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Old 04-19-10, 05:04 AM
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How I Met Your Mother -- "Home Wreckers" -- 04/19/10

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Ted attends his mom's wedding and is troubled by her affectionate relationship with the groom, which prompts Ted to make an impulsive decision regarding his life.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "Home Wreckers" -- 04/19/10

Great tie in at the end with the house for Ted's future family.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "Home Wreckers" -- 04/19/10

What the hell happened to this show? Even Barney's not funny anymore.

The highlight of the episode was seeing the Mayor from Buffy again. =/
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "Home Wreckers" -- 04/19/10

HIMYM is on a cold streak right now. Just another bland episode.

Although I did like the call back to the Brunch episode with the broche. HIMYM still does that better than any show.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "Home Wreckers" -- 04/19/10

Too Ted-centric of an ep.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "Home Wreckers" -- 04/19/10

I liked it a lot. "Drunk or Kid" is great game idea. And I liked the Minnesota shoutout about I-94.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "Home Wreckers" -- 04/19/10

"Drunk or Kid" was pretty funny at first, but they drove it into the ground quickly. It would have better as something like the slap bet where it just pops up from time to time.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "Home Wreckers" -- 04/19/10

Yeah, that episode kinda sucked. Drunk or kid wasn't bad but Ted's parents' plot was just stupid IMO.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "Home Wreckers" -- 04/19/10

Maybe I'm the last person on Earth to know this, but I'd like to point out that the actress who plays Ted's daughter has a big role in "Kick-ass" as Kick-ass' love interest.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "Home Wreckers" -- 04/19/10

Didnt notice about the daughter... maybe its cause she hasnt aged for 5 years haha. She looked great in the film though. Beautiful eyes.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "Home Wreckers" -- 04/19/10

Wow, this episode sucked. Drunk or Kid was funny the first time. Way too much Ted, but the Barney or Marshall didn't even really bring the funny with the little they had. Ted's mothers story added nothing to the story.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "Home Wreckers" -- 04/19/10

Pretty boring episode. The Robin/Barney crying over the song turned from being unfunny to annoying.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "Home Wreckers" -- 04/19/10

I'm holding on for the big reveal as to how he met the kid's mother. I hope the series isn't cancelled before we find out, but at the same time, I hope they wrap it up sooner rather than later.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "Home Wreckers" -- 04/19/10

What a weak episode! Drunk or Kid and the barney/robin thing was overkilled quickly!
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "Home Wreckers" -- 04/19/10

Boring. What happend, did they lose some of the writers? This was just your average sitcom, plain boring.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "Home Wreckers" -- 04/19/10

I'll echo everyone elses thoughts that this was a really weak episode.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "Home Wreckers" -- 04/19/10

Ted is absolutely dragging this show down. I remember reading a season or two ago and everyone bagging on him and thinking it was a bit unjust.

But now, I feel exactly the same way. It's the same crap over and over and with the supporting players not even bringing the funny to help support the show, it has become unbearable.

It's a difficult balance to give the protagonist a love interest but have a slow build to getting them together. Some shows move to quickly and don't know where to go when they get there. Others take way too long. A few find a good balance (or change things enough once they're together that it doesn't become the center of the episodes). This show has just dragged it too much. There needs to be some kind of payoff soon or this will go the way of Heroes and earn itself off of season record on DVR and then out of my viewing schedule completely.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "Home Wreckers" -- 04/19/10

the funniest thing was him getting approved for a mortgage and signing the paper work in 72 hours

not really but I thought it was pushing the limits of unbelievablity even for a sitcom
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "Home Wreckers" -- 04/19/10

Originally Posted by mikehunt View Post
the funniest thing was him getting approved for a mortgage and signing the paper work in 72 hours

not really but I thought it was pushing the limits of unbelievablity even for a sitcom
I was going to go there but just couldn't be bothered to bring it up. Credit approval, appraisal and no inspection all within 72 hours.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "Home Wreckers" -- 04/19/10

Originally Posted by MrX View Post
"Drunk or Kid" was pretty funny at first, but they drove it into the ground quickly. It would have better as something like the slap bet where it just pops up from time to time.
That's what I was thinking. Drag it out in random episodes. Instead they took the SNL route and just drove it into the ground inside of 22 minutes.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "Home Wreckers" -- 04/19/10

Originally Posted by Timber View Post
I was going to go there but just couldn't be bothered to bring it up. Credit approval, appraisal and no inspection all within 72 hours.
Exactly, like a bank would EVER give a loan on a house without an inspection. That really bothered me, and I usually don't care on my favorite shows.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "Home Wreckers" -- 04/19/10

Originally Posted by shumway View Post
Exactly, like a bank would EVER give a loan on a house without an inspection. That really bothered me, and I usually don't care on my favorite shows.
my girlfriend bought her house without an inspection. stupid on her part i know....i wasnt with her at the time though. i wouldnt have let that happened. anyways 5 yrs later and nothing major or minor wrong that we know of. so hopefully we got lucky.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "Home Wreckers" -- 04/19/10

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
That's what I was thinking. Drag it out in random episodes. Instead they took the SNL route and just drove it into the ground inside of 22 minutes.
Eh, they did it three times (rule of threes) and it was funny every time. I'm fine with the way it was handled.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "Home Wreckers" -- 04/19/10

Originally Posted by Timber View Post
I was going to go there but just couldn't be bothered to bring it up. Credit approval, appraisal and no inspection all within 72 hours.
Clearly, Ted had his timeline confused. The events of this episode probably didn't occur in 2010 as he told his kids, but back during the height of the housing bubble.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother -- "Home Wreckers" -- 04/19/10

Originally Posted by Timber View Post
Credit approval, appraisal and no inspection all within 72 hours.
And since the wedding was probably on a Friday or Saturday night, 24 of those 72 hours were on a Sunday.

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