HIMYM Returns!Posted: 22 March 2011
And for once, there’s not a story that ends with Marshall blaming his weird behavior on his dad’s death. No, this time, he blames other people’s weird behavior on his dad’s death. Now, understand that this is the father-son relationship season, with the overarching Marshall and Barney plots, but it leaves us ladies out in the cold. Regardless of my sense of separation from the season arc, this week’s episode was still an improvement from the Marshall plots in the past few episodes.
It also had John Lithgow, one of my favorite sitcom actors (I love me some 3rd Rock From the Sun). Lithgow did a fantastic job as Barney’s estranged father, and Neil Patrick Harris really tugs at the heart strings. If you want to see some precious Barney, you should definitely check out this episode.
-Robin thinks the North Pole doesn’t exist, and Lily has some great physical comedy. Ted pronounces chameleon like…well, I can’t find a clip, so you should just watch it.