“I woke up in the dumpster covered in diapers, and I found a pacifier somewhere I’m not willing to discuss.”
Welcome to Bangtoberfest!
Newly-single Barney is making up for lost time—or throwing himself into meaningless relationships to ease his pain, depending upon your perspective. In any case, there’s a t-shirt cannon involved. Robin tells Barney that he needs time to heal, but this Bangtoberfest merch cost him $7,000, so emotional stability is going to have to wait. (more…)
“You know, it’s big comedy, but you also really care about these characters.”
German situational comedies and How I Met Your Mother have that in common. For a show that paints in pretty broad strokes (2,000 page pre-nup! Naked German man!), the heart of the story has always been its detail—the little traits that rip characters apart or pull them together. Thomas and Bays are so certain that this is what matters, so certain that we’re in this for the people, that they don’t lean on the element of surprise. They tell us what’s next and trust that we’ll still care enough to watch it happen. We know a breakup is coming, but it hurts anyway. (more…)