" Gregorian chant that Barney recorded from the Monks: FUNNY!
This was really an amazing episode i liked it a lot with every thing Barney was so funny by the "Broath" stuff and Quinn is so nice she's a female Barney which makes her "awesome" but in spite of that i don't want her to the future Mrs.Stinson,I want Barney and Rpbin to end up together they are so sweet together even since season 1 and when they started having feeling for each others they fitted so much so sorry Quinn you are sooo pretty,smart,hot even hotter than Robin but it has to be Robin so really hope Quinn is just a distraction
I m a huge Barney-Robin fan.. So much so that I m really not interested in any mother story n just want to know who Barney ends up marrying.. The way they have made us believe in this episode that Barney n Quinn are really getting ahead in their relationship, I think, is just a distraction..
Actually, just watched an episode from Season 6 called "False positive". Robin asks Ted, if he could be her Best Man, n get things right in track in case she is getting a cold feet during her marriage.. At the end of the first episode of this season, Lily tells Ted, the Bride wants to c him.. So I think its definitely Robin, who must be getting a cold feet while getting married to Barney..
Anyways, for now, I feel this is just an episode that will help in building up the forthcoming Robin-Barney chemistry (I really hope thats the case)... Otherwise, an absolutely average episode.. Jokes not too funny.. N dint feel any chemistry between Barney n Quinn.. A little sad for Ted though..
Cant wait for the next episode n the Grand Finale!!!!
When I first saw season 1, I didn't like it because I didn't want to watch 10 season of a stupid quest to find a wife. My second try proved me wrong and I enjoyed every moment. However, things began to go bad when the writers decided to pair up Robin and Barney, but I overlooked it. But TED AND ROBIN AGAIN ? I thought it was too much. How can Ted be so dumb ? It is so clear she has no feelings for him. And Robin is starting to look like the girl we see in all groups of friends who still hooks up in her 40's and is completly lost. I mean I really liked her character of a strong and independent woman but she's gone bad !
I don't know what they've decided to do with Barney and Karma (I've already forgotten her name) but I thought we would see the wedding in the past episode.
In fact it seems to have become "How all my friends went on with their life and how I got left behind"...too bad...
I am so sick of the writers trying to pair up Barney with different women, but I'm even more sick of having to endure Ted pairing up with Robin again. These episodes have little or no bearing on the final outcome of Ted meeting the mother and honestly are a waste of time. I do enjoy watching Neil Patrick Harris act, and this is probably one of the only reasons worth watching this show these days.
To be honest, I can't really remember what happened in the episode. Many of HIMYM's episodes now are becoming superfluous and forgetful. It's hard to tell when it all started going bad, and there are still some great scenes. Case in point: the ending sequence in "No Pressure". Even though the writers should have N. E. V. E. R revisited the Ted/Robin relationship, Ted walking among the sea of yellow umbrellas to Florence+The Machine's "Shake It Out" was magical and brought me back to the Golden Years when we were actually on the quest to finding the mother.
I will ask myself this time and time again, and I will probably never know the answer, but WHY GO BACK TO TED AND ROBIN? I was tired of their drama even in the earlier seasons. I liked when the writers would joke about them getting back together because it fit their story. They had closure, they had their backslide, and they've both moved way on. In the Season 5 (or was it 6?) finale, when Ted and Robin almost kiss and Future Ted says that's when they almost made one of the worst mistakes, that should have ended any kind of Robin and Ted storyline. We know Robin isn't the mother! Why keep beating it over the head?
Sorry, I have a lot to say about Ted/Robin and even Barney/Robin. Call me if you want to talk over tea. We need to set aside at least two hours for me to vent. But, in any event, back to the episode at hand: I hate Karma. First off, I don't believe in it, or else I would be the happiest, richest person on Earth, and all those mean people I know wouldn't be so well off. But I digress. Karma, aka...what IS her name?, is a big, huge distraction. I get that they wanted to have a "female Barney", but, I tell ya, if she ends up being Barney's bride... <--Oh, and another thing! Did anyone else notice how this show has switched from "Who's the mother???" to "Who's Barney's future wife???"
I'm still watching the show because I don't want to miss out on who the mother is. And, from the title of next week's episode, I guess I can FINALLY find out why Ted was wearing that green dress.
(I'm usually more eloquent and organized. I'm just really starting to despise this show. And it's 2:30 in the morning...)
The first season of HIMYM was probably too pink and over-romantic; things got better in seasons 2-5; but the last two seasons mark the clear decadence of this show. They should do just one more season, wrap up the "Mother" story and be done with it.
This episode is a good example of what I am saying. The main story (Barnie and Quinn tricking the others into thinking that they broke up) is not funny, and doesn't have a good punch-line at the end (two guys kissing? really? that's the best you can do?). The Robin-Ted storyline is depressing: they should have never gone back that road. And characters are becoming the charicature of themselves (Robin screaming at Patrice; Ted being weak and self-centered, Barnie whining over a girl...).
The worst part is that not even the jokes are as good as they used to be. That "Ceasar" fantasy, for instance, wasn't funny at all, and it was far too long. It's hard for me to think of a joke in this episode that made me laugh out loud.
All in all, I hope that they cancel this show before it gets too low. And it's already happening...
Well.. it was a great episode. Did anyone else notice Robin drinking too much? May be she is having a rough couple of weeks... or .. or she could be upset about the Quinn girl..
I don't want to see Barney ending up with Quinn. They look perfect for each other (I'm glad Marshall jinxed it by stating so)... but imagine that... that would be so.. so boring... and I'm rooting for Barney and Robin.
and what could Ted mean by saying "and that's how we met Quinn".. this could mean two things- 1) she was so important 2) how we met Quinn and not aunt Quinn... (but that would be a total giveaway)
Were they really to be together.. Quinn would not have dropped the 'unless I get married' hint.. I dunno, just speculating.
Well the episode was reminiscent of the palybook episode where barney would con all of his friends and he doe it once again here.
HIMYM team completely foxed me making me believe the relationship with quinn ended.because while Barnery ends his relationship with Nora which i deeply regretted , the same would happen with quinn. But it was not to be at least until now or so they would make us believe. Barney was at his best in the episode showing his emotions and also making us laugh with the broaths.
Lily and Marshall were blowing each other out the whole episode and it was nice to see their love for each other . Ted and Robin was more emotional this week and it felt a bit of downer at the last scene.
the pinnacle of the episode was when ted says this is the story of me and robin since 2005 and the students ask "why your stories are always long" . finally the himym takes a sarcastic tone at itself .appreciate it . so hope they make the episodes more interesting like this one.
Probably one of the best of the season so far! So sad about Ted and Robin not being back to "normal" anymore but I suppose it is weird for exes to be such intense friends??
I think Barney and Quinn are cute but ugh I am still a huge Robin and Barney supporter. The writers can't have made us fall in love with them being together at the beginning of the season just so they don't end up together!