I absolutely loved this week’s How I Met Your Mother. Not only was the A story, with Barney and Marshall protecting Ted’s feelings by convincing him that he still had a job, really sweet (if a little repetitive of previous storylines, hello 4th character to go through unemployment in 3 years!) but the B story (Lily’s Clue-like game of trying to guess the components of Robin’s Canadian celebrity sex story) was one of the best in a long time. I’ll be the first to admit that I really do just like Canada jokes, but I also think this story was a lot of fun structurally. Oh, and Marshall’s “fish list” comedy routine was priceless in the A story.
This episode was also yet another example of HIMYM’s commitment to comedy. Every time there is a website mentioned on the show (and there are a lot of them, including http://www.tedmosbyisajerk.com, www.myspace.com/robinsparkles, www.guyforceshiswifetodressinagarbagebagforthenextthreeyears.com and http://www.barneysvideoresume.com, to name a few) that domain name is bought and developed by the producers of the show. So it doesn’t surprise me at all that when I did a little recon to see if they’d developed www.canadiansexacts.org, I had to pass through fake bi-ligual governmental protocol to reach a full list of the acts listed on the show. That’s commitment to detail if ever I saw it.
And by the way, just for the record, the most famous Canadian wrestler is definitely Bret “The Hitman” Hart. And do you seriously not have Harvey’s in the States? Weird.