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How I Met Your Mother - "Unpause" - 1/20/14

Old 01-22-14, 12:07 PM
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Re: How I Met Your Mother - "Unpause" - 1/20/14

I liked this one a lot. Some good call backs. I can't remember which episode it was that said that mentioned that the bank Barney worked for shut down because of an FBI investigation but it's good to see the payoff.

Originally Posted by Fist of Doom View Post
Lily is a fucking idiot. She's a thirtysomething Mom, not a college student - playtime is over, and goofing off in Europe for a year is silly. Turning down a judgeship would be crazy.
Yep I brought this up before and completely agree. So stupid of her. I get that she's going to be bummed but it's a no brainer call. It reminds me of Friends. During the last season Rachel wanted to up and move to Paris and take her kid with her. Yeah, because taking a job in Paris and leaving your daughter without a dad makes a ton of sense. People stop chasing career dreams once a child enters into the equation.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother - "Unpause" - 1/20/14

I thought Barney's 'truth serum' level of intoxication was going to be some elaborate prank but I guess it wasn't.

Really fun episode overall until Marshall and Lily's finally had their fight. It's not as interesting when you know there's a 0% chance that they're actually going to break up.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother - "Unpause" - 1/20/14

It's a sitcom. Married couples with kids never break up in sitcoms.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother - "Unpause" - 1/20/14

Originally Posted by SpanishTechno View Post
I thought Barney's 'truth serum' level of intoxication was going to be some elaborate prank but I guess it wasn't.
Same here... and I'm glad it didn't go that way. Barney's pulled a lot of pranks, for once it's nice to see some honesty from him - even if it's alcohol-induced. It's good to have some answers.

Decent episode. SO much better than last weeks.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother - "Unpause" - 1/20/14

RE: Barney's job being an FBI sting that's gone on as long as the series has been running.

when a show is ending, the writers can throw anything they want on screen, and it doesn't have to stand up to scrutiny in futher episodes because there aren't any. The first thing that comes to mind is Cheers' Sam Malone going to therapy for sex addiction, or the fact that he's been wearing a hairpiece for several years. Or how all the events of Arrested Development (before the Netflix revival) were all orchestrated by Annyong in retaliation for the Bluths stealing the frozen banana concept.

You can't really go any further with this Barney storyline, and basically he's out of a job now, but it doesn't matter because the only remaining episodes all take place at Farhampton
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basically he's out of a job now, but it doesn't matter because
...because his wife is rich. craploads.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother - "Unpause" - 1/20/14

If nothing good ever happens after 2am, that must have been when they filmed this episode...nay, season.

This episode was a complete nosedive back into the mediocrity this season seems to wallow in, especially after the zany fun last week brought.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother - "Unpause" - 1/20/14

I guess my piece is bigger than Barney's.
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Originally Posted by boogieman03 View Post
Ted is a Star Wars fan. I assume he named the boy, and the mom got the name the girl?
Maybe the mother is a Big Bang Theory fan.

I had a silly moment in this episode -- when the mother addressed the daughter and said "Let's go get you a brother," my immediate reaction was "Aha! So Ted has a daughter and a son!"

Followed, about 15 seconds later by "Yeah, dumbass. They sit on a couch at the begining of half the episodes while Bob Saget bores them with stories about who he was banging 20 years ago."
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Re: How I Met Your Mother - "Unpause" - 1/20/14

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So if nothing good happens after 2 am, does The Mother die in childbirth?
"How I Met Your Mother", by Ernest Hemingway.
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"How I Met Your Mother", by Ernest Hemingway.
We're 9 seasons in at this point. More like "How I Met Your Mother" by Leo Tolstoy.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother - "Unpause" - 1/20/14

Pics from the upcoming 200th Mother-centric episode


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Re: How I Met Your Mother - "Unpause" - 1/20/14

Looks like we'll be getting the flipside of her previous appearances and near-run ins with Ted.
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Originally Posted by monkey42 View Post
So if nothing good happens after 2 am, does The Mother die in childbirth?
There are exceptions, as Ted said. The show can get serious but it is not going dark.
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Originally Posted by Fist of Doom View Post
Lily is a fucking idiot. She's a thirtysomething Mom, not a college student - playtime is over, and goofing off in Europe for a year is silly. Turning down a judgeship would be crazy.



Line of the night.
yeah
Judge is a career, likely for life as he would move on to higher levels once he got experience, with a gov't pension at the end
Italy for a year and then what? "The captain" seems like a very fickle person so I could see him dropping her as his art consultant with no warning
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Originally Posted by emachine12 View Post
We learned Ted's kids's names!!!

Penny and Luke, now we just need the mother's name.
I hope we find out the name soon and possibly it will be revealed in the mother centric episode.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother - "Unpause" - 1/20/14

Lily is an awful person. Simple as that.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother - "Unpause" - 1/20/14

Mother centric opening credits: http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/01/23/ho...ere-exclusive/
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Simple but good. They didn't go over the top and I'm fine with that.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother - "Unpause" - 1/20/14

I thought that Robin or Ted would ask Barney how many women he slept with, but he just mentioned that in a recent episode, right? I can't remember the number though.

Really liked the episode, especially Marshall throwing Lily dumping him back in her face. Good for him. I'd love to see them breakup but given that we know they are together in the future, that ain't happening (at least it wouldn't last).
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Re: How I Met Your Mother - "Unpause" - 1/20/14

There was an earlier episode where he reached 200... so I'd say double that by now?
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Re: How I Met Your Mother - "Unpause" - 1/20/14

Originally Posted by dex14 View Post
Pics from the upcoming 200th Mother-centric episode


Spoiler:

She is not a good looking woman.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother - "Unpause" - 1/20/14

It's hard to look good when you're next to Bilson.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother - "Unpause" - 1/20/14

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I hope we find out the name soon and possibly it will be revealed in the mother centric episode.
I'm betting on Tracy.
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Re: How I Met Your Mother - "Unpause" - 1/20/14

The mother is not photogenic, but she looks great in the screen. And has a lot of chemistry with Ted.

When they first posted the picture last year, I thought she wasn't attractive. After watching her in the show, I think she's cute.

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