“The Limo” — The story of NYE in NYC. It sucks.

“The Limo,” Season 1, Episode 11 – Ted goes above and beyond in the pursuit of the perfect New Years Eve when we all know it isn’t possible, Barney gets real, Lily bitches out, Not-Moby pulls a gun, Robin gets a hot dog, and a girl gets caught in Ted’s web. Also, Ranjeet.

Erin

I am ready.

For The Limo.

Leer

Awesome. I’m loaded up.

Erin

Say when.

Leer

ready and…

go!

Erin

Those poor kids.

Also: NYE is usually pretty shitty.

Leer

You know, I’ve had a lot of good NYE’s

Some of our best parties were NYE

We took turns for a while trashing Betsy’s house or Nick’s house. Continue reading

“The Pineapple Incident” — The dawn of the greatest unsolved mystery that time has ever known.

“The Pineapple Incident,” Season 1, Episode 10 – Barney says one of the creepiest things of the series while creating one of the best Ted situations, Carl may be a vampire, and Robin dates a billionaire. Let’s do shots.

Erin

Did we do “Belly Full of Turkey?”

Leer

We did.

Erin

Then, we are on The Pineapple Incident!

This is good news.

Leer

This episode will get us back into the swing.

I’m ready. Just say when.

Erin

Ready….

Leer

Go.

Erin

He remembers a lot of stories? Understatement of the YEAR. Continue reading

“Belly Full of Turkey” – And that, audience, is how we made a joke in season 1 fly right over your heads for 9 years.

“Belly Full of Turkey,” Season 1, Episode 9 – Remember the first time Barney peed on something and helped people? Remember the first time Robin was a bitchin’ wingwoman? Remember the first time we meet Marshall’s family?

 

Leer

Just say when. I’m ready for Belly Full of Turkey.

 

Erin

and…..

 

Leer

we’re off!

 

Erin

I love Thanksgiving. It’s a great holiday.

 

Leer

It’s taken on a strong meaning for me the last few years.

 

Erin

Although there’s almost no way in hell I’d drink a Thankstini.

Or a Kwanzapolitan.

 

Leer

Not for your first couple of drinks maybe.

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“The Duel” – Witness a revolution in dating with the Lemon Law!

“The Duel,” Season 1, Episode 8 – Bro’s battle for the future of their castle and a fair maiden is caught in the epic fight, Barney invents a new way to offend women, and Robin dates one of Apatow’s Geeks and accuses her of being a hooker. Who wants Chinese?

Erin

You have time for “The Duel” before laundry?

Leer

I do!

Erin

COOL!

Leer

I’m ready, just say when.

Erin

Oberon is so great.

and ready….

Wait a sec….

Leer

Erin

I’m getting a “too many people on my account error”

Leer

Tell Jake to GTFO. Continue reading

“Matchmaker”…matchmaker, make me a match, find me a doctor, creep me a catch.

“Matchmaker,” Season 1, Episode 7 - Ted stalks and propositions his first dermatologist while Lily and Marshall attempt to capture the Big Bad.

 

Erin

“Matchmaker, matchmaker make me a match…”

I feel rather strongly that Ted might belong in Fiddler on the Roof.

 

Leer

Tradition!

 

Erin

Ready……

go

 

Leer

And going.

 

Erin

WHY DO THE KIDS COME BACK?

 

Leer

Is that they only time they get up? Continue reading

“The Slutty Pumpkin — Must be one hell of a Halloween costume

“The Slutty Pumpkin,” Season 1, Episode 6 — Ted waits on a roof in a lame and dated costume for a girl in a creatively carved pumpkin, Barney flight-suits-up, Robin’s new boyfriend dumps her because she doesn’t want to share dessert, and Marshall and Lily dress up as a gay pirate and his parrot. 

Erin:

You ready to rock The Slutty Pumpkin?

Leer:

I suppose I am.

Erin:

Before we begin, I would like to say I am not sure I love how important this episode has become in the mythology.

Leer:

“If she really is [the one] maybe we should stop calling her the slutty pumpkin.”

Erin:

Exactly! Or, you know, just ‘slutty’ at all.

Leer:

This was always a filler episode, I thought. For it to actually matter now is kind of annoying.

Phone. Fuck.

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“Okay Awesome” — E’rybody in da club damagin’ their hearin’

“Okay Awesome,” Season 1, Episode 5 — Robin uses her questionable star power to get the gang into the loudest NYC nightclub around, Lily tries to be a grownup and fails miserably, Barney shuns his beloved suits in favor of the Tin Man look and engages in some incest grinding, and Ted awkward-confessions his way through blind dating, and Marshall reveals the real reason he develops Dancer’s Hip.

Leer:

Yay! I’m just settling in but we can throw on Okay, Awesome! in a few. You know, unless you’re busy.

Erin:

Want to feel really really old?

Leer:

Barf.

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“Return of the Shirt” — Always remember to donate your old clothes and your ex’s number

“Return of the Shirt,” Season 1, Episode 4 — Wherein Ted proves he can never truly get over someone and he hasn’t cleaned out his closet since college, Barney’s expendable income proves no one watches Channel 1, and Robin needs to remember she’s only been in New York for a couple of months.

Erin:

This is going to be another Ted is an asshole eps.

Leer:

Ready.

Erin:

LIES! ONLY ONE!

Leer:

He gets 2 happily ever afters!

Erin:

Oh, wait.

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“Sweet Taste of Liberty” — Who gets it in their heads to lick the Liberty Bell?

“Sweet Taste of Liberty,” Season 1, Episode 3 — Barney and Ted take the lamest trip to Philadelphia ever and end up defiling one of our national treasures, Lily tries to pick up dudes by taking the ring off, and Marshall isn’t the reacher, for once. Robin does stuff too, maybe?

Leer:

Load it up and say when. I’m ready.

Erin:

Ready….

“There was this one night….” ONE?

LEGENDARY! The first one!

Leer:

We always go to Sidetrack because they always go to MacLaren’s.

Erin:

I love this discussion. We do this all the time.

I miss the bar.

Leer:

I know you do. We haven’t really gone much since you moved.

Erin:

That’s sad.

Leer:

Bob and I discussed it. It doesn’t feel quite the same. I’m sure being broke doesn’t help.

Erin:

It does not.

Leer:

Barney is super gross. And awesome.

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“Purple Giraffe” — Ted is the worst

“Purple Giraffe,” Season 1, Episode 2 — Ted proves for the first time that he is the worst by throwing three successive parties in a pathetic attempt to woo Robin, Marshall tries really hard to write a paper but constantly gets distracted by Lily’s boobs, and Barney tries to ditch a chick using “The Mosby.”

Erin:

Ready for Purple Giraffe?

Leer:

I believe I am.

Erin:

I am not a fan of this episode.

Leer:

In very recent hindsight, much of season one seems like filler.

Erin:

One of two series low in season one for me.

Leer:

I’m a little worried most of the series will feel like filler now. What’s the other? Continue reading